Use the following rubric to evaluate your students progress. Remember to check in on them frequently. There is a checklist that you may want to adapt in the Process section. This lesson should fill them with self-confidence and success, but that can only happen with monitoring.
CATEGORY
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Preparedness
Student is completely prepared and has obviously rehearsed.
Student seems pretty prepared but might have needed a couple more rehearsals.
The student is somewhat prepared, but it is clear that rehearsal was lacking.
Student does not seem at all prepared to present.
Listens to Other Presentations
Listens intently. Does not make distracting noises or movements.
Listens intently but has one distracting noise or movement.
Sometimes does not appear to be listening but is not distracting.
Sometimes does not appear to be listening and has distracting noises or movements.
Content
Shows a full understanding of the topic.
Shows a good understanding of the topic.
Shows a good understanding of parts of the topic.
Does not seem to understand the topic very well.
Collaboration with Peers
Almost always listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others in the group. Tries to keep people working well together.
Usually listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others in the group. Does not cause "waves" in the group.
Often listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others in the group but sometimes is not a good team member.
Rarely listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others in the group. Often is not a good team member.
Time-Limit
Presentation is 6-8 minutes long.
Presention is 5 minutes long.
Presentation is 4 minutes long.
Presentation is less than 3 minutes OR more than 8minutes.
Quality of Information
Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.
Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples.
Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given.
Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.
Diagrams & Illustrations
Diagrams and illustrations are neat, accurate and add to the reader's understanding of the topic.
Diagrams and illustrations are accurate and add to the reader's understanding of the topic.
Diagrams and illustrations are neat and accurate and sometimes add to the reader's understanding of the topic.
Diagrams and illustrations are not accurate OR do not add to the reader's understanding of the topic.
Internet Use
Successfully uses suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.
Usually able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.
Occasionally able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.
Needs assistance or supervision to use suggested internet links and/or to navigate within these sites.
Sources
All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the desired format.
All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but a few are not in the desired format.
All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in the desired format.
Some sources are not accurately documented.
First Draft
Detailed draft is neatly presented and includes all required information.
Draft includes all required information and is legible.
Draft includes most required information and is legible.
Draft is missing required information and is difficult to read.
Mechanics
No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.
Almost no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors
A few grammatical spelling, or punctuation errors.
Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.

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