English Project Proposal Grade 6 Learning Outcomes: a. To be able to present accurate facts and bits of information about a certain topic through using online/textbook resources; b. To be able to write a research paper about their chosen topic. Title: Research Writing and Research Presentation Materials: Online and textbook Resources Procedures: 1. Choose a topic of your interest below: Topics: a. Climate Change b. Pollution c. Lack of Education d. Malnourishment and Hunger 2. Research your topic through online resources or textbook resources. 3. Write a research paper of your chosen topic. 4. The paper must contain 200 words. 5. The research paper should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. 6. The research paper should be hand-written in an A4 white paper. 7. The student must present their research papers. They should be able to explain what they have researched about in their chosen topic. 8. Research submission and presentation will be on Feb 11-13, 2020. 9. A rubric will be used to assess the student research paper and presentation. Research Paper Rubric 20-Excellent CONTENT FOCUS AND ORGANIZATION STYLE CONVENTIONS DELIVERY OF THE RESEARCH IN CLASS ORGANIZATION OF IDEAS DURING ORAL PRESENTATION OF THE RESEARCH 15-Good Exceptionally clear, focused, Clear research which interesting research. maintains a consistent focus from beginning to end. Strong and rich supporting details and examples that proves the Specific supporting details are research. present. A meaningful conclusion A clear conclusion as to why the explaining the importance of the research is important. research. Strong introduction and conclusion. Clear introduction and conclusion. Consistent and coherent logical Illustrates some consistency and progression of ideas. shows some logical Uses clear and skilful transitions. Progression of ideas. Uses clear transitions. Written in formal language (avoids slang completely). Elaborate and colourful language. Consistently strong and varied sentence structure. Direct quotes support student’s ideas. Paper written in student’s own words. Superior editing. Rarely makes errors in the following areas: Spelling and mechanics. Correct usage and grammar. • Holds attention of entire audience with the use of direct eye contact, seldom looking at notes. • Speaks with fluctuation in volume and inflection to maintain audience interest and emphasize key points. • Demonstrates full knowledge of the research topic. • Provides clear purpose and subject; pertinent examples, facts, and/or statistics; supports conclusions/ideas with evidence. Majority of paper written in formal language. Language appropriate to topic. Words convey intended message. Direct quotes support student’s ideas. Majority of paper written in student’s own words. Careful editing. Makes few errors in the following areas: Spelling and mechanics Correct usage and grammar. • Consistent use of direct eye contact with audience, but still returns to notes. • Speaks with satisfactory variation of volume and inflection. • Is at ease with the research topic. • Has somewhat clear purpose and subject; some examples, facts, and/or statistics that support the subject; includes some data or evidence that supports conclusions. 10-Fair 5-Needs Improvement Contains research but Research statement lacks clarity with inconsistent focus. and focus. Generalized supporting Inadequate or missing details that proves the supporting details. research. Missing a summarizing Conclusion tends to conclusion summarize research. Introduction and conclusion is present but not clear. Show some attempt of consistency and order. Paper shows attempt of transitions between paragraphs. Some use of formal language recognized; informal language is dominant. Most language is appropriate to topic. Able to get vague idea of message. Some parts of paper written in student’s own words. Some evidence of editing: Extensive spelling and grammatical errors. Unable to clearly identify introduction and conclusion. Lack of consistency and order. Paper shows little or no attempt of transitions between paragraphs. • Displays minimal eye contact with audience, while reading mostly from the notes. • Speaks in uneven volume with little or no inflection. • Holds no eye contact with audience, as entire report is read from notes • Speaks in low volume and/ or monotonous tone, which causes audience to disengage. • Does not have grasp of Information. • Does not clearly define subject and purpose; provides weak or no support of subject; gives insufficient support for ideas or conclusions. • Is uncomfortable with Information. • Attempts to define purpose and subject; provides weak examples, facts, and/ or statistics, which do not adequately support the subject; includes very thin data or evidence. Paper frequently uses informal language. Language is not appropriate to topic. Message is unclear. Majority of paper is plagiarized. Poor editing: Spelling and grammatical errors make it difficult to read paper.