North Lawndale College Prep's Public Speaking Rubric

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					                                                                                      North Lawndale College Prep High School Public Speaking Rubric, 2010-2011
                                      Student Name:___________________________________________________________________________________ Date:__________________

                                                                           Optimize Standards                         Exceed Standards                                 Meet Standards                               Do Not Meet Standards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Points
                                                                               (A Grade)                                 (B Grade)                                       (C Grade)                                        (F Grade)
                                                                          Public Speaking at this level               Public Speaking at this level
                                                                                                                                                                 Public Speaking at this level includes             Public Speaking at this level includes
                                                                                     includes                                    includes
                                                EYE CONTACT             Exceptional eye contact with the           Effective eye contact with the             Some eye contact with the audience,             Little or no eye contact with the
                                              Develop rapport with       entire audience, seldom returning           audience - but some distracting use         frequently returning to the distracting use      audience.
                                              the audience through       to notecards.                               of notecards and/or visual aid.             of notecards and/or visual aid.
                                                   eye contact                Points Possible (10-9)                     Points Possible (8)                              Points Possible (7)                               Points Possible (7)
                                                 ELOCUTION                Exceptionally clear, correct, and        Clear, correct, and precise                Clear, correct, and precise pronunciation          Unclear, incorrect, and/or imprecise
                                                 Articulate voice          precise pronunciation of all words        pronunciation of most words and             of some words and phrases.                          pronunciation of words and phrases.
                                             clearly and confidently       and phrases.                              phrases.
             of the Public Speaking (50%)




                                                                               Points Possible (10-9)                    Points Possible (8)                              Points Possible (7)                               Points Possible (7)
                                                   POSTURE                Exceptional posture: Standing            Effective posture: Standing straight       Somewhat effective posture: Some                   Ineffective posture: Sits or slumps
                                                      and                  straight with both feet on the            with both feet on the ground, with          standing straight, but with rocking back            during entire presentation; and/or
DELIVERY




                                                  GESTURES                 ground, and/or                            some rocking back and forth;                and forth and slumping; and/or                     Ineffective gestures: few or no hand
                                               Use body language          Exceptional gestures: hand                and/or                                     Somewhat effective gestures: hand                   gestures that assist audience’s
                                             to enhance presentation       gestures enhance audience’s              Effective gestures: hand gestures           gestures sometimes assist audience’s                understanding.
                                                                           understanding.                            assist audience’s understanding.            understanding.
                                                                                 Points Possible (10-9)                  Points Possible (8)                               Points Possible (7)                              Points Possible (7)
                                               ENTHUSIASM                 Exceptionally strong and positive        Pleasant attitude about topic              Engaged attitude about topic during the            Disengaged attitude about topic during
                                             Convey emotion during         attitude about topic during the           during much of the presentation.            some of the presentation.                           the most of the presentation.
                                                the presentation           entire presentation.
                                                                                 Points Possible (10-9)                  Points Possible (8)                               Points Possible (7)                               Points Possible (7)
                                               INTERACTION                Exceptional encouragement of             Effective encouragement of                  Somewhat effective encouragement of                Insufficient encouragement of
                                                   with the                audience interaction; and                 audience interaction; and                    audience interaction; and                           audience interaction; and
                                                 AUDIENCE                 Exceptional knowledge of the             Effective knowledge of the topic            Somewhat effective knowledge of the                Insufficient knowledge of the topic
                                                   and the                 topic displayed while responding          displayed while responding                   topic displayed while responding directly           displayed while responding directly
                                             QUESTION/ANSWER               confidently, precisely, and               directly and appropriately to all            and appropriately to all audience                   and appropriately to all audience
                                                  SESSION                  appropriately to all audience             audience questions.                          questions.                                          questions.
                                                                           questions.
                                                                                 Points Possible (10-9)                 Points Possible (8)                               Points Possible (7)                             Points Possible (7)
                                                   LAYOUT                 An exceptional visual theme —          An effective visual theme — colors,        A somewhat effective visual theme —               An ineffective visual theme — colors,
                                              Enrich and captivate         colors, designs, and proportions;       designs, and proportions;                   colors, designs, and proportions;                  designs, and proportions;
                                                the audience’s            An exceptional use of headings,       An effective use of headings,               A somewhat effective use of headings,             An ineffective use of headings,
                                             understanding through         subheadings, and text to create a       subheadings, and text to create a           subheadings, and text to create a consistent       subheadings, and text to create a
             for the Public Speaking (50%)




                                                 the visual aid            consistent overall idea; and            consistent overall idea; and                overall idea; and                                  consistent overall idea; and
                                                                          An appropriate text length.           A mostly appropriate text length.           At times, an inappropriate text length.           An inappropriate text length.
                                                                                Points Possible (20-18)                Points Possible (17-16)                          Points Possible (15-14)                           Points Possible (14)
VISUAL AID




                                             TEXT MECHANICS                Exceptional understanding and        Effective understanding and                Somewhat effective understanding and              Ineffective understanding and
                                             Correctly use grammar;         application of standard English        application of standard English             application of standard English grammar;           application of standard English
                                                 correctly spell,           grammar;                               grammar;                                  Several incorrect instances of punctuation          grammar;
                                                punctuate, and             Correct punctuation and              Some incorrect instances of                  and capitalization; and                          Many incorrect instances of
                                                 capitalize; and            capitalization; and                    punctuation and capitalization; and       Several misspellings.                               punctuation and capitalization; and
                                                correctly format           Correct spelling.                    Some misspellings.                                                                            Many misspellings.
                                                                                Points Possible (20-18)                Points Possible (17-16)                          Points Possible (15-14)                           Points Possible (14)
                                             GRAPHICS, SOUND,             Exceptional use of graphics,           Effective use of graphics, sound,            Somewhat effective use of graphics,            Ineffective use of graphics, sound,
                                                     and/or                sound, and/or animation/video to         and/or animation/video to create a           sound, and/or animation/video to create a         and/or animation/video to create a
                                             ANIMATION/VIDEO               create a consistent overall idea;        consistent overall idea; and                 consistent overall idea; and                      consistent overall idea; and
                                              Effectively integrate        and                                    Effective sizing and resolution.             Somewhat effective sizing and resolution.      Ineffective sizing and resolution.
                                              multimedia into the         Exceptional sizing and resolution.
                                                   visual aid                 Points Possible (10-9)                     Points Possible (8)                              Points Possible (7)                               Points Possible (7)

                                                                                                                    Public Speaking Grade: ______/100