Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)  



Example 4: Wall of the World by Dawn Breutzman Presentational Task Materials needed:
Description of the task: Instructions to the students:
An additional 30 minutes will be given on the third day for additions or adjustments that need to be made. Once the posters have been completed, I will provide the whole group with feedback on the interpersonal task. I will review comparing and contrasting, and use of the 1st & 3rd person singular by modeling my own poster and presentation. This will give students a chance to review the language and functions necessary for their presentations as well as being made aware of what is expected of them. Although I will provide numerous examples of similarities and differences from my own poster, students will be required to share just one piece of information from each circle. At this time, I will have students identify which comparisons they will share with the class, and will give them each a chance to practice with me. Presentations will take place in the fourth week. Each student will have
12 minutes to present his/her information to the class. I will score
the posters and presentations using a twopart rubric. The rubric and
nonnegotiables, which will be written in the students' L1, will be handed
out and read aloud in class before work on the posters begins. Upon completion
of the presentations I will allow time for questions /comments and encourage
the students to circulate and look at each other's posters. We will then
regroup and I will give feedback to the class.
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