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A New School for "Small Town"

Scoring Rubric for Final Presentation

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Enthusiasm

Facial expressions and body language generate a strong interest and enthusiasm about the topic in others.

Facial expressions and body language sometimes generate a strong interest and enthusiasm about the topic in others. Facial expressions and body language are used to try to generate enthusiasm, but seem somewhat faked. Very little use of facial expressions or body language. Did not generate much interest in topic being presented.
Preparation 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.
Collaboration Almost always listened to, shared with, and supported the efforts of others in the group. Tried to keep people working well together. Usually listened to, shared with, and supported the efforts of others in the group. Did not cause "waves" in the group. Often listened to, shared with, and supported the efforts of others in the group but sometimes was not a good team member. Rarely listened to, shared with, and supported the efforts of others in the group. Often was not a good team member.
Content A well organized, and very convincing argument for choice made for school naming choice. An organized, and convincing argument for school naming choice. A somewhat organized, and fairly convincing argument for school naming choice. A less than organized, and not very convincing argument for school naming choice.
Comprehension Student is able to accurately answer almost all questions posed by classmates about the topic. Student is able to accurately answer most questions posed by classmates about the topic. Student is able to accurately answer a few questions posed by classmates about the topic. Student is unable to accurately answer questions posed by classmates about the topic.
Visual Aids Well planned and thoughtful visual aids were substantive, appropriate, and used only to enhance information presented.  Visual aids were never repetitive, nor did they serve merely to add "style" at the cost of substance. Planned and thoughtful visual aids were used to enhance information presented.  Visual aids were not repetitive, and there was more substance than "style." Visual aids sometimes enhanced information given.  Visual aids were somewhat repetitive, were not well planned,  and/or served merely to add "style" at the cost of substance.  Visual aids were not substantive and generally did not enhance information given.