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Front Page News Assignment - Capstone Project

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Rubric Code: XX92A42
Students are to design and produce the front page of their own newspaper. Student will produce an 20 x 28 size newspaper front page. Students will incorporate the major elements into their version of what the front page of the newspaper looked like that depicts the event represented from the Civil Rights Movement.
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Keywords: Newspaper
Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Project   Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric Newspaper Front Page
  Exceeds
10 pts Wow!...Well Done! Looks professionally done.
Meets
8 pts Well done...but what else can you show me that I didn't ask for...
Meets w/Assistance
6 pts I know you can do better...
In Progress
4 pts Put some more effort into it...
Academic Warning
2 pts
Articles
Exceeds

Contains at least 7 articles with pictures and goes above and beyond all the material covered in class.
Meets

Contains at least 6 articles with pictures that are well written and include all necessary information to understand the event represented. Each article has clear and relative headlines, illustrations, and are well written.
Meets w/Assistance

Newspaper includes 5 articles with pictures. Some are missing headlines and/or pictures. Articles are informative.
In Progress

Newspaper includes 4 articles with pictures or is missing headlines and/or pictures. Articles are somewhat informative.
Academic Warning

Newspaper includes fewer than 3 articles with pictures and headlines. Articles are poorly written.
Grammar/Mechanics
Exceeds

The newspaper articles contained no grammar or mechanic errors.
Meets

The newspaper articles contained no more than 3 grammar or mechanic errors.
Meets w/Assistance

The newspaper articles contained no more than 5 grammar or mechanic errors.
In Progress

The newspaper articles contained no more than 7 grammar or mechanic errors.
Academic Warning

The newspaper articles contained more than 7 grammar or mechanic errors.
Organization
Exceeds

Newspaper is clearly and neatly organized, spaced well, and visually appealing to the audience.
Meets

Newspaper is clearly and neatly organized, spaced, and understood by audience with some minor flaws.
Meets w/Assistance

Newspaper is organized, but could be neater or more organized for audience understanding.
In Progress

Newspaper is somewhat organzied, but not easily understood by the uninformed reader. Construction is not neat.
Academic Warning

There is no or little organization evident in the newspaper. Constuction is sloppy.
Presentation & Illustrations
Exceeds

Front page of the newspaper is well designed, representing an actual paper. Student went above and beyond to make the newspaper page look as close to real as possible.
Meets

Front page of the newspaper is well designed, representing an actual paper - only minor flaws appear.
Meets w/Assistance

Front page of the newspaper is designed satisfactorily and attempts to represent an actual paper - a few flaws are apparent
In Progress

Front page is poorly designed and has only a few characteristics of a real paper - several flaws are apparent.
Academic Warning

Front page is very poorly designed and contains no characteristics of a real paper.
Creativity
Exceeds

The newspaper page was very creative and unique. Headlines are perfectly placed and story lines are consistent and attractive. Price, volume number, and index are included with possibly additional features.
Meets

The newspaper page was creative and unique. Headlines are placed and story lines are mostly consistent. Some additional features added
Meets w/Assistance

The newspaper page was somewhat creative and original. Some headlines are in place - few additional features.
In Progress

The newspaper page was mostly not creative and original. One or two headlines are placed - no story lines - no additional features.
Academic Warning

The newspaper page was not at all creative or original.
Refrences
Exceeds

8-10 References cited correctly in A.P.A format and attached to the back of the paper.
Meets

6-7 References cited correctly in A.P.A format and attached to the back of the paper.
Meets w/Assistance

4-5 References cited correctly in A.P.A format and attached to the back of the paper.
In Progress

2-3 References cited correctly in A.P.A format and attached to the back of the paper.
Academic Warning

0-1 References cited correctly in A.P.A format and attached to the back of the paper or is missing.
Use of Class Time
Exceeds

Worked extremely well - used time for working on project.
Meets

Worked well - used most of the class period working on project.
Meets w/Assistance

Worked most of the time on the project - some off task time.
In Progress

Worked part of the time on the project - did not use class time well.
Academic Warning

Did not use class time appropriately - students were not working on project.
Presentation
Exceeds

Explained each article featured. Explained the reasons behind featuring each article on the front page.
Meets

Explained at least 5 articles and hit the highlights as to why the article was included on the front page.
Meets w/Assistance

Covered the major articles on the Front Page - included some highlights regarding the articles.
In Progress

Explained the feature article on the front page and explained the significance of the story.
Academic Warning

Mentioned the articles on the front page. Little or no explanation of the articles or why it was chosen.



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