Evaluation

This is how your work will be evaluated.

 

CATEGORY

4 - Above Standards

3 - Meets Standards

2 - Approaching Standards

1 - Below Standards

Score

Position Statement

The position statement is in the first paragraph and provides a clear, strong statement of the author's position on the topic.

The position statement is in the first paragraph and provides a clear statement of the author's position on the topic.

A position statement is present, but is not in the first paragraph and/or does not make the author’s position clear.

There is no position statement.

Support for Position

Includes 3 or more paragraphs giving evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement. The writer anticipates the reader's concerns, biases or arguments and has provided at least 1 counter-argument.

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement.

Includes 2 pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement.

Includes 1 or fewer pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences).

Accuracy

All supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.

Almost all supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.

Most supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.

Most supportive facts and statistics were inaccurately reported.

Closing paragraph

The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph.

The conclusion is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph.

The author's position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning.

There is no conclusion - the letter just ends.

Mechanics

Author makes no errors in grammar, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation that distract the reader from the content.

Author makes 1-2 errors in mechanics that distract the reader from the content.

Author makes 3-4 errors in mechanics that distract the reader from the content.

Author makes more than 4 errors in mechanics that distract the reader from the content.

Format

Complies with all the requirements for a persuasive letter from the graphic organizer

Complies with most of the requirements for a persuasive letter from the graphic organizer

Is missing several of the requirements from the graphic organizer

Does not resemble a persuasive letter.