Evaluation

Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

4

Score

Description of creature is given, but is very brief or incomplete.  Work may be hand written or exhibit poor spelling.

 

Description of creature is given and picture is included.  Work is typed and exhibits adequate spelling.
Detailed description of creature is given including behaviors, appearance, and diet.  Picture is included.  Work is neatly typed and exhibits good spelling and grammar.
Very detailed description of creature is given including history, behaviors, appearance, diet, and other interesting facts.  One or more good pictures are provided.  Work is neatly typed and exhibits very good spelling and grammar.

Article is minimalistic and basic.  It shows little creativity or detail.  Work may be hand-written or exhibit poor spelling.
Article contains interesting details and shows some creativity. A picture is included. Work is typed and exhibits adequate spelling.
Article is interesting and detailed.  Creativity and originality are evident.  A picture is included.  Work is typed and exhibits good spelling and grammar.
Article is very interesting, entertaining, and engaging.  Creativity and originality are evident throughout.  One or more good pictures are included.  Work is neatly typed and actually looks like a newspaper article.  Spelling and grammar are very good.

Minimal research notes or rough drafts are included.  One or the other may be missing or inadequate.
Research notes and rough drafts are both included but there is no evidence that the rough draft was actually used as a basis for improved writing.
Detailed notes from research, project plans, and rough drafts are included.  It is clear that the student worked through the rough draft then wrote a final draft after reflection.
Very detailed notes indicate that the student approached the project with organization and forethought.  Detailed notes from research, project plans, and rough drafts are included.  Evidence of improvement from rewriting is clear.

Personal reflection is minimalistic, brief, or does not indicate a great deal of thought.
Personal reflection indicates that the student actually thought about connections to their own culture and backgound.
Personal reflection is detailed and shows an elevated level of thought about cultural comparisons and connections.
A very detailed personal reflection indicates that the student truly leared about the cultural connections and made thoughtful comparisons between cultures.  A high level of thought is evident in the writing.