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Newsflash information 2012

  1. 1. Preparing a newsflash to share The Grade 6 students will be investigating topics related to where we are in place and time when we engage in the PYP Exhibition at the end of the academic year. In order to become better informed and more aware, we are asking students to start looking through newspapers and magazines for articles that deal with such themes. They will then prepare a written Newsflash to share with their classmates that outlines the main points of the article. Students will also share some of their Newsflashes in an oral presentation. THE 6C EPIC NEWS Exploring where we are in place and time - Since September 2010 <ul><li>Students have looked at and discussed the description of the transdisciplinary theme, Where We Are in Place and Time to help them locate and select appropriate articles. </li></ul><ul><li>News articles that deal with any of the following will be suitable for a Newsflash: </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation in place and time </li></ul><ul><li>Personal histories </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilisations </li></ul><ul><li>The discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind </li></ul><ul><li>Homes and journeys </li></ul>Newsflash! Grade 6 students embark on personal investigations.
  2. 2. The 6C Epic News Sharing the planet <ul><li>Success criteria for a newsflash </li></ul>How will students know if they are preparing properly for a newsflash? In order to answer this question we have created a set of criteria for students to help them self assess their newsflash. Students may sign up to present a newsflash as soon as they feel they are ready. There is an expectation that all students will participate in this process. <ul><li>Success Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>To write a successful Newsflash you will: </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight key points and unknown vocabulary in the article </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize the article in own words. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a response to the article – your opinion, thoughts, analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Have a general knowledge of the article content and understands the issue </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections from the article to you own life or experience </li></ul><ul><li>Show a connection between the article and the PYP theme, Where We Are in Place and Time </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate possible action as a result of the information from the article </li></ul><ul><li>  Prepare thought provoking, open-ended questions linked to the PYP concepts </li></ul><ul><li>To present a successful Newsflash you will: </li></ul><ul><li>Share your summary and response to the article in a loud, clear voice </li></ul><ul><li>Use an appropriate pace </li></ul><ul><li>Make eye contact with classmates (do not read directly from notes or the article, unless quoting) </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate poise – do not fidget or sway </li></ul><ul><li>Use open-ended questions to lead a discussion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rubric for a Newsflash
  4. 4. The 6C Epic News Where We Are in Place & Time <ul><li>Thank you for your support </li></ul>If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact me at through the class blog or by email. Students have been given a copy of the rubric, but if it is misplaced they may download it here (look below this presentation for the link). Thank you so much for your support. You may help your child prepare for their presentation by helping them locate articles (print or electronic), discussing the issues to clarify points and ensure their understanding, by listening to their oral presentations. Created with This template was downloaded and adapted from the Presentation Magazine website