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Directions for the Parent Communication Artifact: 1. Make sure you have reviewed the Parent Communication Rubric in detail as

Directions for the Parent Communication Artifact: 1. Make sure you have reviewed the Parent Communication Rubric in detail as this is how you will be assessed for this Artifact. 2. Make sure you have reviewed the Sample Parent Letter examples provided within the assignment. 3. Create your assignment offline and then save your work to your computer noting the file name and location. 4. Read the “Translation Directions” at the very end of this document. Use one of these methods to translate your Parent Communication Product into a different (non-English) language. 5. When your have completed the letter and confirmed your product against the rubric you are ready to submit. 6. On the NEXT page in this module you will upload and submit your assignment. Click SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT and use the FILE UPLOAD option to submit your letter. Click on the “Parent Communication” folder and read the directions at the top of the page. SEE BELOW FOR TRANSLATION DIRECTIONS Translation Directions MSWORD 2007 From the top menu bar select the “Review” tab. On the left hand side, select “Translate”. You should have a panel pop up on the right side of your screen. Select the “From” language and the “To” language. Click on the green arrow. This will take you to the online website where your document will be translated. You will have to copy and paste your translated document into a new MS Word document. MS WORD 2010 From the top menu bar select the “Review” tab. Locate the two icons in the “Language” portion of the task bar. In the drop-down menu under “Translate,” click on “Choose Translation Language.” Under “Choose document translation languages,” be sure English is in the top box (Translate From). Select a language for the bottom box (Translate To). Click OK. Go back to the “Translate” icon drop down arrow and this time, choose “Translate Document.” A window will pop up and tell you the document is being sent over the Internet to a translation service. Click “Send.” Your translated document should appear in another window. Save the translated document to your computer’s hard drive. There are numerous help and support documents within MS Word and on the internet. Other Translation Options: Translate words, sentences, paragraphs, emails and websites at: www.worldlingo.com (Links to an external site.) http://www.google.com/language_tools (Links to an external site.) ————————————————————————————————————————————– Post your Parent Communication, English version as well as your Parent Communication, Second Language version here. Be sure to read the Rubric first so you can meet all the requirements. This assignment supports the GCCC Quality Enhancement Plan, which is to promote Critical Academic Literacy by requiring students to: Analyze and synthesize ways in which families can support and reinforce classroom goals, objectives, and standards as well as ways to communicate with families of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Rubric Parent Communication Rurbric Parent Communication Rurbric Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent 5 pts Content focuses primarily (over 50%) on academic goals (e.g. standards to be covered, grading schemes). Classroom Management Plan is present, providing information on rules (exactly 5), rewards, and punishments. Suggestions (3-4) for how parents can support student learning are provided. Other supporting information is given to help orient parents to how the teacher will conduct the class. 3 pts Content focuses (less than 50% but more than 10%) on academic goals (e.g. standards to be covered, grading schemes. Classroom Management Plan is present, providing information on rules (more than 5 or less than 3). Suggestions (2) for how parents can support student learning are provided. Other supporting information is given to help orient parents to how the teacher will conduct the class. 0 pts Resubmit Only 10% or less of the document is focused on academic goals. OR At least 3 Classroom Management Plan rules are not present. OR Less than 2 suggestions for parents are not provided. OR No other supporting information is present. 5 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProduct Format and Requirements 5 pts The product choice (letter, newsletter, brochure, flyer) is an effective method for communicating the required content. The format utilized makes the content clearly legible and incorporates the use of at least 3 graphics. Length is at least 2 pages, using 12 point font. 3 pts The product choice (letter, newsletter, brochure, flyer) is an effective method to communicating the required content. The format utilized makes the content clearly legible and incorporates the use of at least 1 graphic. Length is at least one page, using 12 point font. 0 pts The teacher fails to successfully address all areas required for an “Adequate” performance. 5 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCultural Linguistic