ERIC Number: ED460384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Wolves--Fact and Fiction: Example Performance Package, Minnesota Profile of Learning.
Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
Developed by classroom teachers during the development phase of Minnesota's Graduation Standards, these performance packages are made up of locally designed assignments that, taken together, show whether a student has learned and can apply the knowledge and skills related to comprehending literal meaning in reading, viewing and listening selections. The first package begins with reference to the particular content standard addressed in the package, the educational level of the package (primary), and a summary statement of the content standard. It then describes the task associated with the student performances: read a selected story (concerning wolves) orally and then create a written retelling of the same story. A second, closely related performance package on wolves presents the following tasks: (1) read, view, or listen to factual and fictional accounts on a topic such as wolves, and complete a Know, Question, Learn chart; (2) compare and contrast stories from different cultures on the same topic; and (3) predict and write a story ending based on either factual of fictional knowledge on a topic such as wolves. It then offers specific statements from the standard regarding what students should know and should do, the products, task description, special notes, and feedback checklists for each task enumerated in the packages. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Class Activities, Comparative Analysis, Oral Reading, Performance Based Assessment, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Visual Aids, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction
Minnesota State Department of Children, Families & Learning, 1500 Highway 36 East, Roseville, MN 55113-4226. Tel: 651-582-8002.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.