Sunday, May 1, 2011

Personal Investigations
Assessment Matrix
Expert
Shows weeks of work
Audience is very interested
 I've done the work myself
 Research in my words – with my personality in it
 Contains humour(?)
 Interaction with the audience
 Speech is confident, clear and with action and expression

Practititioner
 Shows three or four weeks of work
 Information is interesting and in my own words
 Adults have supported me without doing work for me
 Some humour (?)
 Some interaction with the audience
 Audience is attentive and interested
 Speech is clear

Apprentice
 Shows about a week’s work
 A little information – some in my own words
 Adults have done some of the work for me
 No interaction with the audience
 No humour
 Poor presentation
 Few picturesMostly reads the info from the presentation

Novice
 Reads the words on the presentationClearly started at the last minute Hardly any info
 Parents have done a lot of it for me
 No pictures or steps
 Copied straight off the internet
 No humour
 Not finished on time
 Untidy presentation
 Speech is not very clear

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Author Circles

These are going really well, but I'm still taking far too long to get through them. If I rush though, when the kids are needing to be running them independently, they won't be well enough trained. I've made a list for the wall:
  1. 1st draft
  2. edit
  3. proof read
  4. Author's Circle
  5. 2nd draft
  6. edit
  7. proof read
  8. outside proof read
  9. publish - where? for what audience?
  10. Celebrate
I'm not sure what form the celebration will be, but it should provide great motivation for writing.
I'm thinking the audience should probably be decided at the start.



Tuesday, March 29, 2011