Student Work Samples

Please see attached.  All student names redacted for privacy/confidentiality.

(1) Samples 1 and 2: In this assignment, 7th grade students were instructed to create a poster on one of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (i.e. the Bill of Rights).  Students were given a fair amount of artistic license in this assignment but basic scoring rubric components were as follows: (a) each poster must clearly and visibly indicate the amendment to which it pertains, (b) students can use whatever coloring instruments they choose (e.g. crayons, colored pencils, etc.) but all posters must be done in color (and the more colors that are used, the better), (c) neatness counts, (d) images featured on posters must be relevant to the amendment chosen and (e) the more overall effort/detail displayed, the better (and regarding this latter point, I made it clear to students that they did not have to be "artists" to do well on this assignment; they just had to display a genuine overall effort and otherwise meet the aforementioned criteria).

(2) Samples 3 and 4: In this assignment, 8th grade students were instructed to create a poster on one of the events covered during our study of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.  Students were given a fair amount of artistic license in this assignment but basic scoring rubric components were as follows: (a) each poster must clearly and visibly indicate the event to which it pertains, (b) each poster must contain at least five photographic images of the event being covered, (c) each poster must contain the "who, what, where, when and why" of the event being covered, (d) students can use whatever coloring instruments they choose (crayons, colored pencils, etc.) but all posters must be done in color (and the more colors that are used, the better), (e) neatness counts and (f) the more overall effort/detail displayed, the better (and regarding this latter point, I made it clear to students that they did not have to be "artists" to do well on this assignment; they just had to display a genuine overall effort and otherwise meet the aforementioned criteria).

(3) Sample 5: In this assignment, 8th grade students were instructed to complete a graphic organizer on Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.  Basic scoring rubric components of this assignment were as follows: (a) all graphic organizers must contain a title (e.g. "I Have a Dream," etc.), (b) the speech bubble toward the top of the graphic organizer must contain at least five excerpts from Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech (and students were given a copy of the speech for this purpose), (c) the signs toward the bottom of the graphic organizer must contain text and/or images that students might have expected to see on display during Dr. King's speech, (d) students can use whatever coloring instruments they choose (crayons, colored pencils, etc.) but all graphic organizers must be colored in (and the more colors that are used, the better) and (e) neatness counts.  
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Brandon Zurvalec,
May 30, 2018, 11:09 AM
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Brandon Zurvalec,
May 30, 2018, 11:11 AM
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Brandon Zurvalec,
May 30, 2018, 11:11 AM
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Brandon Zurvalec,
May 30, 2018, 11:11 AM
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Brandon Zurvalec,
May 30, 2018, 11:12 AM