Anthology of Best Work by ysb99053

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									Anthology of Best Work

Idea Generation

Complete the following statements:

A highlight of this course was


One serious discussion I remember was about


I enjoyed the opportunity to read


I enjoyed the opportunity to write


A personal turning-point for me was


New understanding that I take away from this course


Obstacles or challenges that I have overcome


My ability to read and write can help me to succeed


Five years from now, I will remember


Goals for continued learning in the future include




Look over your responses. You are going to have to write about your best
reading piece and your best writing piece in the form of a series of
paragraphs expressing an opinion. Use this list to help make your selection.
This list can also be used to get ideas for your introductory or concluding
paragraph.


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                               BEST PIECE SELECTION

Reading Activity

     -     What reading activity was the most successful?

     -     What reading was the most meaningful?

     -     What reading was the most enjoyable?


One you have identified your three best reading tasks, select one of the tasks.
Respond to the following questions using complete sentences. Be sure to be as
descriptive as possible. Use this space for your rough notes. Type your final
response on the computer. Before you print your final draft use the spell check
and a peer editor to correct any errors.
______________________________________________________________________________

Describe the reading skills or strategies used.

      Look at all of your reading tasks. Respond to the following questions. Be as
      descriptive as possible. Use this space for your rough notes. Type your final
response    on the computer. Before you print your final draft use the spell
check and a peer           editor to correct any errors. Attach the final draft to
your selected piece.

1.       What types of reading have you done?


2.       Which did you enjoy the most?


3.       Why?


4.       Which did you find the most challenging?


5.       Why?


6.       How have your reading skills improved throughout the course?

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                                 BEST PIECE SELECTION

Writing Activity

     -      What writing activity were you the most successful?

     -      What writing was the most meaningful?

     -      What writing was the most enjoyable?


One you have identified your three best writing tasks, select one of these three
writings tasks. Respond to the following questions using complete sentences. Be
sure to be as descriptive as possible. Use this space for your rough notes. Type
your final response on the computer. Before you print your final draft use the
spell check and a peer editor to correct any errors. Attach your response to the


Describe the writing skills or strategies used.

         Look at all of your writing tasks. Respond to the following questions. Be sure
         to be as descriptive as possible. Use this space for your rough notes. Type
         your final response on the computer. Before you print your final draft use
         the spell check and a peer editor to correct any errors. Attach the final
         draft to your selected piece.

1.       What types of writing have you done?


2.       Which did you enjoy the most?


3.       Why?


4.       Which did you find the most challenging?


5.       Why?


6.       How have your writing skills improved throughout the course?

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                   Series of Paragraphs Expressing an Opinion
                                Growth in Literacy

Outline

Paragraph One - based on your opinion about your growth in literacy

Your topic:




Paragraph Two - support your opinion by discussing:

                        your best reading piece and the strategies used



                        the range of reading that you have completed



                        the reasons for your success in reading


Paragraph Three - support your opinion by discussing:

                        your best writing piece and the strategies used



                        the range of writing that you have completed



                        the reasons for your success in writing


Paragraph Four - based on your opinion about the value of literacy skills in
     their present and future lives




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                   Appendix 14                      Learning Journal Rubric
   Note: The learning journal contains (1) responses to texts, (2) understandings of reading skills
   and strategies and of writing forms, and (3) reflections on personal growth in reading and writing.
   When assessing a journal, select from and interpret the left-hand column according to which type
   of journal entry the student has written.

                                                                                          Significantly
                       Approaching the         Achieving the        Exceeding the
                                                                                         Exceeding the
    Categories         Required Level         Required Level        Required Level
                                                                                         Required Level
                          (0-49%)               (50-64%)              (65-79%)
                                                                                           (80-100%)
Knowledge/
Understanding
- of text              - demonstrates        - demonstrates        - demonstrates       - demonstrates
- of reading and       limited               adequate              considerable         thorough
writing skills and     understanding         understanding         understanding        understanding
strategies
- of their own skill
development
- of directly stated
information
Thinking/Inquiry
- development and      - gives limited       - gives adequate      -gives               - provides
detail                 support, limited      support and detail    considerable         thorough support
                       detail                                      support and detail

- insight, depth       - shows limited       - shows adequate      -shows               - shows a high
                       insight and depth     insight and depth     considerable         degree of insight
                                                                   insight and depth    and depth

-making inferences - demonstrates            - demonstrates        -demonstrates        - demonstrates
-making            limited ability to        adequate ability to   considerable         thorough ability to
connections        make appropriate          make appropriate      ability to make      make appropriate
                   connections               connections           appropriate          connections
                                                                   connections
- reflecting
                       - demonstrates        - demonstrates        -demonstrates        - demonstrates a
                       limited ability to    adequate ability to   considerable         high ability to
                       look back, re-        look back, re-        ability to look      look back, re-
                       examine, and          examine, and          back, re-examine,    examine, and
                       assess                assess                and assess           assess
Communication
- clarity              - writes with         - writes with         - writes with        writes with
- organization         limited clarity and   adequate clarity      considerable         consistent clarity
                       organization          and organization      clarity and          and organization
                                                                   organization




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          Appendix 16                               Series of Opinion Paragraphs Rubric
                                                                                                           Significantly
                            Approaching the             Achieving the            Exceeding the
                                                                                                          Exceeding the
                            Required Level of          Required Level of        Required Level of
      Categories                                                                                         Required Level of
                                Literacy                   Literacy                 Literacy
                                                                                                             Literacy
                                (0-49%)                   (50-64%)                 (65-79%)
                                                                                                            (80-100%)
Knowledge/
Understanding
- knowledge of form       - demonstrates limited     - demonstrates           - demonstrates           - demonstrates
of opinion paragraphs     knowledge of form of       adequate knowledge       considerable             thorough knowledge
                          opinion paragraphs         of form of opinion       knowledge of form of     of form of opinion
                                                     paragraphs               opinion paragraphs       paragraphs
- understanding of        - demonstrates limited     - demonstrates           - demonstrates           - demonstrates
resource materials        understanding of           adequate                 considerable             thorough
read                      materials read             understanding of         understanding of         understanding of
                                                     materials read           materials read           materials read
Thinking/Inquiry
- critical and creative   - demonstrates limited     - demonstrates           - demonstrates           - demonstrates a high
thinking skills           competence                 moderate competence      considerable             degree of competence
(developing ideas,        developing and             developing and           competence               developing and
selecting, evaluating,    organizing ideas,          organizing ideas,        developing and           organizing ideas,
organizing                explaining, forming        explaining, forming      organizing ideas,        explaining, forming
information,              conclusions                conclusions              explaining, forming      conclusions
explaining, forming                                                           conclusions
conclusions)
Communication
- communication of        - communicates             - communicates           - communicates           - communicates
information and ideas     information and ideas      information and ideas    information and ideas    information and ideas
                          with limited clarity       with moderate clarity    with considerable        with a high degree of
                                                                              clarity                  clarity
- communication for       - communicates ideas       - communicates ideas     - communicates ideas     - communicates ideas
audience and purpose      and information for        and information for      and information for      and information for
                          audience and purpose       audience and purpose     audience and purpose     audience and purpose
                          with limited               with moderate            with considerable        with a high degree of
                          effectiveness              effectiveness            effectiveness            effectiveness

- use of form of          - demonstrates limited     - demonstrates           - demonstrates           - demonstrates
opinion paragraphs        control of form of         moderate control of      considerable control     extensive control of
                          opinion paragraphs         form of opinion          of form of opinion       form of opinion
                                                     paragraphs               paragraphs               paragraphs
Application
- application of          - uses language            - uses language          - uses language          - uses language
language conventions      conventions with           conventions with         conventions with         conventions accurately
                          limited accuracy and       moderate accuracy        considerable accuracy    and effectively all or
                          effectiveness              and effectiveness        and effectiveness        almost all of the time
- application of          - uses reading             - uses reading           - uses reading           - uses reading
reading strategies        strategies with limited    strategies with          strategies with          strategies with a high
                          competence                 moderate competence      considerable             degree of competence
                                                                              competence
- application of the      - uses the writing         - uses the writing       - uses the writing       - uses the writing
writing process           process with limited       process with moderate    process with             process with a high
                          competence                 competence               considerable             degree of competence
                                                                              competence
- application of          - uses literacy skills     - uses literacy skills   - uses literacy skills   - uses literacy skills
literacy skills           with limited               with moderate            with considerable        with a high degree of
                          effectiveness              effectiveness            effectiveness            effectiveness


   This material was downloaded from the OSSLC web site at
   www.osslc.on.ca
This material was downloaded from the OSSLC web site at
www.osslc.on.ca

								
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