10 Performance-Based Projects for the Language Arts Classroom Grades 3-5
Each book in the 10 Performance-Based Projects series provides 10 ready-made projects designed to help students achieve higher levels of thinking and develop 21st-century skills. Projects are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, allowing students to explore and be creative as well as gain enduring understanding. Each project represents a type of performance assessment, including portfolios, oral presentations, research papers, and exhibitions. Included for each project is a suggested calendar to allow teacher scheduling, mini-lessons that allow students to build capacity and gain understanding, as well as multiple rubrics to objectively assess student performance. The lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow format, enabling teachers to implement projects immediately.
This workbook can be a helpful resource for teachers to enrich specific language arts units by offering activities that relate to a specific unit of study with clear guidance on how to guide classroom instruction. Each activity includes a suggested calendar, mini-lessons and worksheets related to the project content and multiple rubrics to assess student performance . . . [It] offers teachers a good variety of projects and ideas to engage students in collaborative language arts activities on topics related to literature, poetry and politics. Mindprint Learning, 10/26/16
I was pleased with the project choices, the fluidity of the tasks in each selection that made the material relevant to most any grade/topic, and the easy-to-follow format that allowed me to incorporate the performance based tasks immediately. I will definitely be utilizing Todd Stanley's text again in my classroom., Jennifer Wirtz, MiddleWeb, 3/23/17