Created By: Michael Marassa, Edison Middle School (Champaign, IL)
Grade Level: 7th-8th
Content Area: Language Arts/Social Studies
Database Integration: Students will find the two copies of the McLean Co. train yard on the TDC database, using the search tool. Student will print out the older copy of the map for this assignment.
Activity that Meets this Standard
|State Goal 3B: Compose well-organized and coherent writing for specific purposes and audiences.||Students create three paragraphs reflecting proper paragraphing structure.|
|Students create a Powerpoint slide, implementing text created and manipulating graphics from TDC database.|
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Students will be assessed upon completion of the three paragraphs. Each paragraph will be evaluated for topic sentence, supporting sentences, and transition or concluding sentence. After looking at each of these three parts, the paragraph will be given a score of exceeds (5), meets (4), improving (2), or needs improvement (1). The Powerpoint slide will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis for text box creation and graphics manipulation.