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1st Edition

10 Performance-Based Projects for the Language Arts Classroom
Grades 3-5




ISBN 9781618215789
Published September 1, 2016 by Routledge
158 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Grades 3-5

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION Why Project-Based Learning?What Are the Advantages of Using PBL in a Language Arts Classroom?What Sorts of Products Could Be Used in a Language Arts Classroom?Project 1: Oral PresentationProject Outline: Recommended Reading Talk Suggested Timeline Lesson: How to Give a Recommended Reading Talk Lesson: What Makes a Good Presentation? HandoutsProduct Rubric Project 2: Debate/Speech Project Outline: Create Your Own Political Party Suggested Timeline Lesson: How to Write a Good Speech Lesson: What Makes a Good Speech? Handouts Product Rubric Project 3: Group Discussion Project Outline: What If You Changed the Point of View? Suggested Timeline Lesson: When Point of View Changes Lesson: How to Lead a Good Discussion Handouts Assessment Forms Product Rubric Project 4: Role-Playing Project Outline: It’s a Mystery Suggested Timeline Lesson: How to Conduct a Mystery Handout Product Rubric Project 5: Interview Project Outline: Message in a Bottle Suggested Timeline Lesson: How to Write an E-mail Handout Product Rubrics Project 6: Exhibition Project Outline: You Could Be the Next S. E. Hinton Suggested Timeline Lesson: Writing Workshop Handouts Product Rubric Project 7: Essay Project Outline: Greatest Historical Mysteries Suggested Timeline Lesson: Introduction to Historical Mysteries Handouts Product Rubric Project 8: Research Paper Project Outline: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Suggested Timeline Lesson: Conducting Research Handouts Product Rubric Project 4: Role-Playing Project Outline: It’s a Mystery Suggested Timeline Lesson: How to Conduct a Mystery Handout Product Rubric Project 5: Interview Project Outline: Message in a Bottle Suggested Timeline Lesson: How to Write an E-mail Handout Product Rubrics Project 6: Exhibition Project Outline: You Could Be the Next S. E. Hinton Suggested Timeline Lesson: Writing Workshop Handouts Product Rubric Project 7: Essay Project Outline: Greatest Historical Mysteries Suggested Timeline Lesson: Introduction to Historical Mysteries Handouts Product Rubric Project 8: Research Paper Project Outline: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Suggested Timeline Lesson: Conducting Research Handouts Product Rubric

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Biography

Todd Stanley is author of seven teacher education books including Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students: A Handbook for the 21st-Century Classroom and Performance-Based Assessment for 21st-Century Skills.

Reviews

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