César Chávez in the News

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Evaluation

Your Editor in Chief (teacher) will evaluate your article according to the following rubric with 16 possible points.

News Facts:

    Score
    4
    Accurate with at least one unusual or very interesting piece of information
    3
    Accurate facts
    2
    One mistake in fact
    1
    Several mistakes in fact

Quality of explanation:

    Score
    4
    Main idea stated at the start of the article. The body paragraphs support the main reason.
    3
    Main idea explained at the start of the article. Some body paragraphs support the main reason.
    2
    Either main idea is not clearly stated, or body paragraphs do not support main idea.
    1
    Main idea cannot be discerned.

Writing style:

    Score
    4
    Interesting lead sentence/paragraph grabs reader, and structure sustains interest until the end.
    3
    Interesting lead but fails to sustain interest through who, what, why sequence.
    2
    Has format but lead doesn’t grab the reader.
    1
    Not in newspaper format throughout.

Grammar/spelling:

    Score
    4
    No mistakes with the use of complex sentence structures.
    3
    No mistake with the use of simple sentence structures or one mistake in a more complex sentence style.
    2
    Several mistakes.
    1
    Many mistakes.