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Newspaper Article Summary Rubric

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Rubric Code: SX92296
Choose a current full-length article from a major newspaper or news website that reports on current events. Write a summary of the article and a response to it. Please see "News Article Format" handout for additional directions.
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Categories: Subjects: Communication   English   Health   History   Journalism   Social Sciences  
Types: Assignment  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric News Article Critique
  Good
45 pts
Fair
35 pts
Poor
20 pts
Summary
Good

The article is clearly and succinctly summarized - only the key points of the article are touched upon. Includes the 5 W's questions. Student did an excellent job of paraphrasing.
Fair

The article is clearly summarized, but some sub points are addressed along with main points. The summary is not succinct. Only 3 of the 5 W's questions. Student did an excellent job of paraphrasing.
Poor

The article summary is unclear or overly detailed. Little or no evidence of paraphrasing.
Critique
Good

Strengths and weaknesses that are central to the article are addressed.
Fair

Strengths and weaknesses that are peripheral to the article are addressed.
Poor

Strengths and weaknesses are addressed peripherally, weakly, or not at all.
Article Choice
Good

Article selected is current, thorough and discusses a current event.
Fair

Article selected is current, somewhat thorough but minimally discusses a current event.
Poor

Article selected is current, but is not thorough and does not address a current event.
Organization
Good

Both the summary of the article and the response to it are well organized. Each has a very clear intro, body and conclusion. The impact of the news story is clearly stated.
Fair

Both the summary of the article and the response to it are somewhat organized. Each has a moderately clear intro, body and conclusion. The impact of the news story is not clearly stated.
Poor

Neither the summary of the article, nor the response to it are organized, has an unclear or non-existent intro, body and conclusion. The impact of the news story is not stated.
Mechanics Requirements
Good

Requirements are met and there are no grammatical errors or incorrect word usage.
Fair

Requirements are met and there are 1-4 grammatical or word usage errors.
Poor

Requirements are not met. There are 5+ grammatical or word usage errors.



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