Rubric for Modern-Day Interpretation Projects
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Content Covers topic in- Includes essential Includes essential Content is
depth with details knowledge about information about minimal OR there
and examples. the topic. the topic but are several
Knowledge of the Knowledge of the there are 1-2 factual errors.
text is excellent. text appears to be factual errors.
Originality Project shows a Project shows Uses other Uses other
large amount of some original people's ideas people's ideas,
original thought. thought. Work (giving them but does not give
Ideas are creative shows new ideas credit), but there them credit.
and inventive. and insights. is little evidence
Sources Source Source Source Very little or no
information information information source
collected for all collected for all collected for information was
graphics, facts graphics, facts graphics, facts collected.
and quotes. All and quotes. Most and quotes, but
documented in documented in not documented
desired format. desired format. in desired format.
Attractiveness Makes excellent Makes good use Makes use of font, Use of font, color,
use of font, color, of font, color, color, graphics, graphics, effects
graphics, effects, graphics, effects, effects, etc. but etc. but these
etc. to enhance etc. to enhance to occasionally these often distract
the presentation. presentation. detract from the from the
Presentation Well-rehearsed Rehearsed with Delivery not Delivery not
with smooth fairly smooth smooth, but able smooth and
delivery that delivery that to maintain audience
holds audience holds audience interest of the attention often
attention. attention most of audience most of lost.
the time. the time.
Mechanics No misspellings or Three or fewer Four misspellings More than 4
grammatical misspellings and/or errors in spelling
errors. and/or grammatical or grammar.
In addition, your project should meet the requirements of the
particular format that you have chosen. For instance, a letter would
include specific features such as a greeting, closing, and signature.