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Plants of the Rain Forest Rubric


THE GROUP EXCELLENT PROFICIENT BASIC
Worked together Group worked very well together and completed the assignment. They presented their work to the class in an interesting, clear manner. Group worked well together and completed their assignment. Their work could have been presented to the class in a more interesting manner. Group could have worked more efficiently, in both construction and presentation of their work to the class.
Drew sketches of the assigned plants Sketches are accurate, artfully rendered, and informative. Sketches are accurate and well drawn. Sketches do not seem to be accurate and more time could have been spent drawing them.
Identified uses of the assigned plants Three uses of assigned plants and a fact for each were identified. Three uses of assigned plants and a fact for each were identified in at least two of the three examples. There were not three uses and a fact identified for all assigned plants.


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