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Create Your Own News Story - Assignment #2 (TW)

In this assignment, you are going to be creating your own news report. This news report can be
a fake news story of something that happened at RLC. It can also be something that has
actually happened. This choice is yours to make!
Your news story must include the following:
-​ ​Self-reflection from your first news story assignment
1 picture
-​ ​500 – 700 words of the news story
-​ ​5 sources
o​ ​3 quotation marks; 2 sources may be paraphrased (restated in your own words) if
you choose
- 1 peer assessment of a different news story*
* Once you have finished your news reports, post them to your blog. Next, you will comment on
one of your classmate’s blogs.
To submit your assignment, you will be submitting both your blog and your comment.

Self-Reflection (3.7.1)

THINKING/ INQUIRY Demonstrate Demonstrate Demonstrate Demonstrate


Critical and creative thinking skills s limited s moderate s s a high
(eg. In reading: making inferences, competence competence considerable degree of
connecting ideas, integrating in using in using competence competence
personal knowledge to extend critical and critical and in using in using
meaning; in writing: developing creative creative critical and critical and
ideas; selecting, evaluating, and thinking skills thinking skills creative creative
organizing information; explaining; thinking skills thinking skills
forming conclusions)
THINKING/INQUIRY Demonstrate Demonstrate Demonstrate Demonstrate
Self-assessment skills​ (eg., setting d limited s moderate s s a high
goals for improving reading and competence competence considerable degree of
writing skills; reflection on and in using in using competence competence
assessing progress) self-assessme self-assessme in using in using
nt skills. nt skills. self-assessme self-assessme
nt skills. nt skills.

News Story (3.7.2)


Categories Approaching Achieving the Exceeding the Significantly
the required required required level of exceeded the
level of level of literacy required
literacy literacy 65 – 79% level of
0 – 49% 50 - 64% literacy
80 – 100%
KNOWLEDGE/ Demonstrate Demonstrate Demonstrates Demonstrate
UNDERSTANDING s limited s adequate considerable s thorough
Knowledge of forms of texts knowledge of knowledge of knowledge of forms knowledge of
(eg., of various forms of forms forms forms
informational narrative, and
graphic texts)

THINKING/ INQUIRY Demonstrate Demonstrate Demonstrates Demonstrate


Critical and creative s limited s moderate considerable s a high
thinking skills (eg. In competence competence competence in using degree of
reading: making inferences, in using in using critical and creative competence
connecting ideas, critical and critical and thinking skills in using
integrating personal creative creative critical and
knowledge to extend thinking skills thinking skills creative
meaning; in writing: thinking skills
developing ideas; selecting,
evaluating, and organizing
information; explaining;
forming conclusions)
COMMUNICATION Communicat Communicat Communicates ideas Communicat
Use of various forms of es ideas and es ideas and and information with es ideas and
communication (eg., information information considerable clarity information
summaries, information with limited with with a high
paragraphs, opinion pieces, clarity moderate degree of
news reports) clarity clarity

APPLICATION Uses the Uses the Uses the Uses the required
Application of required required required required language conventions
language conventions ​(eg., language language language with a high degree of
grammar, usage, spelling, conventions conventions convention accuracy and
punctuation) with limited with a s with effectiveness
accuracy and moderate considerabl
effectiveness degree of e accuracy
accuracy and and
effectiveness effectivene
ss

Peer Assessment
Categories Approaching Achieving the Exceeding the Significantly
the required required level required level exceeded the
level of of literacy of literacy required level
literacy 50 - 64% 65 – 79% of literacy
0 – 49% 80 – 100%

KNOWLEDGE/ UNDERSTANDING Demonstrate Demonstrate Demonstrate Demonstrate


Knowledge of forms of texts (eg., s limited s adequate s s thorough
of various forms of informational knowledge of knowledge of considerable knowledge of
narrative, and graphic texts) forms forms knowledge of forms
forms
THINKING/ INQUIRY Demonstrate Demonstrate Demonstrate Demonstrate
Critical and creative thinking skills s limited s moderate s s a high
(eg. In reading: making inferences, competence competence considerable degree of
connecting ideas, integrating in using in using competence competence
personal knowledge to extend critical and critical and in using in using
meaning; in writing: developing creative creative critical and critical and
ideas; selecting, evaluating, and thinking skills thinking skills creative creative
organizing information; explaining; thinking skills thinking skills
forming conclusions)
COMMUNICATION Communicate Communicate Communicate Communicate
Use of various forms of s ideas and s ideas and s ideas and s ideas and
communication ​(eg., summaires, information information information information
information paragraphs, opinion with limited with with with a high
pieces, news reports) clarity moderate considerable degree of
clarity clarity clarity