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Grade 8 Poetry Anthology Unit 2 Performance Task

Unit title: Flights of Imagination Significant Concept: Although there is an art and science to writing poetry, what makes anything good is the human response to it. AOI: Health and Social Education PERFORMANCE TASK

Research a minimum of 2 countries finding one poem that represents each of those countries and fully analyse it, plus create a poem of your own that reflects UAE and put this together into an anthology. It should include: Cover representing the Around the World theme Contents page Page 1 introduction to what poetry is and explaining some of the key terms Page 2 4 Country 1 of choice. An intro to the country, some key facts, a page on the poet you have decided on from here, a copy of one of their poems annotated or analysed in prose. Page 5 7 Country 2 of choice. An intro to the country, some key facts, a page on the poet you have decided on from here, a copy of one of their poems annotated or analysed in prose. Page 8 11 as above but on UAE with your own creative poem as the poem of study.
Reading standards: 1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 2 Determine the theme or central idea of a text and analyse its development over the course of the text. 4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyse the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone. 11 Interpret, analyse, and evaluate narratives, poetry, and drama, artistically and ethically by making connections to: other texts, ideas, cultural perspectives, eras, personal events, and situations. Writing standards: 2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through selection, organization and analysis of relevant content. 4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience. 6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others. 8 Gather information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy 10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection and revision) Requirements To spend time researching a number of countries, making notes, before beginning to construct the anthology. To follow PEE if choosing to analyse the poems in prose, OR to annotate in detail with explanations on the poem. To use the poetic techniques when writing own poem and to show creativity. Advice: This is a lengthy project, you should therefore allocate time over a long period to different aspects of it. Grading: This will be marked out of 3 criterion and will therefore be out of 30 marks. This will be one your performance tasks for this quarter, therefore it is 40% of your grade for this quarter. The grading breakdown will follow the provided rubric.

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Grade 8 Poetry Anthology Unit 2 Performance Task


Assessment criterion rubric Criterion A: Content (receptive and productive) 10-9 8-7 6-5 4-3 2-1 0

Criterion B:, Organization

The student demonstrates a perceptive understanding of the task and poets choices, consistently using illustrative detail, development and support. In creative work, pieces reflect a lot of imagination and sensitivity. The student shows a sophisticated command of relevant terminology, and uses it appropriately. My writing is detailed and developed. I show complete understanding through my analysis, which is both interesting and insightful. I am able to use poetic terms confidently throughout. The research I have conducted is thorough and all sources are cited. My own poem uses a wide variety poetic techniques in a creative way and is insightful when linked to UAE. The student consistently employs sophisticated organizational structures and language-specific conventions that serve the context and intention. The work is consistently wellorganized, clear and coherent and the ideas being expressed build on each other in a sophisticated manner. The anthology is completed as stated in the task and is of an exceptional standard in presentation. The analysis of each of the poems, be it in prose or annotated, is detailed and clearly explained.

The student demonstrates a good understanding of the task and poets choices, using substantial detail, development and support In creative work, pieces reflect imagination and sensitivity. Relevant terminology is used accurately and appropriately.

The student demonstrates a sufficient understanding of the task, and an awareness of poets choices, using adequate detail, development and support . In creative work, pieces reflect some imagination and sensitivity. Terminology is usually accurate and appropriate. My writing has detail in places. I show understanding through my analysis, which makes several points. I am able to use poetic terms throughout. I have conducted research which is evident and my sources are cited. My own poem uses poetic techniques, it is original and has links to UAE.

My writing is detailed. I show good understanding through my analysis, which makes interesting points. I am able to use poetic terms confidently. The research I have conducted is detailed and all sources are cited. My own poem uses many poetic techniques, is creative, and is clearly when linked to UAE.

The student demonstrates limited understanding of the task, and sometimes an awareness of poets choices, although detail, development and/or support are insufficient. In creative work, pieces show limited imagination or sensitivity. The use of terminology is sometimes accurate and appropriate. My writing is structured and shows some understanding. I am able to use some poetic terms Research is evident although not all my sources are cited. My own poem uses limited poetic techniques and is not strongly linked to UAE.

The student demonstrates very limited understanding of the task, and little or no awareness of poets choices. In creative work, pieces show very limited imagination or sensitivity. The use of terminology is missing, inconsistent and/or incorrect.

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.

My writing does not show understanding of the poems or poets. I rarely refer to the poetic terms, and if I do, these are often incorrect. Research is minimal and my sources are not cited. My own poem does not use poetic techniques and is not linked to UAE.

I have not fulfilled the criterion in any way. My writing could not be identified as an analysis of a poem.

The student consistently employs organizational structures and language specific conventions that serve the context and intention. The work is usually well-organized, clear and coherent and the ideas being expressed build on each other.

The student usually employs organizational structures and language specific conventions that serve the context and intention. The work is generally organized, clear and coherent. .

The student sometimes employs organizational structures and/or language-specific conventions that serve the context and intention. The work shows the beginnings of organization but lacks coherence.

The student rarely employs organizational structures and/or language specific conventions, or uses those that do not serve the context and intention. The work is generally disorganized, unclear and/or incoherent.

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.

The anthology is completed as stated in the task and is presented well. The analysis of each of the poems, be it in prose or annotated, is clearly explained.

The anthology is completed as stated in the task. The analysis of each of the poems, be it in prose or annotated, is detailed and clearly explained.

Criterion C: Style and language mechanics

The student employs a wide and effective range of appropriate vocabulary, very infrequent errors do not hinder communication. The student demonstrates mastery of a register and style that serve the context and intention.

The student employs a range of appropriate vocabulary, idiom and sentence structure. occasional errors rarely hinder communication. The student consistently uses a register and style that serve the context and intention. communication.

The student generally employs a range of appropriate vocabulary, idiom and sentence structure.; occasional errors sometimes hinder communication. The student often uses a register and style that serve the context and intention.

The anthology is not completed as stated in the task. The analysis of each of the poems, be it in prose or annotated, is not in much detail and does not show a good level of understanding. The anthology is not presented well. The student employs a limited range of appropriate vocabulary, idiom and sentence structure. There are frequent errors in grammar and syntax, which hinder communication. There is some evidence of a register and style that serve the context and intention.

The anthology is not completed as stated in the task. The analysis of each of the poems, be it in prose or annotated, is minimal and presentation is hurried.

I have not fulfilled the criterion in any way. My writing could not be identified as an anthology.

The student employs a very limited range of appropriate vocabulary, idiom and sentence structure. There are very frequent errors in grammar and syntax, which persistently hinder communication. There is little or no evidence of a register and style that serve the context and

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.

Grade 8 Poetry Anthology Unit 2 Performance Task


intention. My vocabulary choices are interesting and ambitious, making the overall piece an engaging read. SPAG is nearly always correct. Total My vocabulary choices are sometimes ambitious, making the overall piece an interesting read. SPAG is generally accurate. My vocabulary choices suit the style and audience, making the overall piece a good read. SPAG has some errors. My vocabulary choices are quite basic and are not chosen to engage the reader. There are many errors in SPAG. My vocabulary choices are very simplistic. The writing is very difficult to read due to the many SPAG errors. I have not fulfilled the criterion in any way. My writing could not be identified as a review for a specific audience.

Grade 8 Poetry Anthology Unit 2 Performance Task