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TeamCFA Activity


Veterans Appreciation Essay Rubric

Veteran’s Day Essay Rubric: Why I Appreciate America's Veterans

DUE: Friday, October 31


Theme and Focus:

Well Focused Theme (Who, What, Where, When, and Why) ________


Where possible relate the theme to your own experience ________


Your essay is written in a positive tone ________


You leave your reader with a clear understanding of the theme of your essay ________



Length ________

300-400 typewritten words

(Not less than 300, not over 400 words)


Double Spaced ________


Font 12-14 point font, black ink only ________


IF quotes are used-

They are properly cited and used sparingly ________


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you intend to enter the contest for The Patriot’s Pen, please do NOT write or type your name on your essay. Ask Mrs. James for an entry form. Students are not required to enter the contest.

Information for this rubric was based upon The Patriot’s Pen Writing Contest that is sponsored by The Veterans of Foreign Wars.