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Charge: The Eastern Promise Language Arts PLC has been charged to continue the pilot of a credit-by-proficiency pathway for Writing 121 credit begun in the 2012-13 academic year. The PLC has developed a set of outcomes and implemented an electronic portfolio process for assessment. 

Upcoming Events:

  • May-June portfolio reading
  • June 16-17 meeting

Outcomes:

  1. Read/think critically: make inferences, acknowledge multiple perspectives, recognize bias
  2. Present clear and focused ideas/content, including evidence, analysis, and synthesis
  3. Organize ideas/content effectively
  4. Employ appropriate voice in addressing the audience, honoring multiple perspectives and paying attention to rhetorical concerns associated with purpose and context
  5. Proofread for Standard Written English, including conventions, sentence fluency and word choice
  6. Integrate credible sources ethically
  7. Employ writing processes including planning, revising, editing, and reflection 

Portfolio Contents:

  • Research paper final draft: 5- to 8-pages, .doc or .rtf, not .pdf,  and incorporating and citing a minimum of five credible sources, one of which is a scholarly journal article
  • Research paper rough draft: with teacher annotations, .pdf OK
  • Best other WR 121 expository writing: .doc or .rtf, not .pdf
  • Reflective essay: thesis-driven and effectively structured, addresses learning in WR 121, and analyzes specific details from papers written as part of WR 121, .doc or .rtf, not .pdf
  • Timed writing: selected from several samples administered in class during the term, includes prompt in response to brief reading, thesis-driven with paragraphs, .pdf OK
  • A teacher form indicating that the teacher has spot-checked research sources to ensure students are using source materials ethically (quoting, paraphrasing, citing).
  • A consent form. 

PLC Members: Norma Barber, Ukiah High School; Aaron Byers, Irrigon High School; Jeannie Collins, Heppner High School; Kathryn Davis, Umatilla High School; Marilyn Durbin, Stanfield High School; Mary Green, Nixyaawii Community School; Mike Heriza, Echo High School; Andy Kane, Scappoose High School; Ericka Keefauver, Hermiston High School; Nancy Knowles, Eastern Oregon University; Lea Matthieu, Ione High School; Shannon McClellan, Pendleton High School; Elizabeth McIntyre, Weston-McEwen High School; Kristy Moore, La Grande High School; Trevor Pyke, Riverside High School; Anne Marie Presley, Hungtington High School; Elizabeth Shelley, Grant Union High School; Jessica Swagger, Madras High School; Mary Thouvenel, Pendleton High School; Alison Timmons, Blue Mountain Community College; Chris Whitaker, Pilot Rock High School; Emily Williams, Pendleton High School; Becky Wilson Imbler High School