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iRubric: Formal Letter Rubric

iRubric: Formal Letter Rubric

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Formal Letter Rubric

  Derived from rubric: Letter to the Editor Rubric
built by missjefferies

Rubric Code: C3CCC6
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Categories: Subjects: English   Geography   Journalism  
Types: Writing  
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Powered by iRubric Formal Letter
  Excellent
4 pts
Good
3 pts
Fair
2 pts
Poor
1 pts
Introduction
Excellent

This letter is written with an interesting lead to bring the reader into the story.
Good

This letter is written with a lead but it needs to be more interesting.
Fair

This letter is written with a boring lead which does not encourage the reader to continue.
Poor

The letter does not contain a lead or lead is unsatisfactory.
Background Information
Excellent

This letter contains an abundant amount of background information about the issue.
Good

This letter contains some background information about the issue.
Fair

This letter contains very little background information about the issue at hand.
Poor

This letter contains no background information about the issue being discussed.
Opinion
Excellent

This letter has a clearly stated opinion toward the beginning of the piece.
Good

This letter has an opinion that could be stated more clearly using better wording.
Fair

This letter has an opinion which is somewhat confusing.
Poor

The writer is very confusing about his/her opinion on the issue.
Support
Excellent

This letter contains at least 2 different, but logical reasons of support for the stated opinion.
Good

This letter contains at least 1 logical reason of support for the stated opinion.
Fair

This article contains only one opinion.
Poor

This article does not contain any valid reasons for the given opinion.
Structure
Excellent

Each reason is written in a separate paragraph, in a logical order.
Good

Each reason is written in paragraphs, but not necessarily separate.
Fair

The reasons are not written in distinct paragraphs.
Poor

The reasons are not written in good paragraphs and have no logical order.
Closing
Excellent

The writer ends the article giving a specific recommendation for the reader to take action and the reasons for the recommendation.
Good

The writer ends the article giving a recommendation for the reader to take action with only one reason for the recommendation.
Fair

The writer ends the article giving a recommendation for the reader to take action without a reason for the recommendation.
Poor

The ending of the story does not give any clear recommendations for the reader to take action.
Length
Excellent

Letter reaches or slightly exceeds the required 400 word length.
Good

Letter just meets the required 400 word length.
Fair

Letter reaches between 300 and 400 words in length.
Poor

Letter reaches less than 300 words in length.
Grammar/Spelling
Excellent

The writer uses all correct grammar/spelling.
Good

One or two errors in grammar/spelling.
Fair

Three to five errors in grammar/spelling.
Poor

More than five errors in grammar/spelling.



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