Scavenger Hunt Rubric

This rubric may be used for self-assessment and peer feedback. The project grade will be based upon the following evaluation scale:

A - Exemplary: 27-30 points
B - Proficient: 23-26 points
Partially Proficient or Incomplete: Needs to be resubmitted - less than 22 points

Investigative Article Rubric

ACTIVITY
Exemplary

Proficient

Partially Proficient

Incomplete

POINTS
Research and Notetaking

6 points

Notecards indicate accurately researched varied information sources, recorded and interpreted statements, graphics and questions and evaluated alternative points of view.

4 points

Notecards show recorded relevant information from multiple sources of information, evaluated and synthesized relevant information.

2 points

Notecards show misinterpreted statements, graphics and questions and failed to identify relevant arguments.

0 points

Notecards show recorded information from four or less resources, and ignored alternative points of view.

 
Introduction

4 points

The introduction presents the overall problem and draws the reader into the topic with motivating questions or examples.

3 points

The introduction is clear and coherent and relates to the topic.

2 points

The introduction shows some structure but does not create a strong sense of what is to follow. May be overly detailed or incomplete.

0 points

The introduction does not orient the reader to what will follow.

 
Content

8 points

Answers the questions What? Who? When? Where? Why? and How?

Includes statistics and vivid descriptions.The content is written clearly and concisely with a logical progression of ideas and supporting information.

The project includes motivating questions and advanced organizers that provide the audience with sense of the project’s main idea.

Information is accurate, current and comes mainly from * primary sources.

The content includes a clear point of view with a logical progression of ideas and supporting information. Information is accurate, current and comes mainly from *primary sources.

6 points

Answers the questions What? Who? When? Where? Why? and How?

Includes some statistics and vivid descriptions.

The content includes a major point of view, and all information is accurate.

The content is written with a logical progression of ideas and supporting information.

Includes persuasive information from *primary sources.

4 points

Answers most of the questions What? Who? When? Where? Why? and How? Includes some statistics.

The content is vague in conveying a point of view and does not create a strong sense of purpose.

Includes some persuasive information with few facts.

Some of the information may not seem to fit.

*Primary source use is not always clear.

0 points

Answers only a few of the questions What? Who? When? Where? Why? and How?

Fails to include statistics

The content lacks a clear point of view and logical sequence of information.

Includes little persuasive information and only one or two facts about the topic.

Information is incomplete, out of date and/or incorrect.

Sequencing of ideas is unclear.

 

Citations

6 points

Sources of information are properly cited so that the reader can determine the credibility and authority of the information presented.

All sources of information are clearly identified and credited using MLA citations throughout the project.

4 points

Most sources of information use proper MLA citation, and sources are documented  to make it possible to check on the accuracy of information.

 

2 points

Sometimes copyright guidelines are followed and some information, photos and graphics do not use proper MLA citations.

0 points

No way to check validity of information.

 

Writing Mechanics

6 points

The text is written with no errors in grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

4 points

The text is clearly written with little or no editing required for grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

2 points

Spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors distract or impair readability.

(3 or more errors)

0 points

Errors in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, usage and grammar repeatedly distract the reader and major editing and revision is required.

(more than 5 errors)

 

TOTAL POINTS

     /30

* Primary sources can include original letters and diaries, personal observations, interviews, first-hand accounts, newspaper articles, magazine articles, audio recordings, video productions and photography.

 

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