Activity Introduction

cover2Quick Summary: This rubric can be used to assess how well students have -

  • Constructed a text that celebrates someone’s story in a way that meets the intended audience of Dumbo Feather Magazine;
  • Embraced the stylistic features and structures of a chosen medium; and
  • Submitted a polished piece of work to a publishable standard.

 

Dumbo Lord MayorTeachers can use these resources to teach literacy skills with the outcome being to enter the New Conversations Storytelling Competition. This competition is open to Australian students in Year 9 & 10. It encourages them to conduct conversations with people they find extraordinary and invites students to share their story by celebrating their heroic qualities through their submission. The competition aims to connect students to the power of storytelling, develop their communication skills and be reminded of the emotional value of face-to-face conversation.

 

Instructions

Step 1: Before giving students the rubric allow time for students to brainstorm and construct what they think would be the criteria for a successful piece. Do this before you give the rubric to the students so that they have to think about it themselves first.

Step 2: Students should assess their own work or the work of classmates. 

Step 3: Assess your students work.

 

 

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Learning intention

To construct a text that celebrates someone's story and shares it effectively with an intended audience of Dumbo Feather Magazine.

Criteria Low Medium High

Reflects a level of conversational engagement whereby new knowledge is transferred between 2 people.


 

 

 

Appropriately appeals to intended audience through suitable choice of subject and language choices.


 

 

 

 

To embrace the stylistic features and structures of a chosen medium to share a story effectively.

Criteria

Low Medium High

Depending on chosen medium, students embrace common features/styles of chosen text.


 

 

 

 

To submit a polished piece of work to a publishable standard.

Criteria Low Medium High

Text reads with grammatical clarity and is spelt accurately.


 

 

 

Text appears to have been edited or planned sufficiently to reflect work of a publishable standard.

 
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Student Worksheet

Reflecting on New Conversations - Peer Review

Whose piece of work am I assessing:

How well did this piece of work meet the following criteria:

1. To construct a text that celebrates someone's story and shares it effectively with an intended audience of Dumbo Feather Magazine.

Criteria Low Medium High
Reflects a level of conversational engagement whereby new knowledge is transferred between 2 people.
Appropriately appeals to intended audience through suitable choice of subject and language choices.

 

2. To embrace the stylistic features and structures of a chosen medium to share a story effectively.

Criteria Low Medium High
Depending on chosen medium, students embrace common features/styles of chosen text.

 

3. To submit a polished piece of work to a publishable standard.

Criteria Low Medium High
Text reads with grammatical clarity and is spelt accurately.
Text appears to have been edited
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