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ENGLISH ASSESSMENT PROJECT

TASK SHEET (G7) 2017/18 TRIMESTER3

Student’s name: _____________________________________


Grade: ________________________________________________
Esis#:_________________________________________________
Partner’s name :_____________________________________

English Assessment Projects


Time: 6 lessons Grade: 8 Trimester: 3
Task Sheet 2017/18
Project: Sheikh Zayed started a legacy of helping people in need and protecting the environment. Plan, write and present a
storyboard from the point of view of a volunteer that is working for a local organization in the UAE.

Textbook Connection: Contributing to Society text, Pages 484-499 & The Benefits of Volunteering text, Pages 512-520

 Students will effectively work collaboratively.


 Students will research information for a specific task and purpose.
 Student will follow a writing process that shows evidence of planning, drafting and publishing.
Objectives
 Students will present their project with attention to purpose and audience.
*Note: Teachers can choose to have students complete the Projects individually or in pairs.

In class students have:


 used reading strategies to understand texts.
Background  defined and explained ideas and concepts from a variety of texts.
Knowledge  used the writing process to plan, organize and draft.
 collaborated with others to share ideas and complete tasks.
 used participial phrases to combine sentences
NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE: ___________ DATE: __________

A) Match each picture with a saying/ sayings of HH Sheikh Zayed

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NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE: ___________ DATE: __________

B) Sayings of HH Sheikh Zayed


1. “Man has to be compassionate towards his human brother, animals
and plants.”
2. “Golden Panda” award for protecting the environment.
3. “Champions of the Earth” Award for the protection of endangered
animals.
4. “He who does not know his past cannot make the best of his present
and future, for it is from the past that we learn.”
5.“It is my duty as the leader of the young people of this country to
encourage them to work.”
6. "The real asset of any advanced nation is its people, especially the
educated ones, and the prosperity and success of the people are
measured by the standard of their education."
7. "On land and in the sea, our fore-fathers lived and survived in this
environment. They were able to do so because they recognized the
need to conserve it, to take from it only what they needed to live, and
to preserve it for succeeding generations."
8. "The Ruler should not have any barrier which separates him from his
people."
9. "I had many dreams. I dreamt of our land keeping pace with the
growth of the modern world."
10. "History is a continuous chain of events. The present is only an
extension of the past."
11. “No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals
we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities.
The real spirit behind progress is the human spirit, the able man with his
intellect and capabilities."

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NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE: ___________ DATE: __________

C) Answer the following questions


1. Which quote from His Highness Sheikh Zayed is your favorite quote?
Explain your answer. Quote number (…………….).
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2. Why do you think His Highness Sheikh Zayed encouraged people to
show compassion to people, animals and plants?
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3. Find Four words that you think describe His Highness Sheikh Zayed as
a leader?
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4. What does His Highness Sheikh Zayed inspire you to do as a citizen of
the UAE?
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5. Why do you think His Highness Sheikh Zayed said that we learn from
the past to have a good future?
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6. Why do you think His Highness Sheikh Zayed encouraged people to
be educated?
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NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE: ___________ DATE: __________

D) Pre-writing

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NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE: ___________ DATE: __________
E) Read the following texts:

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NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE: ___________ DATE: __________
F) Answer the following questions:
1. Where is Ahmed doing volunteer work? 14. What does it mean to be
………………………………………………… compassionate?
2. Which organization does Mohammed …………………………………………………
work for? 15. Who are the superheroes at the
………………………………………………… children’s hospital?
3. Where does Faiza do volunteer work? …………………………………………………
………………………………………………… A) Say if this sentence is true or false.
4. Who volunteered at the Milan Expo in 16. Ahmed is excited to volunteer at the
2015? Special Olympics. (___________)
………………………………………………… 17. The Red Crescent started a special
5. How old is Gaith? campaign in 7 countries. (___________)
………………………………………………… 18. The volunteers at the children’s
6. Whose example does Maitha and hospital wear special uniforms and capes.
Shamsa want to follow to care for the (___________)
environment? 19. The volunteers at the Milan Expo
………………………………………………… dressed in any clothing of their choice.
7. What does it mean to have courage? (___________)
………………………………………………… 20. Ghaith started volunteer work when
8. What does it mean to have self-control? he was 5 years old. (_________)
………………………………………………… 21. Maitha and Shamsa organizes parties
9. What does it mean to have patience? at home . (___________)
………………………………………………… 22. If you are caring it means you are
10. What does it mean to be grateful? selfish. (___________)
………………………………………………… 23. If you are grateful it means you are
11. What does it mean to be respectful? thankful and want to give back to the
………………………………………………… community. (___________)
12. What will Ahmed’s most important 24. If you are responsible you are willing
job be at the Special Olympics ? to be accountable. (___________)
………………………………………………… B) Choose the correct answer.
13. Why does the Red Crescent build 25. Ahmed will help people find their
water-treatment plants? __________ at the Special Olympics.
………………………………………………… (seats/food)

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NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE: ___________ DATE: __________
26. The Red Crescent started a
_____________to provide people with fresh
water. (competition / campaign)
Faiza helps to make the children feel
___________ while they are waiting for their
medical treatment. (happy
/comfortable)
27. Volunteering helped Wafa to be
__________ to speak to people.
(confident/excited)
28. Ghaith ___________ his family to
recycle at home. (encourages /informs)
29. Maitha and Shamsa are ___________.
(sisters/friends)
30. _____________ means to do what is
right and fair. (caring/ integrity)
31. If you show __________, you care
about other humans.
(Self-control /humanity
32. You show __________ if you are brave
to help others.
(Patience /courage)

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NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE: ___________ DATE: __________

G) Think about voluntary work stories you heard about

Important
events

Who? What?
Where? When?
Why?
What was the
problem?

What was done


to solve the
problem?

How was the


problem
resolved?

How did the


character feel?
What did you
learn from the
story?
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NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE: ___________ DATE: __________

H) Short Story (Storyboard)– Writing Frame

A short story often starts with a storyboard. A storyboard is like a graphic organizer because it outlines and
highlights the events of the story in chronological order. A storyboard is a way to tell a story visually and in small
bite-sized chunks. A storyboard sometimes has short captions or dialogue to explain what is happening.
Storyboards follow the same structure as short stories. They have a plot, characters, setting and are meant to
entertain an audience and/or convey a message. There is also a problem that arises and a resolution (a way the
problem is solved).

Title: ______________________________ Author:______________________________

What will your story be about?

Who will you write your story for (audience)?

What is the message of your story (purpose)?

Where does the setting take place in your story?

Who are the characters in your story?

How will you start your story?

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NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE: ___________ DATE: __________

What are the main events in your story? Use this section to start organizing your thoughts before you make
your story board.

What is the problem in your story?

What is the climax (highest point of tension related to the problem) in your story?

How will the problem be resolved (resolution) in your story?

How will your story end?

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NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE: ___________ DATE: __________
I) Write your storyboard here!

Title: _________________________________________ Page: _______ of ________

by: ___________________________________________ Date: ___________________

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Project Checklist – Grade 8 Trimester 3


Yes No

1 I identified an organization that I would like to research.


2 I completed all brainstorms.
3 I shared my ideas with others.
I identified the information I want to use to write my
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storyboard.
5 I followed the correct writing structure for my storyboard.
6 I used participial phrases correctly in my storyboard.
7 I completed my first draft.
8 I reviewed my draft and received feedback.
9 I completed my final project.
10 I am ready to present my storyboard.

Rubric – English Project Grade 8


Speaking Writing Behavior Communication Collaboration
communication
vocabulary and competency /
vocabulary and attitude / participation /
Skill grammar /
grammar / interaction /
initiation of
cooperation /
pronunciation / interaction /
genre structure focus contribution
fluency attention and
response

/5 /5 /5 /5 /5
Total / 25 x 4 =
/ 100

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