This is how your work will be evaluated.
|Design and Layout
||Layout is disorganized. Design is not consistent and haphazard. Font size, style and color are not uniform.||Layout is partially organized but less than 50% of material. Font size, style and color are infrequently uniform
||Layout is simple and neat. Font size, style and color are generally readable.
Layout is organized. Design is pleasing to the eye. Font size, style and color are eye catching.
|Graphics||Graphics are distracting and do not connect with story. Stories are missing images||Graphics are haphazardly selected. Stories are missing images.
||Graphics loosely connect to stories. Some columns are missing image.
||Graphics are well selected and appropriately connect with stories. Each story has at least one image.
|Mechanics and Spelling
||Errors in spelling and punctuation throughout newsletter. Grammar and sentence formation have errors that distract from meaning.||Reasonable control of spelling and punctuation. Some grammar and sentence formation errors interfere with idea presentation.||Minor errors in spelling and punctuation. Some grammar and sentence formation errors but they do not interfere with meaning.||Newsletter is free of spelling error and punctuation errors. There are no errors in grammar or in sentence formation.
|Teamwork||Contributes little or nothing to the group's efforts. Difficulty getting along with members of group.
||Works towards group's goals with prompting. When reminded will show sensitivity to others.
||Works towards group's goals without prompting. Occasionally offers suggestions to accomplish goals. Shows sensitivity to others.
||Willingly accepts assignments in order to accomplish goal. Values the ideas of group members. Consistently meets deadlines for each step of project.|
||Articles are skewed to one type of column. There is little evidence of research with the use of only one source. Little or no use of graphic organizers.||Articles show some thought to selection of types of columns. Limited use of resources. Graphic organizers haphazardly used.||Good ideas for articles with some variety. Evidence of some research and planning. Graphic organizers were used with some but not articles.
||Excellent ideas for articles with a variety of types of articles. There is evidence of extensive research using a variety of print and non/print material. Extensive use of graphic organizers.