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RUBRIC for PERSUASIVE LETTER about GLOBAL WARMING

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Authors The author achieves all The author achieves The author achieves The author achieves The author has no
Purpose intended purpose of most of the some of the little of the intended clear purpose of
persuading someone to intended purpose of intended purpose of purpose of persuading persuading someone
change their ways in persuading persuading someone to change to change their ways
order to help stop global someone to change someone to change their ways in order to in order to help stop
warming. their ways in order their ways in order help stop global global warming.
to help stop global to help stop global warming.
warming. warming.
Persuasive The author used at least The author used at The author used at The author used at least The author never
Language 10 persuasive words. least 7 persuasive least 5 persuasive 3 persuasive words. used persuasive
words. words language.
Causal The author used at least 5 The author used at The author used at The author used at least The author did no
Statements causal statements using least 4 causal least 3 causal 1 causal statements use cause and effect
because with two main statements using statements using using because with two to explain.
clauses. because with two because with two main clauses.
main clauses. main clauses.
Vocabulary The author used at least The author used at The author used at The author used at least The author did not
from the 10 words correctly. least 7 words least 5 words 3 words correctly. use vocabulary
Unit correctly. correctly. correctly
Organization The author included a The author included The author included The author included a The author did not
of the Text beginning that introduces a beginning that a beginning that beginning that connect the text to
the thesis, a middle that introduces the introduces the introduces the thesis, a the principal thesis.
introduces 3 mini-theses, thesis, a middle that thesis, a middle that middle that introduces
and an ending that introduces 3 mini- introduces 3 mini- 2 mini-theses, and an
concludes the paper. All theses, and an theses, and an ending that concludes
the paragraphs and ideas ending that ending that the paper. Few the
connect to principal concludes the concludes the paragraphs and ideas
thesis. paper. Most the paper. Some the connect to principal
paragraphs and paragraphs and thesis.
ideas connect to ideas connect to
principal thesis. principal thesis.