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Now that you have browsed the entire site, collected information for notes, and practiced using your new skills, you teachers are ready to teach your lesson.  I will tell you who your group members will be.  Your group will be assigned one of the three topic areas that you have been studying:  Author's Purpose, Main Idea, or Inference.   You will create your lesson presentation and sample quiz, focusing only on your assigned topic area.

Each group member will have one of the following jobs or duties within the group:

Media specialists (2) - responsible for visual presentation including all graphics

Group Leader / speaker (1) - responsible for actually presenting the lecture and helping each member with duties.  The leader will also coordinate any additional assistance or items needed for the team.
 
Test Coordinators (2) - although all students in the group contribute to creating the questions (which may not be the same questions used as examples on the curriculum web site), the coordinator's job is to provide the layout, sequence, and final product of the sample test
 
Task Master (1) - will keep a file of all information collected by the group, keeping record of each team meeting, and keeping the team to schedule.  If the team requires additional research, the task master will be responsible for its collection. 
 
You should work together to make sure your project is the best it can be and is finished on time, so keep each other on task.  If you have questions about this, please ask me.  Remeber, together you will create a lesson to be presented to the class and a sample quiz that I will grade.  Use the rubrics below to help you understand what I am looking for in both pieces.  You may use your notes. 

Final Project Grades

Each student will be assessed in three major areas:

  1. Topic practice quizzes – Separate grade (0-100 points)
  2. Notes taken from each topic and the two day testing strategy lecture - Separate grade (0-100 points)
  3. The final project, consisting of:
    1. The group presentation – 30 points
    2. The group’s sample quiz – 30 points
    3. Group participation rating – 40 points

TOTAL OF 100 points

 

You must get 80% of the questions correct for each example quiz to receive credit.

 

Notes will be graded as follows:

Notes

 

Main Idea

Neatness

Proper Format

Paraphrase

Excellent

Includes all important ideas

Neatly written

Follows proper format – 0 errors

Totally written in own words

Above Avg.

Includes most…

Neatly written

Follows proper format – 0 errors

Mostly written in own words

Average

Includes most…

Fairly neatly written

Follows  mostly proper format – 1-2 errors

Own words present

Insufficient

Includes few…

Sloppy writing

Improper format – 3 or more errors

Notes not written in own words

 

 

This is how the final project will be graded for each of the following areas:

Presentation

 

Interesting

Quality Visuals

Included Main Ideas

Easy to follow

Tool for assessment of understanding

Excellent

6

6

6

6

6

Above Avg.

4

4

4

4

4

Average

2

2

2

2

2

Insufficient

1

1

1

1

1

TOTAL POINTS - 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Test

 

Utilizes testing strategies

Questions are relevant to reading

Sufficient # of questions

At least are higher level questions

Excellent

7.5

7.5

7.5

7.5

Above Avg.

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

Average

3.5

3.5

3.5

3.5

Insufficient

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.5

TOTAL POINTS – 30

 

Group Participation

For the group participation part of the final project, surveys will be completed by each group member.  You can rate yourself on the survey.  Your team members’ ratings will count toward your grade.  Don’t worry!  I will pass out the surveys at the end of the project.  If you do your best work everyday, you should have a good rating from your teammates.

 

Checklist

Use this checklist to make sure you have everything you need for all your grades:

 

 

         Notes

         Worksheets from the webpage:

         Main Idea Practice

         Author’s Purpose Practice

         Inference Practice

         Final project:

                     Presentation     

                     Sample Quiz of your assigned topic area

                     Completed group participation survey