• US State Project Rubric

     

    Outside of project

     

    3

    Your name is included

    Project is in the shape of the state

    Name of state is written in large block lettering

     Capital is labeled and marked with a star (and in the correct geographic location)

    Major landforms are represented, labeled and colored (mountains, forests, lakes, rivers, deserts, etc.)

    State is colored appropriately to represent the geographical areas (i.e. a dry state might be tan). Use colored pencil please!

    Words are clear and legible

     All words are gone over with a black fine-tipped pen. Title should be bolder and stand out.

     

    4

     All requirements for a “3” are met, plus:

    Project is visually appealing and detailed in appearance (shape is precise, coloring and lettering are done with precision, map is carefully detailed, etc.)

    Major and minor landforms are represented, labeled and colored (mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, etc)

     Major cities are labeled (and in correct geographic location)

    Famous Landmarks are labeled (and in correct geographic location)

    All words are gone over with a black fine-tipped pen and no pencil marks are visible

    q Any extra detail about the topic of the map included

     

    2

     Project is in the shape of the state but with little detail or precision

    Title or name is missing

     Capital not in correct location

      Few major landforms are represented (mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, etc)

    Map is colored but with few labels

     Some words are gone over with a black pen and some pencil marks are visible

     Words are unclear or illegible

     Map is labeled using minimal detail

    1

    Project is in the shape of the state but with no detail or precision

    Title and name is missing

    Capital is missing

    No major landforms are represented (mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, etc)

     Map is not color coded

    Words are not gone over with black pen (most pencil marks visible)

     Words are unclear/ illegible

     Map is barely labeled

     

    Inside of project:

    3

     State flower is researched and named

    State tree is researched and named

    State seal or flag is researched and drawn

     Largest city by population is researched and named

    Nickname or motto are researched and named

    Governors’ name is researched and written

     Bordering states/ countries are researched and named

    Three interesting facts about the state are written.

    Report includes a paragraph about a famous person from the state, a famous landmark and its history or a famous event from history that took place in the state.

     All words are typed and neatly assembled on the inside of the state.

    4

    All the requirements for a “3” are met, plus:

     State flower is neatly drawn with appropriate colors

    State tree is neatly drawn with appropriate colors

     Largest city is recorded with population statistics

    Write a paragraph about one of the following you did not already include: famous person, famous landmark, famous historical event.

    State timeline is recorded with at least five major dates

    Any extra detail about the topic of the state included

     

    2

     Missing or incorrect state flower, tree, flag or seal

     Missing or incorrect largest city

     Missing or incorrect nickname and motto

     Missing or incorrect Governor

     Missing or incorrect bordering states and/or countries

     Missing a fact or facts are unclear/irrelevant

    Paragraph is too short and/or missing important details and lacking in information

    1

    Missing state flower, tree, flag and seal

    Missing largest city

    Missing nickname and motto

    Missing Governor’s name

    Missing some bordering states/countries

    Missing facts

     Paragraph is missing.

     

     

    Your Guide to the Galaxy

    For our first book project this year, you are going to read a book that takes place in another world, universe, alternate dimension or galaxy! Then, you are going to write a Travel Brochure to help us prepare to experience that world.

    Step 1: Choose your book according to the standards below.

    •  This book must be in the Fantasy or Science Fiction Genre (this way, the world you are describing will not be exactly like the world we live in)
    • Step 2: Read the book. Bring the book to class every day for reading and taking notes. Take notes on things in the following categories (see attached note guide):
    •  What is the environment like in this world? What type of clothes or gear would we need to pack to visit? 

    •  What kind of people or creatures will we meet there? Are there special powers or magic we should know about? 

    •  What are the accommodations like? Hotels? Tents? Space stations? How do people travel? 

    •  What should we eat? Or avoid eating? 

    •  What sights should we see, or avoid seeing? Are there important things we 
should put on our schedule? 

    •  Is it safe to visit? Will we be caught in a war or other conflict? How can we stay 
safe? 

    •  Plan to include images to help us see the environent

    Step 3: Complete the Project (We will have several work sessions in class).

    Step 4: Participate in Galactic Travel Day on November _____-- (a chance to introduce many people to the Universe you discovered). You may give students a “taste” of your book during the travel day. (If you need help getting resources for food, let me know! I can help!)

    Name ___________________ Book Title _________________________

    I certify that my project is based on the book, and not the movie! _____________________

     

     

    Guide to the Galaxy Travel Brochure Rubric

    4

    3

    2

    1

    All elements for a 3 have been met, plus extra relevant and interesting information!

    Guide has specific and detailed information about the environment, creatures, foods, things to see or avoid.

    Guide has some information about the environment, creatures, foods, things to see or avoid.

    Information is missing or inaccurate

    Guide is neatly typed and easy to read, with NO errors

    Guide is neatly typed and easy to read, with only one or two errors

    Guide is typed with several errors, or difficult to read

    Guide is not typed or it has many errors and is difficult to read

    Guide has 3 or more pictures, including a map. All pictures and map have captions

    Guide has 3 or more pictures, including a map. There are some captions

    Guide is missing some pictures or map, or they are not relevant

    Where are the pictures?