As you are aware your daughters are preparing for their Assessment Task at present. They will also hand in their portfolio pieces for the upcoming CBA (Clasroom Based Assessment) on Friday of this week.
The two tasks are there essentially to allow your daughters to show off their best writing skills, and also to allow them to reflect on the actual art of writing.
Below are a couple of video of video clips which they can watch to help them prepare for the Assessment Task at home.
The students will present their pieces for Classroom Based Assessment to their English teacher on Friday next, December 15th. These will be corrected by their teachers using the Features of Quality set out by the JCT. There will be a meeting in early January of all the Third Year English teachers at which they will discuss and agree on marks awarded to the students.
On Monday next Dec 18th the girls will watch or listen to a stimulus piece which is about the art of writing.
On Tuesday the girls will compelete their Assessment Task in English class. They will sit for forty minutes and reflect on their own experiences of the process of writing. They will bring with them the two chosen pieces of work that will be corrected from the portfolio. These will then be given back to their teacher and will be corrected before early January. Those portfolio pieces do not go to the Dept at any point. They are merely there to help the girls to write fluently about their writing experiences.
The Assessment Task Booklets will be stored in the school until June when they will be included with the girls’ written exam paper in English. They will form part of their final Junior Cycle result from the SEC.
Talk to your daughters about their portfolio pieces. Discuss the process of writing. Talk about what books they have read that have helped to shape their own writing style.