Surviving Language Class!

 Hi Grade 5’s,

here is the handout lesson and the things I am looking for in your assignments:

 

SURVIVAL KIT

 

          We all strive to survive in our worlds and we use many items to help us on our way. The characters in our stories are survivors as well but, as with all of us, they could use some help in their struggle.   Choose one of the characters from your literature study and develop a survival kit that could have helped them on their quest, or could help them in the future.

          Each person will choose 8 items for their survival kit and will provide a brief write-up about each choice explaining, using evidence from the text, how and why their item will be useful. All of the selections will be placed into a box which will be decorated as a “Survival Kit” for the character of your choice. Students will present their kits to the class in a creative manner.

          Marks will be given out based on creativity, originality, depth of understanding, oral presentation, and overall presentation.   Get creative and think about your selections.   What would be the most useful items to the character based on what you have learned from the text, what you know about the world around you, and what you know about the world at large?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Survival Kit

Teacher Name:

Student Name:     ________________________________________

 

CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Oral Presentation

Presentation was very engaging, informative and appropriate for the audience.

Presentation was mostly engaging, informative, and appropriate for the audience.

Presentation was somewhat engaging, informative and appropriate for the audience.

Presentation was not engaging, informative or appropriate for the audience.

Item Selection

Items in the Survival Kit fully demonstrate an understanding of the novel’s “Big Idea” and clearly show world, text, and self connections.

Items in the Survival Kit demonstrate an understanding of the novel’s “Big Idea” and show world, text, and self connections.

Items in the Survival Kit somewhat demonstrate an understanding of the novel’s “Big Idea” and hardly show world, text, and self connections.

Items in the Survival Kit hardly demonstrate an understanding of the novel’s “Big Idea” and fail to show world, text, and self connections.

Writing

At least one full descriptive paragraph was provided for each item in a clear and concise manner.

One descriptive paragraph was provided for each item in a clear and concise manner.

Less than one paragraph was provided for each item in a choppy and uncertain format.

Little or no writing was provided and sentences were unclear as to their purpose.

Overall Presentation

Survival Kit was very eye catching, creative and organized.

Survival Kit was eye catching, creative and organized.

Survival Kit was somewhat eye catching, creative and organized.

Survival Kit was dull, lacked creativity and showed no signs of organization.

 

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