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News Story/Investigative Reporting

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Rubric Code: YX9W5AA
The article may be either a news story or a piece of investigative journalism.
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Keywords: journalistic; investigative reporting
Categories: Subjects: Journalism  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric News Story
The student will create a news story or piece of investigative reporting on an event that happened or will happen in school.
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Engages the reader
Creates reader interest by selecting a topic that is current and of interest to peer group
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Opens with a reference to the topic which may not be of particular or appropriate interest; leaves out more than one of the lead questions; if an investigative report, does not answer Why or How
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Opens with an introduction of the topic and includes at least three of the lead questions (Who, What, Where, and When); also includes the Why and How if an investigative report
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Opens with introduction of a relevant and timely topic, including Who, What, Where, and When. In investigative report, includes the Why and the How
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Opens with juicy introduction of a relevant and timely topic, including Who, What, Where, and When. In investigative report, includes the Why and the How
Establishes a sense of closure
Wraps up story or investigation
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Simply ends
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Uses a summarization strategy
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Creates a good ending by summarizing main points; if investigative report, ends with a global question that may suggest or encourage further exploration
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Creates a satisfying ending by summarizing main points; if investigative report, ends with a global question that may suggest or encourage further exploration
Conventions
Revises and edits news story to eliminate sentence, usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation errors
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Contains numerous errors in several specified conventions; little if any attention given to sequence or organization
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Contains a few errors in more than one of the specified conventions; some problems with coherence
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The news story coheres; the paper has some errors.
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The news story coheres; the paper has no errors.
Interviews
Student shows evidence of thoughtful interviews.
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Student shows no signs of having conducted an interview for the story.
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Student has conducted interviews but fails to included them in the body of the story.
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Student includes evidence of one interview that help construct the story.
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Student shows evidence of two interviews that help construct the story.
Quotes
Students use quotes to help put the reader into the story.
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Student does not include any quotes.
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Student includes only one quote in the story.
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Student includes two quotes in the story.
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Student includes three quotes in the story.
Length of Story
Students had a maximum of 500 words and a minimum of 485 words to complete their story.
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Student's story is below 400 words or above 500 words.
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Student's story is from 401 - 450 words.
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Student's story is from 451 - 484 words
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Students story is from 485 -500 words.



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