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Other Side of Truth Vocabulary Unit



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Other Side of Truth Vocabulary Unit
Surname

Refugee


Asylum

Immigration

Passport

Boycott



Vocabulary Activity 1: Synonyms and Antonyms
Complete the chart with at least two synonyms and one antonym for each word


Antonym

Vocabulary Word

Synonym




Surname







Refugee







Asylum







Immigration







Passport







Boycott














Vocabulary Activity 2: Sentence stems and idea completion

1. A debate was held over the issue of immigration to decide if_____________________


_______________________________________________________________________.
2. The young woman had become a refugee because_____________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.
3. Peter was granted asylum after___________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.
4. Stephen refuse to tell the officials his surname because________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.
5. I couldn’t find my passport so ____________________________________________.
6. The boycott was _______________________________________________________.
Vocabulary Assessment
Write a well-developed paragraph using all of the vocabulary words at least once.

Rubrics
Pre-Reading Web Quest



Work in Progress 0-5pts

Satisfies Assignment 6-10pts

Exceptional Quality 11-15pts

Demonstrates little knowledge of research skills and procedures

Demonstrates basic ability to conduct research and collect information.

Demonstrates exceptional ability to research and synthesize information

Demonstrates little ability to assign meaning to information and little creative thought.

Demonstrates ability to assign meaning to information or creative thought.

Demonstrates ability to assign meaning and creative thought.

Ideas are unorganized and incomplete

Ideas are generally organized and complete.

Ideas are organized, complete, and well expressed

Demonstrates a lack of understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Errors are numerous.

Demonstrates basic knowledge of standard English usage, grammar and punctuation. There are few errors.

Demonstrates exceptional understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Work is generally error free.

A 41-45


B 36-40

C 31-35


D 26-30

F 25 or below




Study Guides


Work in Progress - 1pt

Satisfies Assignment - 3pts

Exceptional Quality - 5pts

Reading Guide demonstrates that the student is not able to draw conclusions or think critically about the text.

Reading Guide demonstrates that the reader is able to begin to draw conclusions, and think critically about the texts.

Reading Guide demonstrates exceptional ability to draw conclusions and think critically about the texts.

Reading Guide is either not coherent or not completed in complete sentences.

Reading Guide demonstrates complete and coherent thoughts and sentences

Reading Guide demonstrates well-developed, complete, and coherent thoughts and sentences.



Reading guide demonstrates a lack of understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Errors are numerous.

Reading Guide demonstrates basic knowledge of standard English usage, grammar and punctuation. There are few errors.

Reading Guide demonstrates exceptional understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Work is generally error free.


Reading guide demonstrates that student has either not read or not comprehended assigned texts.

Reading Guide demonstrates that student has read and comprehended assigned texts.

Reading Guide demonstrates that student has read, comprehended and assigned meaning to assigned texts.

A 18-20


B 13-17

C 9-12


D 7-9

F 6 or below



A Day in the Life of….


Work in Progress - 1-4pts

Satisfies Assignment -

5-9pts

Exceptional Quality - 10pts

Demonstrates little knowledge of Nigeria and its culture.

Demonstrates a basic knowledge of Nigeria and its culture

Demonstrates detailed knowledge about Nigeria and its culture

Final product is disorganized or poorly written

Final product is well organized.

Final product is well organized and shows creativity and style.



Demonstrates a lack of understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Errors are numerous.

Demonstrates basic knowledge of standard English usage, grammar and punctuation. There are few errors.

Demonstrates exceptional understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Work is generally error free.

A 28-30 B 25-27

C 21-24 D 19-20

F 18 or below


Vocabulary Unit Rubric


Work in Progress 1-2pts

Satisfies assignment 3-4pts

Exceptional Quality 5pts

Does not demonstrate either understanding or application of vocabulary words

Demonstrates basic understanding of the meaning and application of vocabulary words

Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the meaning and application of vocabulary words

Students cannot use context to discover the meaning of words.

Student is beginning to learn to use context to discover the meaning of words.

Students demonstrates the ability to use context to discover the meaning of words

Demonstrates a lack of understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Errors are numerous.

Demonstrates basic knowledge of standard English usage, grammar and punctuation. There are few errors.

Demonstrates exceptional understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Work is generally error free.

A 15 B 12-14

C 9-11 D 6-8

F 5 or below



Ken Saro-Wiwa Internet Workshop


Work in Progress 1-2pts

Satisfies Assignment 3-4pts

Exceptional Quality 5pts

Answers demonstrate that the student is not able to draw conclusions or think critically about the text.

Answers demonstrate that the reader is able to begin to draw conclusions, and think critically about the texts.

Answers demonstrate exceptional ability to draw conclusions and think critically about the texts.

Answers are either not coherent or not completed in complete sentences.

Reading Guide demonstrates complete and coherent thoughts and sentences

Answers demonstrate well-developed, complete, and coherent thoughts and sentences.



Answers demonstrate a lack of understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Errors are numerous.

Reading Guide demonstrates basic knowledge of standard English usage, grammar and punctuation. There are few errors.

Reading Guide demonstrates exceptional understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Work is generally error free.


Answers demonstrate that student has either not read or not comprehended assigned texts.

Answers demonstrate that student has read and comprehended assigned texts.

Answers demonstrate that student has read, comprehended and assigned meaning to assigned texts.

A 18-20


B 15-17

C 12-14


D 9-11

F 8 or below




Ken Saro-Wiwa Speech Project



Work in Progress 1-2pts

Satisfies Assignment 3-4pts

Exceptional Quality 5pts

Demonstrates little knowledge of research skills and procedures

Demonstrates basic ability to conduct research and collect information.

Demostrates exceptional ability to research and synthesize information

Demonstrates little ability to assign meaning to information and little creative thought.

Demonstrates ability to assign meaning to information or creative thought.

Demonstrates ability to assign meaning and creative thought.

Ideas are unorganized and incomplete

Ideas are generally organized and complete.

Ideas are organized, complete, and well expressed

Demonstrates little understanding of persuasive and argumentative writing

Demonstrates a basic understanding persuasive and argumentative writing

Demonstrates exceptional understanding of argumentative writing. Finished product is persuasive and very well written.

Demonstrates a lack of understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Errors are numerous.

Demonstrates basic knowledge of standard English usage, grammar and punctuation. There are few errors.

Demonstrates exceptional understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Work is generally error free.



Speech is poorly delivered and demonstrates lack of understanding of persuasive speaking techniques

Speech demonstrates basic understanding of persuasive speaking techniques

Speech is persuasive and compelling

A 28-30


B 24-27

C 19-23


D 15-18

F 15 or below



Letters to the Editor/Congressman



Work in Progress 5-6pts

Satisfies Assignment 7-9pts

Exceptional Quality 10-12pts

Demonstrates little understanding of themes, concepts, and ideas presented in the texts.

Demonstrates basic understanding of themes, concepts, and ideas presented in the text.

Demonstrates exceptional understanding of themes, concepts, and ideas presented in the text.

Demonstrates little ability to assign meaning to information and little creative thought.

Demonstrates ability to assign meaning to information or ability to think creatively.

Demonstrates ability to assign meaning and think creatively.

Ideas are unorganized and incomplete

Ideas are generally organized and complete.

Ideas are organized, complete, and well expressed

Demonstrates little understanding of persuasive and argumentative writing

Demonstrates a basic understanding persuasive and argumentative writing

Demonstrates exceptional understanding of argumentative writing. Finished product is persuasive and very well written.

Demonstrates a lack of understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Errors are numerous.

Demonstrates basic knowledge of standard English usage, grammar and punctuation. There are few errors.

Demonstrates exceptional understanding of standard English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Work is generally error free.

A 54-60


B 46-53

C 38-45


D 30-37

F 29 or below




NCSCOS Objective Addressed


Unit Activity

NC Language Arts Grade 7

In Small groups students complete a pre-reading web quest for The Other Side of Truth

2.01 - Respond to informational materials that are read, heard, and/or viewed by summarizing information, determining the importance of information, making connections to related topics/information, and drawing inferences and/or conclusions

In Small Groups students create a persuasive speech arguing for the release of Ken Saro-Wiwa

1.03 - Interact in group settings by responding appropriately to comments and questions, offering personal opinions confidently without dominating, and giving appropriate reasons to support their opinions




3.03 - Study and create arguments that evaluate by justifying the judgement with logical, relevant reason, clear examples, and supporting details.

Create a business letter to the editor of a local newspaper, or a business letter to a congressman or other government official.

3.02 - Explore and Analyze the problem-solution process by constructing essays/ presentations that respond to a given problem by proposing a solution that includes relevant details, and recognizing and/or creating an organizing structure appropriate to purpose, audience, and context.

Students will read texts and complete reading guides.

5.01 - Increase fluency, comprehension, and insight through a meaningful and comprehensive literacy program by analyzing the effects of such elements as plot, theme, point of view, characterization, mood, and style.




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