Language 2018-2019

Language 2018-2019 Learning goals
-I can identify two distinct POV from an article
-I can identify a reliable resource
-I can develop quality questions
-I understand the difference between fiction/non-fiction
-I understand the genre of historical fiction
-I understand the different b/t major/minor, dynamic/static characters and the antagonist and protagonist of a story

In The News



Level One

Level Two

Level Three

Level Four






Presentation

  • Does not speak loudly or clearly and lacks fluency

  • Does not use dramatic techniques to communicate with the audience

  • Does not engage the audience

  • Speaks somewhat loudly or clearly but may lack fluency

  • Uses some dramatic techniques to communicate with the audience

  • Attempts to engage the audience

  • Speaks loudly and clearly

  • Uses dramatic techniques to communicate with the audience

  • Engages the audience

    • Speaks loudly and clearly

    • Uses many dramatic techniques (i.e. fluctuation, pauses and voice) effectively to communicate with the audience

    • Effectively engages the audience

    Communication

    • Did not make an appropriate selection

    • Selected a somewhat interesting article that is current and relevant to the students in the class

    • Selected an article that is somewhat controversial

    • An article with one multiple perspective/no bias

    • Selected an interesting article that is current and relevant to the students in the class

    • Selected an article that is controversial

    • An article with multiple perspective/bias

    • Selected a very interesting article that is current and relevant to the students in the class

    • Selected an article that is controversial

    • An article with multiple perspective/bias

    Ideas and Content

    • Main ideas are not identified

    • Questions are factual and not open ended

    • Misunderstands the news piece


  • Main ideas are identified

  • Some questions are thought provoking and begin to promote discussion

  • Has a basic understanding of the news piece and gives a summary

  • Main ideas are identified and expanded

  • Most questions are thought provoking and promote discussion

    • Has a good understanding of the news piece and gives a clear, brief summary

    • Main ideas are clearly identified and expanded on

    • Questions are all thought provoking and promote discussion

    • Has a firm understanding of the news piece and give brief yet thorough summary

    Spoken Word Poetry

    Skills

    Mark

    Format/Structure

    Used at least 2 kinds of literary devices

    Used at least 2 poetic devices

    Includes min 3 senses

    Includes min 4 stanzas

    Include min 20 lines

    Extended beyond the minimum requirements with purpose and skill


    Creativity

    Poem is about something that students can relate to (i.e. world issue/social justice)

    Poem makes the reader feel something

    Poem makes the reader visualize something

    Figurative language and poetic devices are fits well with the theme/topic of the poem and help support the meaning of the poem

    Poetic Devices and figurative language is unique and used with poetic flare

    Poem inspires action

    Passion about the topic is evident


    Conventions

    Evidence of revision and editing is evident

    Correctly identified (highlighted) poetic devices

    Correctly identified (highlighted) figurative language


    Overall:



    Poem in Two Voices

    Skills

    Mark

    Format/Structure

    • two different (opposite) viewpoints

    • shared experience

    • setting/scenario...do NOT explicitly tell

    • Length...24 lines min



    Creativity

    • 3 senses – juicy descriptions!, feelings, what do you hear?, touch...**used to create feeling/ imagery and not forced it!

    • Use figurative language

    • Grade 7 language

    • Imaginative topic (i.e. unique... maybe related to “We Stand”)

    • Depth:

      • Writing is descriptive

      • Allude to ideas

      • Make the reader feel emotions (surprise, anger, fear, sympathy, remorse,)


    Conventions

    • Evidence of revision and editing is evident


    Overall:



    I Am From

    Skills

    Mark

    Format/Structure

    • I have a minimum of 20 lines

    • My poem has a logical ending

    • My poem is divided into stanzas

    • My poem has rhythm/meter which makes it easy to read aloud (has flow)


    Creativity

    • I have used a variety of descriptive words (grade 7 vocab)

    • I have included many different senses

    • Everything in my poem is unique to me and has helped to shape who I am

    • I have added personal details into my poem (i.e. I did not just fill in the blanks)

    • My poem creates nostalgic (positive memories) feelings

      • I’ve balanced anything “annoying”/negative about my family with positive things


    Conventions

    • Evidence of revision and editing is evident


    Overall:


    MeTube Media/Oral Presentation

    Oral Communication

    Criteria

    Level 1

    Level 2

    Level 3

    Level 4

    Clarity/coherence

    -too quiet/ mumbles

    -does not expand on bullet points

    -does not demonstrate an understanding of the material being presented


    -somewhat loud/clear voice

    -begins to expand on bullet points

    -understands some of the presentation (some points are unclear)

    -loud/clear voice

    -expanding on bullet points

    -understand your own presentation


    -loud clear voice

    -expand on bullet points

    -presents complex ideas in a way others can easily understand

    Energy, Expression, Enthusiasm

    -minimal eye contact

    -unclear voice

    -too fast or too slow

    -minimal gestures/body language

    -needs to practise

    -some eye contact

    -quiet or unclear voice

    -a little too fast or too slow

    -few gestures/body language

    -reads from slides/cue cards

    -eye contact

    -expressive voice

    -good pace

    -appropriate gestures/body language

    -engage audience

    -well rehearsed (cue cards)

    -eye contact

    -expressive voice

    -gestures/body language enhance presentation

    -multiple strategies to engage audience

    -well rehearsed (memorized)





    Media Literacy

    Criteria

    Level 1

    Level 2

    Level 3

    Level 4

    Purpose and audience

    -not appropriate for audience

    -few connections between quotes are unclear

    -somewhat appropriate for grade 7s

    - some connections between quotes are unclear

    -appropriate for grade 7s

    -include meaningful quotes/images with strong connections

    -interesting for grade 7s

    -include meaningful quotes/images with complex connections

    Design

    -too many/not enough bullet points/images per slide

    -does not write in point form

    -significant editing needed

    -most slides difficult see

    -too many/not enough bullet points/images per slide

    -does not write in point form

    -some editing needed

    -some slides difficult see


    -appropriate quantity of info/images per slide

    -grammar/spelling

    -eye catching

    -appropriate quantity of info/images per slide

    -grammar/spelling

    -mature vocabulary

    -eye catching







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