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Magazine Project Checklist 2014

40S ELA Comprehensive Focus


To share ideas on a topic of high personal interest

Purposes:

To explore a variety of writing forms


To enhance research, writing, and written presentation skills
To publish a document using the written and visual format
of a magazine
To inform, influence, and entertain your audience

Audience:

Student selected (classmates, friends, parents/guardians,


audience of same interests,
future employers, etc.)

Process:
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4

Select a topic of high personal interest something you care


about and develop a central idea (THEME) you wish to explore.
From your topic, identify and explain at least three perspectives
that clearly support your central idea.
Participate in all class activities involved in creating your own
original visual and written texts.
Complete all requirements listed below:

Originals
Message to the Reader which identifies the magazines purpose, central idea and
intended audience

Informative Article
Cartoon or Advertisement
Poem
Include your writing variables for each text!

Form Requirements
Magazine cover (front and back)
Table of contents
Analyses Page
Works Cited page

Presentation Requirements
All written texts should be word processed.
Visuals and other design elements may be computer generated or
student created (markers, pencils, collage, etc.)
Final magazine should be neatly presented and bound in some
way.
Other
You may wish to include more than the minimum requirements. Anything else that
you feel would enhance your magazine (pictures, quizzes, advertisements, other
poems or another short story, etc.) may also be added.
SAMPLE THEMES
Heroes
Discrimination
Love
Courage
Search for Identity
Wisdom
Death
Future

TOTAL MARKS:

Revenge
Survival
(anti-)Hate
Pride
Selfishness
Honour
Birth
Work

Healing
Growing up
Power
Grief
Stereotyping
Justice
Environment
Other

/75

* Plagiarism on any aspect of the magazine project will


result in a score of ZERO for the entire project.

Magazine Project Due Dates


(These dates may change due to school activities. Check class website
regularly.)
1. Magazine Proposal (/5): due Dec. 2
Submit:
A proposal that identifies and explains each of the following:
o
o
o
o
o
o

topic
scope
central idea
perspectives (at least 3)
inquiry questions (at least 5)
potential specific research sources (at least 3)

2. Informative Article (/15): due Dec. 5


Submit:
o
o
o

Research notes to support your details in your informative article (highlighted


hard copies (electronic) or research notes sheets)
Writing variables with an explanation of how they work together
Clean copy

3. Cartoon (/10): due Dec. 9


Submit:
o
o
o

Analysis of cartoon examples


Writing variables with an explanation of how they work together
Clean copy

(OR)
3. Advertisement (/10): due Dec. 9
Submit:
o
o
o

Analysis of ad examples
Writing variables with an explanation of how they work together
Draft

4. Poetry (/14): due Dec. 12


Submit:
o
o
o

Peer feedback sheet


Writing variables with an explanation of how they work together
Clean copy

5. Message to the Reader (/6): due Dec. 16


Submit:
o
o
o

Draft with evidence of self-editing


Writing variables with an explanation of how they work together
Clean copy

6. Overall Magazine Formatting (/25): due Dec. 19 by 3:30


o
o

Magazine cover (front and back)


Table of Contents

o
o

Works Cited Page


Appropriate Presentation (It should look like a magazine!)

Magazine Project Rubric


Name:
Proposal
Outcomes from Curriculum

Item

Score

3.1.1

Topic/Scope/Central Idea

0 1 2 3 4 5

1.2.2

Perspectives

0 1 2 3 4 5

3.1.2

Inquiry Questions

0 1 2 3 4 5

3.2.2

Research Sources

0 1 2 3 4 5
/20 =
TOTAL
/5

Informative Article
Outcomes from Curriculum

Item

Score

3.2.2

Research notes

0 1 2 3 4 5

3.1 4

Writing variables

0 1 2 3 4 5

4.1.1

Ideas

0 1 2 3 4 5 (X 2)

4.1.1

Support/details

0 1 2 3 4 5 (X 2)

4.1.3

Organization

0 1 2 3 4 5 (X 2)

4.2.4

Language use

0 1 2 3 4 5 (X 2)

4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3

Mechanics

0 1 2 3 4 5 (X 2)
/60 =
TOTAL
/15

Cartoon / Advertisement
Outcomes from Curriculum

Item

Score

1.2.2, 3.2.4

Analysis of cartoon examples

0 1 2 3 4 5

3.1.4

Writing variables

0 1 2 3 4 5

4.1.1

Ideas

0 1 2 3 4 5

4.1.3

Organization

0 1 2 3 4 5

4.2.4

Language use

0 1 2 3 4 5

4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3

Mechanics

0 1 2 3 4 5
/30 =
TOTAL
/10

Poem
Outcomes from Curriculum

Item

Score

4.2.2

Self editing

0 1 2 3 4 5

3.1.4

Writing variables

0 1 2 3 4 5

4.1.1

Ideas

0 1 2 3 4 5 (X 2)

4s

Use of poetic devices

0 1 2 3 4 5 (X 2)

4.1.3

Organization

0 1 2 3 4 5 (X 2)

4.2.4

Language use

0 1 2 3 4 5 (X 2)

4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3

Mechanics

0 1 2 3 4 5 (X 2)
/60 =
TOTAL
/15

Message to Reader
Outcomes from Curriculum

Item

Score

3.1.4

Writing variables

0 1 2 3 4 5

4.1.1

Ideas

0 1 2 3 4 5

4.1.3

Organization

0 1 2 3 4 5

4.2.4

Language use

0 1 2 3 4 5

4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3

Mechanics

0 1 2 3 4 5
/25 =
TOTAL
/5

Form Requirements
Outcomes from Curriculum
3.1.4

Item
Magazine Cover (front and

Score
0 1 2 3 4 5

4.1.1
4.2.4
4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3

back)
Table of contents
Works Cited page
Presentation requirements
TOTAL

0 1 2 3 4 5
0 1 2 3 4 5
0 1 2 3 4 5
/30=
/10

Total Mark

/60

Magazine Proposal

Name:____________________________
Topic:____________________________
Name of Magazine:____________________________________
Target Audience:_________________________________________________________
Thesis:__________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Purpose:_________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Perspectives and their use:
1.______________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
2.______________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
3.______________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

Inquiry Questions:
1.______________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
2.______________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
3._____________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
4.______________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
5.______________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Specific Possible research Sources and what you hope to find from each one:
1.______________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
2.______________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
3.______________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
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