Article Commentary Rubric
25 max for each category score
Required paragraphs: All four paragraphs described in the article commentary format are present
and are of appropriate length and detail.
Article selection: Article is current (within 3 months, very relevant to science, from an excellent magazine, journal or website. The article should be at least a half page.
References: An excellent source is fully cited, the paragraph
clearly demonstrates that the student learned and communicated that new knowledge.
Editing: No spelling or grammatical errors throughout the commentary.
Other grading criteria: For Level 1 or AP, 10% off per school day late.
If absent on due date, the article commentary is due upon return. If
level 2 then it is 5% off per school day. Article Commentaries may be
turned in before the deadline after they are assigned.