Sequencing Project due 12/17/12

TEACH ME HOW!
Sequencing Project

Sequencing is the skill of putting events into time order. We use sequencing all the time in our daily lives and most of the time we don’t even realize it. Our morning routines, following directions for a recipe, learning how to play a game or even following an instruction manual are all examples of how we sequence events in our lives. It is important that we make ourselves aware of how we sequence in real world situations before we can really understand how to sequence events in abstract ways, such as reading.
REQUIREMENTS/GUIDELINES FOR PROJECT:
Every student is responsible for:
•    Choosing a topic that they would like to teach the class about.
•    Make sure it is something that you really enjoy!
•    Previous examples include recipes, how to do a craft, how to make something, how to do something specific in sports. It cannot be a game or something that you already have directions for! It must be original.
•    Creating directions using time order words on how their topic or activity works.
•    Presenting their project to the class.
Each student will be teaching the class how to do something. They will bring in the necessary tools or pieces to teach the class step by step how to make or do something. If they would like they can bring in enough for the class to also make or participate, but IT IS NOT REQUIRED.
The actual project may include a poster, keynote or powerpoint presentation or some other sort of visual aide to present the activity or project. The actual directions using the key time order words should be on the poster or visual aide. You may use any creative format you would like to put the information on. The written directions are the main part of what you will be graded on. Be sure to practice presenting ahead of time to an audience. Also, be sure when coming up with your idea that it is something that is appropriate to do in school. Make sure you can bring or have all the necessary tools in school to complete it. If you aren’t sure, please ask ahead of time!
Please read over the rubric before you begin working. It will help guide you when working on your project.

Some examples of time order or sequencing words are:  first, next, then last, second, third, fourth, fifth, etc.  Be sure there is a time order word with EACH step of the project. 

PROJECT DUE DATE:  Monday, DECEMBER 17, 2012

GRADING RUBRIC

Area Being Graded/ Requirements Points Possible Points Earned
1. Directions were written clearly. They were easy tofollow and written in the correct order.     20
2. Time order words are used throughout the entireset of directions and/or explanations.     20
3. All parts of the project are present. This includesthe tools to complete demonstration and a poster or

format that directions are written out on. (a visual)

    20
4. Creativity is present. This means the use of graphics,pictures or diagrams on visual. There are captions with

each graphic.

    15
5. Correct grammar and punctuation are usedthroughout the project.     15
6. Presentation- The student presents the informationclearly and is confident in their presentation.

*Remember to practice presenting to someone ahead of

time.*

    10
TOTAL:     100

EACH DAY THE PROJECT IS TURNED IN LATE IS -5 POINTS OFF OF THE FINAL GRADE.

Timeline Project due November 5th

That’s right, now that the Paper Bag Book Reports are done, it’s time for our next project.  Based on the Homework Survey that you filled out, parents indicated that you’d like to see 2-3 projects per quarter.  One will definitely be a book report each quarter, the others will apply other Reading skills with Social Studies or Science.

Project Assigned:  Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Project Due: Monday, November 5, 2012

This assignment is an application of Reading and Social Studies skills.  Students will need to apply their knowledge of sequencing, timelines, and text features to create a timeline of their own lives.  There should be one entry and picture per year of the student’s life.  Be creative!  Then write two reading comprehension text feature questions about your own timeline that a classmate can answer.  Be sure your questions are typed on a separate sheet of paper.

 

TIMELINE GRADING RUBRIC

Area Being Graded/ Requirements Points Possible Points Earned
1. There is one time line entry for each year of the

student’s life.

    50  
2. There is an illustration or photograph for each time

Line entry.

    50  
3. Creativity is present. This means the use of graphics,

pictures, colors, decoration, etc.

    20  
4. Correct grammar and punctuation are used

throughout the project.

    20  
5. Neatness/Overall look of the project

 

    20  
6. Presentation- The student presents the information

clearly and is confident in their presentation.

*Remember to practice presenting to someone ahead of

time.*

    20  
7.  Type or write 2 questions that can be answered by

looking at your timeline on a separate sheet of paper.

    20  
TOTAL:     200

EACH DAY THE PROJECT IS TURNED IN LATE IS -5 POINTS OFF OF THE FINAL GRADE.