Cultural KEYNOTE AND ORAL PRESENTATION RUBRIC
Excellent-4 Good-3 Satisfactory-2 Needs Improvement-1
Content and Covers topic in depth, is clear, Includes essential information, Includes some essential information but Hard to understand how the
Presentation of elaborative and includes details. does not elaborate or include topic is vague. slides support the topic.
Content All content throughout the Most of the content is accurate The content is generally accurate, but Content confusing or contains
Accuracy presentation is accurate. There one piece of information is clearly more than one factual error.
are no factual errors. inaccurate.
Sequencing of Information is organized in a Most information is organized Some information is logically sequenced. There is no clear plan for the
Information clear, logical way, starting with in a clear, logical way. One An occasional slide or piece of organization of information.
the title page. It is easy to slide or piece of information information seems out of place. Includes Has less than 6 slides or more
anticipate the next slide. Has 13 seems out of place. Includes 6-7 slides or 15-16 slides. than 16 slides.
slides (including title and 8-9 or 13-14 slides.
Use of Graphics All graphics are attractive (size Most graphics are attractive All or some of the graphics are attractive Several graphics are unattractive
and and colors) and support the topic and all support the topic of the support of mostly support the topic of AND detract from the content of
Visual Aids of the presentation. presentation. the presentation. the presentation.
Text - Font Font formats (color, bold, italic) Font formats have been Font formatting has been carefully Font formatting makes it very
Choice & have been carefully planned to carefully planned to enhance planned to complement the content. It difficult to read the material.
Formatting enhance readability and content. readability. may be a little hard to read.
Spelling and Presentation has no misspellings Presentation has 1-2 Presentation has 3-4 grammatical errors Presentation has more than 4
Grammar or grammatical errors. misspellings or grammatical or misspellings. grammatical and/or spelling
Bibliography/ All of the sources were Most of the sources were Some of the sources were referenced. Student did not include a
Footnotes referenced. 1-web, 2-books, referenced. bibliography or foot/endnotes.
1-encyclopedia (not wikipedia)
Oral Students presented using proper Student used mostly proper Student spoke with poor grammar and/or Student did not enhance keynote
Presentation grammar. Speech was grammar and/or speech was the oral presentation was not aligned to presentation with an oral
and consistently related to the mostly topic related. the topic. presentation.
Subject Student was prepared and gave Students used their notes Students had to read 1-2 sentences from Students had to read more than
Knowledge the oral presentation with little or some of the time their notes. 3 sentences from their notes.
no help of notes.
Checklist for your Keynote Presentation:
1. Cover your topic by supporting your statements or facts by elaborating. Add detail.
2. Make sure you have evidence for what you say by being able to reference your sources. There should be no “made-up” facts
3. All your sources should be referenced on the last page under bibliography or footnotes. Remember, you need at least 4
sources: 2 books, 1 encyclopedia, 1 web. Wikipedia will be considered a web source, not an encyclopedia source.
4. Organization is important. If your slides are not organized, it is hard for the audience to follow and they will lose interest.
5. Please include pictures. BUT REMEMBER: This is an informative, research presentation, not a slide show of pictures. Make
sure your pictures support your research, not the other way around.
6. Check for spelling and grammatical errors. Maybe someone can proof read it for you.
7. Practice your speech at home. Make sure you know your oral presentation well. It is good to have notes and use them as
reference, but do not read off of them.
8. CHECK THE SPELLING OF YOUR TOPIC!!! You will be deducted more than one point if your title, main subject or theme is
HINT: It’s a good idea to start your presentation by grabbing your audience’s attention. You may want to include a catchy title or
Here are some examples of how you may want to start your presentation:
Here’s a true story of how good triumphs over evil……
If you ever plan a travel to South East Asia and want to enjoy your meals, pay close attention to this….
Here is the history of a deadly and dangerous sport….
If you want to wear the proper fashion while visiting the Navajos, this will help you, so you don’t stand out like a sore thumb..…
My presentation is about bravery and skill, etc. …..
Pay close attention to my keynote and you too will be able to speak Medieval English….
Have you ever dreamed of building your own castle, well this may just get you started…..