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WRITING A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE 
This rubric is to be used to assess a student's final copy of a newspaper article.
Rubric Code: A24X822
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: (none)

Powered by iRubric Newspaper Article Writing
  Poor

1 pts

Fair

2 pts

Good

3 pts

Excellent

4 pts

Important Information

Poor

The article does not tell who, what, when, where or why/how. The facts are incomplete or wrong.No title is given to the article.
Fair

The article tells 3 of the following: who, what, when, where or why/how. The facts are primarily correct. Title has nothing to do with the article.
Good

The article contains all 5 W's: who, what, where, when, and why/how. The facts are complete and correct.Simple is given to the article.
Excellent

The article provides information on all five W's with descriptive language.A captivating title is given to the article.
Reporting Format

Poor

The article is more like a short story and not journalistic.

Does not contain a headline.
Fair

The article contains a lead but it is not interesting.

The article contains an opinion.
Good

The article contains an interesting/ exciting lead.

The article is free of opinions and has a headline.
Excellent

The article begins with an exciting lead, followed by a reasonable and purposeful argument/supporting details. The article does not conclude abruptly.
Writing Mechanics

Poor

The article is vague and unclear.

The article contains many spelling errors.

The article contains many grammatical errors.
Fair

The article contains few sentences that are unclear to the reader.

The article contains few spelling errors.

The article contains few grammatical errors.
Good

The article is clear and concise.

The article contains only 1 or 2 spelling errors.

The article contains only 1 or 2 grammatical errors.
Excellent

Writing is descriptive, providing detailed information. An extensive vocabulary is used to keep the reader interested and informed.
The article contains no grammar errors.
Editing and Improving

Poor

The article was neither edited nor improved.
Fair

The article shows some improvements and edits.
Good

The article was completely edited and improvements were made.
Excellent

The article is formatted clearly and concisely, with little room for improvement.



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