After the work, your team will be evaluated on the following:



3 or less paragraphs- 2 points

Only 4 paragraphs that provide the quote and a few examples- 3 points

An introduction, a conclusion, and 3 body paragraphs that discuss multiple examples in each body paragraph- 4 points

Paragraphs that include an introduction with a thesis, a conclusion, and 3 body paragraphs with one example per paragraph- 5 points


Spelling and Grammar

Mistakes are so numerous that they interfere with the content of the essay- 2

5-6 mistakes- 3 points

3-4 mistakes- 4 points

1-2 mistakes- 5 points



All examples are off topic and do not support the main idea of the essay- 2 points

Only 1 strong example that supports the thesis- 3 points

At least 2 strong examples that support the thesis- 4 points

3 strong examples that support the thesis- 5 points



The transitions between ideas are unclear OR nonexistent- 2 points

Some transitions work well, but some connections between ideas are fuzzy-3 points

Transitions show how ideas are connected, but there is little variety- 4 points

A variety of thoughtful transitions that show the information is connected-5 points


Thesis Statement and Focus

The thesis statement does not name the topic AND does not preview what will be discussed-2 points

The thesis statement outlines some or all of the main points to be discussed but does not name the topic- 3 points

The thesis statement names the topic of the essay- 4 points

The thesis statement names the topic of the essay and outlines the main points to be discussed-5 points


Closing Paragraph

There is no conclusion - the paper just ends- 2 points

The author's position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning-3 points

The conclusion is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph-4 points

The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph-5 points




Total 30 points

Prezi or presentation in PowerPoint


Content is minimal OR there are several factual errors- 2 poitns

Includes essential information about the topic but there are 1-2 factual errors- 3 points

Includes essential knowledge about the topic. Subject knowledge appears to be good-4 points

Covers topic in-depth with details and examples. Subject knowledge is excellent- 5 points




There was no clear or logical organizational structure, just lots of facts- 2 points

Content is logically organized for the most part-3 points

Uses headings or bulleted lists to organize, but the overall organization of topics appears flawed-4 points

Content is well organized using headings or bulleted lists to group related material-5 points




Uses other people's ideas, but does not give them credit- 2 points

Uses other people's ideas (giving them credit), but there is little evidence of original thinking- 3 points

Product shows some original thought. Work shows new ideas and insights- 4 points

Product shows a large amount of original thought. Ideas are creative and inventive- 5 points


Total 15 points

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