G8 Argument Reading & Writing - ‘Call Em Up’ Performance Task

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Bundle of 25 editions of Call Em Up Performance Task for 8th grade

In the Call Em Up Performance Task, students use real information on players in the minor league affiliate of their favorite baseball team to practice argument reading and writing in an engaging, real world context. Students take on the role of a scout for a major league team and write a report making their argument of who to call up from the minor league affiliate.

Editions:
25 different editions or versions of this Performance Task are included so students can work with the edition they are most interested in, or an appropriate edition can be chosen for the class. Some of the editions included are Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, and San Francisco Giants (see complete list below), which all require students to work with different information and complete extended responses linked to their selected edition.

This Performance Task could be completed for one level (explained below) in one lesson only or could be extended to make a short writing unit across a week.


What’s included in this Performance Task:

* Level 1 Activity – Laying the foundation through reading. Students start by annotating and analyzing a text that carefully models the text type and answering standards aligned reading questions.

* Level 2 Activity – Starting to write. Students use what they have learned so far to complete a short piece of writing or research or plan for their extended writing piece.

* Challenge Activity – Bring on the collaboration! Fun and engaging speaking and listening activities through authentic simulations lead students toward their final piece of extended writing.

* Finale Activities – Finish up. Each Performance Task ends with five options for extended writing of the same text type within the real-world context. Finale options reach Webb's Depth of Knowledge levels 3-4.

* Answer Key & Rubrics – All Performance Tasks come with an answer key and rubrics, including grading guidance for teachers.

* Job Background – Each Performance Task enables students to picture themselves in a real world career. Information about the career is given, including entry-level education, median pay, and job outlook.

* Glossary - Where new domain-specific vocabulary is used, a student-friendly glossary is included.

This set comes with both teacher and student print-outs. Teacher print-outs include a teacher guide, answer key and rubrics.

Thanks and be sure to check out our other ELA Performance Tasks for 6th-8th grade!
There’s also a math equivalent of this Performance Task to download!

NOTE: The full list of editions included is: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, St Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals.



Total Pages
24
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Teaching Duration
1 hour

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G8 Argument Reading & Writing - ‘Call Em Up’ Performance Task
G8 Argument Reading & Writing - ‘Call Em Up’ Performance Task
G8 Argument Reading & Writing - ‘Call Em Up’ Performance Task
G8 Argument Reading & Writing - ‘Call Em Up’ Performance Task
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