ERIC Number: ED460387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Writing & Speaking: 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, 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 writing and speaking for a variety of academic and technical purposes. It 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 tasks associated with the student performances: (1) teach a skill or activity by writing directions and using illustrations as visual aids; (2) write a fictional story based on a personal experience; (3) write a report; and (4) participate in a panel discussion, making a short presentation and responding to audience questions. 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 Discourse, Academic Standards, Class Activities, Communication Skills, Performance Based Assessment, Personal Narratives, Primary Education, Speech Communication, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Technical Writing, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
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.