Scholastic upFront Magazine: Non-Fiction E-Portfolio (Theme)
1 Choosing a Theme
Students will choose a theme to follow through the Scholastic upFront (non-fiction) Magazine articles. This is a cumulative activity and thus students should have annotations & article summaries from throughout the year. Students will use these articles to choose the theme which they want to analyze.
2 Article Selection
Students will use Scholastic's upFront Magazine to choose five articles which follow the chosen theme. Students will annotate and summarize the information in the articles to be included in their e-portfolio.
3 Theme Identification/Description
Students will use the annotations and summaries from the previous step to identify, describe & analyze the common theme for discussion. Students will compose a text-connection for the articles to show the inclusion of the theme as the articles relate to one another. A final evaluation of the theme and articles will be defined as a concept within the student presentation.
4 Creation of E-Portfolio
Students will create an e-portfolio to house the annotations, summaries & presentation. The students will use Google Sites as the main forum for the cumulative project. Students will create sections that include:
1) Table of Contents
2) Description of chosen theme
3) Summary of five articles
4) Theme/text connection for each article
5) Final evaluation tracing a theme/concept
6)MLA Works Cited
5 Presentation of E-Portfolio
Students will present the final e-portfolio via Google Sites. The overall chosen theme, text-connections and articles summaries will be shared. The main "look-for" on the rubric will focus on the analysis of the theme and the text-connections which bring the presentation to fruition.