Formative Work

GOAL

Read, research, explore, discover, draft, revise, discuss, create and experiment! Your formative work is your foundation. Through formative work, you will develop the skills and create the body of knowledge necessary to provide evidence of readiness to successfully demonstrate competency through a summative assessment.

NH Work-Study Practices & Related Formative Work

Communication

NH Work-Study Practices

Learners "use various media to interpret, question, and express knowledge, information, ideas, feelings, and reasoning to create mutual understanding" (NH Work-Study Practices).

Formative Work offers opportunities to develop the ability to:

    • Communicate effectively using multiple modalities
    • Interpret information using multiple senses
    • Demonstrate ownership of the work

Related Formative Work

Reading & Writing Workshop

Academic Discourse

Semester Portfolio Development

Creativity

NH Work-Study Practices

Learners "use original and flexible thinking to communicate my ideas or construct a unique product or solution" (NH Work-Study Practices).

Formative Work offers opportunities to develop the ability to:

    • Think originally and independently
    • Take risks
    • Consider alternate perspectives
    • Incorporate diverse resources

Related Formative Work

Reading & Writing Workshop

Academic Discourse

Semester Portfolio Development

Collaboration

NH Work-Study Practices

Learners "work in diverse groups to achieve a common goal" (NH Work-Study Practices).

Formative Work offers opportunities to develop the ability to:

    • Contribute respectfully
    • Listen and share resources and ideas
    • Accept and fulfill roles
    • Exercise flexibility and willingness to compromise

Formative Work

Reading & Writing Workshop

Academic Discourse

Self-Direction

NH Work-Study Practices

Learners "initiate and manage...learning, and demonstrate a 'growth' mindset, through self-awareness, self-motivation, self-control, self-advocacy and adaptability as... reflective learner(s)" (NH Work-Study Practices).

Formative Work offers opportunities to develop the ability to:

  • Persevere in completing complex, challenging tasks
  • Use self-reflection to influence work and goals
  • Engage stakeholders to gain support

Related Formative Work

Reading & Writing Workshop

Academic Discourse

Semester Portfolio Development

Jr. English Competency-Based Education Pilot

Course Competencies & Related Formative Work

Competency #1: Reading

Jr. English Course Competency

Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, analyze and critique increasingly complex literature in a wide range of formats (print, non-print and digital) and multiple genres (fiction, nonfiction, prose, poetry, and drama) to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.

Formative Work offers opportunities to develop the ability to:

    • read and comprehend increasingly complex literary text(s) across multiple genres and formats, as specified in course curriculum.
    • create an analysis and critique of texts, as specified in course curriculum.
    • cite and place in context passages from texts to support conclusions, as specified in course curriculum.

Related Formative Work

Reading & Writing Workshop

Competency #2: Writing

Jr. English Course Competency

Employ a wide range of strategies and use different writing process elements to appropriately and effectively communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

Formative Work offers opportunities to develop the ability to:

    • continue to develop and apply knowledge of: conventions, idea development, organization, word choice, voice, tone and sentence fluency.
    • develop and strengthen writing through routinely engaging in the full writing process: responding, connecting, exploring, planning, rewriting, editing, revising, and conferencing.
    • authentically, independently, routinely and intentionally develop my vocabulary to more effectively communicate.

Related Formative Work

Reading & Writing Workshop

Competency #3: Research

Jr. English Course Competency

Demonstrate the ability to effectively engage in ethical inquiry and research practices - managing multiple streams of information, evaluating sources, analyzing information, and presenting results.

Formative Work offers opportunities to develop the ability to:

    • conduct research to identify and draw evidence from credible print and digital sources to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    • integrate information while avoiding plagiarism.

Related Formative Work

Reading & Writing Workshop

Competency #4: Listening/Speaking/Viewing

Jr. English Course Competency

Demonstrate the ability to listen and view critically as well as participate effectively in academic discourse - speaking purposefully and responding thoughtfully while demonstrating respect for diverse perspectives and making strategic decisions about content, language use and discourse style.

Formative Work offers opportunities to develop the ability to:

    • engage in respectful and meaningful academic discourse.
    • adapt speech to demonstrate an understanding of and respect for diversity.
    • view and listen to multimedia recordings to analyze and critique literature, as specified in course curriculum.

Related Formative Work

Academic Discourse

Competency #5: Technology

Jr. English Course Competency

Demonstrate the ability to use the tools of technology (including digital media and the Internet) to ethically and responsibly gather, interpret, analyze information, create shareable products and reflect on individual performance.

Formative Work offers opportunities to develop the ability to:

    • apply digital tools to effectively create and present information related to texts, as specified in course curriculum.
    • use digital media to publish original works.
    • use technology to discover and reflect on personal, academic growth.

Related Formative Work

Reading & Writing Workshop

Academic Discourse

      • mini-posters

Semester Portfolio Development

To learn how formative work will be scored, click here.

NH Work-Study Practices. 2014. New Hampshire Department of Education, www.education.nh.gov/innovations/hs_redesign/documents/nhsbea-approved-final.pdf. Accessed 10 May 2018