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RUBRIC Information Report: The Gold Rush

Student Name: ________________________________________



CATEGORY Above Satisfactory Satisfactory Below Satisfactory
Notes Notes are recorded
and organized in a
neat and orderly
fashion. Sources which
the notes are from
have been recorded.


Notes are recorded
legibly and are
somewhat organized.
Sources which the
notes are from have
mostly been recorded.

Notes are recorded
with teacher
assistance. Sources
which the notes are
from have not been
recorded OR have
been recorded with
teacher assistance.
Graphic Organizer Graphic organizer or
outline has been
completed and shows
clear, logical
relationships between
all topics and
subtopics.

Graphic organizer or
outline has been
completed and shows
clear, logical
relationships between
most topics and
subtopics.
Graphic organizer or
outline has not been
attempted OR
completed with
teacher assistance.
First Draft Detailed draft includes
the main idea and
required information.
Has evidence of
proofreading.
Detailed draft includes
the main idea and
most required
information. Has some
evidence of
proofreading.
Draft is missing
required information
and is difficult to read
due to minimal
proofreading.
Paragraph
Construction
All paragraphs include
introductory sentence,
explanations or
details, and concluding
sentence.
Most paragraphs
include introductory
sentence, explanations
or details, and
concluding sentence.
Paragraphing
structure was not
clear and sentences
were not typically
related within the
paragraphs.
Amount of
Information
All topics are
addressed and all
questions answered
with at least 2
sentences about each.
All topics are
addressed and most
questions answered
with at least 2
sentences about each.
One or more topics
were not addressed.
Quality of Information Information clearly
relates to the main
topic. It includes
several supporting
details and/or
examples.
Information clearly
relates to the main
topic. It provides 1-2
supporting details
and/or examples.
Information has little
or nothing to do with
the main topic.
Organization Information is very
organized with well-
constructed
paragraphs and
subheadings.
Information is
organized with well-
constructed
paragraphs.
The information
appears to be
disorganized.
Diagrams &
Illustrations
Diagrams and
illustrations are neat,
accurate and add to
the reader's
understanding of the
topic.
Diagrams and
illustrations are
accurate and add to
the reader's
understanding of the
topic.
Diagrams and
illustrations are not
accurate OR do not
add to the reader's
understanding of the
topic.
Mechanics Minimal grammatical,
spelling or
punctuation errors.
Relevant vocabulary
was selected to suit
the topic.
Almost no
grammatical, spelling
or punctuation errors
Mostly relevant
vocabulary was
selected to suit the
topic.
Many grammatical,
spelling, or
punctuation errors.
Some relevant
vocabulary was
selected to suit the
topic.
Internet Use Successfully uses
suggested internet
links to find
information and
navigates within these
sites easily without
assistance.
Usually able to use
suggested internet
links to find
information and
navigates within these
sites easily without
assistance.
Needs assistance or
supervision to use
suggested internet
links and/or to
navigate within these
sites.

Date Created: September 17, 2013