Monday, December 29, 2014

Optional Project to Show Mastery

Optional Nonfiction Project
This project is for those students who wish to show mastery of the following standards:
Link can be found here

4:  Write informative texts to convey ideas; select, organize, and analyze content.
6:  Use technology to produce writing, interact with others, and cite sources.
7:  Draw evidence from texts to support written analysis.
8:  Command the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and vocabulary.

Final product:  A 5 paragraph essay or an 11 slide presentation on a holiday tradition.  Student must interview someone for this, as well as use an outside source such as a book, website, or magazine.

Format:
Essay:
1st paragraph - Introduction to your topic
2nd paragraph - 1st main idea
3rd paragraph - 2nd main idea
4th paragraph -  3rd main idea
5th paragraph - conclusion

Presentation:
1st slide - title
2nd slide - 1st paragraph
3rd slide - image
4th slide - 2nd paragraph
5th slide - image
6th slide - 3rd paragraph
7th slide - image
8th slide - 4th paragraph
9th slide - image
10th slide - 5th paragraph - conclusion
11th slide - Works cited in proper format

Tasks:  
  • Pick a tradition that you are interested  in such as Hanukkah, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Ramadan or whatever you choose and research the topic.   
  • Interview someone about this tradition, you can ask any questions that you want.  The information you uncover has to be included in the essay somehow.
  • Write a 5 paragraph essay about the tradition, including the interview, as well as the sources you used. Or create a mini presentation about it - 11 pages total.
  • You must have a works cited page attached to the 5 paragraphs or the presentation.

Due:  

January 16th - or sooner - late projects will not be accepted since this is an optional project to help you show mastery.  

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