Grades are hard to calculate in yearbook, especially for first time advisers. This is an easy to use 100 point assignment for everyone on staff, regardless of their position.
I require my staff to find and report on stories. Having students do this every Monday before they start other work is a great way to show them how important building a yearbook for everyone that showcases school this year is.
Instead of scrambling to find something to cover in the yearbook or just rehashing the same stories from last year, your students will find themselves having to make tough decisions about how to cover all of these interesting, personalized stories.
It is written to be easy to use so that both middle school and high school students will be able to easily complete and then use this in planning the yearbook.