Reflection: Performance Tasks Creating Thematic Posters - Section 2: Creating Thematic Posters


Now that I've got the lyrics projects turned in, it's time to grade them.  Oi.  I'm a little jealous of math teachers right now.

I'm giving students two separate grades for this project.  One grade is for their quickwrites and the other is for the poster itself. 

Here's the rubric I'm using for the posters.  Students can earn a total of 40 points for this assignment.  Ten of those points are earned for conveying the theme. Five points are for the inclusion of an effective, useful legend.  Five points are for overall creativity and presentation.  The remaining twenty points, the majority of the assignment, is for annotating the figurative language correctly.









I copied and pasted the rubric for every student so I could make notes in the craft and structure section on what they did well, not so well, and missed.  Here's an example of the rubric filled out for one student.


Since this is saved on my computer, I can easily print out a copy for each student.  With this system, it took me about an hour and a half to grade fourth hour's projects.  Granted, some of that time was taken up by me being distracted by the 2014 Sochi opening ceremony, but still.  That's pretty decent.

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Creating Thematic Posters

Unit 8: Analyzing Ballads, Sonnets, and Popular Music
Lesson 14 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to produce a poster or multimedia presentation that analyzes an authors' main ideas and use of language.

Big Idea: The relevance of poetry is found by finding poetic devices and figurative language in the music students listen to everyday.

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