This rubric helps guide students as they work toward mastery of writing a friendly letter. There are many ways you can use it, but here is what we did in our class:
Together, we read several fairy tales. The students were then asked to choose which character was their favorite. They wrote friendly letters to their character, giving their opinion about why they were the student's favorite.
The skills covered include writing an opinion, writing complete sentences, and using capitals and end marks correctly.