ERIC Number: ED460391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Writing: 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 in the English language for a variety of academic purposes and situations. It begins with reference to the particular content standard addressed in the package, the educational level of the package (high school), and a summary statement of the content standard. It then describes the tasks associated with the student performances: (1) write a personal narrative; (2) write a literary analysis paper or a field study report; (3) write a persuasive paper; (4) write a film review; and (5) collaboratively produce an academic journal or magazine. 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, Cooperative Learning, Film Criticism, High Schools, Literary Criticism, Performance Based Assessment, Periodicals, Personal Narratives, Persuasive Discourse, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Publications, Writing Assignments, 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.