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Story Elements
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Focus on Assigned Topic
The entire story is related to the assigned topic and allows the reader to understand much more about the topic.
Most of the story is related to the assigned topic. The story wanders off at one point, but the reader can still learn something about the topic.
Some of the story is related to the assigned topic, but a reader does not learn much about the topic.
No attempt has been made to relate the story to the assigned topic.
Organization
The story is very well organized. One idea or scene follows another in a logical sequence with clear transitions.
The story is pretty well organized. One idea or scene may seem out of place. Clear transitions are used.
The story is a little hard to follow. The transitions are sometimes not clear.
Ideas and scenes seem to be randomly arranged.
Characters
The main characters are named and clearly described in text as well as pictures. Most readers could describe the characters accurately.
The main characters are named and described. Most readers would have some idea of what the characters looked like.
The main characters are named. The reader knows very little about the characters.
It is hard to tell who the main characters are.
Problem/Conflict
It is very easy for the reader to understand the problem the main characters face and why it is a problem.
It is fairly easy for the reader to understand the problem the main characters face and why it is a problem.
It is fairly easy for the reader to understand the problem the main characters face but it is not clear why it is a problem.
It is not clear what problem the main characters face.
Solution/Resolution
The solution to the character's problem is easy to understand, and is logical. There are no loose ends.
The solution to the character's problem is easy to understand, and is somewhat logical.
The solution to the character's problem is a little hard to understand.
No solution is attempted or it is impossible to understand.
Spelling and Punctuation
There are no spelling or punctuation errors in the final draft. Character and place names that the author invented are spelled consistently throughout.
There is one spelling or punctuation error in the final draft.
There are 2-3 spelling and punctuation errors in the final draft.
The final draft has more than 3 spelling and punctuation errors.
Multimedia Presentation Elements
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Buttons and Links Work Correctly
All buttons and links work correctly.
Most (99-90%) buttons and links work correctly
Many (89-75%) of the buttons and links work correctly.
Fewer than 75% of the buttons work correctly.
Background
Background does not detract from text or other graphics. Choice of background is consistent from card to card and is appropriate for the topic.
Background does not detract from text or other graphics. Choice of background is consistent from card to card.
Background does not detract from text or other graphics.
Background makes it difficult to see text or competes with other graphics on the page.
Use of Graphics
All graphics are attractive (size and colors) and support the theme/content of the presentation.
A few graphics are not attractive but all support the theme/content of the presentation.
All graphics are attractive but a few do not seem to support the theme/content of the presentation.
Several graphics are unattractive AND detract from the content of the presentation.
Text - Font Choice & Formatting
Font formats (e.g., color, bold, italic) have been carefully planned to enhance readability and content.
Font formats have been carefully planned to enhance readability.
Font formating has been carefully planned to complement the content. It may be a little hard to read.
Font formatting makes it very difficult to read the material.
Sequencing of Information
Information is organized in a clear, logical way. It is easy to anticipate the type of material that might be on the next card.
Most information is organized in a clear, logical way. One card or item of information seems out of place.
Some information is logically sequenced. An occassional card or item of information seems out of place.
There is no clear plan for the organization of information.
Originality
Presentation shows considerable originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in a unique and interesting way.
Presentation shows some originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in an interesting way.
Presentation shows an attempt at originality and inventiveness on 1-2 cards.
Presentation is a rehash of other people's ideas and/or graphics and shows very little attempt at original thought.