Criteria for Maps


Name ______________________________


Score _______________________________


  1. Accuracy - Is all of the information on the map correct?
    (The information can only be taken from the article.)

    Yes __________ No __________ Explain:___________________________________



  2. Completeness - Does the map show the main idea, supporting ideas and the most important details?

    Yes __________ No __________ Explain:___________________________________



  3. Visual Appeal and Clarity - Is the map organized clearly and easy to read?

    __________ Labels are capitalized for the largest categories

    __________ Sequence and cause/effect relationships are identified by arrows

    __________ Categories are separated clearly using space and lines

    __________ Spacing is balanced

    __________ Different ideas are represented by different geometric shapes.

    Explain: _______________________________________________________________



  4. Organization - What is the organizing principle? Which type of map construction did you use? (Comparison/Contrast, Flow Chart, Cause/Effect, Categorical/Hierarchical) Is the information organized correctly?

    Yes __________ No __________ Explain: ___________________________________




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