Name:_________________________________ Date:____________________________




Current Event Blog Post Rubric




Summary includes details on Who, What, Where, When and Why



Body of the paragraph provides additional information about your current event, including at least three interesting details.



Summary provides a concluding sentence and cites the article’s original source.



Blog post is written in your own voice and does not plagiarize the original article.



Sentence structure is complete and varied.



Grammar and punctuation are accurate. (Includes verb tenses, capitalization, commas, quotation marks and apostrophes.)



Revision incorporates teacher’s editorial suggestions.



Student used WordPress tools such as spellcheck, categorization and title to ensure post is presented properly.



Blog was posted on time.


EXTRA CREDIT: Blog contains hypertext and/or images that are relevant to content and enhance overall writing.



4:  Excellent, exceeds expectations

3:  Good; meets expectations

2:  Fair; approaching expectations

1:  Poor; does not meet expectations