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EDU 300 Writing in Education
Hennessy, Gail B.


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Course

EDU 300 Writing in Education

Semester

FA 2008 HOA

Faculty

Hennessy, Gail B.

Title

Assistant Professor of Education

Office Location

Copley Room 213

Office Hours

T/R 1:00-2:30, W 8:30-11:00

Daytime Phone

(816)584-6323

E-Mail

gail.hennessy@park.edu

Semester Dates

8/18/08-12/12/08

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

8:45 - 10:00 AM

Prerequisites

EN 105 & En 106, passing the WCT, 15 education hours

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 Fletcher, R. (1993). What A Writer Needs. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Buckner, A., (2005). Notebook Know-How Strategies for the Writer’s Notebook. Portland: Stenhouse Publishers.

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Course Description:
EDU300 Writing in Education: A writing intensive course for those preparing to teach. Emphasis will be on writing appropriate for classroom teachers including community communication, reflective thinking and writing, and critical analysis of education literature. This course will satisfy the EN 306 requirement for Education majors. Prerequisites: EN 105 and EN 106 with at least a "C" passing the WCT, and accumulation of at least 60 hours, 15 of which must be in education. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor believes that writing clearly and effectively is essential. It is the responsibility of every educator to write well and use the necessary skills to provide students in his or her classroom with ways to develop their writing skills. Stating that premise the instructor will engage each learner in a variety of writing activities with the objective of developing written communication, reflective thinking and writing, and critical analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate his/her writing skills for professional purposes
  2. analyze and interpret the quality indicators for his/her professional portfolio
  3. formulate a design for the writing process
  4. examine what a discourse community is
  5. analyze, evaluate, and reflect on professional/scholarly periodicals
  6. write a children's story with a clear beginning, middle, and end
  7. write a Lesson plan that incorporates the Children's book that they wrote.


Core Assessment:
Lesson plan using Student written story/book

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
 Class Participation

“Participation” means:

·        discussing the quality indicators and looking at your personal strengths and weaknesses in writing with the willingness to share what you have learned

·        reading assignments before their due dates enabling you to participate intelligently in discussions.

·        willingly sharing your reflections of the readings both in the text, articles, in class writings, etc.

·        discussing issues and topics brought up in class, listening to, and respecting others as they share. Everyone is expected to speak up during class discussions, not just a few students.

Please remember since everyone is expected to share, everyone also is expected to treal all in class with respect.   Opinions may differ but all opinions will be respected.

Quality Indicators  --- 

  An objective of this course is for each student to write the needed quality indicators and/or performance indicators for their initial professional portfolio. The writing of a professional portfolio is a process that begins in EDU 105 (first education class) and continues throughout the education courses. The portfolio is a graduation and certification requirement.  It will be imperative that you have your materials organized, that you participate in class discussions of the indicators, and you have and turn in the quality indicator with performance indicators on the due dates.  If not turned in on due date, 10% will be deducted and the quality indicator with performance indicators will not be accepted one week after the due date.

Resource Notebook

This is an organizational activity arranging materials collected (i.e. writing activities, reflective writings, error/revision chart and narrative, quick writes, handouts, etc.). This is to be submitted on the due date. Its organization will be individual preference, but easily understood and deemed functional by the instructor.

Chapter Reflections

For each assigned chapter in the text(s) you will write a reflection about what you have read prior to the class discussion. Your reflections will be specific asking you to focus your thoughts on particular questions, topics, etc.  Directions will be handed out prior to the start of each text. The reflections should be typed and will be due the day the chapter(s) are discussed.   

 Academic Article Annotations/Reflected writing for articles                        

You will complete three. Criteria will be given to you prior to each. 

Quick Writes

You will be given topics/suggestions/etc. that are possible classroom writing activities that you will be expected to do during class.  You will keep these in your resource notebook and label "In Class Writings".  You will be expected to share these with your peers. 
 
 Error/Revision Chart and Narrative

Each student will evaluate his/her own writing (portfolio, authored book, class writings, etc.) noting personal strengths and weaknesses.  Areas of improvement will need to be represented in a graphic of the student's choosing and a narrative will be written discussing what the student has learned about his/her own writing, how this experience will help them in the future both as a student and a teacher, impact it will have in a classroom setting, etc.

 CORE ASSESSMENT  

Writing a Book for the Classroom and Developing a Lesson Plan to focus on the Writing Process

You will be writing a book that will be published. The company producing the book has directions that must be followed for successful production of the book. You will also do a rough draft since the final is what is actually published. Do not let technology deter you from completing this project to the best of your ability. If you feel it is necessary to use technology, you must plan in advance since technology does not always work as anticipated. There is a firm date that the book must be finished since the company must meet their publishing deadlines.

 Also part of the requirement will be a reflective piece about the writing of your book. Criteria will be given to you at the time it is assigned. This activity will stress higher level outcomes: application to the classroom, analysis, synthesis/creative thinking, and evaluation/critical thinking. This activity will be keyed to various MOSTEP standards so you can use it as an “artifact” in your departmental portfolio.

After publication you will design a lesson plan that uses your book to teach the development of writing skills/ideas or the writing process. You will read your book and present your lesson plan to your peers.   You will be assessed on your ability to use your book to teach a lesson. Part of your requirement will be a reflective piece about the process and the presentation. You will receive a core assessment rubric to help with the development of this process. This activity will be keyed to various MOSTEP standards so you can use it as an “artifact” in your departmental portfolio. 

 Final

The final exam will be a project based exam. You will be able to select an option from a list of possibilities. Options will vary, but each will stress higher level outcomes: application to the classroom, analysis, synthesis/creative thinking, and evaluation/critical thinking. They will be keyed to various MOSTEP standards so you can use them as “artifacts” in your departmental portfolio.

Grading:

 

Participation/Attendance                                   2 points each session – points will not be

                                                                                                 earned if not present (excuses not accepted)

                                                                                                will earn points if professor must cancel.

                                                                                                Positive/Constructive participation is

                                                                                evaluated.

Quality Indicators                                             10 points each (rough draft included – due dates

                                                                                       must be met & re-submission is allowed on specific

                                                                                       dates)

Resource Notebook                                         15 points

Academic Articles/Journals/Reflections          15 points each

Chapter Reflections                                           5 points each

Quick Writes                                                      5 points each

Error/Revision Chart & Narrative                      25 points

Final                                                                    80 points

Core Assessment

Book                                                                     60 points

Reflective Writing (writing process)                     25 points (1st on CAR-Evaluation)

Book Reading/Lesson Presentation                      35 points

Written Lesson Plan                                             25 points

Reflective Writing (final - 2 part)                         40 points (final must address 2 from CAR-Evaluation)

Total for Core Assessment (CAR)                        185 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:

All assignments are considered late if not turned in the day they are due.

Due dates are on the class syllabus.  Late work of daily assignments (i.e. quality indicators, reflective writing, annotations) will be accepted up to one week late, but the grade will be reduced an additional 10 percent of earned grade (i.e. if earned an 85% grade will be recorded as 75%). Late submission of teaching activities, resource notebook, book sharing/lesson plan, reflections for CAR, error/revision chart with narrative and final will result in a grade reduction of 25%.  Absolutely no late work will be accepted after the assigned time of the final. Any missing assignments after the final date will be recorded as a “zero”. 

The authored book may not be turned in late due to publishing deadlines. The children's book has to be published on a date that has been set with the publisher.  Each student must plan accordingly.  No exceptions can be made since the book is the core assessment for this class; it is mandatory that the due dates are met.  The books must be mailed to be printed on the scheduled date the company has given. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

As future teachers, the students in the environment should practice the dispositions that are listed in the School for Education's Conceptual Frameworks -- Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions. In short each member of the class should be polite, focused, and a positive participant in the classroom. Everyone should be willing to share ideas and listen to others respectfully. 
As computers and technology have made writing and revising easier and more productive, they have also created unique problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Be sure to save your work for backup purposes. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.  The core assessment, a children's book, will be sent for publication on a predetermined dates. Since many students want to use the computer for the book, it is essential that students plan ahead and do test runs prior to the actual due date ensuring that the book is completed as desired. The company publishes on a certain date and all books must be to the company at the same time to meet the deadline for publication.  Using a computer is not a requirement for completion of the book.  

 Cell phones should not be used in class.  Do not text message.  It is understood there may be a circumstance that someone needs to take a call during class.  If this happens, please excuse yourself take care of the matter and return to class as soon as possible.   

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

1

8/19

Course introduction, in class writing

Assignment: Have a notebook to organize material (quality indicators, notes, readings, reflections, etc), Fletcher, Intro type reflection to discuss and turn in on 8/21)

8/21

 Writing (Process/Skill), Triangular Perspective, Discuss Intro, Hand out book packets, Brief discussion of book

Assignment: Fletcher Ch. 1 (type reflection & discussion 8/26) Read book packet before class on 8/26—the book will be discussed on 8/26---Post questions and comments on e-Companion)

2

8/26

Discussion of BOOK, Quick Write, Fletcher ch.1

Assignment: BOOK is due 10/07, reflection of writing process of book is due 10/09Fletcher ch 2 8/28)

8/28

Discussion of Portfolio/Writing Quality Indicators/Performance Indicators, Writing guidelines for QI/PIs, Fletcher ch. 2, Love of Language, Word Choice (6-Trait)

Assignment: Bring drafts of 1.1, 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 9/04 for peer review, Fletcher Ch. 3 (9/02), Post questions/comments on e-Companion

3

9/02

Quick Write , Reinforce guidelines, Discuss SFE Dispositions, Discuss BOOK, Foliotek

Assignment: Fletcher ch. 4 & 5(9/04), Re-do 1.1, 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 and turn in drafts 9/09. (Please review the late policy)

9/04

Peer Review of 1.1, 1.1.1 & 1.1.2, Post ideas/questions about book, Fletcher 4 & 5, Specificity and Character Development, Word Choice

Assignment: Book is due 10/07, Fletcher Ch. 6 (9/09)

4

9/09

Voice (6-Trait), Academic Article in class

Assignment: Academic Article Annotation (9/16), Fletcher 7 & 8 (9/11)

9/11

 Fletcher 7 & 8 Beginnings/Endings, Organization, Ideas, When tragedies occur

Assignment: Bring in "stuff" about your book for peer discussion, Make sure you are communicating about book on e-Companion, Annotation for article due (9/16)

5

9/16

Discuss BOOK with peers (discuss beg/end, character, word choice, voice), Discuss academic article

Assignment: Fletcher 9( 9/18), Re-do of 1.1, 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 due 9/23 (not required -- if want to have re-graded)

9/18

Quick Write, Discuss Fletcher 9, Tension,  Discuss relevance of writing

Assignment:  Choice Quality Indicator due 9/30, Fletcher 10  & 11 (9/23)

6

9/23

Graves DVD, Discussion of Writer and Teacher of Writing

Assignment: Fletcher  12 (9/25), Choice Quality Indicator due 9/30, Book is due Oct. 7 – includes rough draft, final of the book in the packet, the letter signed for the publisher, orders for book (if any), reflective writing on writing process of the book is due Oct. 9 -- from CARS

9/25

 Discuss NCTE beliefs about teaching of writing, Relevance of teacher’s role in developing writers

Assignment: Fletcher 13 & Final Thoughts (9/30) Make sure that you have the text Notebook Know-How readings/chapter reflections will start after fall break

7

9/30

Final wrap up on Fletcher, Discuss NCTE beliefs about teaching of writing -- thoughts on how beliefs/ideas fit into your thinking

Assignment: Book is due Oct. 7 – includes rough draft, final of the book in the packet in order, the letter signed for the publisher, orders for book (if any), reflective writing on writing process of the book is due Oct. 9 -- from CARS

10/02

Discuss Writing Process

Assignment: Book due 10/07, Reflection is due 10/09, Notebook Know-How 1st reading/reflection due 10/23, Re-do of choice quality indicator due 10/21 if want re-graded

8

10/07

BOOK is due!!!  6 Traits (evaluate student examples),  What is a Discourse Community and how was it used when writing your book?

Assignment: Book reflection is due 10/09

10/09

Hand in Reflection of Writing Process of Book, 6-Traits (evaluating student examples),  Development of a Discourse Community

Assignment: Academic article (10/23), Buckner Ch. 1 (10/23), Re-do, if wish, Choice Quality Indicator/Standard due (10/21)

10/12-

Fall Break

10/19

Fall Break

9

10/21

Discuss Writer's Notebook, Graves DVD, Motivation in self and development for students

Assignment: Academic article (10/23), Buckner Ch. 1 (10/23),

10/23

Writer's Notebook, Graves DVD, Discuss Academic Article Annotation, Spelling, Quick Write

Assignment: Buckner ch. 2(10/28),   Book Reading/Lesson Plan (11/18, 11/21, 11/25), Reflection from CARS due the class after presentation, Final (12/04), Resource Notebook (12/04) 

10

10/28

Finish Spelling, handwriting, Discuss Error/Revision Chart and Narrative,  Peer discussion of 1.2.7, post questions/comments on e-Companion

Assignment: Buckner Ch. 3 (10/30), Error/Revision Chart/Narrative (12/02) 

10/30

Discuss Writer's Workshop, Quick write, Discuss 1.2.7

Assignment: Buckner Ch. 4 & 5( 11/04), Academic Article (11/06)

11

11/04

Discuss Writer's Workshop, Computer Lab to complete Ch. 4

Assignment: Ch. 6 (11/06)

11/06

Discuss Academic Article (Testing & Writing), Quick write Discuss Writing Objectively, emails, proofreading!!!

Assignment: Buckner Ch. 7(11/13), Academic Article Annotation due 11/13(will share article in class), Book Reading/Lesson Plan (11/18, 11/20, 11/24), Reflection from CARS due the class after presentation, Error/Revision Chart with Narrative (12/02),   Final (12/04), Resource Notebook (12/04)

12

11/11

Veteran’s Day   NO CLASS

11/13

Share Academic Articles, Allowing written expression that fits the students’ lives, English Language Learners

Assignment: Book Reading/Lesson Plan (11/18, 11/20, 11/24), Reflection from CARS due the class after presentation, Error/Revision Chart with Narrative (12/02),  Final (12/04), Resource Notebook (12/04) 

13

11/18

Share Book Reading/Lesson Plan

11/20

Share Book Reading/Lesson Plan

14

11/24

Share Book Reading/Lesson Plan

11/27

Thanksgiving   NO CLASS

15

12/02

Hand in and discuss error/revision chart,  Quick Write, finish discussion of writing, English Language Learners

12/04

Share final projects with class, hand in resource notebook

12/11 HOA

Final 8:45 REQUIRED MEETING

 

Notice: Absolutely no late work will be accepted after the designated final date.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
You will earn 2 points each class session for attendance/participation.  Points will not be earned if not present (excuses not accepted).  Many times students must be absent and that is understandable, but many times students attend class even when it is difficult for them.  The 2 points for each class session is for those that come to class even when it is difficult.  The 2 points will be given to all in the class if the professor has to cancel a class.

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:
 

Bibliography:

Allen, J., (2007).  Inside Words Tools for Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12.  Portland: Stenhouse Publishers.

 
Allen, J., (1999). Words, Words, Words Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Bomer, K., (2005). Writing a Life Teaching Memoir to Sharpen Insight, Shape Meaning---and Triumph Over Tests. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Buckner, A., (2005). Notebook Know-How Strategies for the Writer’s Notebook.  Portland: Stenhouse Publishers.

Calkins, L. McC., (1994). The Art of Teaching Writing. Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Culham, R., (2003). 6 + 1 Traits of Writing. New York: Scholastic Inc.

Fletcher, R. & Portalupi, J., (1998). Craft Lessons Teaching Writing K-8. Portland:  Stenhouse Publishers.

Fletcher, R. (1993). What A Writer Needs. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fox, M., (1985). Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. Brooklyn: Kane/Miller Book Publishers.

Freedman, R., (1987). Lincoln A Photobiography. New York: Scholastic Inc.

Graves, D.H., & Kittle, P., (2005). Inside Writing How to Teach the Details of Craft. Portsmouth, NH: Heinmann.

Kirby, D., Kirby, D.L., & Liner, T., (2004). Inside Out Strategies for Teaching Writing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Lane, B., (1993). After the End. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Patz, N., (2003). Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat?.  New York: Dutton Books.

Ray, K. W., (2001). The Writing Workshop Working through the Hard Parts (And They’re All Hard Parts. Urbana: National Council of Teachers of English.

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation: Student Reflection                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
A and C                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Student Reflections includes all of the following:







____Discuss the process of writing a children's book







____Relate the process of writing a children's book to teaching the writing process in a classroom







____Relate the process of writing a children's book to the development of writing skills/ideas







____Discuss the correlation between the children's book and lesson plan and its effectiveness when presented







____Appraise the student's ability to connect the children's book with an effective lesson







 
Student Reflection includes three of the following:







____Discuss the process of writing a children's book







____Relate the process of writing a children's book to teaching the writing process in a classroom







____Relate the process of writing a children's book to the development of writing skills/ideas







____Discuss the correlation between the children's book and lesson plan and its effectiveness when presented







____Appraise the student's ability to connect the children's book with an effective lesson







 
Student Reflection includes two of the following:







____Discuss the process of writing a children's book







____Relate the process of writing a children's book to teaching the writing process in a classroom







____Relate the process of writing a children's book to the development of writing skills/ideas







____Discuss the correlation between the children's book and lesson plan and its effectiveness when presented







____Appraise the student's ability to connect the children's book with an effective lesson







 
____Student Reflection has one or is missing. 
Synthesis:  Combine Lesson Plan with Student written story                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
D and E                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
___Lesson and Student Written Story compliment and support each other.  







____Lesson Plan combines with the Student Written Story for an interrelated learning experience that blends into each other so that the transition is natural and unnoticeable.







 
___ Lesson Plan and Student Written Story are complete and teach to an identified topic.







___Lesson Plan and Student Written Story are connected to each other but learner can detect that they were two assignments that were blended







 
___Lesson Plan or Student Written Story is complete.







___ Lesson Plan and Student Written Story are only inferred to be connected







 
___ Lesson Plan and Student Written Story are incomplete







___Lesson Plan and Student Written Story are not connected







 
Analysis: Lesson Plan components                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Lessons include:







____  Standards (national, state, and local)







____ Anticipatory Set (creative, motivating, and lesson specific)







____ Objectives (measurable, motivating and match the lesson procedures)







____  Clarity of Procedures (steps) of lesson plan that are detailed, descriptive, and sequential.







____ Closure is brief, is motivating, assesses learning, and related to objective.







____ Creative and motivating adaptations/accommodations that are lesson specific for special needs















 
Lessons include:







____  Standards (National and State)







____ Anticipatory Set (lesson specific)







____ Objectives (measurable and related to lesson procedures)







____  Clarity of Procedures (steps) of lesson plan that are sequential







____ Closure is brief and assesses objective







____ Appropriate adaptations/accommodations for special needs that are lesson specific























 
Lessons include:







____  Standards (State)







____ Anticipatory Set (not lesson specific)







____ Objectives included, but not clearly related to the lesson.







____  Procedures (steps) of lesson plan must be interpreted







____ Closure is lengthy and teaches.







____Adaptations/accommodations for special needs are not lesson specific















 
Lessons lack:







___Standards







___Anticipatory Set







___Objectives that match the lesson







___Clarity of Procedures (steps)







     of lesson plan







___Closure







___Adaptations/accommodations







for special needs







 
Application: Usage of Lesson Plan                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Outcomes
D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
____ Classroom ready Lesson Plan and Student Written Book with all materials needed and supplemental suggestions complete and included ____Classroom ready Lesson Plan and Student Written Book  with teaching materials needed included ____ Lesson Plan or Student Written Book are classroom ready







(materials described but not included)







 
___ Lesson Plan and Student Written Book are not classroom ready (Materials needed are not described or included) 
Content of Communication: Format and documentation                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
A and G                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
___ Identified theorists with educational terms







___ Bibliography included for all sources used







___ Punctuation and grammar correct







___ Writing style reflects individual creative effort  







___Format is efficient, easy to follow







 
___  Able to use education terms correctly







___Bibliography for student's authored book only







___ Grammatically correct







___ Punctuation correct







___Format easy to follow







 
___ Generalized forms of speech in writing but not specific educational references or language.







____Bibliography for student's authored book incorrect







____No more than 4 errors in grammar/punctuation







____Format is inconsistent















 
_____Does not use educational references or language.







_____Grammar/punctuation is poor







____No bibliography for authored book







____More than 4 errors in grammar/punctuation







____No recognizable format







 
Technical Skill in Communicating: Formal Presentation                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Outcomes
A and F                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Presentation:







___ Easy to hear







___ Read book with meaning, inflections effective, and well practiced







___Demonstrated the mood of the writing when read







___Sequential and able to keep class's attention and involved members during the reading and/or lesson plan







____Rarely, if ever, needed to refer to the lesson plan during the presentation or discussion







____Included anticipatory set, reading of book, lesson plan presentation or discussion of the plan in its entirety, dressing professionally, and having a presentation style that matched the book and lesson







____Connected the presentation and the reflection  







 
Presentation:







___ Easy to hear







___ Read book with meaning, inflections effective, and well practiced







___ Sequential







____May have needed to refer to the lesson plan but once used easily demonstrated that information in plan was known and practiced







____Included anticipatory set, reading of book, lesson presentation or discussion of the plan in its entirety







____Discussed the reflection







 
Presentation:







____Difficult to hear half the time







____Read book with little expression and or in a monotone but obvious the book had been practiced







____Presentation was not sequential although all parts were present







____Referred to the lesson plan frequently







____Did not discuss the reflection







 
Presentation:







____Did not present







             or







____Difficult to hear







____Book was not read smoothly and it had not been practiced







____Presentation was not sequential and parts were missing







____Read from the lesson plan presentation







____Did not refer to the reflection















 
Disciplinary Competency: MoSTEP Indicator 1.2.7                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
The pre-service teacher models effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
___ models exceptional verbal/nonverbal communication skills (no errors) 1.2.7.1







___ documents an sensitivity to cultural, gender, intellectual, and physical ability differences classroom communication and in responses to students' communications in each lesson/card. 1.2.7.2







____ documented multifaceted support and expansion of learner expression in speaking, writing, listening, and other media. 1.2.7.3







____  always uses more than three media communication tools 1.2.7.4















 
___ models effective verbal/nonverbal communication skills. (errors are few and do not disrupt communication) 1.2.7.1







___ documents sensitivity to cultural, gender, intellectual, or physical ability differences classroom communication or in responses to students' communications. 1.2.7.2







____  evidence of support and expansion of learner expression in speaking, writing, listening, and other media. 1.2.7.3







___ uses three media communication tools 1.2.7.4







 
____  inconsistent in modeling effective verbal/nonverbal communication skills (errors disrupt communication) 1.2.7.1







____  Inferred sensitivity to cultural, gender, intellectual, or physical ability differences classroom communication and in responses to students' communications. 1.2.7.2







____ unsubstantiated  support and expansion of learner expression in speaking, writing, listening, and other media. 1.2.7.3







____  uses at least two media communication tools 1.2.7.4















 
____  does not model effective verbal/nonverbal communication skills (errors are frequent and many) 1.2.7.1







____ does not demonstrate sensitivity to cultural, gender, intellectual, and physical ability differences classroom communication and in responses to students' communications.(biased information, i.e. favors girls) 1.2.7.2







____  does not support and expand learner expression in speaking, writing, listening, and other media 1.2.7.3







____ uses only one media communication tools  1.2.7.4















 
Disciplinary Competency: MoSTEP Indicator: 1.2.9                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
The pre-service teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually assesses the effects of choices and actions on others.  This reflective practitioner actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally and utilizes the assessment and professional growth to generate more learning for more students.                                                                                                                                                                                                   
____ applies and includes a multifaceted  self-assessment and problem-solving strategies for reflecting on practice, their influences on students' growth and learning, and the complex interactions between them. 1.2.9.1  







____  uses a variety of documented resources available for professional development 1.2.9.2







____ practices and reflects upon professional ethical standards 1.2.9.3







 
____ applies a self-assessment and problem-solving strategy for reflecting on practice, their influences on students' growth and learning, and the complex interactions between them. 1.2.9.1  







____ uses a documented resource for professional development 1.2.9.2  







____ practices  professional ethical standards 1.2.9.3  







 
____  a self-assessment or problem-solving strategy for reflecting on practice is included, but their influences on students' growth and learning, and the complex interactions between them is not included.   1.2.9.1  







____ evidence of but no documentation of resources available for professional development inconsistently or on a limited basis 1.2.9.2







____  fails to practice one of the  professional ethical standards 1.2.9.3















 
____  does not apply a variety of self-assessment and problem-solving strategies for reflecting on practice, their influences on students' growth and learning, and the complex interactions between them. 1.2.9.1  







____  does not use resources available for professional development 1.2.9.2







____ Fails to practice two of the professional ethical standards  1.2.9.3















 

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