Evaluation

This is how your work will be evaluated.

  Beginning
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Developing
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Qualified
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Exemplary
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Score

Journalism (x4 = 1 grade for each entry made) Each entry contains inaccurate information. Entries are brief (paragraphs do not meet conventional standards) and answer only 1 or none of the questions. Each entry contains inaccurate information. Entries are less than 2 paragraphs long (paragraphs are less than 4 sentences) and address 2/3 of the questions. Each entry is accurate based on information in websites.  Each entry is at least 2 paragraphs (4-5 sentences each) and addresses all of the questions. Each entry is accurate based on information in websites. Each entry is at least 2 paragraphs (5 sentences each) and addresses all of the provided questions. Shows effort and thought through writing. (x4)
Conventions of English and Grammar Entries are not in proper journal formation, grammar/spelling mistakes are extensive and effect the ability to read entries. Unorganized and thoughts do not relate to each other.   Journal contains 5 or more grammar or spelling mistakes. Writing is difficult to read.  Thoughts are unorganized and do not flow. Proper journal formation. Journal contains 3-4 grammar or spelling mistakes. Writing is neat and relatively organized. Thoughts are choppy/thrown together. Proper journal formation. Journal only contains 2 or less grammar or spelling mistakes. Writing is neat and organized. Thoughts flow well. Proper journal formation.
Persuasion (writing for stage 2) Argument is unclear/poorly defined. Evidence is unorganized. Writing does not attract attention of audience.  N/A Argument is defined but needs to be presented more clearly. Evidence is organized. Sequencing is choppy. Appeals to audience and draws their attention.  Argument is well defined and presented. Evidence is organized and sequenced logically.  Appeals to audience and draws their attention.
Conventions of English and Grammar Not 2 paragraphs. Grammar/spelling mistakes are extensive and effect the ability to read the argument. 
Unorganized and thoughts do not relate to each other. 
Contains 2 or more grammar/spelling mistakes. Writing is not neat and is unorganized. Thoughts are related but out of order. Incorrect paragraph formatting. Contains no more than one grammar/spelling mistake. Writing is neat and relatively organized. Thoughts flow well together. Proper paragraph formatting. Contains no grammar/spelling mistakes. Writing is neat and organized. Thoughts flow together well. Proper paragraph formatting.
Creative Products (picket sign) Picket sign contains vulgarity. No name on the back. No attempt to define opinion/side is made. Not completed on time. Picket sign may contain vulgarity. Name is written on the back. Writing/decoration looks rushed and is unattractive. Opinion/side is not clear. Not completed on time. No vulgarity on picket sign. Name is written on the back. Writing/decoration is messy or unattractive. Opinion/side is not immediately clear. Completed on time. No vulgarity on picket sign. Name is written on the back. Neatly written/decorated and opinion/side is clear. Completed on time.
Collaboration Refused to work with partner. Did not work well with partner. Argued with teacher about who the partner was. Did not resolve disagreements without teacher's assistance.  Worked well with partner but had minor disagreements and needed teacher's assistance. Worked well with partner for the entire time. Resolved any issues immediately without teacher's assistance.