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Portfolio 10: Now Focus on Me

Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to:

  1. Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
  2. Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual, and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically, and creatively.
  3. Manage ideas and information
    • determine inquiry or research requirements
    • follow a plan of inquiry
  4. Create oral, print, visual, and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
  5. Respect, support, and collaborate with others

Specific Outcomes:

  1. Each student will write a final post as an introduction to all the portfolio pieces that directly or indirectly let the audience know what it is s/he values most about life.
  2. Students will internalize focus questions.
  3. Students will infuse ICT outcomes.
  4. Students will create a portfolio in response to course focus questions.
  5. Students will improve their “TIC” (Technique, Insight, Communication)
  6. Student writing skills will emphasize an increase in personal voice and a decrease in X=X errors

    Students will plan a portfolio that includes the following.

    1. One post about a novel’s exploration of a focus question
    2. One post about a short story’s exploration of a focus question
    3. One post about an excerpt from Shakespeare exploring a focus question
    4. One post prompted by viewing a film or TV episode with emphasis on voice and critical thinking about a focus question
    5. One post prompted by a music lyric with emphasis on voice and critical thinking about a focus question
    6. Now Focus on Me: a final post as an introduction to all the portfolio pieces that directly or indirectly let the audience know what it is s/he values most about life.

      Assessment/Evaluation:

      • 1 submission but all assignments must be included/linked

      Timeline:

      • May 30: final submission

      Rubric:

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      Short Story Study

      Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to:

      1. Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
      2. Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual, and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically, and creatively.
      3. Manage ideas and information
        • determine inquiry or research requirements
        • follow a plan of inquiry
      4. Create oral, print, visual, and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
      5. Respect, support, and collaborate with others

      Specific Outcomes:

      1. Students will produce a study guide in response to 3 stories.
      2. Students will internalize focus questions.
      3. Students will infuse ICT outcomes.
      4. Students will write 3 creative/personal responses
      5. Students will write a 5 Paragraph Critical Response Essay Exam in response to a teacher selected focus question.
      6. Students will improve their “TIC” (Technique, Insight, Communication)
      7. Student writing skills will emphasize an increase in personal voice and a decrease in X=X errors

      Learning Activities and Strategies:

      • Group A: ___,___,___,___
      • Group B: ___,___,___,___
      • Group C: ___,___,___,___
      • Group D: ___,___,___,___
      • Group E: ___,___,___,___
      • Group F: ___,___,___,___

      Students will plan a reading/response strategy.

      • consider focus questions
      • map out a response/reading plan to produce 3 creative/personal responses
      • must be approved by a group leader and teacher.
      • consider features in the texts/blogs for response ideas

      Resources and Materials:

      Assessment/Evaluation:

      • 33% 3 Study Guides – 40 points each
      • 33% 3 Creative/personal response submissions
      • 34% Exam (1 critical response essay)

      Timeline 10-A:

      • April 15: first creative/personal response submission
      • April 21: second creative/personal response submission
      • April ___: final creative/personal response submission
      • April ___: critical response essay exam

      Timeline 10-B:

      • April 15: first creative/personal response submission
      • April 21: creative/personal response second submission
      • May 4: creative/personal response final submission
      • May ___: critical response essay exam

      Notes:

      • smaller groups should yield an increase in on-time/on-task behaviours
      • peer support should emphasize development of voice in error-free writing

      Rubric:

      Novel Study

      Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to: 

      1. Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
      2. Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual, and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically, and creatively.
      3. Manage ideas and information
        • determine inquiry or research requirements
        • follow a plan of inquiry
      4.  Create oral, print, visual, and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication 
      5.  Respect, support, and collaborate with others

      Specific Outcomes:

      1. Students will produce a body of evidence in response to 2 novels.(see Random Idea Generator)
      2. Students will internalize focus questions.
      3. Students will infuse ICT outcomes.
      4. Students will produce one “Outside the Box” response.
      5. Students will write a 5 Paragraph Argumentative Essay Exam in response to a teacher selected focus question.
      6. Students will improve their “TIC” (Technique, Insight, Communication)

      Learning Activities and Strategies: 

      • Group A: JP, BC, AP, JB, BG
      • Group B: JC, CA, MM, CM, APr
      • Group C: AN, JPo, MP, TS, SdJ
      • Group D: NC, KW, CS, JM, SG
      • Group E: DL, BR, OH, KY

      Students will plan a reading/response strategy. 

      • select 2 texts
      • select focus questions
      • map out a response/reading plan to produce a body of evidence
      • determine their “Outside the Box” activity. 
      • must be approved by a group leader and teacher.

      Resources and Materials:

      • Of Mice and Men
      • Why Shoot the Teacher
      • The Education of Little Tree
      • Never Cry Wolf
      • Something Wicked This Way Comes
      • Lord of the Flies
      • The Chrysalids 

      Assessment/Evaluation:

      • 25% Group Process
      • 25% Body of Evidence
      • 25% “Outside the Box”
      • 25% Exam

      Timeline:

      • 3 weeks

      Rubric:

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      Students Choose Questions on Religion 25 Final

      I have too many questions. Only 49 will appear on the exam. Look at the list of questions students have submitted and suggest the questions that should be dropped. Additional or replacement questions can be suggested as well.

      Oh, the essay question is NOT optional.

      Recall the deal about the cookie swap we have planned.