DECE 2014 Language and Early Literacy

DECE 2014 Language and Early Literacy

Assignment 1 – Rationale for Inclusion of Language Arts (30%)

Developing language skills is importance for young children’s success later in life both as social beings and in pursuing an education. Write a 1000 words essay and discuss the rationale for inclusion of Language arts in early childhood education. It includes reading and appraising a selection of children’s rhymes, poems and stories of dramatic experience and puppetry.

Note:

  • FORMAT: Your assignment should be typed using font Times New Roman, font size 12, justified, and double spacing.
  • Assignment cover sheet is needed.
  • Please Turnitin in a minimum of 24 hours before the dateline. The Turnitin percentage should not exceed 17%. Turnitin ID: 22071844 & Password: dece2014
  • All quotation need to be referenced and listed at the end of the essay in the appendix.
  • Your assignment must be submitted by 21st September 2019. Late submission after 21st September 2019 will result in 10% marks being deducted.
  • This assignment accounts for 30% of the total marks for the course and shall be assessed based on the Rubrics or Answer Scheme attached.

DECE 107/2104 Assignment 1 Rubrics Scheme (30%)


Criteria
Missing Item Low Fair Above Average Excellent
0 1 2 3 4
Introduction: 25% brief introduction to the topic There is no clear introduction of the main topic or structure of the paper. The introduction does not mention the objectives of the paper and important concepts. Main topic is stated but without proper arrangement of the framework nor is it inviting to the reader. Main topic is stated with proper organization in approaching the framework. Clear statements of objectives and important concepts. The introduction is inviting. Main topic is clearly stated and writing out the framework was clearly planned. Objectives and main concepts are clearly explained.
Content: 40% clarity of content relevance of information Quality of discussion. The main idea is not clear. There is no relevant information. The content lacks clear main idea and logical sequence of information. Information is incomplete and incorrect. The content is vague in conveying the main idea and does not create a strong sense of purpose. Includes information with few facts. Some of the information may not seem fit to answer the question. The content is written with logical progression of main ideas and supporting information. Information is not so accurate and current but indicates direct to the question. The content is clearly written with logical progression of main ideas and supporting information. Information is accurate and current which direct to the question.
Conclusion: 20% summary of the discussion; and personal opinion.
No conclusion provided. Very vague conclusion. The paper just ends. Recognizable conclusion, but does not tie up introduction, content and evaluation. Acceptable conclusion that ties up introduction, content and evaluation. A concrete conclusion. The conclusion ties up introduction, content and evaluation. Well summarized.
Sentences Grammar Vocabulary Spelling 10% Major sentence errors Inappropriate words Gross spelling errors Limited range of sentences A lot of errors Poor use of appropriate words Incorrect spelling Satisfactory range of sentences Some errors Fair use of appropriate words Some incorrect spelling Good range of sentences Few errors Good use of appropriate words Correct spelling Excellent range of sentences No error Excellent use of appropriate words Correct spelling
References: 5% At least 2 relevant sources; Appendix: Observation samples and photograph No reference sources were cited. One reference source only cited correctly. At least two reference sources were cited correctly. At least three reference sources were cited correctly and appropriately. At least four reference sources were cited correctly and appropriately.

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