Students will write a letter to the editor of a newspaper in reaction to the bicycle helmet safety issue. Letters will be evaluated with this rubric.
The Rights of Bike Riders: Rubric
|Letter-writing format||Letter has all four parts, each in the right place with correct grammar and punctuation.||Letter has all four parts, but in the incorrect order. Some grammar or punctuation is incorrect.||Letter does not have all four parts or several parts are misplaced. There are many grammatical and punctuation errors.|
|Argument||Writer makes more than three points defending his or her argument.||Writer makes three points defending his or her argument.||Writer makes fewer than three points defending his or her argument.|
|Clarity||Writer's argument is easy to understand; the reader can paraphrase it without difficulty.||Writer's argument is mostly clear with one point being confusing.||Writer's argument is confusing and the reader is unable to paraphrase it.|