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A.     Pretend that you are writing to Queta, the girl from the reading, and

that either you or a female family member is having a quince as well. Write her an email, in Spanish, about how you are (or your family member is) preparing for the quince. Give at least five examples of activities you are doing to prepare. Remember to use an appropriate greeting and farewell, and use reflexive verbs where appropriate.


Part B (20 points) will be graded using the following rubric:


Strong - 4 pts

Good - 3 pts

Fair - 2 pts

Weak - 1 pt

Poor - 0 pts

Response is appropriate to the context of the task

Response is somewhat appropriate but basic

Response is sometimes on task, sometimes off-topic

Response is largely off-topic

Response fails to address the prompt at all

Includes appropriate greeting and farewell

Greeting and farewell are present, but are too informal or otherwise inappropriate for the social situation

Email is missing the greeting or farewell, or they are incomplete

No greeting or farewell used

Response does not appear to address another person at all

Includes at least five examples of activities done to prepare for the party

Includes 4 examples

Includes 3 examples

Includes 1-2 examples

Includes no specific examples

Accurate use of reflexive verbs where appropriate

Use of reflexive verbs is attempted, usually with success

Reflexive verbs are used, sometimes accurately, but with significant errors

Use of reflexive verbs is attempted but largely inaccurate, or response obviously avoids reflexive verbs

Does not use reflexive verbs when they are called for

Vocabulary, grammar, and syntax are accurate, with few errors

Vocabulary, grammar, and syntax are largely accurate, with some errors

Some control of vocabulary, grammar, and usage

Limited control of vocabulary, grammar, and usage

Response makes no sense or is written in English

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