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Name: _____________________________ Class Period: ___________________

You are responsible for putting together a rock journal which will be used by the elementary schools for its younger
students.
Your journal/book should have the following in this order:
Pages:
1) A title page with your name, class period and your title
2) This worksheet
3) A summary page comparing and contrasting rocks and minerals
4) A summary page about igneous rocks
5) A rock journal page about intrusive igneous rocks
6) A rock journal page about extrusive igneous rocks
7) A summary page about sedimentary rocks
8) A rock journal page clastic sedimentary rocks
9) A rock journal page chemical sedimentary rocks
10) A rock journal page organic sedimentary rocks
11) A rock journal page foliated metamorphic rocks
12) A rock journal page nonfoliated metamorphic rocks
13) A summary page about the rock cycle (including a drawing)
Rock journal pages must include (everything on the form):
1) How that particular subclassification of rock is formed
Ex. How are extrusive igneous rocks formed
2) How that particular subclassification of rock is different from other of that classification
Ex. How does an extrusive igneous rock look when compared to an intrusive igneous rock
3) Examples of that particular rock
4) Pictures either drawn or pasted

Today:
Begin to make your book. Construction paper, copy paper and staplers are available in the middle of the room. Your
book must have at least the 13 pages listed











My Rock Journal

Student Name: ________________________________________


CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Igneous All facts presented
in the journal are
accurate.
Almost all facts
presented in the
journal are
accurate.
Most facts
presented in the
journal are
accurate (at least
70%).
There are several
factual errors in
the journal.
Organization The journal is
organized based on
instructions.
The majority of the
journal is based on
instructions.
About half of the
journal is
organized based on
instruction.
The journal is not
organized based on
instructions.
Neatness The journal is
readable, clean,
neat and
attractive. It is free
of erasures and
crossed-out words.
It looks like the
author took great
pride in it.
The journal is
readable, neat and
attractive. It may
have one or two
erasures, but they
are not distracting.
It looks like the
author took some
pride in it.
The journal is
readable and some
of the pages are
attractive. It looks
like parts of it
might have been
done in a hurry.
The journal is not
neat or attractive.
It looks like the
student just
wanted to get it
done and didn\\\'t
care what it looked
like.
Spelling and
Punctuation
There are no
spelling or
punctuation errors
in the journal.
There is one
spelling or
punctuation error
in the journal.
There are 2-3
spelling and
punctuation errors
in the journal
The journal has
more than 3
spelling and
punctuation errors.
Illustrations Original
illustrations are
detailed,
attractive, creative
and relate to the
text on the page.
Original
illustrations are
somewhat
detailed,
attractive, and
relate to the text
on the page.
Original
illustrations relate
to the text on the
page.
Illustrations are
not present OR
they are not
original.
Sedimentary All facts presented
in the journal are
accurate.
Almost all facts
presented in the
journal are
accurate.
Most facts
presented in the
journal are
accurate (at least
70%).
There are several
factual errors in
the journal.
Metamorphic All facts presented
in the journal are
accurate.
Almost all facts
presented in the
journal are
accurate.
Most facts
presented in the
journal are
accurate (at least
70%).
There are several
factual errors in
the journal.