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iRubric: Journalism: Article Rubric

iRubric: Journalism: Article Rubric

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Journalism: Article Rubric

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Rubric Code: V546X6
Use this rubric when writing news articles for the paper. Students will grade themselves using the rubric and turn in self-assessment and article to editor for comments/changes.
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Keywords: Journalism, Articles, Leads, Inverted Pyramid
Categories: Subjects: Journalism  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

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Poor
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Fair
3 pts
Good
4 pts
Excellent
5 pts
Lead
Very Poor

Lead is non-existent.
Poor

Lead is very weak and contains little necessary information. Does not address 5Ws & H.
Fair

Lead contains necessary information, but is weakly composed or awkward. Answers some of 5Ws & H.
Good

Lead is well-written and contains basic, necessary information. Addresses all 5Ws & H.
Excellent

Engaging and dynamic lead is written clearly and without error. Addresses all 5Ws & H in several paragraphs.
Organization
Very Poor

Article lacks any organizational structure. Information is not presented in a logical way.
Poor

Organizational structure is very limited. Article is disjointed most of the time, but some of the information follows the inverted pyramid.
Fair

The article shows the elements of basic organization. Information follows the inverted pyramid at a basic level.
Good

The information follows a coherant inverted pyramid structure.
Excellent

Information is deftly organized by importance, and there is an overwhelming logic to the order in which it is written.
Transitions
Very Poor

Article lacks transitions.
Poor

Transitions are weak or not complete.
Fair

Has basic transitions that are choppy.
Good

Good transitions help article clarity.
Excellent

Uses mature transitions that keep reader engaged in article.
Mechanics
Very Poor

Significant errors make article unacceptable.
Poor

Grammar and writing mistakes make article hard to follow or comprehend.
Fair

Some grammar or mechanics issues.
Good

Little or no grammar or mechanics issues.
Excellent

Mature grammar and mechanics add to style of article.
Closure
Very Poor

No ending apparent.
Poor

Attempts a summarization strategy.
Fair

Summarization strategy employed but not effective. May be repetitive, redundant or choppy.
Good

Effective summarization of article's main points.
Excellent

Creates satisfying ending summarizing main points; investigative report, ends with global question.
1st Draft Assessment
Student Assessment
Very Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Fair

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Good

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Excellent

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Group Assessment
Very Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Fair

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Good

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Excellent

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
2nd Draft Assessment
Student Assessment
Very Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Fair

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Good

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Excellent

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Editor Assessment
Very Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Fair

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Good

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Excellent

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Final Assessment
Student Assessment
Very Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Fair

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Good

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Excellent

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Editor Assessment
Very Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Fair

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Good

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Excellent

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Advisor Assessment
Very Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Poor

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Fair

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Good

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure
Excellent

Lead
Oganization
Transitions
Mechanics
Closure



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