DEMONSTRATION ACTIVITY INFORMATION FORM DOMAIN: COMMUNICATIONS OUTCOME: READ FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES LBS LEVEL 3 DEMONSTRATION: NEWSPAPER CLASSIFIED JOB ADVERTISEMENTS Suggested learning activities PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING THIS DEMONSTRATION LAUBACH: Completion of Laubach Way to Reading 1-4 (LWR 1, LWR 2, LWR 3, LWR 4) q More Stories 4 q Specific lessons: LWR 3 p. 87 "Classified sale ads" q LWR 4 p.19 "Classified apartment ads" q LWR 4 p. 25 "City Centre Newspaper q LWR 4 p.
101-105 "Finding what you want in a newspaper" q More Stories 4 "About newspaper" q OTHER Reading a variety of complicated texts q TUTOR INSTRUCTIONS Review the "Learner Instructions" with the learner. 1. Review the attached rubric with the learner that will be used for assessment.
The learner should understand the criteria against which s/he will be assessed. The tutor and learner should determine the level of proficiency that they both feel is adequate prior to the demonstration being performed 2. Once the instructions and the rubric have been reviewed with the learner, s/he should attempt to complete the activity independently.
3. The rubric may then be used to assess the demonstration activity. 4.
Review the results of the assessment with the learner. Determine if the demonstration was ... more. less.
"Successful" or whether the learner should "Try Again". 5.<br><br> Once the learner has completed the exercise and reviewed the assessment rubric s/he should fill in the "Learner Evaluation and Feedback Form". The tutor should fill in the 8Tutor/Instructor Evaluation Form". 6.<br><br> A copy of the completed demonstration and rubric can be placed in the learner 9s portfolio as evidence. 7. Materials Needed/Allowed : dictionary to determine the meaning of unknown words EVALUATION: The tutor may use the attached rubric to mark the completed exercises.<br><br> The tutor and learner should discuss the rubric before the learner attempts the demonstration. Together, they should determine the appropriate level of proficiency. Each column in a rubric has a numeric value of 1, 2, 3 or 4 assigned to it.<br><br> If you choose to evaluate the demonstration the using first Performance Choice, check off the box that best describes the learner 9s performance. If the box is in the first column it is worth one mark, if it is in the second column it is worth two, etc. Once you have completed the rubric with the learner you can add up the total number of marks to determine the score.<br><br> You can also determine success based on the learner scoring in a particular column or higher. This is the second "Performance Choice." You also have the option to assess based on your own criteria. If you do this, please explain the criteria under the third "Performance Choice".<br><br> The tutor and learner should always discuss the results and next steps once the demonstration has been completed and evaluated. Newspaper Classified Job Advertisements file:///Macintosh HD/Desktop Folder/!simcoecounty/la...3/newspaper classifieds/newspaperclassifiedjobs.html (1 of 5) [30/08/200 0 16:41:46] NEWSPAPER CLASSIFIED JOB ADVERTISEMENTS ALTERNATIVES This activity can be easily adapted to be used with the job advertisements of a local newspaper. 1.<br><br> Note: If an alternate activity is chosen, the demonstration activity could be used as a learning activity to prepare the learner for the demonstration. Newspaper Classified Job Advertisements file:///Macintosh HD/Desktop Folder/!simcoecounty/la...3/newspaper classifieds/newspaperclassifiedjobs.html (2 of 5) [30/08/200 0 16:41:46] NEWSPAPER CLASSIFIED JOB ADVERTISEMENTS Look at the job advertisements from a newspaper. Some of the ads tell you the salary, some don 9t.<br><br> Some ads say that special skills or experience is needed, and other do not. Find an ad to match each of the descriptions below. Write the description number on or beside the ad that matches it.<br><br> For example, if you find an ad which says "no previous experience required" you would put a "1" beside it. LEARNER INSTRUCTIONS Newspaper Classified Job Advertisements file:///Macintosh HD/Desktop Folder/!simcoecounty/la...3/newspaper classifieds/newspaperclassifiedjobs.html (3 of 5) [30/08/200 0 16:41:46] C3 READING LBS LEVEL 3 NEWSPAPER JOB AVERTISEMENTS EVALUATION RUBRIC NAME: _______________________ DATE: ____________________ HOW IS THIS DEMONSTRATION LINKED TO THE LEARNER 9S GOAL(S)? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ OVERALL: At LBS Level 3 a learner should be able locate, understand, interpret, and make judgments about ideas and information in a var iety of texts that have some complexity of content and form.<br><br> To do this, the learner uses a variety of more advanced reading strategies, personal exper iences and knowledge and a familiarity with a variety of forms and conventions of formal texts. (OLC: Holistic Level 3 Description) HRDC ESSENTIAL SKILLS: Reading Texts, Use of Documents, Thinking Skills: Problem Solving, Thinking Skills: Decision Making, Thinking Skills: Job Task Planning and Organizing, Thinking Skills: Significant Use of Memory, Thinking Skills: Finding Information criteria developing 1 needs work 2 satisfactory 3 exemplary 4 DECODING Applicable Skill Sets and Markers Codes: Decoding Skills (SC1.300a-SC1.300b) q Comprehension Enhancement Skills (SC1.301a-SC1.301c) q Rarely uses strategies studied ¥ Occasionally (less than _ of the time) use strategies studied ¥ Often (more than _ of the time) uses strategies studied ¥ Consistently uses a variety of strategies studied, to enhance comprehension and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words(see markers for specific strategies) ¥ COMPREHENSION Applicable Skill Sets and Marker Codes: Read and Comprehend (SC1.303a- SC1.303c) q Read and Retell(SC1.304a) q Has some difficulty reading the advertisements ¥ Starting to attempt to read the advertisements but doesn 9t always fully understand them ¥ Generally able to read and comprehend the advertisements ¥ Able to read and comprehend the advertisements ¥ Newspaper Classified Job Advertisements file:///Macintosh HD/Desktop Folder/!simcoecounty/la...3/newspaper classifieds/newspaperclassifiedjobs.html (4 of 5) [30/08/200 0 16:41:46] UNDERSTANDING PURPOSE Applicable Skill Sets and Marker Codes: Describing Types of Text and Demonstrating an Understanding of Form and Style (SC1.302a-SC1.302b) q Read to Find Information and For Research (SC1.306a- SC1.306f) q Requires assistance to select appropriate materials for purpose at hand (e.g. ads from a local newspaper if alternative is chosen) Rarely employs research skills studied ¥ Selects appropriate materials for purpose at hand with some assistance (e.g.<br><br> ads from a local newspaper if alternative is chosen) Uses few of the research skills studied ¥ Selects appropriate materials for purpose at hand (e.g. ads from a local newspaper if alternative is chosen) Uses a variety of research skills ¥ Independently selects appropriate materials for purpose at hand (e.g. ads from a local newspaper if alternative is chosen) Effectively uses a variety of research skills to locate the necessary information ¥ TYPE OF ASSESSMENT INITIAL q ONGOING q EXIT q PERFORMANCE CHOICES To be successful in this demonstration the learner must achieve a score of ____ out of 12 or ____ %.<br><br> q To be successful in this demonstration the learner must meet the criteria in column _____ or higher (with column 4/A being the highest) q Other (please explain): _______________________________________________ q _____________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Successful _____ Try again _____ Newspaper Classified Job Advertisements file:///Macintosh HD/Desktop Folder/!simcoecounty/la...3/newspaper classifieds/newspaperclassifiedjobs.html (5 of 5) [30/08/200 0 16:41:46]