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Journalism I Soft News Story Assessment 
This is news from the neighborhood: find someone or something and create the soft news story.
Rubric Code: EX3CBWC
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Subject: Journalism  
Type: Assignment  
Grade Levels: (none)


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  Exeptional

5 pts

Advanced

4 pts

Accomplished

3 pts

Developing

2 pts

Emerging

1 pts

Organization & Structure

Exeptional

*Structure & organization of the piece is clear and easy to follow.
* Paragraph transitions are present and logical and maintain the flow of thought throughout the paper.
*Sentences are short (no more than 25 words, usually).
*Paragraphs are short (no more than three sentences).
Advanced

*Structure & Organization of the release is easy to follow.
* Paragraph transitions are presented and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
Accomplished

*Structure & Organization and structure detract from the message of the writer.
* Paragraphs are disjointed and lack transition of thoughts.
*Sentences are choppy (too short) or wordy (too long).
Developing

*Structure & Organization and structure detract from the message of the writer.
* Paragraphs are disjointed and lack transition of thoughts.
*Sentences are choppy (too short) or wordy (too long).
Emerging

*Structure & Organization and structure detract from the message of the writer.
* Paragraphs are disjointed and lack transition of thoughts.
*Sentences are choppy (too short) or wordy (too long).
Headline

Exeptional

*Headline is catchy; makes reader want to jump right into story.
* Distills the essence of the news point of a story.
*Is positive and specific.
*Contains strong, active verbs and short, simple words.
Advanced

*Headline entices reader to go on to the lead to determine if the story is worth reading.
*Contains strong, active verbs and short, simple words.
Accomplished

*Headline is mechanical.
*Headline is either too long or too short.
*Headline is vague (leaves reader wondering what the story is about).
Developing

*Headline is mechanical.
*Headline is either too long or too short.
*Headline is vague (leaves reader wondering what the story is about).
Emerging

*Headline is mechanical.
*Headline is either too long or too short.
*Headline is vague (leaves reader wondering what the story is about).
Lead & Opening Grafs

Exeptional

*Draws in the reader; makes reader want to read more.
*Is intriguing & memorable.
*Local angle addressed
Advanced

*Lead is okay; reader is not drawn in immediately, but is after the first few grafs.
*Local angle addressed
Accomplished

*Lead is cluttered or flabby.
*Lead is ho-hum; reader is not drawn in at all.
*Lead sounds mechanical (fill-in-the-blank).
*Leaves reader unsure
Developing

*Lead is cluttered or flabby.
*Lead is ho-hum; reader is not drawn in at all.
*Lead sounds mechanical (fill-in-the-blank).
*Leaves reader unsure
Emerging

*Lead is cluttered or flabby.
*Lead is ho-hum; reader is not drawn in at all.
*Lead sounds mechanical (fill-in-the-blank).
*Leaves reader unsure
Format

Exeptional

*Release follows
designated format guidelines.
*Release is the appropriate length as described for the assignment.
Advanced

*Release follows designated format guidelines.
*Release is under or over the word length as described for the assignment.
Accomplished

*Release lacks the designated format.
*Release is inadequate in length.
Developing

*Release lacks the designated format.
*Release is inadequate in length.
Emerging

*Release lacks the designated format.
*Release is inadequate in length.
AP Style & General Grammar

Exeptional

*Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct.
*Language is clear and precise; excellent sentence structure.
Advanced

*Contains two or three grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.
*Language is clear; good sentence structure.
Accomplished

*Contains four or five grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.
*Language frequently unclear; no sentence structure.
Developing

*Contains six or more grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.
*Language frequently unclear; no sentence structure.
Emerging

*Contains six or more grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.
*Language frequently unclear; no sentence structure.



Keywords:
  • Human interest story from the neighborhood.







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