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Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia

Academic and Research Vice-rector

Activities guide and evaluation rubric - Cycle-task - task 3

1. General description of the course

Faculty or Escuela de Ciencias de la Educación

Academic Unit
Academic Level Profesional
Academic Field Formación disciplinar
Course Name English I
Course Code 518002
Course Type Metodológico Can be enabled Yes ☐ No ☒
Number of Credits 3

2. Description of the activity

Type of the Number of

Individual ☐ Collaborative ☒ 4
activity: weeks
Moment of Unit
Initial ☐ ☒ Final ☐
evaluation: Intermediate: 3
Delivery Environment of the
Evaluative score of the activity:
activity: Evaluation and Monitoring
115 points
Starting date of the activity: Deadline of the activity: November
November 1 2018
st 28th 2018
Competences to develop:
Can understand familiar words, and simple sentences, for example on notices
and posters or in catalogues.
Can write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas if
immediate need. Can write simple personal letters, for example thanking
someone for something.
Topics to develop:
Unit 3: talk about trip plans, describe daily routines, lifestyles, describe past
events, anecdotes and experiences.
Steps, phases of the learning strategy to develop
 Cycle-task: students establish the framework required for the development
of their work: knowledge, strategies, and activities. Students perform the task
individually or in groups, giving everyone the chance to express themselves
and make proposals facing the development of it.
Activities to develop

A. Online speaking sessions: 15 points

Register in this form to participate in the speaking sessions.
In these sessions you will interact with a tutor. You will be asked to talk about
the different topics the tutor proposes. Take into account the day and time of
the session.

B. E-book contents: Study the language, practice, and apply your

knowledge: 80 points
1. Contents Units 9 and 10
Go to the e-book, check the contents for units 9 and 10 and study the
communicational topics, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation of the
different lessons. After that, develop all the exercises of the e-book in order to

1.1. Describe lifestyles

As an application exercise, you are going to create a conversation in the
forum where you talk about your habits regarding health: say what eating
habits you have, describe what you do to stay in shape. Begin the
conversation with a short paragraph about this topic, and after your mates
post theirs, read them and ask questions about their habits. Likewise, reply
the questions your mates ask you.
Finally, after an interesting discussion, in group, compile all the interventions
and complete the following chart. It must be written in third person. Follow
the first example.

Mate Healthy habits Unhealthy habits

He eats well. He tries to eat a lot He frequently works at home,
Mathieu of fruits and vegetables. He he rests a little. He rarely
Connery avoids fatty and sweat food. He exercises and doesn’t like to
never goes to bed late… drink water…

Take in mind that the whole group will hand in a single final product, so all of
you must collaborate in the creation of this chart.
2. Contents Units 11 and 12
Go to the e-book, check the contents for units 11 and 12 and study the
communicational topics, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation of the
different lessons. After that, develop all the exercises of the e-book in order to

2.1. Share your memories

Describe your last vacation. Write a document where you talk about your last
vacation. Tell what you did and where, what you liked the most and describe
your feelings. Give as much description as possible. You can mention places,
food, weather, people… Include pictures.
Likewise, read your mates’ memories and ask questions about their vacation,
and answer the questions your mates ask you.
Finally, after receiving feedback to improve your work, include the text in the
final product to deliver.

C. Knowledge test: 20 points

After studying and practicing the topics from the e-book, take the Knowledge
test 3 which is available in the Evaluation and Monitoring Environment.

The activity will be developed in the Collaborative Learning

Go to the forum Cycle-task, Task 3 and post your
interventions there. Take into account your mates’ and
for the
tutor’s observations to improve your work.
Finally, when your work is done, organize it and upload it
to the Evaluation Environment.
The individual work corresponds to the interaction in the
forum with your mates. Post your interventions and
answer the questions they ask and include the answers in
the final work.
Products to
deliver by
Only one document must be uploaded to the Evaluation
Environment by the deliveries of the group.
A word or pdf document containing the following activities:
-chart with the healthy and unhealthy habits
-written text about last vacation.
3. General guidelines for the collaborative work

Collaborative work is essential in the development of the

activities of the course since through it, learning is organized,
the development of tasks is planned, communication is
developed, strategies are established and knowledge is finally
Keep in mind that your individual work is imperative because
if there is no interest on your part to participate, this can
affect the personal work of others and have a negative
impact on the process and products to be delivered.
Planning of Once the collaborative task is established, first a role must be
activities for chosen (read below) and assume the responsibility of
the fulfilling its own functions. Through these roles, the
development development of the task is planned, the different
of contributions are made, the parties and contents of the
collaborative activity are organized and the assigned task is delivered.
work As you can see, if one of the roles is missing, communication
and procedures may be affected, since there is no
collaborative work.
The proposed roles are:
• Leader: He is in charge of coordinating and organizing the
team's efforts, as well as communication. Seeks to develop a
good work process.
• Producer: It is the person who critically questions the
work of the team, with the purpose of ensuring that all the
Roles to
information generated is relevant to the case and that efforts
perform by
are not diverted.
the student
• Tracker: He is in charge of maintaining the attention of
in the
the team in solving the problem. It must make the team
avoid the loss of time and the vagaries of ideas.
• Rapporteur: Is responsible for organizing the information
and documentation generated by the team and keeping it up
to date when it is needed. He is also responsible for
delivering the final version of the written report.
• Timekeeper: The person responsible for taking note of the
activities of each of the team members.
Roles and The proposed roles are:
responsibilit • Compiler: consolidates the document that is constituted as
y for the the final product of the debate, taking into account that the
delivery of contributions of all the participants have been included and
products by that only the participants who participated in the process are
students included. He must inform the person in charge of the alerts
to notify those who did not participate, that they will not be
included in the product to be delivered.
• Reviser: ensures that the writing complies with the rules
for submission of work required by the teacher.
• Evaluator: ensures that the document contains the criteria
present in the rubric. He must inform the person in charge of
the alerts so that he informs the other members of the team
in case there is an adjustment to be made on the subject.
• Deliveries: alerts about the delivery times of the products
and sends the document in the stipulated times, using the
resources destined for the shipment, and indicates to the
other colleagues that the delivery has been made.
• Alerts: ensures that the members of the group are notified
of the novelties at work and informs the teacher through the
work forum and the course's messaging, that the document
has been sent.
Use of All references considered for this activity have to be cited
references using APA Style.
In the agreement 029 of December 13, 2013, article 99, the
mistakes that infringe upon the academic order, among
others, are the following: paragraph e) “To plagiarize is to
present as your own work the whole or part of a writing,
report, task or document of invention performed by another
person. It also implies the use of cites or lack of references,
or includes cites where there is no coincidence between them
and the reference” and paragraph f)”To reproduce, or copy
Plagiarism for profit, educational resources or results of research
policy products, which have intellectual rights reserved for the

The academic punishments that the student will face are:

a) In case of academic fraud proved in the academic work
or evaluation, the score achieved will be zero (0.0) without
leading to disciplinary measures.
b) In case of plagiarism proved in the academic work of
any nature, the score achieved will be zero (0.0), without
leading to disciplinary measures.
To know how the documents must be cited, check the
following document:
Centro de Escritura Javeriano ( ) Normas APA. Sexta edición.
Taken from

4. Evaluation rubric

Evaluation rubric
Activity Individual Collaborative
☐ ☒
type: Activity Activity
Evaluation Unit Intermediate
Initial ☐ ☒ Final ☐
moment: 3:
Assessed Performance levels of the individual activity
Aspects High score Media score Low score
The student The student The student did
participated in the participated in the not participate in
Participation sessions to sessions but the sessions.
in the Online improve speaking interaction was 15
Speaking skills. Interaction barely possible. points
Sessions was possible.
(up to 15
(up to 7 points) (up to 1 points)
The student The student did
partially read the not read the
The student read mates’ mates’
the mates’
interventions to interventions to
interventions and
ask questions ask questions
asks questions
about their habits about their habits about their habits 15
with the and memories. He and memories. He
and memories. He points
mates partially gives did not give
also gives relevant
feedback to the relevant feedback relevant feedback
mates to improve to the mates to to the mates to
their works. improve their improve their
works. works.
(up to 15
(up to 7 points) (up to 1 points)
The student did The student did
The student not enter the not enter the
entered the forum forum on time and forum on time and
on time and partially did not participate
participated participated frequently and 10
frequently and frequently and meaningfully. points
in the forum

(up to 10
(up to 5 points) (up to 1 points)
Assessed Performance levels of the collaborative activity
Aspect High score Media score Low score
The students The students
The students partially filled in partially filled in
filled in the chart the chart the chart
containing the containing the containing the
information information about information about
Lifestyles about their their habits. It their habits. It does 20
chart habits. It partially contains not contain enough points
contains enough
enough description.

(Up to 20 (Up to 10
(Up to 1 points)
points) points)
The students The students did
The students included in the not include in the
included in the final document the final document the
final document memories of the memories of the
the memories of vacation. It vacation. It does
Last vacation 20
the vacation. It partially contains not contain enough points
contains enough enough description.

(Up to 20 (Up to 10
(Up to 1 points)
points) points)
The final The final The final document 15
document is document is is not delivered in points
delivered in the delivered in the the Evaluation
Evaluation Evaluation Environment by the
Document Environment by Environment by deliveries. The
format the deliveries. the deliveries. The document is not
The document is document is complete, well-
complete, well- partially complete, presented and
presented and
well-presented contains important
does not contain
and contains some language mistakes.
language important
mistakes. language

(Up to 15
(Up to 7 points) (Up to 1 points)
Final score 95 points