Evaluation

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Focus on Topic There is one clear, well-focused topic. Main idea stands out and is supported by detailed information. Main idea is clear, but the supporting information is general. Main idea is somewhat clear, but there is a need for more supporting information. The main idea is not clear. There is a seemingly random collection of information.
Word choice Creator uses vivid words, phrases or other means that linger or draw pictures in the audience's mind, and the choice and placement of words, either written or spoken, seems accurate, natural and not forced. Creator uses vivid words and phrases or other means that linger or draw pictures in the audience's mind, but occasionally the words are used inaccurately or seem overdone. Creator uses words that communicate clearly, but the writing lacks variety, punch or flair. Creater uses a limited vocabulary that does not communicate strongly or capture the audience's interest. Jargon or cliches may be present and detract from the meaning.
Persuasiveness Subject matter is believable; convincing, detailed and relevant facts are provided; delivery is consistent with content. Subject matter is believable, some detailed and relevant facts are provided, delivery is consistent with content Subject matter may not be believable, however detailed facts are provided. An attempt to align facts to support the story has been made. Delivery is consistent with content, but may not be the best choice. Subject matter is not believable. Facts to support the subject matter were either not provided or do not illustrate the point being made. Delivery is inconsistent with the content.
Grammar/Mechanics Creator makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the audience from the content. Creator makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the audience from the content. Creator makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the audience from the content. Creator makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the audience from the content.
Organization Details are placed in a logical order and the way they are presented effectively keeps the interest of the audience. Details are placed in a logical order, but the way in which they are presented/introduced sometimes makes the content less interesting. Some details are not in a logical or expected order, and this distracts the audience. Many details are not in a logical or expected order. There is little sense that the content is organized.
Working with Others Almost always listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Tries to keep people working well together. Usually listens to, shares, with, and supports the efforts of others. Does not cause "waves" in the group. Often listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others, but sometimes is not a good team member. Rarely listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Often is not a good team player.
Contributions Routinely provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. A definite leader who contributes a lot of effort. Usually provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. A strong group member who tries hard! Sometimes provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. A satisfactory group member who does what is required. Rarely provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. May refuse to participate.
Time-management Routinely uses time well throughout the project to ensure things get done on time. Group does not have to adjust deadlines or work responsibilities because of this person's procrastination. Usually uses time well throughout the project, but may have procrastinated on one thing. Group does not have to adjust deadlines or work responsibilities because of this person's procrastination. Tends to procrastinate, but always gets things done by the deadlines. Group does not have to adjust deadlines or work responsibilities because of this person's procrastination. Rarely gets things done by the deadlines AND group has to adjust deadlines or work responsibilities because of this person's inadequate time management.