This is how your work will be evaluated.
|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.|