Name:__________________________ Period: _____ Score: _________
Persuasive Letter Rubric
Strongly and clearly states a personal opinion. Clearly identifies the issue.
Clearly states a personal opinion. Some references to the issue.
Personal opinion is not clearly stated. Little or no references to the issue.
Personal opinion is not easily understood with no reference to the issue.
Provides 2 or more strong details, reasons and/or examples in support of the opinion
Provides 2 details, reasons and/or examples in support of the opinion.
Provides at least 1 detail, reason and/or example in support of the opinion.
Provides little or no support of the opinion.
Chooses words that are clear, descriptive and accurate. Maintains consistent persuasive tone throughout letter.
Adequately chooses words that are clear and descriptive. Demonstrates a persuasive tone in parts of the letter.
Chooses some words that are clear and descriptive. Lacks consistent persuasive tone.
Language and tone of letter is unclear and lacks description.
Sentences and paragraphs are complete, well written and varied.
Sentence and paragraph structure is generally correct.
Sentence and paragraph structure is inconsistent
Little or no evidence of sentence or paragraph structure.
Summarizes personal opinion in a strong concluding statement.
Summarizes personal opinion in a concluding statement.
Concluding statement is a weak summary of personal opinion.
Concluding statement makes no reference to personal opinion.
Contains few, if any punctuation, spelling or grammatical errors.
Contains several errors in punctuation, spelling or grammar that do not interfere with meaning.
Contains many punctuation, spelling and/or grammatical errors that interfere with meaning
Contains many punctuation, spelling and/or grammatical errors that make the piece illegible.
Total points: _________ Percentage: ___________