Use the rubric below to assess students' proficiency with the writing activity. Evaluate whether students' skills are improving or whether they may need additional support or instruction.


  • 5: proficient: a high degree of competence
  • 4: capable: an above-average degree of competence
  • 3: satisfactory: a satisfactory degree of competence
  • 2: emerging: a limited degree of competence
  • 1: beginning: No key elements are adequately developed.

Amelia Earhart Newspaper article or Radio Announcement

Name: Score
Crafts an inviting headline and lead.  
Explains the topic: an event from the life of Amelia Earhart.  
Expresses main idea in an introductory statement.  
Answers the questions: who, what, when, where, how.  
Presents and explains supporting details.  
Provides a conclusion that sums up main idea and gives insight into Earhart's character.  
Divide subtotal by 6 to get Overall Score  

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