Westward Ho!
Scoring Rubric


4
Expert
3
Proficient
2
Beginning
1
Novice
0
Poor
Trail Map






Map is large, and neatly drawn with all elements including scale of miles, legend, topographic areas, and significant locations marked.

Most required elements are present in student map.

Map is missing several required elements.

Map lacks many required elements,or Map is poorly drawn.

Map is missing.
Selection of Route






In selecting route, students demonstrate thought and consideration of the routes terrain, weather, and distance.

Selection of trail route demonstrates consideration of most of the conditions necessary to ensure survival.

Selection of route demonstrates some consideration of trail conditions.

Selection of route demonstrates little consideration of trail conditions.

This portion of project is missing or incomplete.
Rules






Rules are clearly written and directly related to the needs of the people traveling with the wagon train. Construction of rules demonstrates thought and creativity.

Rules are clearly written and related to the needs of people, but needs more thought and creativity.

Some rules are vague, or show inadequate consideration of the needs of persons traveling on the Oregon trail.

Rules are vaguely written and demonstrate little effort or consideration of the needs of persons traveling on the Oregon trail.

This portion of project is missing or incomplete.
Supplies






Selection of supplies demonstrates careful planning on behalf of students. Supplies selected fit in the wagon, are adequate and suitable for duration of the trip and cooking facilities available. Students stay within allotted budget.

Students stayed within budget when purchasing supplies. Supplies fit within the confines of wagon. More consideration of trail conditions and duration needed when considering which supplies to bring.

Students demonstrate poor planning or consideration in which supplies they purchase. Supplies either didn't fit within the wagon, or were over budget.

Students demonstrate poor planning or consideration in which supplies they purchase. Supplies do not fit in wagon, and budget was not adhered to.

This portion of project is missing or incomplete
Delivery
4

3

2

1

0
Eye Contact
Makes varied and sustained eye contact with the entire audience and seems to be talking with people engaging throughout.

Makes some eye contact with some of the audience and engages them at several points.

Makes varied inconsistent eye contact with the entire audience.

Student makes little or no eye contact and audience is rearly engagd.

Reads script with head down.
Voice
Uses variance in pitch, rate, and volume to appropriately convey their meaning throughout. Exhibits practiced purposeful control.

Uses much variance in pitch, rate, and volume to appropriately convey their meaning in much of the presentation. Practice and control are evident.

Uses some variance in pitch, rate, and volume to appropriately enhance their meaning a few times. Exhibits some practice and control.

Uses little variance in pitch, rate and volume to convey meaning once. Little practice or control is evident.

Speaker speaks in a monotone or a voice that is clearly uncontrolled.
Body Language Throughout
Speaker uses gestures that appropriately enhances their meaning throughout speech.

Speaker uses much body language that appropriately enhances their meaning.

Speaker uses some body language that appropriately enhances their meaning.

Speaker uses little body language to enhance their meaning.

Speaker uses no body language that inappropriately reinforces his/her meaning.
Filler Words ("uh")
Smooth flowing language, totally devoid of any filler words or verbal tics.

Smooth flowing language, with one or two filler words or verbal tics.

Smooth flowing language, with occasional filler words or verbal tics.

Language flows poorly, speaker often used filler words.

Frequently user filler words or phrases, or pauses inappropriately, pauses as if at a loss.

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