Jan. 28, 2008 – 6 Traits Agenda

Humanities Agenda

 

 

Objective: To become better writers by exploring 6 different traits of writing, evaluating writing samples using rubrics, and working in groups for peer collaboration.

Warmup:

Leonardo da Vinci was the embodiment of the Renaissance ideal of the universal man, the first artist to attain complete mastery over all branches of art. He was a painter, sculptor, architect and engineer besides being a scholar in the natural sciences, medicine and philosophy.

Quick Write – If you could go back in time and ask da Vinci 3 questions, what would they be? Include why would you ask them. (1 paragraph to ½ page) – 10 min. (I will randomly choose 2 people to read their response to the class.

1. Leonardo Quick Write – 15 min.

2. Two students share their writing + discussion – 10 min.

3. Review the 6 Traits of Writing – 10 min.

4. Groupwork: (sound off #s 1-5)

  • Everyone get up and sit with your group – 2 min.
  • Choose a group spokesperson (group leader) – 2 min.
  • Pass out materials to all groups, distribute – 2 min.
  • READ Sample #1, discuss it, score it using the rubric given – 10 min.
  • Class discussion – was there consensus? Concerns? – 5 min.
  • READ and score Sample # 2 – 10 min.
  • Pass out Scored Work Samples – how did your group compare to the professionals? – 5 min.

5. Conclusions – compare each groups scores for each trait. Similar? Different? Why? What can we learn from this? – 5 min.

**HOMEWORK –

1. Score your Leonardo daVinci writing from the warmup using the 6 Traits Rubric. Keep the rubric. Revise your work and bring it to class on Wednesday.

2. Score your Feudal Narrative using the 6 Traits Rubric. Bring your writing and the rubric score to class on Wednesda for peer review.

Today’s Agenda as a Word Document

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