Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
0Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Performance Task Guide with Learning Progression

Performance Task Guide with Learning Progression

Ratings: (0)|Views: 12 |Likes:
Published by arudenstine
This is a guide for a Position Paper Performance Task. The Guide is content neutral; i.e. it's designed to provide teachers of any text-based course with support in teaching students to write a Position paper.

The Guide is organized around a series of Formative Tasks that from a Learning Progression: a sequence of learning activities and formative assessments students can undertake to master the key elements of a Position Paper..
This is a guide for a Position Paper Performance Task. The Guide is content neutral; i.e. it's designed to provide teachers of any text-based course with support in teaching students to write a Position paper.

The Guide is organized around a series of Formative Tasks that from a Learning Progression: a sequence of learning activities and formative assessments students can undertake to master the key elements of a Position Paper..

More info:

Published by: arudenstine on Mar 10, 2014
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOCX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

03/10/2014

pdf

text

original

 
  All rights reserved. © 1
Performance Task Guide
 
Position Paper Teacher Notes
 
Description
 
Create and share a paper that takes a strong position on an issue of global significance.
See the description of Audience,
below for ideas about “sharing.”
 
Opportunities for Student Choice
 
Students choice can be encouraged in a number of ways: Students can choose the issue, and/or they can choose their position. They can also choose the resources they review, and/or the audience for their paper.
 
Authentic Task
 
Position papers are written in many professions: the closing argument in a court of law, a blog post, a letter to the editor or editorial, a politician's or Congressman's, a presentation at a local city council meeting, etc.
 
Opportunities for Exhibition to an Audience
 
There are many possible audiences for position papers: if students are working on a school issue it might be an assembly, if it's a community issue they might present at a City Council Meeting or Town Hall. Students might submit letters to the editor to a newspaper, or see if they can create a guest blog post. Students can create their own class wiki, or put their papers together into a publishable book on a self-publishing site, like blurb. Students might also submit a paper to a conference.
This Summative Assessment is more about the process of writing the paper than about the sharing. Blog and wiki posts, editorials, etc. are powerful sharing methods that do not require extensive time.
 
CCLS Anchor Standards
 
CCRA.R.8; R.9;
 
CCRA.W.1; W.4; W.8; W.9
Exemplars/
 
Models
 
 
3-4 levels below high school
 
2 levels below high school
 
High School
 
  All rights reserved. © 2
Teacher Resources
 
 
 
 
Graphic and Rubric on Inquiry Learning:
 
 
 
Lesson Plans and Exemplars:
 
Explore and Issue or Problem: Research Course:
 
Writing your own position paper, and modelling your writing process through think-alouds, is a powerful way to a
nticipate student challenges, and ensure that your instructions are clear for every task. See
Write Like This Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts
 by Kelly Gallagher for sample lessons and support with this process. http://www.stenhouse.com/shop/pc/viewprd.asp?idProduct=9513&r= 
Grade Level Adaptations
 
 
Skills Far below secondary level
: Student learning might focus on identifying evidence to support their position, and finding ways to organize their evidence in writing.
 
Skills 1-2 years below secondary level
: Students will potentially be able to engage in distinguishing their position from others, identifying evidence that enhances their position.
 
Secondary level
: Students might focus their learning on arguing for their position by acknowledging and countering other popular opposing points of view. Students will also potentially learn to adjust their arguments or language for different audiences.
 
  All rights reserved. © 3
The following pages detail the Formative Tasks that outline the Learning Progression. They can be combined in a number of ways to build a customized Performance Task. Each Formative Task
stands on it’s own or can be used in combination with others. The goal is to provide teachers
with maximum flexibility and choice, while still providing useful strategies and resources. For example, if one is teaching a 10
th
 grade ELA course and wants to introduce students to position papers, and the emphasis is going to be on Finding Supporting Evidence, Drafting and Revising, the teacher can decide to save time by skipping several of the Formative Tasks in the Learning Progression this time (in this case, s/he would choose a topic, provide research, and tell students which position they will take, before  jumping in to working with students on finding supportive evidence). At a later moment, the teacher may decide to focus on the skipped Formative Tasks in the Learning Progression: research, or peer feedback, etc. Other reasons to include or skip Formative Tasks: Once students demonstrate mastery on a Formative Task, they no longer need to be assessed on it. One the other hand, if a student is struggling with a Formative Task, more individualized support may need to be provided, and additional opportunities to master it will need to be created. Finally, if a student is new to the school and has gaps in particular Formative Tasks, it will be important to create carefully scaffolded learning around these tasks.
Position Paper Learning Progressions: Formative Tasks
 
 
Explore the Genre of Persuasive Writing
 
Choose a Topic
 
Research the Issue
 
Choose a Position
 
Find Supporting Evidence
 
Outline and Draft
 
Give and Receive Feedback
 
Revise
 
Edit
 
Create an Executive Summary

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->