Quick 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.
Teachers 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.
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.