This is a team-created, standards-based rubric for informative/explanatory analytical writing with "I can" statements as well as space for comments.
This is a team-created, standards-based rubric for narrative writing with "I can" statements as well as space for comments.
In my English 10 classroom, students spend several weeks deciding on, researching, and writing about a career of their choosing. As part of this, they are expected to interview someone that is in their career field and learn more about what is required to have this job. Students also will create an infographic about their career, as well as a presentation that they will present to their peers. Attached is the unit plan for this project.
In this lesson students will learn how to create the setting for a narrative story. Using a Ted Ed video narrated by Kate Messner students will learn how an author creates a believable world for their characters to live in. The lesson includes formative assessment questions and contains graphic organizers to help students build their narrative setting.
"The Lady Sings the Blues" is a multi-modal murder mystery project created as a model for use with freshmen in their final writing unit for Honors English. In a multi-modal writing project, students can incorporate images, sound (music, podcasts, voice-overs), video, animation, clip art, etc. into their writing. Students will create and publish a variety of genres which will each give clues for the reader to discover "who done it."
The mandala assignment allows students to demonstrate learning using figurative language in an artistic format.
After reading The Odyssey, students will write their own hero's journey narrative using Joseph Campbell's twelve steps of the hero's journey. Although students may choose to write a story set in Greek mythology, they can choose any setting for their story. Before writing, the students will discuss the hero journey in the Odyssey and popular books and movies. Then they will write their own hero's journey story with an original character and plot. Students will be assessed on development of their introduction, plot, and conclusion as well as character development, setting, and theme (lesson learned.) They will also be assessed on their organization (structure and transitions), style, voice, and mechanics. This unit was created for a classroom of tier two and tier three students who often struggle with organizing their thoughts for writing.