Final Iditarod/Woodsong Project

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					            Final Iditarod/Woodsong Project
Part One
Original short writing piece using Woodsong vocabulary
   - Write a short creative piece (a minimum of 1 page typed, double-
      spaced, but no longer than 2 pages) about your chosen musher
      and his or her experiences on the Iditarod trail. The style of the
      piece should be realistic fiction (you can make up details about
      your musher’s experiences). Your piece can be similar to a chapter
      in Woodsong about training for the race, or similar to the “race
      days” chapters.
   - You must use at least 10 Woodsong vocabulary words in your
      short writing piece. The words may be selected from any questions
      packet you have completed.
   - Make sure you use the word correctly and that the meaning of the
      word is clear from the way it is used in the sentence.
   - UNDERLINE each word used.
   - This may be clearly handwritten on notebook paper (double-
      spaced, skipping lines) or typed, double-spaced, using 12 point
      font.
Part Two
My Musher
   - Choose a creative way to display information about your musher to
      the rest of the class. You may either create a product (on poster,
      paper, 3D, etc.) or create a PowerPoint.
   - If you choose to do a PowerPoint, the slides must be printed out to
      turn in upon completion.
   - Information to be included in your product:
         o Musher’s name
         o Musher’s hometown and state
         o Musher’s age
         o If musher is a rookie or veteran of the Iditarod
         o At least one photo of musher
         o Musher’s final place in the Iditarod
         o Musher’s finishing time in the Iditarod
         o A brief (4 – 6 sentences) paragraph biography of your
            musher in your own words
         o Any other information about your musher including
            interesting facts, prior participation in the Iditarod, his or
            her dogs, etc.




                      http://www.adn.com/photos/iditarod/


Good sources for information and photographs:
  - Official Iditarod 2008: www.iditarod.com
  - Alaska Daily News: www.adn.com/iditarod
        o Use the search bar at the top of the bar to type in your
           musher’s name and see if anything comes up
  - A Google search to see if your musher has an official page
Name __________________________________________________

Rubric for Final Woodsong/Iditarod Project

Part 1: Short writing piece

____ (30 points) Use 10 Woodsong vocabulary words. Words are used
correctly and in context.

____ (10 points) Story demonstrates adequate understanding of Alaskan
setting and problems that might be encountered before and during the
Iditarod Race. Written piece is original and in the style of realistic fiction
with a beginning, middle, and end. The piece is about the author’s
chosen musher.

____ (10 points) Mechanics: Piece is one-three pages, clearly handwritten
on notebook paper (double-spaced, skipping lines) or typed, double-
spaced, using 12 point font. Vocabulary words used are underlined.


Rubric

Part 2: My Musher

____ (40 points) Product includes the following information:
          o Musher’s name
          o Musher’s hometown and state
          o Musher’s age
          o If musher is a rookie or veteran of the Iditarod
          o At least one photo of musher
          o Musher’s final place in the Iditarod
          o Musher’s finishing time in the Iditarod
          o A brief (4 – 6 sentences) paragraph biography of your
             musher in your own words
          o Any other information about your musher including
             interesting facts, prior participation in the Iditarod, his or
             her dogs, etc.

____ (10 points) Creative, clear, neat design to display information.
Completed on time.

				
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