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Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:90 minutes

Grade:4

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Adaptation, Organisms, Presentation Software, Science


Primary Objectives:

  • Student creates a slide show using presentation software.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student understands adaptive characteristics of organisms.
  • Student practices delivering a presentation with visual aids.
  • Student compares and contrasts two organisms.

Subjects:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

All Aspects

Language Arts > Communication > Group Work > All Aspects

Animals

Science > Life Science / Biology > Adaptation > Animals

Characteristics

Science > Life Science / Biology > Zoology > Animals > Characteristics

Create Presentations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Presentations 

Life Science

Science > Concepts and Processes > Hypothesis > Life Science

Life Science

Science > Concepts and Processes > Scientific Inquiry > Life Science

Life Science / Biology

Science > Concepts and Processes > Research > Resources > Life Science / Biology

Power Point /Video

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Create End Product > Power Point /Video

Presentation Software 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Presentation Software 

Problem Solving

Science > Life Science / Biology > Problem Solving

Purpose / Organization / Topic Development

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Purpose / Organization / Topic Development

Science 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Connects to Other Disciplines > Science 

Student Presentations

Technology Education > Media Literacy > Student Presentations

Student Presentations

Library Media > Media Literacy > Student Presentations

Student Presentations 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Student Presentations 

Survival

Science > Life Science / Biology > Survival
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and Participation The student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product Components The final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and Originality The final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills Application The final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.
ELA-Literacy.L.4.3c Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).
ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1a Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1b Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1c Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1d Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
ELA-Literacy.SL.4.6 Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 4 Language standards 1 on page 28 for specific expectations.)
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