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Newspaper Article and Photo 
You were asked to read a fictional story and choose ONE event from the story to report on. In finding the 5 W's and an H outlining format, you were to report the facts of that event in a news article format. Facts should be complete, descriptive and interesting vocabulary used and a attention grabbing headline should be created.
Rubric Code: H2X8X97
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: K-5, 6-8


Powered by iRubric Newspaper Article Writing
  Excellent

4 pts

Proficient

3 pts

Basic

2 pts

Limited

1 pts

Use of the 5 W's

Excellent

The article provides information on all five W's with descriptive language.
Proficient

The article contains all 5 W's: who, what, where, when, and why/how. The facts are complete and correct..
Basic

The article tells 3 of the following: who, what, when, where or why/how. The facts are primarily correct.
Limited

The article does not tell who, what, when, where or why/how. The facts are incomplete or wrong.
Reporting Format

Excellent

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

The article contains an interesting/ exciting lead.

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

The article contains a lead but it is not interesting.

The article contains an opinion.
Limited

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

Does not contain a headline.
Writing Mechanics

Excellent

Writing is descriptive, providing detailed information. An extensive vocabulary is used to keep the reader interested and informed.
The article has zero to two mechanics mistakes.
Proficient

The article is clear and concise.

The article contains only 3-5 spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.
Basic

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

The article contains 6-9 spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.
Limited

The article is vague and unclear.

The article contains many spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.
Title

Excellent

A captivating title/headline is given to the article.
Proficient

A simple title is given to the article.
Basic

Title does not connect well with the article.
Limited

No title is given to the article.
Photoshop Picture

Excellent

Photoshop techniques were used with great skill-the manipulation of images is “seamless”.
Proficient

Photoshop techniques were used with skill-the manipulation of images is almost “seamless”.
Basic

Photoshop techniques were used with some skill- the manipulation of images is evident but with some distractions.
Limited

Photoshop techniques need improvement-there was some manipulation but with many distractions.



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