A creative written task demonstrates the students ability to choose an imaginative way of exploring an aspect of the material studied in the course. It must show a critical engagement with an aspect of a text or a topic and should demonstrate attention to the Time and Space (AOE) in which the text was written, the period within which the story takes place, and/or the period in which the reader engages with the text.
It should be 800-1,000 words in length plus a rationale of 200-300 words.
This is a creative writing/media task in which you demonstrate mastery of course material by commenting on it, elaborating on it, or challenging it; however, you will do this indirectly. For instance, rather than write an essay explaining how Macbeth is the product of feminine manipulation, you might create a tyrant’s manifesto to illustrate how one can successfully (?) run a kingdom; an interview with King James and his views of monarchial power; a “Globe review” of the first performance of Macbeth in the 17th century, a news report from a character in the play on the unnatural happenings at work in Scotland.
Written tasks should show rather than tell how language plays an important role in a topic or text you are studying.
Should be creative, but must also accurately reflect what the topic is about. Eg. Mother, Wife, Career Woman and MaidWhat is a Womans Work?
1. The task must demonstrate student learning in response to and connected to the text.
2. The task should attend carefully to the period of writing and/or of reception. Try to use the AOE: Time and Space questions ( I attached to the materials) to help ask deeper questions about what you are learning.
You first need to select a text type;
Text Response Types (an inexhaustive list)
Additional scene (to a narrative)
Set of instructions
*Your choice should appropriately fit the context of your topic.
**You should look up conventions (rules of the genre), mention these keys explicitly in your rationale and explain how you will meet them.
Outline for Rationale (200-300 words)
– Should explain what you seek to accomplish
– How you will do that?
Explain the reasoning for your text type
What are the conventions of your text type?
What POV is the text written from?
Who is the intended audience?
Why is this a fitting form?
– Include the word count for your rationale
– Include an MLA citation for the primary text and any secondary sources used
Outline for the Task (800-1000 words)
____ Do I use the conventions of the format (eg. A blog should LOOK like a blog)
____ Am I consistent in my character/narrative voice?
____ Does the response fit the selected cultural context?
____ Have I revised my piece?
____ Do I include a word count (should be 800-1000 words)?
____ Have I examined the rubric again to ensure that I meet the requirements to the best of my ability?