August 28 2015 Warm Up Write down three problems colonist would face on a trip to Mars. Learning Target I can identify reasons for European exploration and colonization of North America by wringing a persuasive advertisement. Activity 1) Class discussion: Who would want to go to Mars? Why? 2) Write down three reasons why settlers would want to colonize North America? 3) Class discussion: Why would some one want to go to Plymouth or Jamestown? Closing Question Write a persuasive advertisement encouraging settlers to colonize Jamestown or Plymouth. Grading Rubric Academic Vocabulary • • • • Colonization Democracy Economic Founded Academic Vocabulary Idea Development Depth of Thought Use of Language Presentation 4 Writer demonstrates clear understanding of assigned academic vocabulary, using it in context to develop writing’s ideas. The ideas are effective because of specific and wellchosen details and examples, adding substance and interest to the writing. Unique views are presented. The writing expertly presents insightful connections to the real world and/or attempts to extend the prompt to new learning. Writer’s word choice and sentences are purposeful, varied, and well controlled, enhancing the effectiveness of the writing. Consistent command of appropriate grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation are strengths. 3 2 1 Writer demonstrates Writer correctly presents Writer does not present understanding of assigned assigned academic vocabulary assigned academic academic vocabulary and but primarily as a definition. vocabulary or incorrectly uses it appropriately in uses it in context. context. The ideas are sufficient Minimal ideas that reflect Insubstantial ideas because details and little/no thoughtfulness. It is because the writer’s examples used are specific superficial because the response is not related and appropriate, adding details/examples are not to the prompt and/or is substance to the writing. appropriate or are too briefly or vague or confused. No Response is original. partially presented. examples used to develop ideas. The writing presents a The writing presents a The writing does not thoughtful response clearly simplistic response and does attempt to go beyond presenting ideas which not attempt to present valid definitions or presents connect to the course connections to the course only a simplistic and/or to the real world. and/or to the real world. response to the prompt. Writer’s word choice is, for the most part, clear and specific. Sentences are varied and adequately controlled, contributing to the effectiveness of the writing. Adequate command of appropriate grammar, spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Writer turns in neatly Writer turn in assignment presented assignment which on time that is legible, responds effectively to the complete, and responds task and exhibits care and appropriately to the task. effort to present learning. Writer demonstrates partial command of appropriate sentence structures, grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. Conventions do not prevent reader from determining the writing’s purpose or content. Writer’s effectiveness is significantly limited by simplistic sentences and little or no command of appropriate grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation. Writer turns in assignment that is only partially complete, messy/illegible, late, or does not respond appropriately to the task. Writer fails to submit the assignment.