Here are rubrics for each required item on your wiki page. Scroll down to find examples of each...


  • MLA Style with internal citations AND the use of hyperlinks _/5

  • The "Overview" is a summary of the topic: Who, what, when, why and lasting effects, etc. (see the assignment sheet for more details) _/15

  • Total __/20

*I will be copying and pasting the text from the wiki into So, although YOU won't be turning in the work to, I will be checking for plagiarism.

Source Annotation

Each source must include annotation, or a written description of what this particular source will bring to your research and your wiki page as a whole. Remember, this is different from taking notes in that you are not including quotes and facts. You are evaluating the worth of the source in relation to your research. Ask yourself the following questions:
  • Summary: What kind of information does this particular source include (e.g. more fact based, more evaluative, more opinionated, etc.)?
  • Assess: Is the information any different from the other sources? Do you think the information is valuable? Why or why not?
  • Reflect: How do you think you might use the information to complete the "Overview"?

  • Annotation #1 _/5
  • Annotation #2 _/5
  • Annotation #3 _/5
  • Total _15
*Each contributor is required to contribute (3) entries. Each is worth 5 pts, for a total of 15pts.

Reflections and Conclusions

Under this heading I just want you to have more of a conversation on paper. Have arguments, make arguments. Ask questions, give answers. This is basically where you say what you think and try to back it up with the research you've done. 10pts for a thorough discussion of your ideas and conclusions.


I would like each person to post some sort of multimedia to the page. Find something that helps to clarify or inform people about the topic. You can embed youtube videos, audio, images, etc.


Works Cited

All sources that are cited in the above discussion need to be listed here. Be sure that you are using MLA format and that you are alphabetizing your sources.

10pts. These are easy points!

See the example below....the example will also explain to you the expectations for each section.


Here is where you discuss the important parts of your topic. A summary, plus a discussion of important details should be included here. A wiki, however, is a collaborative writing effort. You should use hyperlinks throughout to reference information. Multiple people have access to add material to this site. The rules and etiquette of wikis:
from //Wiki Etiquette// by Rachel King, Business Week


Be bold: Go ahead and create content or edit someone else's work. Wikis develop faster when people fix problems, correct grammar, add facts, etc. This is a collaborative tool, after all.
Make notes: If you make changes, explain why you made those changes in the discussion or notes pages that are generally attached to wikis.
Give praise: Has someone added useful content to the page or spent a great deal of time cleaning up the page so it's easier to read? Praise helps let people know their contributions are valued—and makes them want to contribute again.
Build structure: Wikis need people to synthesize and structure content so it's easy to read. Even if you're not creating content, you can still help by shaping what's already there.
Be polite: As with e-mail and instant messaging, it's often easy to misinterpret the tone of a comment. Disagreements over content or edits can become heated. If that's the case, it's a good idea to take a break for a day or two and come back to it later


Take it personally: Yes, colleagues will edit your work and you might not agree with every change, but that's the nature of collaboration. It doesn't mean that your classmates dislike you or think you're stupid.
Ignore questions: Classmates may disagree with your changes and ask why you made them. If so, be prepared to give concrete reasons for your edits.
Delete useful content: Many times a posting can be improved by amending or editing it, but deleting content upsets people, and they may feel they've wasted their time.
Be chatty: A wiki shouldn't be used as a chat room. Any discussions related to a wiki subject should take place on the discussion or talk page, not on the actual content page.
Keep it secret: If you find valuable content on your wiki, tell others about it. Wikis benefit from a wide range of contributors.

Source Annotation

List your sources in alphabetical order. Tell me three things about each of your (3) required sources:

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site
(sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.

The purpose of an annotated bibliography is to
  • summarize,
  • assess,
  • and reflect...

...on your sources. The purpose of completing an annotated bibliography is to become careful researchers. It’s never a good idea to simply use the first hits on Google as your source. Once you have some sources in mind, it’s important to be sure that they offer you information you will be able to use, and that they are reliable. As I have already said, you will summarize, assess, and reflect on each source. That means that you will give a brief description of what this source has to offer, you will analyze and evaluate the worth of the source, and you will talk about how you might use the source. I expect at least a paragraph per annotation. Although you are to have (5) sources total for the project, you are only required to have (3) annotations.

*Here is an example of an annotation (note, the bibliographic information, just as it would appear on your Works Cited, is listed. There is a space, then the annotation itself. Your annotation section will be a collection of bibliographic entries and annotations listed in alphabetical order).

Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. New York: First Second, 2006. Print.

Yang has won numerous praises for American Born Chinese, including a Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, and as a finalist for the National Book Award. This is not history, nor is it non-fiction. However, just as Maus has been successfully used in conjunction with teaching the personal demons of the Holocaust, American Born Chinese would do well in a unit on immigration and American identity. Many are beginning to advocate for a more thematic approach to the teaching of history rather than a chronological survey. This book is a must have for those seeking to teach about America as a salad bowl rather than a melting pot. It is also a wonderfully written and beautifully drawn piece of sequential art.

Reflections and Conclusions


You can embed video by clicking Widget, Video, YouTube, then follow the directions included here:

You can create a Glog using Glogster and then embed your Glog. Watch the following tutorial:

Works Cited*

Click here to view the MLA citation refresher presentation.

*List the sources you have cited throughout this wiki in MLA Format. The first entry is a template for an internet source, the second entry is a template for a book source.