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Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia

Academic and Research Vice-rector


Activity 3 Writing Task

1. General description of the course

Faculty or Vicerrectora de Relaciones Internacionales


Academic Unit
Academic Level Professional, specialization, master
Academic Field Common basic interdisciplinary training
Course Name English B1+
Course Code 900004
Course Type Methodological Can be yes No
re-
opened
Number of Credits 3

2. Description of the activity

Type of the Individu Collaborati Number


4
activity: al ve of weeks
Moment of Intermedia
Initial Final
evaluation: te:
Delivery Environment: Monitoring
Evaluative score:
and Evaluation
Starting date: September
Closing date: October 10th, 2017
12th, 2017
Competence to develop:
Build different sentences according to the topics seen, the student will
construct this with the support of the E-Tutor and e-students. Through
this exercise, the student will recognize and ownership the contents of
the units, their environment and the context to express themselves
according to their level.
Topics to develop:
Unit 1- Giving Reasons
Compound Adjectives
Present Progressive
Wh Questions Request
Phases of the learning strategy to develop:
Central task - Writing assignment - Production
Phase 1: Students work in collaborative groups to plan, prepare and
correct the sentences / paragraph
Phase 2: Students present a document with their presentation and
the sentences.
Phase 3: Students give feedback and reflection on the task.
Activities to carry out:
I. PHASE ONE
A. Introduce yourself and select role: Each student will share
IN ENGLISH the following information on complete sentences
(Name, age, address, phone number and occupation). Also,
he/she will select a ROLE for the collaborative work

II. PHASE TWO:


B. Check grammar structures/vocabulary: Each participant will
select ONE Grammar topic to COMPLETE the chart in the forum
with the explanations of such grammar topics

GRAMMAR EXPLANATION/STRUCTURE/EXAMPLE Responsibl


TOPIC S e
Compound
Adjectives
Present
Progressiv
e
Wh
Questions
Modal
Verbs
Present
Perfect

C. Practice: Each participant will select ONE practical exercise that


is different from the topic he/she explained before in order to
develop the answers in the forum
Responsible:
Exercise 1. From the picture. Write 5 complete sentences, using The
Compound Adjectives.
Explanation: http://www.gingersoftware.com/content/grammar-
rules/adjectives/compound-adjectives/

Example: The green-eyed monster has a big mouth.

Responsible:
Exercise 2: write 3 complete sentences in affirmative, 3 complete
sentences in negative and 3 complete questions, using the present
progressive.
Example: The girl in purple coat is ice skating

Responsible:
Exercise 3: Write a complete question with each WH word, with the
respective answer.
Example: Who is the man over there?
A/: The man over there is my uncle.

Responsible:
Exercise 4: Rewrite the sentences in the correct form and underline
the modal verb.

I ask may her - ?


Doctor go they the should to
Round she corner be the must
Feel it can they
Louise not Sophia swim and must
Can the she violin play - ?

Example:

They can feel it.

Responsible:
Exercise 5: Write complete sentences in present perfect (noun +
auxiliary + verb + complement) with the following information

She drive (affirmative)


They - eat (negative)
We jump (question)
He - dance (affirmative)
It bark (negative)
I travel (question)

III. PHASE THREE


D. Planning a trip: You and your family are planning a great
vacation time, you are going to contact a travel agency and will
describe them what do you want:
Place
Hotel/Airplane tickets
Activities to do
Food
Places to visit
You will use the future tense, present simple and present
progressive.

E. Correcting, feedback and publishing: Each participant will


write, correct and feedback the different parts of the final text,
along with the help of the tutor

Environmen
t for the
Collaborative Learning
developmen
t
Collaborative:
In the Evaluation and monitoring environment, upload
the Final Document in PDF FORMAT with the following
Products to information:
deliver by 1. First page: Cover (complete names, IDs and Date)
student 2. Chart with Grammar explanations
3. Chart with answers to practical exercises
4. Planning a trip description with a picture of the
place.

General guidelines for the collaborative work

Each student has to contribute in the forum as


Planning of
follows:
activities for
1. Salutation and role selection
the
2. Contribution for grammar
development
3. Contribution for practice
of
4. Contribution for planning
collaborative
5. Contribution for writing the text
work
6. Contribution to turn in the final PDF document
Roles to
Each student has to write at least two significant and
perform by
objective comments regarding the opinions of other
the student
members of the group.
in the
The comments should remark mistakes, aspects to
collaborative
improve and contribute to the debate.
group
Roles and Collector: Articulate the contributions of all the
responsibiliti participants of the collaborative group in order to
es for the consolidate the final paper; including only those who
delivery of took part of the whole process.
products
Reviewer: To verify that the final paper and process
meet all the requirements stipulated by the teacher.

Evaluator: To verify that the final paper meets the


criteria stipulated by the rubric. The evaluator must
inform the group about any corrections or
adjustments regarding the quality of the document.

Submissions: To keep track and inform the group


about the submission time, upload the final paper on
time, using the link provided by the teacher or
stipulated by the activity guide. To notify the group
members the final paper was submitted.

Alerts: To notify all the group members about


changes or news related to the submission or
elaboration of the final paper. To notify the teacher
through the collaborative forum and the course
messaging that the final paper was submitted.
It is necessary to use the APA standards in order to
Use of
provide a bibliography of the sources cited in the
references
document.
According to Diccionario de la Real Academia Espaola
Plagiarism is the action of substantially copying other
people's works, presenting them as own creation."
Therefore, plagiarism is a serious offense;
academically speaking it is equivalent to theft. A
student who plagiarizes does not take his education
seriously, and does not respect the intellectual work of
Plagiarism
others.
policy
There is no small plagiarism. Using any portion of
another person's work, without acknowledging the
author or source is plagiarism. Now, it is evident that
we all take some ideas from others when it comes to
presenting ours, and that our knowledge is based on
someone elses knowledge. But when we rely on the
work of others, academic honesty requires that we
explicitly announce the fact that we are using an
external source, either by citing or by paraphrasing
(these terms will be defined below). When we cite or
paraphrase, we clearly identify our source, not only to
give recognition to its author, but also to allow the
reader to look up in a reference text.

There are certain academic events in which it is not


acceptable to quote or paraphrase the work of others.
For instance, if a teacher assigns his or her students a
task in which they are clearly required to answer
using their own ideas and words, then the student
should not consider external sources regardless if they
are properly referenced.
4. Evaluation rubric

Evaluation rubric
Activity Individual Collaborative

type: Activity Activity
Moment of
the Initial Intermediate Final
evaluation
Performance levels of the collaborative
Assessed Scor
activity
Aspect e
High score Media score Low score
The
participations There is
are relevant, minimum
articulated participation in
and contribute the writing
to the forum, besides it There is not
Participatio construction of neither meets forum
n the final the participation at
20
& document. requirements of all.
interaction The the guide and
contributions schedule nor the
are posted netiquette
according to standards.
the schedule.
(Up to 20 (Up to 5 (Up to 0
points) points) points)
The written
outcome The grammatical
The proper contains some structures used
use of grammatical are simple, they
grammar inconsistencies do not match
Use of shows a good and the the difficulty
10
grammar knowledge of simplicity of the level according
the structures sentences show to the contents
difficulties in the of the course
structures.
(Up to 10 (Up to 5 (Up to 0
points) points) points)
The document
The written
shows The ideas and
final document
inconsistencies sentences
contains a
in the written in the
proper
organization and document look
construction of
construction of disorganized,
sentences and
Coherence ideas; however, they are not 15
paragraphs,
the objective or articulated, or
making use of
main point of do not have a
logical
view is clear objective.
connectors.
understandable.
(Up to 15 (Up to 10 (Up to 0
points) points) points)
Although the
The final vocabulary used
document in the final The vocabulary
contains wide document is very limited
variety of matches the and does not
words which difficulty level match the
are used according to the difficulty level
Vocabulary coherently, contents of the according to the 15
with course, it is contents of the
appropriate limited and has course
spelling. some spelling
mistakes.
(Up to 15 (Up to 10 (Up to 0
points) points) points)
The final
document is
The final
delivered in
document is not
the Link
delivered in the The final
established for
proper link or document is not
Final PFD that purpose
lacks some delivered at all 10
delivery and contains
dispositions in
all the
the final version
dispositions
for that matter
(Up to 10 (Up to 5 (Up to 0
points) points) points)
Final score 70