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#3692. Children book creation in German

other, level: Senior
Posted Fri Mar 3 07:13:15 PST 2006 by Brandee Mau (bmau@ccsd.k12.wy.us).
Campbell County High School, Gillette, WY USA
Materials Required: children's books in English and target language
Activity Time: 4-5 block schedule classes
Concepts Taught: narration, presenational communication competency

Ein tolles, spannendes Kinderbuch!!

You feel terrible that Frau Mau does not have the funds to purchase a German library for use in the classroom. How hard she must work to scrap enough pennies together to have purchased her meager library. So, you decide out of the goodness of your heart, to write, illustrate and narrate a children's book in German! Since you cannot infringe on copyrights, you have to write a novel, loveable and entertaining book! Frau Mau is delighted with your idea, and outlines some 'Tips und Tricks'.

A good children's book has simple dialog
There is usually a 20 word vocabulary
There is often repetition, such as in Die Kleine Raupe Nimmersatt
The characters are believable and loveable
The illustrations are neat, clear and relevant to the text

In fact, Frau Mau is so impressed with your initiative that she is even going to allow you time in class to work on your book! What a wonderful, caring, thoughtful, super, engaging, we could go on and on, teacher she is!

The following are required steps in order to complete this project. Please refer to the rubrics for expectations and grading guidelines.

Steps:
1st rough draft 2nd rough draft final print/book completed
20 word vocab list pronunciation guide recorded narration (no cassettes)
illustration sketch neat and attractive illustrations

Frau Mau anticipates that this project will take 4 class periods and she is going to count this as your writing and speaking DSPA for the spring semester.

As a final showcase for your lovely work, we will travel to Sage Valley Junior High and entertain the 'children' there with lively readings of your stories!

Campbell County School District - Assessment Rubric

Department: Foreign Language Course: All

Standard: FL-01-01 Students will communicate to in order to perform basic tasks

Task: Students will narrate their story in the target language

Product: A student recording of the reading


Indicators Level 4
Advanced Level 3
Proficient
Level 2
Basic Level 1
Novice
Communication Clearly evident Substantially evident Unclear No apparent
Task Accomplished using appropriate format Incomplete Ignored
Organization Good organization and ideas communicated in an original way Speaking shows organization and has ideas communicated Poor and ideas are relatively incoherent or irrelevant Absent with ideas lacking
Sentences
The sentences echo the syntax of the target language with proper word order, level-appropriate grammar and verb tenses The sentences contain minor errors in word order, level-appropriate grammar and verb tenses. Sentences are incomplete with numerous errors in word order, appropriate grammar and verb tenses Sentences not used
Fluency Accurate pronunciation, natural intonation and little or no hesitation Adequate with relatively accurate pronunciation, intonation and some hesitation Inadequate with inaccurate pronunciation, intonation problems and frequent hesitation Lacking with extensive pronunciation problems, missing intonation and constant hesitation
Vocabulary
The meaning is very clear through use of varied and correct vocabulary and proper word choice The meaning is clear through the use of appropriate vocabulary Meaning is obscured through weak use of vocabulary Meanings is absent because of limited vocabulary and excessive grammatical errors


Campbell County School District - Assessment Rubric

Department: Foreign Language Course: All

Standard: FL-01-01 Students will communicate to in a language other than English

Task: Students will write a children's book in the target language incorporating cultural themes

Product: A children's book complete with illustrations


Indicators Level 4
Advanced Level 3
Proficient
Level 2
Basic Level 1
Novice
Communication Clearly evident Substantially evident Unclear Not apparent
Task Accomplished using appropriate format Accomplished using appropriate format Incomplete Ignored
Organization Good organization and ideas communicated in an original way Writing shows organization and has ideas communicated Poor and ideas are relatively incoherent or irrelevant Absent with ideas lacking
Sentences
The sentences echo the syntax of the target language with proper word order, level-appropriate grammar & verb tenses The sentences contain minor errors in word order, level-appropriate grammar and verb tenses. Sentences are incomplete with numerous errors in word order, appropriate grammar and verb tenses Sentences not used
Fluency Accurate vocabulary, natural word choice and little or no breaks in meaning Adequate with relatively accurate vocabulary, word use and some breaks in meaning Inadequate with inaccurate word use, vocabulary problems and frequent breaks in meaning Lacking with extensive vocabulary problems and missing words
Vocabulary The meaning is very clear through use of varied and correct vocabulary and proper word choice The meaning is clear through the use of appropriate vocabulary Meaning is obscured through weak use of vocabulary Meanings is absent because of limited vocabulary and excessive grammatical errors
Mechanics
Well controlled with accurate punctuation, spelling and legible handwriting Controlled with relatively accurate punctuation, spelling and legible handwriting Poorly controlled with inaccurate punctuation, spelling and barely legible handwriting Uncontrolled with extensive punctuation and spelling errors. Handwriting is illegible.