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The Assignment

 

*  Your mission, should you choose to accept it (and I hope so since your grade relies heavily upon it), is to create web pages for one of the following categories for which you signed up for or were assigned in class:

1.     Fiction: Short Stories

2.     Drama

3.     Nonfiction

4.     Legends & Heroes

5.     Fiction: Novels

6.     Poetry

7.     Comedy

8.     Grammar & Writing

 

*  Follow the rubrics completely when completing the project, and ask for help if you have questions! You might want to check out the Tutorial page if you haven’t designed web pages before using Microsoft Word.

 

          Find out about Bloom’s taxonomic levels here.

 

          Check out some of the web pages created for this assignment by other students by clicking here.

 

 

The objective is to work together in small groups and combine your knowledge of the topic, research skills, and technology to produce easy-to-navigate web pages that are educational tools for both students and teachers alike.

 

 

Rubrics

 

Points will also be deducted for broken hyperlinks, pictures that don’t load, etc. Point values listed below are ALL OR NOTHING.

Points should equal 325. An additional 25 points will be peer & personal evaluation forms after the projects are completed.

 Be sure to check your mechanics!

 

Fiction: Short Stories

 

20-Short Story Elements with definitions

20-A sample short story (different from those below) with at least ten short story elements identified and explained thoroughly

20-Hyperlinks to two (or more) short story selections that are also in the Glencoe Literature Book, Course 5

20-Hyperlinks to three (or more) short story selections not found in the abovementioned book (your textbook) from different countries

15-A hyperlink to information about the author of each piece

25-A five-question quiz for each story (not including the sample story), with a correct answer key for each quiz

75-A twenty-five-question test over all stories (not including the sample story), with five questions per Bloom’s taxonomy level, rubric,

    and a correct answer key

25-An essay test of one essay per short story selection (not sample story), with rubrics and at least one full-credit sample answer per

    essay

20-Three original project options with rubrics

20-One writing assignment with a research component and a rubric

20-One (or more) audio or visual clip directly related to the topic

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to reading or writing short stories

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to teaching short stories

10-A Hyperlink to the main page

15-A works cited listing where you obtained your information for your website

 

 

Drama

 

20-Drama Elements with definitions

15-A one-act play (different from those below) with at least five drama elements identified and explained thoroughly

20-Hyperlink to the full text of the Shakespeare play we read in your class

15-Hyperlink to the full text of The Importance of Being Ernest

15-Hyperlinks to two (or more) plays not read in class from countries other than England or the United States

10-A hyperlink to information about the author of each piece

25-A ten-question quiz for each play, with a correct answer key for each quiz

75-A fifty-question test over all plays (including the one-act), with five questions per Bloom’s taxonomy level, rubric,

     and a correct answer key

25-An essay test of one essay per play (including the one-act play), with rubrics and at least one full-credit sample answer per essay

20-Two original project options with rubrics

20-Two writing assignments with a research component and rubrics

20-One (or more) audio or visual clip directly related to the topic

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to reading, writing, or performing drama

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to teaching drama

10-A Hyperlink to the main page

15-A works cited listing where you obtained your information for your website

 

 

Nonfiction

 

20-Nonfiction Elements with definitions

20-A sample of at least four different “types” of nonfiction stories (different from those below) with detailed explanations of the “type”

15-Hyperlink to Fiction: Short Story terms defined (check with that group)

15-Hyperlinks to two (or more) nonfiction selections that are also in the Glencoe Literature Book, Course 5 from different cultures

15-Hyperlinks to three (or more) nonfiction selections not found in the abovementioned book (your textbook) from different countries

     and/or cultures than those in your textbook

15-A hyperlink to information about the author of each piece

25-A five-question quiz for each story (not including the samples), with a correct answer key for each quiz

75-A twenty-five-question test over all stories (not including the samples), with five questions per Bloom’s taxonomy level, rubric,

     and a correct answer key

20-An essay test of one essay per nonfiction selection (not samples), with rubrics and at least one full-credit sample answer per essay

20-Three original project options with rubrics

20-One writing assignment with a research component and a rubric

20-One (or more) audio or visual clip directly related to the topic

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to reading or writing nonfiction

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to teaching nonfiction

10-A Hyperlink to the main page

15-A works cited listing where you obtained your information for your website

 

 

Legends & Heroes

 

20-Terminology defined

10-Hyperlink to Fiction: Short Story terms defined (check with that group)

15-A sample of one or more story legends (different from those below) with detailed explanations of why it is a legend

10-A sample of one or more myths (different from those below) with detailed explanations of why it is a myth

10-A sample of one or more fables (different from those below) with detailed explanations of why it is a fable

10-Hyperlinks to two (or more) selections that are also in the Glencoe Literature Book, Course 5

15-Hyperlinks to five (or more) selections not found in the abovementioned book (your textbook) from different countries and/or

    cultures than those in your textbook; maximum of two fables

10-A hyperlink to information about the author of each piece

25-A five-question quiz for each story (not including the samples), with a correct answer key for each quiz

75-A thirty-five-question test over all stories (not including the samples), with five questions per Bloom’s taxonomy level, rubric,

     and a correct answer key

20-An essay test of one essay per selection (not the samples), with rubrics and at least one full-credit sample answer per essay

20-Two original project options with rubrics

20-Two writing assignments with a research component and rubrics

20-One (or more) audio or visual clip directly related to the topic

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to reading or writing about legends & heroes

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to teaching legends & heroes

10-A Hyperlink to the main page

15-A works cited listing where you obtained your information for your website

 

 

Fiction: Novels

 

15-Novel Elements with definitions

10-Hyperlink to the full text of the novel read in your group

10-Hyperlinks to the full text of another novel from a different country than the novel read in your group

10-A hyperlink to information about the author of each novel

35-A twenty-five-question quiz for each novel, with a correct answer key for each quiz

85-A fifty-question test over each novel, with ten questions per Bloom’s taxonomy level, rubric, and a correct answer key

20-An essay test of four essays per novel, with rubrics and at least one full-credit sample answer per essay

20-Three original project options, per novel, with rubrics

20-One writing assignment, per novel, with a research component and a rubric

20-One (or more) audio or visual clip directly related to each novel

20-A completed critique per group member, per novel

10-Hyperlinks (five or more) to sites related to reading, research and/or writing about each novel

15-Hyperlinks (two or more) to study guides for each novel

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to teaching each novel

10-A Hyperlink to the main page

15-A works cited listing where you obtained your information for your website

 

Poetry

 

15-Poetry Elements with definitions

20-A sample of at least four different “types” of poems (different from those below) with detailed explanations of the “type”

15-Hyperlinks to two (or more) poetry selections that are also in the Glencoe Literature Book, Course 5 from different cultures

35-Hyperlinks to seven (or more) poetry selections not found in the abovementioned book (your textbook) from different countries

     and/or cultures, by different poets; four or more must be ten lines or longer

10-A hyperlink to information about the author of each piece

15-A five-question quiz for each poem (not including the samples) focusing on poetry elements, with a correct answer key for each quiz

85-A fifty-question test over all poems (not including the samples), with five questions per Bloom’s taxonomy level, rubric,

     and a correct answer key

20-A five-question essay test of one essay per poem longer than ten lines (not samples or those from the textbook), with rubrics and at

     least one full-credit sample answer per essay

25-One full-length, in-depth, analysis of a poem that is less than fifteen lines, per group member (each poem must be different)

20-Three original project options with rubrics

20-Two writing assignments with a research component and rubrics

20-One (or more) audio or visual clip directly related to the topic

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to reading or writing poetry

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to teaching poetry

10-A Hyperlink to the main page

15-A works cited listing where you obtained your information for your website

 

 

Comedy

 

20-Comedy Elements with definitions

20-A sample of at least four different “types” of comedy (different from those below) with detailed explanations of the “type”

15-Hyperlinks to two (or more) comedy selections that are also in the Glencoe Literature Book, Course 5 from different cultures

15-Hyperlinks to five (or more) comedy selections not found in the abovementioned book (your textbook) from different countries

     and/or cultures, by different authors

15-A hyperlink to information about the author of each piece

25-A five-question quiz for each selection (not including the samples) focusing on the comedy elements, with a correct answer

     key for each quiz

50-A thirty-five-question test over all selections (not including the samples), with five questions per Bloom’s taxonomy level, rubric,

     and a correct answer key

20-An essay test of one essay per selection (not the samples), with rubrics and at least one full-credit sample answer per essay

20-Four original project options with rubrics

20-Two writing assignments with a research component and rubrics

20-One (or more) audio or visual clip directly related to the topic

40-An original sample lesson plan per group member (of one to three days) for teaching one type of comedy and including an original

     worksheet to accompany the lesson, its correct answer key, and the time to be spent per activity noted in parenthesis

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to reading or writing comedy

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to teaching comedy

10-A Hyperlink to the main page

15-A works cited listing where you obtained your information for your website

 

 

Grammar & Writing

 

10-Eight major parts of speech defined

10-Three correct examples of each part of speech

20-One original worksheet with clear directions and ten questions (or more) per part of speech, and a correct answer key for each

10-Two (or more) hyperlinks to teaching each part of speech

15-Your suggestions for teaching each part of speech

15-Brief explanation of the steps involved in the writing process

10-Four brainstorming/pre-writing activities

5-Five (or more) tips for revising

5-Five (or more) tips for editing

10-Brief descriptions of four (or more) “types” of writing (not including the research paper)

15-Directions/suggestions on how to write each “type”

15-One writing prompt per “type” with an accurate sample paper written per prompt

10-Brief explanation of the research paper

10-Definition of thesis statement

10-Create a ten-step checklist for anyone writing the research paper

10-Explain, in your own words, how to write parenthetical references (stick to one style: MLA, APA, etc.) & give examples

10-Explain, in your own words, how to insert quoted information into a paper & give examples

10-Explain, in your own words, how to write a works cited page & give an example

5-List the standards when typing a research paper

10-Hyperlinks to five (or more) sites about the research paper process and/or avoiding plagiarism

10-Hyperlinks to four (or more) credible sites to use when conducting research for a paper

20-Your original research papers (pre-approved) listed as models

10-Suggestions for teaching the research paper process (four or more)

10-Create a rubric for grading a research paper

5-A suggested time frame for a semester-long research paper

20-One (or more) audio or visual clip directly related to the topic

10-Hyperlinks (four or more) to sites related to teaching the research paper

10-A Hyperlink to the main page

15-A works cited listing where you obtained your information for your website