LEARNING IS LIFELONG AND LEARNING IS FUN
INQUIRY GROUP ASSIGNMENTS: RUBRIC
Paper #4 – Academic Language
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Analysis of academic language Analysis includes both textual features and language of the discipline;
Analysis is superficial, but mentions textual features and language of the discipline.
Analysis is superficial and/or does not explicitly mention textual features or language of the discipline
3 - I researched and covered the text, theory and strategy very well and showed how the three informed and supported each other.
Strategy Strategy chosen is appropriate for scaffolding access to text and comprehension, based on language of the discipline; explicitly connects to learning theory informing strategy
Strategy chosen may scaffold access to text and comprehension, mentions language of the discipline; somewhat connects to learning theory informing strategy
Strategy chosen may not scaffold access to text and comprehension, is not based on language of the discipline; no connection to learning theory informing strategy
3- I thought over different processes and felt KWL is an appropriate strategy which supports further research into this story and also could be used to examine literary implications of the moral choices of the characters. I felt this strategy can cover many aspects of examination of this text and is the best tool for this exercise.
Graphic Organizer (GO) GO’s support of students’ comprehension and construction of content knowledge is explicitly discussed, with connections to learning theory.
GO’s support of students’ comprehension and construction of content knowledge is discussed, with superficial connections to LT GO’s support of students’ comprehension and construction of content knowledge is unclear, with superficial or missing connections to LT
3- The Graphic Organizer is well chosen for the Social cognitive learning theory and the use of academic language of this text. It will add new information for students and is a good tool to help students think further about the text they are analyzing.
APA Used correctly throughout
3 I researched the APA, but I am using APA in a website format. It is not precise as in an academic document, however the information is correct and i set up in the proper format, however it is placed in an unconventional academic context.
There is no required length for this assignment. This choice in not prescribing a length is intentional for the purpose of moving through the ZPD from assisted practice (Stage 1) to internalization (Stage 3) (Tharp & Gallimore,1988, p. 35) of how to select information, support it with evidence, and elaborate for clarity in an academic assignment.
Tharpe, R., & Gallimore, R. (1988). Rousing minds to life. NY, NY: Cambridge University Press.