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Q:InvestigateCollaborateContentDesignLanguageOpen Rubric Project QuestionsFocus Standards
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Name Tracker Questions
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Investigate: Research, Question,
Answer W7, W 9. RI 4, 6, 8

How well did you dig for sufficient, factual, and reasonable information to thoroughly explain your topic or argument?
Collaborate:Set goals, deadlines, Track progress; Discuss respectfully, clearly, factually SL1a,b,c,d, 4; W5

How well did your team prepare for and collaborate to plan and create a detailed and well-designed project on time?
Content:
Central Idea and details [relevant quotations, facts, definitions, examples, vocabulary] RI1,2, WH 8, W9
[ Plan for Design
W1 ,2 ,3]

How relevant, accurate, thorough, and detailed is your information on the topic for your audience?
Design:
Organize ideas and historical events in form/format for audience and purpose to include multi-media and concluding statement
WHST 2,W 2a,c, f; W1,2,3 as needed

How well was each part of the project organized and designed to best present your content for your audience?
Language:
Correct grammar; conventions [spelling, capitalization, punctuation, ]
L123,
Vocabulary L 5

How well did you include language strategies and edit your work / project / presentation?
TopicDateLinks
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DefineI will choose a president I believe is a hero. I will research facts from the resources provided, and other sources. When investigating, I will find key words in each source to further search in Google. My skill will be to gather research to answer my question: Is _______ a hero?I will show a colleague my work and ask for feedback on parts I'm concerned about -- ask for help about my warrant. My skills are 1) to ask for feedback to get guidance from my peer. I will 2) present my claims to see if they 3) meet the purpose.I need to find content that shows something heroic. I need to explain what a hero is first, and then find evidence for what the president did. My skills are to 1) find central ideas, 2) find key details, and 3) develop my topic with good evidence and 4) precise words.I hope to find images, audio, video if my president is a recent one. I hope to meet thses:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1a Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1b Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1c Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1d Establish and maintain a formal style.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented
and use formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
I will check spelling as I go and cite my sources.emonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
President Hero James Carter1/31/2016Task with links to notes and this tracker: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hLcn9Hy-3-FoFjnwXvGxyUJp8EPMd3hSvMkPzWNSP0w/edit?usp=sharing
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DiscoverI discovered that James Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize, just like Martin Luther King did. I will find out why he won the NPP as well as what he did as president to make him a hero.I shared the information about Carter's peaceful work and my peer agreed that peace is an important part of being a hero.The information from the resources page is valid because they are library and government sites set up to help people learn about the presidents. I dicovered key words like "promote human rights and democracy." I am finding the key details to support my claim. I designed my essay [see next column} and then drafted the essay in paragraphs with transition words.I organized my notes according to my sources and only took notes on what would be key details to support the claim that JC is a hero. I put quotes around the words that came from the resources and then wrote my ideas afterwards so I wouldn't be plagiarizing. I'm thinking about what kind of images I could use. I still need more facts. I then organized only my own words by copying/pasting them into an order for my essay. I wrote subheadings and topic sentences so my essay flows logically with my evidence. I added warrants and a conclusion. I'm ready to write my essay.I checked my spelling so I woudn't have to go back.President Hero James Carter; notes link1/31/2016https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IMWAF92NeHyWJ2xZJDuCM9I33chNStv9cjBXblAFydE/edit?usp=sharing
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DesignAfter writing my essay, then I found creative commons images to match each subheading -- see my notes under "Media"I shared my work with a peer who helped me think of subheadings and possible images.I found further evidence at the Carter Center, which I just googled and found. I found how he helped not only with elections, but the Center has eradicated blindness in three countries. I included these in my notes.I copied my organized notes and removed the bullets. I added additional information that explains the evidence and builds on the ideas so they are not just a list. I included the warrants and added a conclusing sentence to each. I improved my introduction. I revised the draft several times. Then I found images to fit each paragraph, searching for key words such as "Jimmy Carter China" "Habitat for Humanity" "Jimmy Carter Portrait". I formatted everything to arial 12 point, then added color to titles and subheadings. I added my list of sources. I copied the pictures from my Media search and pasted them into the essay. I copied their URL and pasted them into my list of sources. Then I created a new document and just copied the final essay and sources list into it. I made the document color a light blue to make it easier to read than black on white and to be more professional. I read my essay over several times, correcting missing words, funny wording, punctuation, etc.President Hero James Carter; final essay doc link1/31/2016https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S5kk0N-dTN63SXsHn6e_Yc1NBySkYBfjCgkyLaVmePA/edit?usp=sharing
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Deliver
http://nsdedwards.blogspot.com/2016/01/presidents-day-writing-contest.html
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Debrief
Read and confer with me about this tracker document and see my "debrief" here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hLcn9Hy-3-FoFjnwXvGxyUJp8EPMd3hSvMkPzWNSP0w/edit?usp=sharing
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