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The Rights of Bike Riders - Rubric

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.
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The Rights of Bike Riders: Rubric

Assessment Rubric
SkillExcellentProficientBasic
Letter-writing formatLetter 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.
ArgumentWriter 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.
ClarityWriter'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.
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