THE MAGAZINE

You are going to create a virtual magazine in groups or 5 or 6 students.

There will both individual and group work to do. Read and follow the instructions carefully.

GROUP WORK: You have to work together in these sections. Everyone must contribute.

1) TITLE, COVER, AND TABLE OF CONTENTS.
You need to decide on the type of magazine you’re going to create, the content, the title, the different sections and the design.
You also have to distribute your work and agree on deadlines for individual work.

2) EDITORIAL150 words long.

  • Content:
    • Who you are
    • Type of magazine and aim
    • Target readers
    • Magazine content
    • Point of view: bias free/ biased

3) MUSIC SECTION2.1.) Each student introduces their favourite song and prepares a text that will be readin the radio program.
The text must include the following information:- title and artist/band- when you heard it for the first time- what it is about- what it means
for you- what you like best about the song i.e. lyrics, solo guitar…- any other information you consider interesting.2.2.) The group creates
the playlist for the radio program which will be broadcast from 15th January onwards.

4) INTERVIEW
It must have a minimum of 150 words and a video or audio recording.

INDIVIDUAL WORK:

- Every student is in charge of writing two sections
- Each section has to be a minimum of 250 words long and include a minimum of one image.


SOFTWARE:

You will use the wiki to share your ideas for the magazine, to write the drafts, edit your texts, save images and other multimedia files, etc.

When you think the writing work is correct, email me so that I can check it.

Then, you will use the appropriate software to edit and publish it.


DEADLINE: 3rd February

We will devote three class periods to work on the project. Begin by writing the music section because the radio program will begin by mid January.


GRADING CRITERIA
  • GROUP WORK 60%
    • EDITORIAL 10%

- The text includes all the information required, it’s clear and there are few or no grammar and vocabulary mistakes. 1 m.
(who you are, type of magazine, aim, target readers, etc.)

- The text includes only part of the information but it’s clear andthere are few or no grammar and vocabulary mistakes. 0.6 m.

- The text is too short and incomplete or it’s difficult to understand due to grammar and vocabulary mistakes. 0.2 m.


MUSIC SECTION 10%
- Each student has contributed, the information is complete and relevant and there are few or no relevant grammar/vocabulary mistakes. 1 m.

- Each student has contributed but the information is not complete or irrelevant, or the text is difficult to understand. 0,6
- Not every student has contributed or there’s little information or there are too many mistakes. 0,2

INTERVIEW 10%
- The content is relevant and original, the multimedia files work well and are appealing, pronunciation/intonation/fluency are correct and the
speech easy to understand –no or few mistakes. 1 m.
- The content isn’t original/appealing or the multimedia files aren’t ok but the text is correct and easy to understand –no or few mistakes. 0.6 m.
- The content is boring, the multimedia files don’t work well or the text is difficult to understand –too many mistakes. 0.2 m.

DESIGN 10%
- The magazine includes all the requirements (title, index, cover, etc.) and it’s appealing, original and professional looking. 1 m.
- All the requirements are included but it’s not appealing, original or professional looking. 0.6 m.
- Not all the requirements are included and/or it’s not appealing, original or professional looking. 0.2 m.

RADIO PROGRAM 20%
- The students make a good use of the script and playlist, speak clearly (intonation, fluency, pronunciation) and make it appealing for the audience. 1 m.
- The students make a good use of the script and playlist, speak quite clearly but don’t make it appealing for the audience. 0.6 m.
- The students don’t use the script and playlist appropriately, don’t speak clearly and/or make it appealing for the audience. 0.2 m.

INDIVIDUAL WORK (40%)
SECTION LAYOUT (5%)
- The section includes headings, section titles and image labels and there’s an appropriate distribution of space, and makes an appealing use of colours and images. 0.5 m.
- The section includes headings, section titles and image labels but the space is not distributed well or the general design isn’t appealing. 0.1 m.
- There are no titles or labels, the space isn’t distributed well and/or it’s not appealing. 0 m.

USE OF ENGLISH (20%)
- There are few or no important mistakes. 1 m.
- There are some mistakes, just a few of them important. 0.6 m.
- The mistakes make the text obscure. 0.2 m.

CONTENT (15%)
- The ideas are well distributed into appropriate paragraphs. The information is relevant, interesting and appealing for the target reader. 1.5 m.
- The ideas are well distributed into appropriate paragraphs but the information is not quite relevant, interesting or appealing for the target reader. 0.8 m.
- The ideas are not well distributed into appropriate paragraphs and/or the information is not quite relevant, interesting or appealing for the target reader. 0.3 m.

A RELATIVE TRIP

In pairs you are going to make a poster of a trip. It can be a real trip you’ve made in real life or a virtual one (based on information and photos you find on the Internet).

You will use Glogster to create your poster and it will include a minimum of

  • A title
  • six photos or images of your trip
  • A label for each image
  • A couple of relative sentences per image. Try to use:
- different relative pronouns or adverbs: who(m), which, that, whose, where, when, ...
- different structures: defining and non-defining, formal and informal
  • Two audio files:
o Audio file 1: Introduction: explain where you went and when, who you went
with, where you stayed, how long the trip was, etc. Body: Talk about the places you
visited, the things you did, the people you met, the typical food you ate, the
souvenirs you bought, etc. Conclusion: say if itwas a good or a bad trip, if you
would recommend it, etc.
o Audio file 2: Tell an anecdote that happened to you in as much detail as possible.

IMPORTANT:
  • Show your teacher the tapescript before you do the recording.
  • Add your glogster to the GLOGSTER PAGE and include a file with the TAPESCRIPT of your audio files.
  • Deadline:11th November

Your work will be graded as follows:

Poster: 40%
  • Use of English:
    • variety and accuracy in the use of relative structures
      • defining and non-defining 4 points
      • formal and informal 2p
      • use of different relative pronouns or adverbs (who, which, whose, that, where, when, ... ) 6 points
    • correct use of other grammatical structures 3p
    • use of specific vocabulary 3p
    • correct spelling 2p

  • Poster design
    • Relevance of images and connection with the accompanying text (relative sentences) 6p
    • The text is easy to read (appropriate size and colours) 2p
    • The poster is original and attractive in terms of design: labels, graphics, wall, etc. 8p
    • Use of multimedia files: animations, video, audio,.. 4p

Audio files: 60%
  • Pronunciation 12p
  • Intonation 12p
  • Fluency 12p
  • Content: organized, relevant, interesting and original 12p
  • Accuracy: correct use of vocabulary, past tenses and other stuctures 12p

Supported audio and video file formats

Upload
  • audio ".aac", ".aiff", ".m4a", ".mp1", ".mp2", ".mp3", ".ogg", ".raw", ".wav", ".wma"
  • video ".asf", ".avi", ".m2v", ".mpeg", ".mpg", ".nsv", ".wmv", ".mp4", ".flv",".mov",".m4v"
  • image ".jpg", ".jpe", ".jpeg", ".bmp", ".gif", ".tif", ".tiff", ".png", ".pcx", ".wmf", ".tga", ".psd", ".crw", ".cr2", ".nef", ".orf", ".raf", ".dng",
    ".mrw", ".pef"

Link
  • audio: mp3
  • video: flv (+youtube url)
  • image: jpg, png, bmp, gif


Some example glogs:
http://english2nb.wikispaces.com/Andy+Juca+and+J%C3%A9ssica+Jim%C3%A9nez
http://english2nb.wikispaces.com/Jordi+Alfonso+and+Fran+Ferrer+trip