ERIC Number: ED460386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Mystery of Mysteries (Genre Study): 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, this performance package is made up of locally designed assignments that, taken together, show whether a student has learned and can apply the knowledge and skills related to answering questions using information gathered through direct observations, experiments, and other sources. It begins with reference to the particular content standard addressed in the package, the educational level of the package (honors intermediate), and a summary statement of the content standard. It then describes the tasks associated with the student performances: (1) collect data on effective mystery stories, analyze it, and make a report; (2) plan and report on possibilities for further research; (3) conduct an interview or develop a survey about literature; and (4) evaluate literature according to criteria developed during research. 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 package. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Class Activities, Content Analysis, Critical Reading, English Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Interviews, Literary Criticism, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Performance Based Assessment, State Standards, Story Grammar, Student Evaluation, Writing Exercises
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.