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Activity following the film Storming Juno: Creative Writing


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Activity following the film Storming Juno: Creative Writing

After watching the film Storming Juno, you have witnessed the physical and emotional stress that soldiers had to endure during the battle at Juno Beach. Your assignment for this class is to start writing a letter home that is in the perspective of a soldier that fought at Juno Beach. The letter should be between 150- 250 words and will be typed and DUE ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 16TH.



In the letter you must include:

You choose:

    • Are you a young soldier? Is this your first time at going to war?

    • Are you an older soldier? Who has spent significant time on the battle field?

  • A description of your surroundings

  • Feelings before the battle, during and after the battle

  • Discuss your feelings of patriotism and what you think you are doing for your country

  • Thoughts of your family and friends at home

Solider Letter Assignment Rubric

Student Name: __________________ Block: ______ Topic: ___________



Criteria

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1

Knowledge and Understanding
The student demonstrates an awareness of issues and conditions relating to the Battle of Juno.

Clear, comprehensive, balanced and well integrated understanding of the film and lecture materials on the topic of Juno Beach

Clear and comprehensive understanding of the information on Juno Beach from the lecture and film.

Some understanding and completeness, clarity and integration of the information on Juno Beach

Limited understanding of the information on Juno Beach

Thinking and Interpretation
The student demonstrates the ability to synthesize what they know about Juno Beach and construct a letter in the perspective of a soldier based on what they know

Letter is clearly laid out and flows nicely and is organized. It demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and awareness of the historical context.

Letter is laid out well and has good awareness and understanding of the historical context.

Letter is laid out somewhat well and has some awareness and understanding of the historical context.


Letter is Confusing and lacks understanding of the historical context.

Communication
The student writes effectively for the purpose, using language appropriate to the composition of a personal letter for the event at Juno Beach.

Highly evolved and extremely effective use of language and presentation of ideas based on a thorough understanding of the information given on Juno Beach.

Effective use of language and presentation of ideas based on a good understanding of the of the information

Somewhat effective use of language and presentation of ideas based on a limited understanding of the information

Use of language and the presentation of ideas is limited based on lack of understanding of the information

Application
The student makes personal imaginative connections with event at Juno Beach in the perspective of a soldier

High degree of identification with the event of Juno Beach when writing in the perspective of the soldier

Effective understanding and identification with the event of Juno Beach when writing in the perspective of the soldier.

Some thoughtful and appropriate acknowledgement and connections to the event of Juno Beach when writing in the perspective of the soldier

Little imaginative connection the event of Juno Beach when writing in the perspective of the soldier.

Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation

Author makes No errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content.

Author makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Author makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Author makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content.

Salutation

The letter has a complete salutation that personalizes the message to the intended reader.

The letter has a salutation that somewhat personalizes the message to the intended reader

The letter somewhat of a salutation but is not personalized to the intended reader

The letter has not salutation for the intended reader

Closing

The letter has a complete closing that ties the letter together nicely with an ending statement and includes a signature.

The letter has a closing that ties the letter together with an ending statement and includes a signature.

The letter has a somewhat of a closing statement and includes a signature.

The letter have no closing statement or signature


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