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Newspaper Article 
Write a newspaper article for a recent event that has occurred locally, nationally or world-wide. Your article should show you understand the event(s) that took place, who was involved and demonstrate your knowledge of the components of a newspaper article. You may include a picture/chart to enhance your article, but it is to be a minor part of your article. Remember - "just the facts!" Must be YOUR ORIGINAL WORK.
Rubric Code: S228652
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Subject: English  
Type: Assignment  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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  Poor

1 pts

Fair

2 pts

Average

3 pts

Good

4 pts

Excellent

5 pts

Headline/Byline
5 pts

Concise, short, catchy headline; bold & larger type; summarizes the story

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Summarizes the story; bold, large print; concise and catchy; accurate date of article; lists student reporter and location where article was written in
5 W's
5 pts

The 5 W's are included in the article (preferably in first paragraph)
- Who
-What
- When
- Why
- Where

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Article answers "who, what, where, when, and why (sometimes also how)"; provides most critical information
Lead/ Supporting Paragraphs
10 pts

Presents unbiased facts; made up of several paragraphs, uses descriptive adjectives and adverbs, quote from individual involved in event

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Lead paragraph summarize what article will be about (5W's), multiple unbiased facts to thoroughly explain story; several paragraphs; uses descriptive adjectives and adverbs to make the story "real"; presents appropriate information/comments (quotes) from individuals involved in event.
Spelling/Grammar
5 pts

Correct spelling of words; correct punctuation; complete sentences; correct grammar

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All words spelled correctly; proper punctuation; complete sentences used; correct grammar (verb/tense agreement, etc.)



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