Key Shifts in English Language Arts

· Assignment (50 points) o Create and narrate a PowerPoint that could be presented to other teachers in your subject area explaining the application of the Key Shifts in English Language Arts in your content area instruction. You will use information from your readings and your understanding of the importance of incorporating literacy strategies and standards into your content area in order to enhance student comprehension to develop this presentation.

Requirements: Using the Unit 1 Writing Assignment PowerPoint Template , you will create a 5-7 minute narrated PowerPoint presentation.

Steps:

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1. Choose a grade level and content area to focus on during this course.

· Grade level must be 4th-12th.

· Content area may NOT be ELA but may be Science, Social Studies, The Arts, World Languages, Business and Technology, Computer Science, Health, or Mathematics.

· If you are an ELA teacher you may choose to use one of the approved content areas and incorporate it into a novel study for your final project.

 

2. Read and review the following document:

· Key Shifts in English Language Arts

Found at http://www.corestandards.org/other-resources/key-shifts-in-englishlanguage-arts/

 

3. Create your PowerPoint on the provided slide templates.

· You must answer the prompts on each slide. However, you may delete the template text to write your answers and may insert additional slides if you need additional space. You may also change the slide background and add visual elements if you desire.

 

4. Record the narrated presentation of your PowerPoint using either Screencast-O-Matic https://screencast-o-matic.com or a similar method. Upload your presentation to Unit 1 Writing Assignment in Canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 1 Writing Assignment Rubric

Professional Development PowerPoint Presentation (50 pts)

 

Criterion Advanced-4 Proficient-3 Basic-2 Minimal-1
Organization

&

Content

Assignment is organized in a clear and logical manner. All components of the assignment are included and are supported with solid research and sound educational practices. (20 points) Assignment has clear organization. Most of the components of the assignment are included and are supported by some research and sound educational practices. (17 points) Assignment’s organization is not cohesive.

Several components of the assignment are missing and there is little evidence of research and sound educational practices. (14 points)

Assignment lacks organization and cohesion.

The assignment does not address the stated components or use solid research or sound educational practices. (11 points)

Effectiveness of

Presentation

PowerPoint slides are very neat and professional.

Narration is clear and at a good volume. Presenter does not just read from the slides but expands and expounds on the information with additional detail. (20 points)

Slides lack some professionalism, or narration is not clear or too soft.

Presenter does not just read from the slides but expands and expounds on the information. (17 points)

Slides lack some professionalism, or narration is not clear or too soft.

Presenter generally reads from the slides but expands on the information a little (14 points)

Slides are sloppy or poorly constructed, and presentation is not appropriate for a professional setting. Presenter reads from slides without enthusiasm or confidence. (11 points)
APA-

compliant formatting

Consistently follows APA format, including title page,

citations, and

References page when required.

(NO errors) (5 points)

Consistently follows APA format, including title page,

citations, and

References page when required.

(1-2 MINOR errors). (4 points)

Limited (3-5) errors in APA forma,t including title page, citations, and

References page when required (3 points)

More than 5 APA errors in format, including title page, citations, or

References page when required. (2 points)

Mechanics The presentation demonstrates exceptional use of standard English conventions (mechanics, usage, grammar and syntax).

NO ERRORS.

(5 points)

The presentation demonstrates consistent use of standard English conventions (mechanics, usage, grammar and syntax).

(1-2 MINOR errors)

(4 points)

The presentation demonstrates inconsistent use of standard English conventions (mechanics, usage, grammar and syntax).

(3-5 errors).

(3 points)

The presentation does NOT demonstrate use of standard English conventions (mechanics, usage, grammar and syntax).

(More than 5 errors). (2 points)

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