According to our presentation schedule, the first people speak to us today.
Before each presentation, speakers will distribute three printed copies of their customized rubric–one to me and two to classmates.
After the presentation, the two classmates will hand me their completed rubrics, with written comments. Combining these two with my feedback, I will generate a composite score and return the three sheets to the presenter.
This document shows ideas for format and assessment of individual presentations.
This other document shows a rubric template you adapt by inserting four criteria and brief descriptions that suit your particular format. Before starting your presentation, hand a printed copy of the adapted rubric to two classmates and me. We will complete it and return to you. Be sure that the brief descriptions help your classmates and me know specifically what success looks like for a given criterion. Guide us with specific language, rather than make us guess.
I especially like last year’s seniors’ phrasing. It captures the spirit of these presentations. They call each event a “demonstration of understanding.”
These thoughts from last year give us a solid foundation on which to build our projects. You should feel free to adapt or invent, keeping in mind four basic criteria classmates and I could use to assess your performance.
Review my feedback on mechanics of last week’s blog post.
Draft your second blog post, request feedback from a blogging buddy, revise as necessary and publish.
With any time left, continue reading in your book, while also thinking about how to communicate to the group what you have learned from reading about this person.
This google doc includes the schedule of presentations that begin Monday, April 28 and run through Friday, May 9.
Stay tuned for presentation guidelines. In the meantime, the bottom line is that you have chosen a book that suits your interests and curiosities. How can you most effectively communicate to your classmates what you have learned from the experience of reading this book? What memorable thoughts and feelings are you taking from this reading? Why those? How can you give others some sense of the specific impact the reading has had on you? The means of your communication, as with the choice of book, is up to you. Find a format that is worth your time and ours–one that treats your subject, yourself and us with respect.
Read in your auto/biography/memoir.
Our working schedule of class time use appears in this google doc.
“Request Feedback” from Blogging Buddy
Publish post, with distinctively effective title and carefully cited symbolic image (p.s. aim for image that originally symbolizes your post’s focus)
Submit text of post to TURNITIN, using the prescribed template and acknowledging the specific nature of your Blogging Buddy’s feedback.