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Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia

Academic and Research Vice-rector


Activities guide and evaluation rubric
Task 3 – Writing task forum

1. General description of the course

Faculty or Vicerrectoría de Relaciones Internacionales


Academic Unit
Academic Level Professional, specialization, master.
Academic Field Formación interdisciplinar básica común
Course Name English 2
Course Code 90021
Course Type Methodological - Can be yes ☐ No ☒
practical enabled
Number of Credits 2

2. Description of the activity

Type of the Individu Collaborativ Number


☒ ☐ 7
activity: al e of weeks
Unit
Moment of
Initial ☐ Intermediat ☒ Final ☐
evaluation:
e: 1 and 2
Delivery Environment of the
Evaluative score of the
activity: Monitoring and evaluation
activity: 95 points
environment
Starting date of the activity: Deadline of the activity:
September 6th 2018 October 10th 2018
Competence to develop:
Write short and simple texts related to immediate contexts.
 Talk about short trips and recreational activities
 Talk about past events
 Talk about the weather
 Give advice and recommendations
Topics to develop:
Past events, recommendations with should, subjunctive.
Steps, phases of the learning strategy to develop
Task based learning. The student uses His/her English in a particular
communicative context, in order to carry out a task: planning,
describing, inviting, giving advice, etc.
Activities to develop
Estimado estudiante:

En esta guía usted encontrará las pautas de realización de su producto


final, que será según su elección: un afiche, un folleto o una infografía en
la que usted dé cuenta de tres aspectos:

a) contar una experiencia de un viaje;

b) hablar del clima de ese lugar y dar recomendaciones sobre qué tener
en cuenta de acuerdo con el clima;

c) dar recomendaciones para planear un viaje al lugar que usted describió.

Es necesario que usted haga los ejercicios de los contenidos en línea


que se relacionan al inicio de cada paso, porque eso se debe reflejar en los
ejercicios de escritura que se proponen en el proceso y así mismo en el
producto final. Usted debe publicar en el foro únicamente los
ejercicios que la guía indica por cada unidad. El resto de ejercicios los
debe hacer y no debe enviar ni pantallazos ni las respuestas al correo del
tutor.

A través de este ejercicio usted fortalecerá su capacidad de producción


escrita en:

 Escritura de textos cortos y simples, en los que hable de su


contexto inmediato y de sucesos del pasado.

Dear student,
 You will develop this task in the Writing task forum.
 At the end of this task, you will collect the evidence of the task in
an infographic, brochure or poster through the tool
Picktochart. Follow each step, post all the activities in the forum
and get feedback from your partners and tutor.
 The final product must be sent individually. You construct
your final portfolio through the process you develop
collaboratively.
Stage 1: Going on a trip 1
Go to unit 1.4. Going on a trip in the Knowledge
environment and develop all the activities. You just have
to upload the following activities in the forum.

a. Post the indicated activities (pronunciation –do not record


yourself, just write the exercise in the forum- and Writing) from
the unit in the forum.

1
Nota: Los ejercicios en línea del entorno de conocimiento no se guardan en la plataforma. Para los ejercicios que tiene que hacer
para cada etapa, usted debe publicar las respuestas de los ejercicios indicados en el foro o tomar pantallazos. No enviar las
respuestas al correo del tutor. Solo publicar en el foro las actividades que la guía indica.
b. Write a short note in the forum telling what you did last
vacation/holidays/weekend.

- Use time markers (see unit 1.4)


- Text length: 70 words
- Write about: Where did you go?, How long did you stay there?, Who did you go with?,
How much did you pay for that?, Which place did you like the most?
- You can use the following guide:
Stage 2: What's the weather like? 1.3
Go to unit 1.3. What’s the weather like? in the
Knowledge environment and develop all the activities.
You just have to upload the following activity in the
forum.

a. Post the indicated activity from the unit in the forum.


b. Describe the weather in the place you visited and use the following
vocabulary:

Example: Description: The weather in Bogotá changes every day. In the


morning it is usually cloudy, but it becomes sunny at noon.
c. What do you recommend to do in your city? (See the Subjunctive
in unit 1.3) Example: Recommendation: It is recommended that
people wear an umbrella in Bogotá.
It is recommended that … It is necessary that … It is important that…
It is good idea that… It is better that…
 Post your description and recommendations in the forum.
Your description: _____________________________________________________
Your recommendation: ________________________________________________

Stage 3: You should keep your passport!


Go to unit 1.2. You should keep your passport! in the
Knowledge environment and develop all the activities.
You just have to upload the following activities in
the forum.

a. Post the activities from the unit in the forum.


b. Read the following recommendations and write some
recommendations according to your travel experience:
a. What should people do in the place you visited last vacation?
Example: People should go to Monserrate in Bogotá.
b. What shouldn’t people do in the place you visited last
vacation?
Example: People shouldn’t go to Monserrate by cable railway in
Bogotá.

 Post your recommendations in the forum. Use modals verbs of advice (see unit
1.2)
What people should do:
_______________________________________________________________
What people shouldn’t do:
_______________________________________________________________

Stage 4: Consolidate an infographic, brochure or poster

According to the previous writing exercises, you will design a brochure,


infographic or poster where you

Use the following tool to design your final product:


https://piktochart.com/
Example: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28176719-
new-piktochart
Set the sharing permissions as public: “anyone can view the sharing
link”:
Stage 5: Upload the final product in the Monitoring environment.

 Complete the checklist:


QUESTIONS YES NO

Did I develop the activities of the unit 1.4?


Stage 1

Did I post the Speaking and Writing activities from the unit 1.4 in the forum?
Did I write a short note in the forum telling what I did last
vacation/holidays/weekend?
Did I develop the activities of the unit 1.3?
Did I post the Speaking activity from the unit 1.3 in the forum?
Did I describe the weather in my city using the vocabulary given in the unit
Stage 2

1.3?
Did I give recommendations related to the place I visited using the given
structure in the unit 1.3?
Did I post my description and recommendations in the forum?
Did I develop the activities of the unit 1.2?
Did I post the Practice 5 and writing activity from the unit 1.2 in the forum?
Stage 3

Did I give recommendations related to what people should and shouldn’t do


in the place I visited?
Did I post my recommendations in the forum?
Did I design an infographic, brochure or poster?
Did I tell an experience of a trip in a maximum length of 100 words and
taking into account what I did in stage 1?
Stage 4

Did I give 10 tips or recommendations related to what to do in the place I


visited, and taking into account what I did in stage 2?
Did I give advice related to what to should and shouldn’t do in the place I
visited, and taking into account what I did in stage 3?
Did I use real pictures?

Don’t forget to add this chart at the end of the Word document.

Stage 6: Upload the final product

 Copy the link of your brochure, infographic or poster in a Word


document.
 Add the checklist of stage 5 and upload the document in the
Evaluation and Monitoring Environment.

END OF THE TASK!

Environmen
t for the Collaborative environment
developmen Monitoring and evaluation environment
t
Products to Individual:
deliver by Each student has to develop the steps of the task and
student post the evidence in the forum.
The final product must be sent in the Evaluation and
Monitoring Environment.
Collaborative:
Each student must give feedback to one of his/her
partners.
Each student is responsible for his/her process.

General guidelines for the collaborative work

Planning of
activities for
Each student has to develop each step of the task and
the
post the evidence in the forum.
development
The final product must be sent in the Evaluation and
of
Monitoring Environment.
collaborative
work
Roles to
perform by Each student must give feedback to one of his/her
the student partners.
in the Each student is responsible for his/her process.
collaborative
group
Roles and
responsibilit
The final product must be sent individually in the
y for the
Evaluation and Monitoring Environment in a PDF or
delivery of
Word document.
products by
students
Use of
Always cite the references
references
In the agreement 029 of December 13, 2013, article
99, the mistakes that infringe upon the academic order,
Plagiarism
among others, are the following: paragraph e) “To
policy
plagiarize is to present as your own work the whole or
part of a writing, report, task or document of invention
performed by another person. It also implies the use of
cites or lack of references, or includes cites where there
is no coincidence between them and the reference” and
paragraph f)”To reproduce, or copy for profit,
educational resources or results of research products,
which have intellectual rights reserved for the
University”.

The academic punishments that the student will face


are:
a) In case of academic fraud proved in the academic
work or evaluation, the score achieved will be zero
(0.0) without leading to disciplinary measures.
b) In case of plagiarism proved in the academic work
of any nature, the score achieved will be zero (0.0),
without leading to disciplinary measures.

To know how the documents must be cited, check the


following document:
Centro de Escritura Javeriano ( ) Normas APA. Sexta
edición. Taken from
http://centrodeescritura.javerianacali.edu.co/index.php
?option=com_content&view=article&id=138:normas-
apa&catid=45:referencias-bibliograficas&Itemid=

4. Evaluation rubric

Evaluation rubric

Collaborative
Activity type: Individual Activity ☒ ☐
Activity
Unit
Intermediate:
Moment of the Unit 1 & 2 -
Initial ☐ ☒ Final ☐
evaluation Giving
advice/Getting
a job!
Assessed Performance levels of the individual activity Score
Aspects High score Media score Low score
•Develops some of
•Posts the
the activities from
speaking and • Doesn’t
the stage 1.
writing activities upload the
Writes a short
from unit 1.4 in the activities from
note in the forum,
forum. •Writes a stage 1.
but it doesn’t
short note in the •Does the activity
show the previous
forum describing a during the last
activities from the
past event related week of the task.
online contents
Stage 1: Going to a trip. •Writes •Shows serious
indicated in the
on a trip short and simple and frequent 15 points
unit 1.4. •Shows
sentences for problems with
imprecise
describing a past word choice or
sentences with an
event and using subject-verb
inconsistent style.
time markers from agreement.
•Shows some lack
the unit. •Writes a •Doesn’t show a
of control in
note with a process of writing
grammar. •The
maximum of 70 in the forum.
note exceeds the
words.
indicated length.
(up to 15 points) (up to 10 points) (up to 5 points)
• Develops some
of the activities
from the stage 2.
Doesn’t upload the
•Posts the •Writes in the
activities from
speaking activity forum short and
stage 2. •Does the
from the unit 1.3 simple sentences
activity during the
in the forum. • for giving
last week of the
Writes short and recommendation,
task. •Shows
Stage 2: simple sentences but it doesn’t
serious and 20
What’s the for giving show the previous
frequent problems points
weather like? recommendations activities from the
with word choice
using the online contents
or subject-verb
subjunctive indicated in the
agreement.
structure, unit 1.3. •Shows
•Doesn’t show a
indicated the unit imprecise
process of writing
1.3. sentences with an
in the forum.
inconsistent style.
•Shows some lack
of control in
grammar. •The
recommendation
exceeds the
indicated length.
(Up to 20 points) (up to 15 points) (up to 10 points)
Develops some of
the activities from
the stage 3.
•Writes in the
forum short and
simple sentences Doesn’t upload the
Posts the Practice for giving activities from
5 and the writing recommendation, stage 3. Does
activity from the using modal the activity during
unit 1.2 in the verbs. However, it the last week of
forum. •Writes doesn’t show the the task. Shows
Stage 3: You short and simple previous activities serious and 20
should keep sentences for from the online frequent problems points
your passport! giving contents indicated with word choice
recommendations in the unit 1.2. or subject-verb
using modal verbs, •Shows imprecise agreement.
indicated the unit sentences with an Doesn’t show a
1.2. inconsistent style. process of writing
•Shows some lack in the forum.
of control in
grammar. •The
recommendation
exceeds the
indicated length.
(Up to 20 points) (up to 15 points)
(up to 10 points)
 Designs the  Designs the
 Doesn’t design
brochure, poster brochure, poster
the brochure,
or infographic or infographic,
poster or
through the tool but in a different
infographic.
Picktochart. tool from the
 Doesn’t develop 20
 The final product indicated in the
any of the points
Stage 4:
is a complete guide. activities from
Infographic/br
evidence of the the stage 1 to 3.
ochure/poster
process  Develops some It is not evident
developed in the of the activities the coherence
forum. from the stage 1 between online
 The final product to 3. contents provided
has the three in the guide and
stages of the  The final product the final product.
writing exercise: doesn’t show a
a) telling a past complete
experience; b) evidence of the
giving 8 tips for process
going to a place; developed in the
c) giving forum.
recommendations
concerning what The final product
to do and not to doesn’t show a
do in a place. variety of pictures
 It is evident the of visual aids.
coherence
between online
contents
provided in the
guide and the
final product.
The final product
shows a variety of
pictures or visual
aids.
(Up to 20 points) (up to 15 points) (up to 10 points)
 Deliveries the  Deliveries the Doesn’t deliver the
link of the final link of the final final product.
product in a product in a
Word Word document. Delivers the final
document. However, product in a
 Completes the doesn’t adds the different way from
Stage 5: Final
checklist. completed the Evaluation and 15 points
product
 Adds the checklist. Monitoring
delivery
checklist in the  Uploads the final Environment.
Word document in the Delivers the final
document. Evaluation and product out of the
 Uploads the Monitoring delivery date.
final document Environment
in the before the due
Evaluation and date.
Monitoring
Environment
before the due
date.
Up to 15 points Up to 10 points Up to 5 points
Final score 95 points