Grading Rubric for Inventions & Machines Webquest

It is strongly suggested that each student check their work against this grading rubric both as they are doing their work and before submitting it.

There is a grading criteria for each of the three parts of the Inventions and Machines Webquest.

A/B
B/C
D/F

Task I

Quality of Summary

Student was able to make use of all of the resources provided.

The summary includes a well written introduction, body paragraphs and a conclusion.

The summary was written in the student's own words.

Work was spell-checked and clear of glaring grammatical errors.

The student demonstrated the connections between the advent of the device they researched and its impact on the economy and society.

The typewriting guidelines were followed.

Student might not have made the best use of the resources provided.

The summary includes an introduction, body paragraphs and a conclusion.

Parts of the summary might not have written in the student's own words and/or are lacking proper quotations or citation.

Work was spell-checked. There may be grammatical errors.

The typewriting guidelines were followed.

Work may need revision.

Too much of the summary is copied from the resources.

There is a little to no demonstration of how the adv ant of the device they were supposed to research had an impact on economy and society.

The typewriting guidelines were not followed.

Work needs revision.

Work is incomplete, late or missing.

Task II

Quality of Poster

Poster is clear and easy to understand

Items are both properly and accurately identified

Student may have clearly gone out of their way to find or create imagery.

Work was spell-checked and clear of glaring grammatical errors.

Work is ascetically pleasing and screaming, "Hang me up in the classroom now!"

Poster is somewhat clear and can be understood.

Most items are both properly and accurately identified.

Work was spell-checked. There may be grammatical errors.

Work is ready to be displayed in the classroom.

Poster is not clear or easily understandable.

Items might not be properly and/or accurately identified.

School lunch might look better than the poster.

Work is not ready to/cannot be displayed in the classroom.

Task III

Quality of Presentation

Student was prepared to make presentation as scheduled.

Student demonstrated that they have a command of their work by being able to describe what they did without having to read word-for-word from summary and/or poster.

Student answered questions about their research with ease and comfort.

Student displayed enthusiasm for their work

Student was prepared to make presentation as scheduled.

Student resorted to reading large sections of their summary and/or merely pointed out the obvious in their poster.

Student answered most questions about their research.

Student would have preferred eating moldy bread than give presentation.

Student was absent for presentation or was not prepared.

Student might have intended to read word-for-word from summary and poster.

Student might not have been able to field questions about their research.

Work is incomplete, late or missing.

Overall quality of work Work is submitted on time.
Each of the tasks were followed.
The typewriting guidelines were followed.
Work might be late or partially incomplete.
The typewriting guidelines were not followed.
Work is incomplete, late or missing.
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Updated: 2/22/05