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Creating and presenting a class magazine

Contract work Creating and presenting a class magazine Name: Class: ___________________ 5 Humane Wetenschappen Subject: English

Name:

Class:

___________________ 5 Humane Wetenschappen

Subject:

English

School year 2009 – 2010

  • 1. COLLECTING INFORMATION AND DECIDING ON A TOPIC

a. Which English magazines do you already know?

Creating and presenting a class magazine

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  • b. What kind of articles do you find in a magazine? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

  • c. How many people does it take to create a magazine? Label them and explain their function. _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

  • d. Every magazine has its own theme of the month. Discuss what the theme of your class magazine has to be. Jot down some ideas below. _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

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  • 2. COLLECTING MATERIAL

    • a. Decide on various ways of collecting material for your class magazine.

    • b. There are some articles you must write for your class magazine.

      • 1. A poem

      • 2. A review of a latest film, book, show,…

      • 3. An interview with a famous person

      • 4. A short story

      • 5. Readers letters + reaction

  • c. You can always add more articles! _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

  • 3.

    GROUP CONTRACT

    Creating and presenting a class magazine

    Who is going to do:

    Task

    Name

    Feedback given

         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

    We are going to give each other feedback on: (date)

     

    We are going to finish our work on: (date)

     

    These are the criteria for evaluation:

     

    Teacher’s comments:

    Signed by the group teacher

    Signed by the

    4.

    VOCABULARY USED IN MY ARTICLE(S)

    • a. Make up a list of words from the texts you read and write which were new to you.

    • b. Find their definition and examples of usage in an online dictionary.

    Word Explanation Example Creating and presenting a class magazine
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    • 5. CHECKLIST

    Creating and presenting a class magazine

    a. Before you actually start writing and organising the presentation, tick the following items from the checklist.

         

    b

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    Teacher’s

    Very

    Well

    tt

    Not at

    comments

    1.

    I have managed to finish my tasks on time.

             

    2.

    I have managed to find the information I was

             

    looking for.

    3.

    Most of this information will be useful for the

             

    end product.

    4.I have ordered my notes carefully.

             

    5.

    I understand all the words and phrases I need

             

    and I know how to spell and use them correctly.

    6.

    I have looked up words and phrases I wasn’t

             

    sure of.

    7.

    I have made a list of what I need to do next.

             

    8.

    I have told the rest of the group what I still

             

    want / need to do.

    b. The tasks you still need to do, include decisions on lay-out, additional material, typing out the articles, preparing the presentation. Agree with each other on who does what and when.

     

    Task(s) still to do for the

    Task(s) still to do for the

    Dat

    magazine

    presentation

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    Pupil

         

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    Pupil

         

    2

    Pupil

         

    3

    Pupil

         

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    6

    6.

    EVALUATION

    Creating and presenting a class magazine

    a. Make an assessment of the work done by yourself and your fellow pupils.

    Be fair and follow the criteria used in the schemes below.

    (1)

    Self-assessment. How did I work in

    this group?

       

    Score

     

    0

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    1.

    I contributed a lot to this activity.

               

    2.

    I listened to everyone in my group.

               

    3.

    I encouraged other group members to participate.

               

    4.

    I encouraged people to use English.

               

    5.

    I felt comfortable and accepted in my group.

               

    6.

    I asked for explanations when I didn’t understand.

               

    7.

    I explained things to someone else who didn’t

               

    understand.

    8.

    I learned new things by participating in this group

               

    activity.

    9.

    I enjoy working in small groups on activities like

               

    this.

    Aims: look at how you work in a group and think about improving your participation.

    Instructions: work individually and complete the form.

    Read each statement below and tick the right score.

    • 0 not at all

    • 2 a bit

    • 4 yes, quite a lot

    • 1 not much really

    • 3 a reasonable

    • 5 yes, a lot

    amount

    Now look back at the statements where you scored yourself with a 3 or less. How could you improve your group skills the next time you work in a group?

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    Write three ideas here.

    e.g. I needed too much time for my task and had to work on it at home. Perhaps I could have asked my teacher to help me with the more difficult passages.

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