Performance Indicator Rubrics by xiaopangnv

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									                                           Rules: Graphic Organizer Rubric
                                           Performance Indicator 2.SS.3b
Teacher Name:   ________________________________________



Student Name:   ________________________________________


 CATEGORY       4                           3                           2                                    1
Ideas and       The summary is focused      The summary is fairly       The summary is vague with few        The summary does not
                and the groups/people       focused and                 descriptions or examples of the      have a clear focus and
Content
                that make, apply, and       groups/people that          rules, the groups/people that        lacks descriptions of the
                enforce rules are           make, apply, and enforce    make, apply, and enforce rules are   rules, the groups/people
                described and examples      rules are described and     given.                               that make, apply, and
                of the rules are given.     examples of the rules                                            enforce rules.
                                            are given.

Organization    The summary includes a      The summary includes a      The summary is a little hard to      The summary does not
                clear beginning, middle,    beginning, middle, and a    follow and does not have a clear     have a structure.
                and a strong conclusion.    conclusion.                 structure.




Word Choice     The writer uses vivid       The words chosen are        The words are vague and              Some words are
                words, including some       accurate and                uninteresting and hardly any are     frequently used
                vocabulary.                 descriptive, and a few      vocabulary.                          inaccurately, and none
                                            are vocabulary words.                                            are vocabulary.


Sentence        The writer uses a variety The writer uses some          The sentences are short and          The sentences are
                of sentence lengths and simple, complex, and            fragmented                           incomplete or confusing.
Fluency
                types.                    compound sentences.




Voice           The writer's voice is       The writer's voice is       The writer's voice is at times       The writer's voice is
                natural.                    appropriate and             stilted and unnatural.               unnatural sounding and
                                            somewhat natural.                                                unappealing.




Conventions     The graphic organizer is    There are 1-2 errors.       There are 3-5 errors.                There are more than 5
                free of errors.                                                                              errors.




Presentation    Writes a legible copy in    Writes a legible copy;      Writes a legible copy; introduces    Writes an illegible copy
                neat handwriting; spaces    spaces most words           new errors; has difficulty with      with many erasures; uses
                words and margins           correctly but has           spacing in margins; has visible      inconsistent word
                correctly.                  difficulty staying within   erasures.                            spacing and disregards
                                            margins; has visible                                             margins; forms some
                                            erasures.                                                        letters incorrectly.
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                                                   Rules: Poster Rubric
                                          Performance Indicator 2.SS.3a

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      CATEGORY         4                           3                          2                          1
 Title                 Title can be read from 6 Title can be read from 6 Title can be read from 4 The title is too small
                       ft. away and is quite    ft. away and describes   ft. away and describes   and/or does not
                       creative.                content well.            the content well.        describe the content of
                                                                                                  the poster well.


 Graphics -            All graphics are related    All graphics are related   All graphics relate to     Graphics do not relate
                       to the topic and make it    to the topic and most      the topic. Most            to the topic OR several
 Relevance
                       easier to understand. All   make it easier to          borrowed graphics have     borrowed graphics do
                       borrowed graphics have      understand. All            a source citation.         not have a source
                       a source citation.          borrowed graphics have                                citation.
                                                   a source citation.

 Ideas and Content The poster is clearly           The poster is fairly       The poster is vague with   The poster does not
                       focused and two             focused and examples of    few examples of why        have a clear focus and
                       examples of why rules       why rules are necessary,   rules are necessary,       lacks examples of why
                       are necessary, benefits     benefits for following     benefits for following     rules are necessary,
                       for following rules, and    rules, and consequences    rules, and consequences    benefits for following
                       consequences for            for breaking rules are     for breaking rules.        rules, and consequences
                       breaking rules are given.   given.                                                for breaking rules.

 Labels                All items of importance     Almost all items of        Several items of           Labels are too small to
                       on the poster are           importance on the          importance on the          view OR no important
                       clearly labeled with        poster are clearly         poster are clearly         items were labeled.
                       labels that can be read     labeled with labels that   labeled with labels that
                       from at least 3 ft. away.   can be read from at        can be read from at
                                                   least 3 ft. away.          least 3 ft. away.

 Conventions           The poster is free of       There are 1-2 errors.      There are 3-5 errors.      There are more than 5
                       errors.                                                                           errors.




 Content -             At least 6 accurate         4-5 accurate facts are 2-3 accurate facts are Less than 2 accurate
                       facts are displayed on      displayed on the poster. displayed on the poster. facts are displayed on
 Accuracy
                       the poster.                                                                   the poster.




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                                         Economics: Flow Chart Rubric
                                               Performance Indicator 2.SS.4c

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    CATEGORY          4                          3                           2                          1
Ideas and Content     The flow chart is          The flow chart is fairly    The flow chart is vague    The flow chart does not
                      focused and goods,         focused and goods,          with few definitions,      have a clear focus and
                      services, producers, and   services, producers, and    comparisons, and           lacks definitions,
                      consumers are defined,     consumers are defined,      connections of goods,      comparisons, and
                      compared, and              compared, and               services, producers, and   connections of goods,
                      connected.                 connected.                  consumers.                 services, producers, and
                                                                                                        consumers.

Accuracy of Facts     All facts presented in     Almost all facts            Most facts presented in There are several
                      the flow chart are         presented in the flow       the flow chart are       factual errors in the
                      accurate.                  chart are accurate.         accurate (at least 70%). flow chart.



Conventions           The flow chart is free     There are 1-2 errors.       There are 3-5 errors.      There are more than 5
                      of errors.                                                                        errors.




Organization          The flow chart is very     The flow chart is pretty    The flow chart is a little Ideas and scenes seem
                      well organized. One idea   well organized. One idea    hard to follow. The        to be randomly
                      or scene follows another   or scene may seem out       transitions are            arranged.
                      in a logical sequence      of place. Clear             sometimes not clear.
                      with clear transitions.    transitions are used.

Voice                 The writer's voice is      The writer's voice is       The writer's voice is at   The writer's voice is
                      natural.                   appropriate and             times stilted and          unnatural sounding and
                                                 somewhat natural.           unnatural.                 unappealing.



Sentence Fluency      The writer uses a          The writer uses some        The sentences are short The sentences are
                      variety of sentence        simple, complex, and        and fragmented          incomplete or confusing.
                      lengths and types.         compound sentences.



Presentation          Writes a legible copy in   Writes a legible copy;      Writes a legible copy;     Writes an illegible copy
                      neat handwriting; spaces   spaces most words           introduces new errors;     with many erasures;
                      words and margins          correctly but has           has difficulty with        uses inconsistent word
                      correctly.                 difficulty staying within   spacing in margins; has    spacing and disregards
                                                 margins; has visible        visible erasures.          margins; forms some
                                                 erasures. .                                            letters incorrectly.


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                       Economics: Four Pocket Foldable Rubric (All About Work)
                                                Performance Indicator 2.SS.4b

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Student Name:   ________________________________________


       CATEGORY         4                           3                           2                           1
 Ideas and Content      The foldable contains       The foldable contains       The foldable contains       The foldable does not
                        focused and descriptive     fairly focused and          vague information with      have information with a
                        information about income    descriptive information     few descriptions of         clear focus and lacks
                        and money, needs and        about income and money,     income and money, needs     descriptions of income
                        wants, work, jobs, and      needs and wants, work,      and wants, work, jobs, or   and money, needs and
                        goods.                      jobs, and goods.            goods.                      wants, work, jobs, or
                                                                                                            goods.

 Presentation           The foldable contains 3     The foldable contains 2     The foldable contains 1     The foldable contains
                        documents about income      documents about income      document about income       less than 1 document
                        and money, needs and        and money, needs and        and money, needs and        about income and money,
                        wants, work, jobs, and      wants, work, jobs, and      wants, work, jobs, and      needs and wants, work,
                        goods, and information is   goods, and information is   goods, and information is   jobs, and goods, and
                        always found under the      always found under the      sometimes found under       information is not found
                        correct heading.            correct heading.            the correct heading.        under the correct
                                                                                                            heading.

 Organization           The summary includes a      The summary includes a The summary wanders           The summary does not
                        clear beginning and         beginning, a middle, and a and does not have a clear have a structure.
                        middle, and a strong        conclusion.                structure.
                        conclusion.




 Sentence Fluency       The writer uses a variety The writer uses some          The sentences are short The sentences are
                        of sentence lengths and simple, complex, and            and fragmented          incomplete or confusing.
                        types.                    compound sentences.




 Conventions            The story is free of        There are 1-2 errors.       There are 3-5 errors.       There are more than 5
                        errors.                                                                             errors.




 Voice                  The writer's voice is       The writer's voice is       The writer's voice is at    The writer's voice is
                        natural.                    appropriate and             times stilted and           unnatural sounding and
                                                    somewhat natural.           unnatural.                  unappealing




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                                    Economics: Captioned Pictures Rubric
                                               Performance Indicator 2.SS.4a

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    CATEGORY          4                            3                           2                          1
Ideas and Content     The captioned pictures       The captioned pictures      The captioned pictures     The captioned pictures
                      are focused and needs,       are fairly focused and      are vague with few         do not have a clear
                      wants, environmental         needs, wants,               descriptions and           focus and lack
                      and natural resources,       environmental and           comparisons of needs,      descriptions and
                      producers and                natural resources,          wants, environmental       comparisons of needs,
                      consumers are                producers and               and natural resources,     wants, environmental
                      compared.                    consumers are               producers and              and natural resources,
                                                   compared.                   consumers.                 producers and
                                                                                                          consumers.

Accuracy of Facts     All facts presented in       Almost all facts            Most facts presented in There are several
                      the captioned pictures       presented in the            the captioned pictures  factual errors in the
                      are accurate.                captioned pictures are      are accurate (at least  captioned pictures.
                                                   accurate.                   70%).


Illustrations         Original illustrations are   Original illustrations are Original illustrations      Illustrations are not
                      detailed, attractive,        somewhat detailed,         relate to the text.         present OR they are not
                      creative, and relate to      attractive, and relate to                              original.
                      the text.                    the text.


Organization          The captioned pictures       The captioned pictures      The captioned pictures Ideas and scenes seem
                      are very well organized.     are pretty well             are a little hard to     to be randomly
                      One idea or scene            organized. One idea or      follow. The transitions  arranged.
                      follows another in a         scene may seem out of       are sometimes not clear.
                      logical sequence with        place. Clear transitions
                      clear transitions.           are used.

Voice                 The writer's voice is        The writer's voice is       The writer's voice is at   The writer's voice is
                      natural.                     appropriate and             times stilted and          unnatural sounding and
                                                   somewhat natural.           unnatural.                 unappealing.



Sentence Fluency      The writer uses a            The writer uses some        The sentences are short The sentences are
                      variety of sentence          simple, complex, and        and fragmented          incomplete or confusing.
                      lengths and types.           compound sentences.



Presentation          Writes a legible copy in     Writes a legible copy;      Writes a legible copy;     Writes an illegible copy
                      neat handwriting; spaces     spaces most words           introduces new errors;     with many erasures;
                      words and margins            correctly but has           has difficulty with        uses inconsistent word
                      correctly.                   difficulty staying within   spacing in margins; has    spacing and disregards
                                                   margins; has visible        visible erasures.          margins; forms some
                                                   erasures. .                                            letters incorrectly.


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                           Neighborhoods and Communities: Written List Rubric
                                                 Performance Indicator 2.SS.1c

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 Student Name:    ________________________________________


 CATEGORY        4                          3                           2                                     1
Ideas and        The summary is focused     The summary is fairly       The summary is vague with few         The summary does not
                 and living styles,         focused and living          descriptions of living styles,        have a clear focus and
Content
                 clothing, and              styles, clothing, and       clothing, and environmental           lacks descriptions of
                 environmental factors      environmental factors       factors.                              living styles, clothing,
                 are described.             are described.                                                    and environmental
                                                                                                              factors.

Organization     The summary includes a     The summary includes a      The summary is a little hard to       The summary does not
                 clear beginning, middle,   beginning, middle, and a    follow and does not have a clear      have a structure.
                 and a strong conclusion.   conclusion.                 structure.




Word Choice      The writer uses vivid      The words chosen are        The words are vague and               Some words are
                 words, including some      accurate and                uninteresting and hardly any are      frequently used
                 vocabulary.                descriptive, and a few      vocabulary.                           inaccurately, and none
                                            are vocabulary words.                                             are vocabulary.


Sentence         The writer uses a variety The writer uses some         The sentences are short and           The sentences are
                 of sentence lengths and simple, complex, and           fragmented                            incomplete or confusing.
Fluency
                 types.                    compound sentences.




Voice            The writer's voice is      The writer's voice is       The writer's voice is at times        The writer's voice is
                 natural.                   appropriate and             stilted and unnatural.                unnatural sounding and
                                            somewhat natural.                                                 unappealing.




Conventions      The story is free of       There are 1-2 errors.       There are 3-5 errors.                 There are more than 5
                 errors.                                                                                      errors.




Presentation     Writes a legible copy in   Writes a legible copy;      Writes a legible copy; introduces     Writes an illegible copy
                 neat handwriting; spaces   spaces most words           new errors; has difficulty with       with many erasures; uses
                 words and margins          correctly but has           spacing in margins; has visible       inconsistent word
                 correctly.                 difficulty staying within   erasures.                             spacing and disregards
                                            margins; has visible                                              margins; forms some
                                            erasures.                                                         letters incorrectly.


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                    Neighborhoods and Communities: Compare/Contrast Rubric
                                               Performance Indicator 2.SS.1b

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Student Name:   ________________________________________


 CATEGORY       4                          3                           2                                   1
Ideas and       The summary is focused     The summary is fairly       The summary is vague with few       The summary does not
                and living styles,         focused and living          descriptions of living styles,      have a clear focus and
Content
                clothing, and              styles, clothing, and       clothing, and environmental         lacks descriptions of
                environmental factors      environmental factors       factors.                            living styles, clothing,
                are described.             are described.                                                  and environmental
                                                                                                           factors.

Organization    The summary includes a     The summary includes a      The summary is a little hard to     The summary does not
                clear beginning, middle,   beginning, middle, and a    follow and does not have a clear    have a structure.
                and a strong conclusion.   conclusion.                 structure.




Word Choice     The writer uses vivid      The words chosen are        The words are vague and             Some words are
                words, including some      accurate and                uninteresting and hardly any are    frequently used
                vocabulary.                descriptive, and a few      vocabulary.                         inaccurately, and none
                                           are vocabulary words.                                           are vocabulary.


Sentence        The writer uses a variety The writer uses some         The sentences are short and         The sentences are
                of sentence lengths and simple, complex, and           fragmented                          incomplete or confusing.
Fluency
                types.                    compound sentences.




Voice           The writer's voice is      The writer's voice is       The writer's voice is at times      The writer's voice is
                natural.                   appropriate and             stilted and unnatural.              unnatural sounding and
                                           somewhat natural.                                               unappealing.




Conventions     The story is free of       There are 1-2 errors.       There are 3-5 errors.               There are more than 5
                errors.                                                                                    errors.




Presentation    Writes a legible copy in   Writes a legible copy;      Writes a legible copy; introduces   Writes an illegible copy
                neat handwriting; spaces   spaces most words           new errors; has difficulty with     with many erasures; uses
                words and margins          correctly but has           spacing in margins; has visible     inconsistent word
                correctly.                 difficulty staying within   erasures.                           spacing and disregards
                                           margins; has visible                                            margins; forms some
                                           erasures.                                                       letters incorrectly.


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                    Neighborhoods and Communities: Pocket Chart Foldable Rubric
                                            Performance Indicator 2.SS.1a

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Student Name:   ________________________________________


       CATEGORY         4                           3                           2                          1
 Ideas and Content      The foldable contains       The foldable contains       The foldable contains      The foldable does not
                        focused and descriptive     fairly focused and          vague information with     have information with a
                        information about family,   descriptive information     few descriptions of        clear focus and lacks
                        school, and community.      about family, school, and   family, school, or         descriptions of family,
                                                    community.                  community.                 school, or communities.



 Presentation           The foldable contains 3     The foldable contains 2     The foldable contains 1    The foldable contains
                        documents about family,     documents about family,     document about family,     less than 1 document
                        school, and community       school, and community       school, and community      about family, school, and
                        and information is always   and information is always   and information is         community and
                        found under the correct     found under the correct     sometimes found under      information is not found
                        heading.                    heading.                    the correct heading.       under the correct
                                                                                                           heading.

 Organization           The summary includes a      The summary includes a The summary wanders           The summary does not
                        clear beginning and         beginning, a middle, and a and does not have a clear have a structure.
                        middle, and a strong        conclusion.                structure.
                        conclusion.




 Sentence Fluency       The writer uses a variety The writer uses some          The sentences are short The sentences are
                        of sentence lengths and simple, complex, and            and fragmented          incomplete or confusing.
                        types.                    compound sentences.




 Conventions            The story is free of        There are 1-2 errors.       There are 3-5 errors.      There are more than 5
                        errors.                                                                            errors.




 Voice                  The writer's voice is       The writer's voice is       The writer's voice is at   The writer's voice is
                        natural.                    appropriate and             times stilted and          unnatural sounding and
                                                    somewhat natural.           unnatural.                 unappealing




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                                       Map Skills: Travel Plan Rubric
                                          Performance Indicator 2.SS.2b

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Student Name:   ________________________________________

          CATEGORY          4                        3                        2                         1
Content                     The travel plan          The travel plan          The travel plan           The travel plan
                            includes all of the      includes three of the    includes two of the       includes one of the
                            following 1. crosses     following 1. crosses     following 1. crosses      following 1. crosses
                            state lines 2.           state lines 2.           state lines 2.            state lines 2.
                            illustrates state        illustrates state        illustrates state         illustrates state
                            borders 3. identifies    borders 3. identifies    borders 3. identifies     borders 3. identifies
                            landforms 4. bodies or   landforms 4. bodies      landforms 4. bodies or    landforms 4. bodies or
                            water 5.human-made       or water 5.human-        water 5.human-made        water 5.human-made
                            features.                made features.           features.                 features.

Organization                The travel plan          The travel plan          The route on the          There is no clearly
                            contains a clearly       contains a route that    travel plan wanders       defined route.
                            defined route that is    is somewhat defined      and does not have a
                            easily followed.         and clear to follow.     clearly defined route.



Word Choice                 The route description    The route description    The route description     The route description
                            is accurate and          is accurate and          contains vague and        is inaccurate and uses
                            detailed, and uses       detailed, and few        uninteresting words       no vocabulary words.
                            multiple, vivid          vocabulary words are     and hardly any are
                            vocabulary words.        included.                vocabulary.


Spelling/Capitalization     95-100% of words on      94-85% of the words      84-75% of the words       Less than 75% of the
                            the map are spelled      on the map are           on the map are spelled    words on the map are
                            and capitalized          spelled and              and capitalized           spelled and/or
                            correctly.               capitalized correctly.   correctly.                capitalized correctly.



Voice                       The writer's voice is    The writer's voice is    The writer's voice is     The writer's voice is
                            natural.                 appropriate and          at times stilted and      unnatural sounding
                                                     somewhat natural.        unnatural.                and unappealing.




Presentation                Writes a legible copy    Writes a legible copy;   Writes a legible copy;    Writes an illegible
                            in neat handwriting;     spaces most words        introduces new errors;    copy with many
                            spaces words and         correctly but has        has difficulty with       erasures; uses
                            margins correctly.       difficulty staying       spacing in margins; has   inconsistent word
                                                     within margins; has      visible erasures.         spacing and
                                                     visible erasures.                                  disregards margins;
                                                                                                        forms some letters
                                                                                                        incorrectly.



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                                        Making Skills: Making a Map Rubric
                                                 Performance Indicator 2.SS.2a
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        Student Name:    ________________________________________

          CATEGORY               4                         3                        2                         1
Title                            Title tells the           Title tells the          Title tells the           Purpose/content of
                                 purpose/content of        purpose/content of       purpose/content of        the map is not clear
                                 the map, is clearly       the map and is printed   the map, but is not       from the title.
                                 distinguishable as the    at the top of the map.   located at the top of
                                 title (e.g. larger                                 the map.
                                 letters, underlined,
                                 etc), and is printed at
                                 the top of the map.

Labels & Features -              90-100% of the         89-80% of the          79-70% of the          Less than 70% of the
                                 labels/features can be labels/features can be labels/features can be labels/features can be
Neatness
                                 read easily.           read easily.           read easily.           read easily.




Map Legend/Key                   Legend is easy-to-find    Legend contains a        Legend contains an     Legend is absent or
(grade this or scale)            and contains a            complete set of          almost complete set of lacks several symbols.
                                 complete set of           symbols, including a     symbols, including a
                                 symbols, including a      compass rose.            compass rose.
                                 compass rose.


Scale                            All features on map       Most features on map     Many features of the      Many features of the
(grade this or map legend/key)   are drawn to scale and    are drawn to scale and   map are NOT drawn to      map are NOT drawn to
                                 the scale used is         the scale used is        scale even though a       scale AND/OR there is
                                 clearly indicated on      clearly indicated on     scale is clearly          no scale marker on the
                                 the map.                  the map.                 indicated on the map.     map.


Labels - Accuracy                At least 90% of the       80-89% of the items     79-70% of the items     Less than 70% of the
                                 items are labeled and     are labeled and located are labeled and located items are labeled and
                                 located correctly.        correctly.              correctly.              located correctly.




Spelling/Capitalization          95-100% of words on       94-85% of the words      84-75% of the words       Less than 75% of the
                                 the map are spelled       on the map are spelled   on the map are spelled    words on the map are
                                 and capitalized           and capitalized          and capitalized           spelled and/or
                                 correctly.                correctly.               correctly.                capitalized correctly.




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                                Custom and Symbols: Newspaper Article Rubric
                                                 Performance Indicator 2.SS.5b

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Student Name:   ________________________________________

         CATEGORY       4                           3                          2                           1
 Ideas and Content      The article is focused      The article is fairly      The article is vague with   The article does not have
                        and has three examples      focused and has two        one example of American     a clear focus and lacks
                        of American customs,        examples of American       customs, symbols, and       examples of American
                        symbols, and                customs, symbols, and      celebrations.               customs, symbols, and
                        celebrations.               celebrations.                                          celebrations.


 Organization           The article includes a      The article includes a     The article wanders and     The article does not have
                        clear beginning and         beginning, a middle, and a does not have a clear       a structure.
                        middle, and a strong        conclusion.                structure.
                        conclusion.



 Word Choice            The writer uses vivid       The words chosen are      The words are vague and      Some words are
                        words, including some       accurate and descriptive, uninteresting and hardly     frequently used
                        vocabulary.                 and a few are vocabulary any are vocabulary.           inaccurately, and none
                                                    words.                                                 are vocabulary.



 Sentence Fluency       The writer uses a variety The writer uses some         The sentences are short     The sentences are
                        of sentence lengths and simple, complex, and           and fragmented.             incomplete or confusing.
                        types.                    compound sentences.




 Voice                  The writer's voice is       The writer's voice is      The writer's voice is at    The writer's voice is
                        natural.                    appropriate and            times stilted and           unnatural sounding and
                                                    somewhat natural.          unnatural.                  unappealing.




 Conventions            The story is free of        There are 1-2 errors.      There are 3-5 errors.       There are more than 5
                        errors.                                                                            errors.




 Presentation           The article has a           The article has a          The article has a           Article is missing a
                        headline that captures      headline that accurately   headline that somewhat      headline OR the graphics
                        the reader's attention      describes the content.     describes the content.      do not have captions
                        and accurately describes    The article contains       Most graphics have
                        the content. All graphics   graphics and captions.     captions.
                        have captions that
                        adequately describe the
                        people and action in the
                        graphic.

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                          Customs and Symbols: The Pledge of Allegiance Rubric
                                                 Performance Indicator 2.SS.5a

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Student Name:   ________________________________________



     CATEGORY         4                          3                           2                          1
Ideas and Content     The story is focused and   The story is fairly         The story is vague with    The story does not have
                      three examples of the      focused and two             one example of the         a clear focus and lacks
                      meaning, personal          examples of the meaning,    meaning, personal          examples of the meaning,
                      thoughts, and feelings     personal thoughts, and      thoughts, and feelings     personal thoughts, and
                      about the Pledge of        feelings about the          about the Pledge of        feelings about the Pledge
                      Allegiance are given.      Pledge of Allegiance are    Allegiance are given.      of Allegiance.
                                                 given.

Organization          The story includes a       The story is includes a     The story is a little hard The story does not have
                      clear beginning, middle,   beginning, middle, and a    to follow and does not     a structure.
                      and a strong conclusion.   conclusion.                 have a clear structure.




Word Choice           The writer uses vivid      The words chosen are      The words are vague and      Some words are
                      words, including some      accurate and descriptive, uninteresting and hardly     frequently used
                      vocabulary.                and a few are vocabulary any are vocabulary.           inaccurately, and none
                                                 words.                                                 are vocabulary.



Sentence Fluency      The writer uses a variety The writer uses some         The sentences are short    The sentences are
                      of sentence lengths and simple, complex, and           and fragmented             incomplete or confusing.
                      types.                    compound sentences.




Voice                 The writer's voice is      The writer's voice is       The writer's voice is at   The writer's voice is
                      natural.                   appropriate and             times stilted and          unnatural sounding and
                                                 somewhat natural.           unnatural.                 unappealing.




Conventions           The story is free of       There are 1-2 errors.       There are 3-5 errors.      There are more than 5
                      errors.                                                                           errors.




Presentation          Writes a legible copy in   Writes a legible copy;      Writes a legible copy;     Writes an illegible copy
                      neat handwriting; spaces   spaces most words           introduces new errors;     with many erasures; uses
                      words and margins          correctly but has           has difficulty with        inconsistent word spacing
                      correctly.                 difficulty staying within   spacing in margins; has    and disregards margins;
                                                 margins; has visible        visible erasures.          forms some letters
                                                 erasures.                                              incorrectly.


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