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Newspaper Article for SS 10 immigration unit 
Pretend you are a reporter from Europe stationed in the West in 1902. Write a full spread article describing the farmlands, a Prairie town, a First People's Reserve, a NWMP fort, a fur trading fort and the CPR. Include answers to the questions; who, what, where, when, why and how. In addition, your article must have a headline and illustration with a caption. One - Three pictures with captions as well as the newspaper name and the date of publication are also required.
Rubric Code: UX8778C
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Subject: History  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric Newspaper Article Writing
  1-2

limited quality
misunderstandings or gaps
lack of creative and/or critical thinking

(N/A)

3

acceptable
basic understanding of concepts
basic creative and/or critical thinking

(N/A)

4-5

good high quality work
communicates understanding of topics
minor gaps
basic critical and/or creative thinking

(N/A)

6-7

newspapers receiving a 6 or 7 show innovative work that is comprehensive, nuanced and communicates extensive understanding of the assignment. Critical and creative thinking are clearly demonstrated.

(N/A)

Important Information

1-2

The article does not tell who, what, when, where, why or how.
3

The article contains fewer than three Ws.
4-5

The article contains fewer than five Ws.
6-7

The article provides information on how and on all five Ws: who, what, where, when, and why.
Writing Mechanics

1-2

Writing lacks descriptive language and information. Many syntax errors are present.
3

Writing has little descriptive language and is vague on information. The writing is unclear and/or contains several syntax errors.
4-5

Writing is somewhat descriptive, providing some detailed information. The writing keeps the reader interested and informed and contains only 1 or 2 syntax errors.
6-7

Writing is descriptive, providing detailed information. The writing keeps the reader interested and informed and is free syntax errors.
Headline, Illustration and Caption

1-2

No headline, illustration, or caption are present.
3

Headline, illustration, or caption are missing.
4-5

Headline, illustration, and caption are present but may not be in newspaper style.
6-7

Eye-catching correctly worded, headline, detailed illustration, and appropriate caption are present.
Grammar & Spelling

1-2

Serious grammar and spelling errors interfere with the effectiveness of the article.
3

There are more than 5 grammar and spelling errors, but it does not interfere with the article overall.
4-5

There are fewer than 5 grammar and spelling errors.
6-7

There are no grammar or spelling errors present.
Effort and Neatness

1-2

The project is sloppy and incomplete.
3

Barely adequate time or effort seem to be put forth.
4-5

Time and effort on the project are apparent, but the student is capable of neater work.
6-7

Time and effort on the project are apparent.
Newspaper format

1-2

Structure of a newspaper is not followed.
3

There are a few blank spaces and/or the column sizing is not consistent. Name and/or date of paper are missing. Byline is missing
4-5

There are blank spaces OR the column sizing is not consistent. Name and/or date of paper are missing. Byline is missing.
6-7

No white space remains and all column sizing is consistent. Newspaper name, date and byline are all correctly included.



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  • Newspaper Article Writing using 5 W's with a historical task


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