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iRubric: Journalism I News Story Rubric

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Journalism I News Story Rubric 
Rubric Code: E2X3CC9
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Subject: Journalism  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12


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  Exceptional

5 pts

Advanced

4 pts

Accomplished

3 pts

Developing

2 pts

Emerging

1 pts

Purpose

Exceptional

100% of the article establishes a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrates a clear understanding of the topic.
Advanced

90-99% of the article establishes a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrates a clear understanding of the topic.
Accomplished

85-89% of the article establishes a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrates a clear understanding of the topic.
Developing

70-84% of the article establishes a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrates a clear understanding of the topic.
Emerging

Less than 70% of the article establishes a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrates a clear understanding of the topic.
Supporting Details

Exceptional

The details in the article are clear, effective, and vivid 100% of the time.
Advanced

The details in the article are clear, effective, and vivid 80-99% of the time.
Accomplished

The details in the articles are clear, effective, and vivid 79-75% of the time.
Developing

The details in the articles are clear and pertinent 75-70% of the time.
Emerging

The details in more than 25% of the article are neither clear nor pertinent.
Interest

Exceptional

The article contains facts, figures, and/or word choices that make the article exceptionally interesting to readers.
Advanced

The article contains facts, figures, and/or word choices that make the article highly interesting to readers.
Accomplished

The article contains facts, figures, and/or word choices that make the article interesting to readers.
Developing

The articles contain some facts or figures but is marginally interesting to read.
Emerging

The article does not contain facts or figures that might make it interesting to read.
Objectivty

Exceptional

All sides of the issue are presented clearly,
without bias and given an appropriate
amount of coverage. Differing opinions are
given similar prominence in the inverted
pyramid. Word choice is careful not to
assign guilt/innocence, praise/scolding to
any party. Opinions are carefully cited to
others and the writer's opinions are not
stated.
Advanced

All sides of the issue are presented clearly,
without bias and given an appropriate
amount of coverage. Problems may exist in
the placement of the differing opinions in the
article. Word choice is generally careful not
to assign guilt/innocence, praise/scolding to
any party. Opinions are carefully cited to
others and the writer's opinions are not
stated.
Accomplished

All sides of the issue are presented clearly,
without bias and given an appropriate
amount of coverage. Problems may exist in
the placement of the differing opinions in
the article. Word choice is sometimes
biased. It is not always clear whose
opinions are cited. The writer may express
vague opinions ("Go team!") that don't
harm the overall story.
Developing

All sides of the issue are not equitably
covered. Problems exist in the placement of
the differing opinions in the article. Word
choice is often biased. It is not always clear
whose opinions are cited. The writer may
express vague opinions ("Good luck girls
soccer") but overall they do not harm the
story.
Emerging

Only one side of the issue is presented.
Word choice is often biased. When opinions
are expressed, it is not clear whose
opinions they are. Often, opinions appear to
be that of the writer, either vaguely or with
the use of first person
Lead

Exceptional

The most important facts of the story are
quickly summarized in the lead. Even the
word order within the lead reflects the
inverted pyramid style of the entire story.
The lead is crisp and clear in its language.
The lead is one to two sentences and does
not start with a quote or question or date.
Advanced

The most important facts of the story are
quickly summarized in the lead. The lead is
generally crisp and clear in its language. The
lead is one to two sentences and does not
start with a quote or question or date.
Accomplished

The lead presents some of the most
important information from the story. The
language in the lead is somewhat dry. The
lead is one to two sentences and does not
start with a quote or question. It may begin
with the date.
Developing

The lead may be one to two sentences and
may start with a quote or question or date.
The lead presents some of the most
important information from the story. The
language in the lead is somewhat dry. The
reader may be confused about the angle of
the story
Emerging

The lead may one to two sentences and
may start with a quote or question or date.
The lead does not present the most
important information, possibly starting the
story in a chronological organization. The
language in the lead is very dry. The reader
may be confused about the angle of the
story.




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