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Name:________________ Heritage Fair Project Rubric (Grade 4: Culturally Characteristic) Unsatisfactory 1/4 Satisfactory 2/4 Very Good 3/4 Excellent 4/4

Content and Clarity

There isn’t much information about the topic, or there is misleading information.

Culturally Characteristic

Evidence

There is clear, interesting, insightful, and complete information about the topic. The student clearly and informatively answered an interesting question. The student's The student's The student's topic The student chose a topic is topic relates to a relates to a topic related to a unclear, or it characteristic characteristic characteristic aspect doesn't relate aspect of an aspect of an of an Aboriginal to an aspect of Aboriginal Aboriginal group’s group’s culture and an Aboriginal group's culture. culture, perhaps how it relates to group's culture. The student's related to the technology, location, work The student's group's context. and/or use of land demonstrates a work The student's work and resources. demonstrates simplistic demonstrates a The student's work little understanding good demonstrates a understanding. of the group's understanding of sophisticated culture. the group's culture. understanding. There is There is some The student's The student's answer limited or no evidence answer to the to the question accurate presented that question chosen is chosen is wellevidence relates to the supported by supported by presented that student's answer secondary sources primary and supports the to the question of evidence and secondary sources of student's chosen. The perhaps some evidence. The answer to the evidence primary sources. evidence selected is question selected is The evidence identified, relevant, chosen. somewhat selected is and interesting. The Evidence is relevant. identified and student demonstrates irrelevant. relevant. understanding of its importance.

There is some information about the topic, but it is incomplete or unclear, or there may be mistakes.

There is clear information about the topic. The student's theory answer to his or her question is clear and informative.

Heritage Fair Project Rubric: Grade 4 (Culturally Characteristic)

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Unsatisfactory 1/4

Satisfactory 2/4

Very Good 3/4

Excellent 4/4

Presentation of Information

There is an inappropriate background. Text formatting makes it difficult to read. There are no appropriate graphics or artifacts.

The background is appropriate. Text formatting may be hard to read. There are some appropriate graphics and/or artifacts that relate to the topic.

Conventions of Writing

Many words are spelled incorrectly. Sentences often begin with a lowercase letter and don’t have punctuation at the end. The student is unable to answer questions about his or her topic, or his or her answers demonstrate little knowledge.

Most words are spelled correctly or are recognizable. Sentences often begin with a capital letter and end with some punctuation. The student is able to answer questions about his or her topic, demonstrating knowledge of information about the topic.

The background is good. Text formats make it easy to read. The graphics and artifacts included help to provide information about the topic. The information is organized and presented in a neat fashion. Most words are spelled correctly. Sentences usually begin with a capital letter and end with a period, question mark, or exclamation mark. The student is able to confidently and clearly answer questions about his or her topic, demonstrating knowledge and understanding about the topic and enthusiasm about the project.

The background suits the topic well. There is a creative aspect to the presentation, which is organized and neat. Text formats make it easy to read and work well with the content. The graphics and artifacts included help to provide information about the topic and are entertaining and interesting. Almost all words are spelled correctly, unless the writer takes a chance by exploring challenging words. Sentences always begin with a capital letter and end with a period, question mark, or exclamation mark. Other punctuation is used (but there may be mistakes). The student is able to confidently, clearly, and insightfully answer questions about his or her topic, demonstrating broad understanding about the topic (and others) and enthusiasm about the project.

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