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.
- 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%)
|Missing Item||Low||Fair||Above Average||Excellent|
|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.|
summary of the discussion; and
||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.|