|Excellent = 5pts.
| Good = 4 pts.
|Needs Work = 3 pts.
|Facts / Sources
| Used a minimum of two sites.
Listed a minimum of 4 facts from each site.
| Used only 1 site given.
Listed fewer than 4 facts from each site.
| Used only 1 site given and listed fewer than 4 facts from that site.
| Powerpoint Introduction
| The introduction is clear and relates to the topic.
| The introduction is somewhat vague, but the audience is able to follow the topic.
|The introduction does not lead clearly into the rest of the presentation.
|The content is written clearly and in a logical order.
Information is accurate.
|The content is vague at times. Some information appears out of order.
Information appears accurate.
|The content is difficult to understand or follow.
Information is incomplete or inaccurate.
|Powerpoint Text Elements
|Fonts are easy to read.
The use of italics or bold enhance the readability
The background and colors enhance readability.
|Fonts are easy to read most of the time.
Color choices make it distracting at time or difficult to read.
|The text is extremely difficult to read. It is either too small, in poor contrast with the background, or contains long blocks of text.
|The layout is visually pleasing and adds to the overall presentation with good use of headings, subheadings, and blank space.
|The layout shows some structure, but at times can appear cluttered.
At times it may be distracting due to poor color or background choices.
|The layout is cluttered or confusing throughout.
|Powerpoint Works Cited
|All sources are properly cited.
|Most (2-3) of the sources are cited.
|None of the sources are cited.
|Powerpoint Animations and Graphics
|The choice of animations add to the overall presentation.
Choice of pictures are appropriate for the topic and easy to see.
Animations used are consistent throughout.
|The choice of animations are acceptable for most of the presentation.
Some pictures were difficult to see, either due to size or pixilation, etc.
| The choice of animations are distracting to the presentation.
Pictures are inappropriate or have nothing to do with the topic.
|Powerpoint Written Mechanics
|The text is written with no errors in grammar, capitalization, punctuation, or spelling.
|Spelling, punctuation, or grammar errors become a distraction.
|Proofreading was necessary as many errors became a major distraction.
(more than 5 errors)
|Presenters were knowledgeable about their topics.
Presenters used their notes very little.
|Presenters struggled slightly with their topics.
Presenters tended to read from their notes.
|Presenters read only what was on the screen, with little or no additional information given.
|Attractive display and tastefully done. Honors the victims in a respectful way.
|Display is well done. Some areas could be neater.
|Display looks rushed. Areas are sloppy.