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10 Performance-Based Projects for the Language Arts Classroom: Grades 3-5


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Author: Todd Stanley
Product Code: 5789
ISBN: 978-1-61821-578-9
Pages: 158
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Each book in the 10 Performance-Based Projects series provides 10 ready-made projects designed to help students achieve higher levels of thinking and develop 21st-century skills. Projects are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, allowing students to explore and be creative as well as gain enduring understanding. Each project represents a type of performance assessment, including portfolios, oral presentations, research papers, and exhibitions. Included for each project is a suggested calendar to allow teacher scheduling, mini-lessons that allow students to build capacity and gain understanding, as well as multiple rubrics to objectively assess student performance. The lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow format, enabling teachers to implement projects immediately.

Grades 3–5

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Review: Mindprint Learning - October 26, 2016
This workbook can be a helpful resource for teachers to enrich specific language arts units by offering activities that relate to a specific unit of study with clear guidance on how to guide classroom instruction. Each activity includes a suggested calendar, mini-lessons and worksheets related to the project content and multiple rubrics to assess student performance . . . [It] offers teachers a good variety of projects and ideas to engage students in collaborative language arts activities on topics related to literature, poetry and politics.

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by Melody
on 1/11/2017
Glad I Have This!
This resource is extremely helpful for both the experienced and inexperienced teacher who would like to incorporate performance based learning projects in their classroom.  As a gifted intervention specialist, I co-teach in several language arts classes with regular education teachers.  The format of Stanley’s work and the components of the projects he has included, has allowed both myself and teachers with whom I work to feel comfortable and confident to try performance based projects.  I have been able to extend our novel studies to include projects with the support of examples, timelines, handouts, rubrics and other helps Mr. Stanley has developed and shared.  I especially liked using Project 4 in conjunction with our novel study The Westing Game and look forward to incorporating more projects later this year and next.  Thank you Mr. Stanley!

by Sharon
on 12/12/2016
Great for any classroom
Here are 10 of the most popular projects to use in upper elementary language arts classrooms complete with mini-lessons, timelines, and a rubric for each. If your students love projects as much as mine, this book will streamline your planning! The lesson plans are concise, and the students handouts are written in "kid-friendly" language. The rubrics are organized around grades rather than the traditional 4-3-2-1 style, and each has several criteria at the grade point. This book can be used as is or as a springboard for your own projects!
by lauren
on 10/25/2016
performance based projects
Great read! Had very applicable documents that could be used right away in the classroom. All material is very student centered and engaging. Great resource!
by Sarah
on 10/17/2016
Excellent resource
This book has wonderful ideas I can use in both my regular and gifted classrooms. All the projects within are well organized and include suggested timelines. Thanks! 
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