Today in class we will take a look at some samples of research portfolios and sample essays (claims, body paragraphs, etc.) and practice evaluating these samples.
Then students will take a look at their own summative work submitted for the summative research portfolio and summative essay in Unit 1. Students will reflect on the strengths of their research and writing skills and whether they met the goal they had set for themselves in Unit 1. Students will also identify an area for improvement and set a new goal for both research and for historical explanations/writing they want to focus on improvement during Unit 2.
These reflections will count towards the semester grade. Reflections are worth 10% of the semester grade.
Helpful links for today's class:
Reflecting on research...
Take a look at your progress for your research skills/note-taking. Here is what each of the columns represent for the research progress (slip of paper given to you):
Now you will complete the research section for Research Reflection and Research Goal-Setting...
Reflecting on writing...
Take a look at your progress for your historical explanations. Here is what each of the columns represent for the writing progress in unit 1 (slip of paper given to you):
You will now work on the reflection of your summative essay and historical writing goal-setting...
HW: Finish your summative reflection & goal-setting. Due 10/25 (A block); 10/26 (B Block)
Continue working on your summative reflection of Unit 1 and goal-setting for Unit 2. Be sure that the goal you set for Unit 2 research is focusing on one specific strand of the rubric (you can also narrow it down more specifically within that strand if you feel that it is one specific skill you need to improve on. Same is true for goal-setting for your historical explanations (writing)-- focus on one specific strand you want to improve on and consider why you think this skill is the one that should be your targeted skill for Unit 2 to improve.
This is due at the beginning of next class.
Mrs. Stewart's Course
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