This is a PowerPoint document representing a stand-alone instructional resource (StAIR) to help MERLOT users augment their understanding of English-Language Arts Common Core writing standard 4.
Type of Material:
This could be used in-class with some modifications
Non-educationalist users are advised to ask an English language teacher for an explanation of the document content when referring to this reference.
desktop computer, laptop, Ipad
runs as google slides
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Users will understand WRI 4 of common core writing goal: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Target Student Population:
This material says it is aimed at high school students; howevever, parts of it are more accurately aimed at high school teachers who would be more focused on defining the objectives as written in the common core curriculum.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Knowledge of the English language basics
Clearly ties to the common core standard which is both its strength and weakness. Parts of this could be used to generally teach writing process outside of the common core framework.
Elaboration on the content is needed, so that any misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the information might not be produced on behalf of some users.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The English used to give an overview of the writing process is simplified, so it is easy for any users of any cultural background to utilize it.
The content is so concise that it does not offer ample information enabling all the users to have full comprehension. Slides are wordy and offer little visual interest.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
When in presentation mode, the links work so that users can select an answer and get feedback on whether or not they've correctly selected the information.
very text heavy
The links on the slides may be confusing for the users. Clicking on any links should lead to further information clarifying vague points on the main webpage.
Other Issues and Comments:
The users might not benefit so much from the content. The basics of writing skills in this reference are not sufficient to help the users know how to start a proper piece of writing assignment in English.
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