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Summative Assessment Task: RAFT Comparative Exercise analysing The Hunger Games and The Lottery

Question: How do Jackson and Ross reinforce the prevalence of conformity in society throughout their texts?

Task: You can select to answer the question using one of the formats outlined in the RAFT below and you will be provided with a specific task card relating to your choice
which will assist you to answer your question successfully. In your response you will need to demonstrate your understanding of literary devices used by Jackson in The
Lottery and the cinematic techniques used by Ross in The Hunger Games. Remember to include specific examples and evidence from each source to support your
conclusions and enhance your ideas.

Word Count and Time Limit: If you chose a written format then this must be 750-1000 words in length and an oral presentation should run for 3-4 minutes.

Weighting: 20%

Due date: Friday 13
th
June (week 7)

Role Audience Format Task


Magazine Journalist

Readers of your magazine

Magazine Article

You are a magazine journalist for a popular
magazine and your latest assignment is to write a
comparative article about The Hunger Games and
The Lottery. The focus of your article is to compare
how both authors reinforce the concept of
conformity by integrating relevant evidence from
both sources to support your argument.

Once you are ready to construct your article, select
a magazine article template from Pinterest:
(http://www.pinterest.com/graphicriver/magazine-
templates/) and create your article.


Channel 7 News Reporter

Channel 7 viewers

1. News script
OR
2. Live video footage of the
news report

You are a news reporter for Channel 7 and you
have just been asked to report a breaking news
story about the issue of conformity discussed by
Jackson and Ross in their two texts. You will need
to include direct examples from both sources to

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promote your argument and to ensure that your
audience will believe your opinion.

A website designer

Internet Users

A website

* Weebly is a good site for a website
template:
http://www.weebly.com/#


Your task is to design a website which compares
how Jackson and Ross reinforce conformity
throughout their texts. You can include direct
images or screenshots from the film and excerpts
from the text to support your analysis.

A student

Yourself

Diary Entries

You have recently read the short story, The Lottery
and seen the film The Hunger Games and have
observed the common theme of conformity
explored through both texts. You regularly write
entries in your diary and you have decided that
your focus for the next 4 entries will be how
Jackson and Ross reinforce the theme of
conformity in their texts. You will need to write 4
diary entries of 200-250 words each discussing this
idea and using appropriate evidence from each
source to support your ideas.

Free Choice (please discuss your ideas
with the teacher)
















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Summative Assessment Task Rubric

Task Criteria Assessment Design
Criteria
A B C D E
Demonstrates a high
level of understanding
in regards to how each
author reinforces the
theme of conformity.
KU1: Knowledge and
understanding of the
ideas, values, and
beliefs explored in
texts.
Detailed knowledge
and understanding of
the ideas, values, and
beliefs in familiar and
unfamiliar texts.

Knowledge and
understanding of some
ideas, values, and
beliefs in familiar, and
some unfamiliar, texts.

Knowledge and
understanding of some
simple ideas, values, or
beliefs in familiar texts
Identification of some
simple ideas, values, or
beliefs in some familiar
texts.
Identification of a
simple idea in a highly
familiar text.

Demonstrates a high
level of understanding
about cinematic
techniques and literary
devices.
KU2: Knowledge and
understanding in the
ways of which the
creators and readers
of text use language
techniques and
conventions to make
meaning.
Knowledge and
understanding of the
ways in which the
creators and readers of
familiar and unfamiliar
texts use a range of
language techniques
and conventions to
make meaning.

Knowledge and
understanding of the
ways in which the
creators and readers of
mainly familiar texts
use some language
techniques and
conventions to make
meaning
Knowledge and
understanding of a
number of ways in
which the creators and
readers of a narrow
range of familiar texts
use some language
techniques and
conventions to make
meaning
Knowledge and
understanding of some
of the ways in which
the creators and
readers of a narrow
range of familiar texts
use language
techniques and
conventions to make
simple or factual
meaning.

Knowledge and
understanding of the
way in which a creator
or reader of a highly
familiar text uses a
language technique or
convention to make
factual meaning.

A critical and analytical
discussion is developed
which integrates the
appropriate
conventions of a
comparative essay to
explore how each
author reinforces
conformity.

An2: Analysis of the
ways in which
language techniques
are used to influence
opinions and decisions
in a range of contexts.
Perceptive analysis of a
range of ways in which
authors use language
techniques to influence
opinions and decisions
in familiar and
unfamiliar contexts.
Analysis of a range of
ways in which authors
use language
techniques to influence
opinions and decisions
in familiar, and some
unfamiliar, contexts
Descriptive analysis of
a number of ways in
which authors use
language techniques to
influence opinions and
decisions in familiar
contexts
Reference to some
ways in which authors
of familiar texts use
language techniques to
influence opinions and
decisions in familiar
contexts.
Reference to the way
in which an author
uses language
techniques to influence
opinions and decisions
in a highly familiar
context.

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A detailed analysis of
cinematic and literary
techniques and uses
relevant evidence from
each source to support
key ideas.
Ap2: Use of evidence
from texts to support
conclusions.
Detailed and
appropriate use of
evidence from texts to
support conclusions,
with textual references
incorporated fluently
in responses.

Use of evidence from
texts to support
conclusions, with
textual references
incorporated in
responses.

Competent use of
evidence from texts to
support conclusions
Some use of evidence
from familiar texts to
support conclusions.

Some use of evidence
from highly familiar
texts to support a
simple conclusion.

Demonstrates their
ability to correctly use
the appropriate
conventions and style
of their chosen format.
C2: Use of an
appropriate style and
structure for the
audience and purpose
when composing
texts.
Use of appropriate
style and structure for
a range of mainly
unfamiliar audiences
and for varied
purposes.
Use of appropriate
style and structure for
a range of mostly
familiar audiences and
purposes.
Use of an appropriate
style and structure for
familiar audiences and
purposes
Use of appropriate
style and structure for
a narrow range of
familiar audiences and
purposes.
Use of appropriate
style and structure for
a narrow range of
highly familiar
audiences and
purposes