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Public Speaking Rubric: Writing Rubric

Criteria

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Introduction

Introduction does not attempt to engage the audience and the main idea of the speech is unclear

Introduction somewhat attempts to engage the audience but the main idea of the speech is somewhat unclear

Introduction engages the audience. The main idea of the speech is clear

Introduction is creative and engages the audience. The main idea of the speech is clear

Body- Ideas, details and connection to the main topic

-Topic has an unclear focus and is not effectively developed.

-Main idea is unsupported.

-Speech is described with limited detail.

-Topic is somewhat general.

- Speech has little support for the main idea. Ideas are poorly developed.

-There is little descriptive detail.

-Topic is specific.

-Main idea is supported. There is a good sequencing of ideas.

-There is an effective use of descriptive details.

-Topic is specific and unique.

-Main idea is thoroughly supported. Ideas flow together well and engage audience’s interest.

-There are many effective and interesting details.

Conclusion

Lacks an adequate conclusion. Main idea was not restated. Audience was unsure if the speech had ended.

Conclusion is weak and somewhat unrelated to the main idea.

Conclusion is good, provided and effective ending. Restated the main idea of the speech.

Conclusion is clear, concise and effective. Reflects content and the main idea in an original and interesting way.

Sentence Structure and vocabulary

Vocabulary and sentence structure is limited and repetitive.

Vocabulary and sentence structure lacks originality and is repetitive.

Vocabulary and sentence structure are original and effective.

There is an extensive use of vocabulary and sentence structure. Vocabulary is original, effective and expressive.

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