Writing Assignment Description:
At the Springfield Renaissance School, a public high school in Springfield, Massachusetts from which Devonte is a graduate, all students must formally present to their classmates and community a series of presentations of learning called Passages. At the end of 8th and 10th grade, students give a Passage Presentation of a portfolio of work across all disciplines, including arts, fitness and character, to a community panel. At the end of 12th grade, each student writes and presents a Senior Talk to the entire senior class, or to a portion of their class, describing their personal and academic journey.
How This Writing Can Be Useful:
- Demonstrates the power of authenticity--doing work that matters to students and is shared with the larger community
- Represents a consistent and engaging author's voice developed through humor, sensory details, and reflection
Common Core State Standards
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