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  • 1. Preparing a newsflash to share The Grade 6 students will be investigating issues related to how we share the planet 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 issues. They will then prepare a Newsflash to share with their classmates that outlines the main points of the article in an oral presentation. Students have looked at and discussed the description of the THE 6E EPIC NEWS www.cdnis.edu.hk Exploring how we share the planet - Since September 2010 Newsflash! Grade 6 students embark on personal investigations.
    • transdisciplinary theme, Sharing the planet to help them locate and select appropriate articles.
    • News articles that deal with any of the following will be suitable for a Newsflash:
    • Rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things
    • Communities and the relationships within and between them
    • Access to equal opportunities
    • Peace and conflict resolution
  • 2. The 6E Epic News Sharing the planet
    • Success criteria for a newsflash
    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 presentation. 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 at least once per term.
    • Success Criteria
    • Article is about a current, critical issue.
    • The presenter:
    • summarizes the article in own words.
    • has a general knowledge of the article content and understands the issue
    • makes connections from the article to their own life or experiences
    • shows connections between their article/issue and the PYP unit of inquiry and /or Sharing the planet theme
    • investigates possible action as a result of the information from the article
    •   has prepared a thought provoking question for discussion with the class
    • The question considers one of the PYP concepts.
    • The question is open-ended and can have multiple responses.
    • speaks in a loud, clear voice
    • uses an appropriate pace
    • Makes eye contact with classmates (does not read directly from notes or the article)
    • demonstrates poise – does not fidget or sway
  • 3. Rubric for a Newsflash
  • 4. The 6E Epic News Sharing the planet
    • Thank you for your support
    If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact me at through the website 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 www.presentationmagazine.com

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