Student Name

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Newspaper Article
Below expected
level

At expected level

Above expected
level

Satisfactory use of
structure.

Accurate and effective
use of structure.

Highly accurate and
Highly accurate and
effective use of structure. effective use of structure
resulting in a professional
look.

Generic Structure: The report does not have The report has a
a headline.
headline that mostly
Headlines

The report has a
headline that accurately
describes the content.

The report has a
headline that captures
the reader's attention and
accurately describes the
content.

The report has a headline
that captures the reader's
attention and accurately
describes the content in
an engaging manner.

Generic Structure: The report does not have Most graphics have
captions.
captions.
Captions

All graphics have
captions.

All graphics have
captions that adequately
describe the people and
action in the graphic.

All graphics have
captions that describe the
people and action in the
graphic in an engaging
way.

Effective
Organisation and
Cohesion

The report is organised
and most transitions and
connections are mainly
clear.

The report is very well
organised with clear
transitions and logical
connections.

The report is strongly
organised with clear
transitions and logical
connections.

CATEGORY

Well below
expected level

Generic Structure: Beginning to use
structure effectively.
Layout
(By-Line, Lead
Sentence/Introduction,
Body, Tail)

describes the content.

The report is choppy or
incohesive; organisation
is unclear, few effective
transitions.

The report lacks strong
organisation; jumps
around too much or lacks
effective transitions.

Well above
expected level

The report adequately
The report adequately
The report addresses all The report addresses all
Who, What, When, The report does not
adequately
address
the
5
addresses
some
of
the
5
addresses
most
of
the
5
the 5 W's (who, what,
the 5 W's (who, what,
Where & How

Report - Interest

W's (who, what, when,
where, and how).

W's (who, what, when,
where and how).

W's (who, what, when,
where and how).

when, where and how) in when, where and how) in
an engaging manner.
an engaging and
professional manner.

The report does not
contain facts or figures
that might make it
interesting to read.

The report contains
some facts or figures
that make it marginally
interesting to read.

The report contains facts,
figures, and/or word
choices that make the
report interesting to read.

The report contains facts,
figures, and/or word
choices that make the
report very interesting to
read.

The report contains facts,
figures, and/or word
choices that make the
report an interesting and
entertaining way.

Spelling and
Proofreading

The final draft has more
than 7 spelling and
punctuation errors.

There are 4-7 spelling
There are up to 3
and punctuation errors in spelling or punctuation
the final draft.
errors in the final draft.

There are up to 2
spelling or punctuation
errors in the final draft.

There are no spelling or
punctuation errors in the
final draft.

Presentation

Report is not presented
in the appropriate layout,
and/or is messy and very
difficult to read.

Report is mainly
presented in the
appropriate layout, is a
little untidy and
sometimes difficult to
read.

Report is well presented
in the appropriate layout,
is neat, attractive and
easy to read.

Report is very well
presented in the
appropriate layout, is
neat, attractive and easy
to read.

Well above
expected level
A

Above expected
level
B

Report is presented in
the appropriate layout, is
neatly presented and
easy to read.

At expected level
C

Below expected
level
D

Well below
expected level
E