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Notification of Assignment
SUBJECT:

English

DATE TASK ISSUED:


METHOD OF ISSUE:

Various - Hard Copy / Electronic


www.aosgameoflife.weebly.com

WEIGHTING:

25%

DATE TASK DUE:

OUTCOMES TO BE ASSESSED:

1) A student demonstrates understanding of the relationships between composer, responder, text and
context.
2) A student identifies and describes relationships among texts.
4) A student identifies and describes language forms and features and structures of particular texts that
shape meaning and influence responses.
6) A student engages with a wide range of texts to develop a considered and informed personal
response.
10) A student analyses and synthesises information and ideas from a range of texts for a variety of
purposes, audiences and contexts.
13) A student reflects on own processes of learning.

THE TASK
Part A - Portfolio
You are to compile a portfolio of texts related to the game of life. Your portfolio may be
presented in any format you desire, such as:

Printed in a folder
Blog or Journal
Radio Program
YouTube Video
PowerPoint Presentation

Whichever presentation format you choose, you must include the following:

Information on how your text relates to the game of life


An analysis of techniques used by the composer
An overall statement on how the techniques used by the composer assist them in
representing their view on the game of life.
A short analysis comparing your text with the set text, Catch me if you can?

You must have a range of texts, with no more than two of each text type, and cannot include
a film (this is your core text, Catch me if you can?). You must include text types, such as:

Picture Book
Podcast
Poster
Pamphlet
Images / Paintings
Poetry
Short Story
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Part B - Essay
You are to compose an essay 800 to 1200 words in response to the following question.
The winner of the game of life is the one who plays by the rules
To what extent is this statement true? Discuss in relation to Catch me if you can? and at
least ONE other related text.

Name of student:

Task A: Portfolio

Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 13.


MARKING GUIDELINES

Criteria

Marks

Presents a sophisticated collection of related texts (minimum of 5) which show various


representations of the game of life.
The presentation format is highly engaging and conveys meaning succinctly and accurately.

1315

A highly detailed analysis of language forms and features of the related text.
A highly detailed comparison of the related text with the core text.
Presents a detailed collection of related texts (minimum of 4) which show various
representations of the game of life.
The presentation format is engaging and conveys meaning.

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A detailed analysis of language forms and features of the related text.


A detailed comparison of the related text with the core text.
Presents a sound collection of related texts (minimum of 3) which show various
representations of the game of life.
The presentation format conveys meaning.

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An analysis of language forms and features of the related text.


A comparison of the related text with the core text.
Presents a basic collection of related texts (minimum of 3) which show various
representations of the game of life.
The presentation format attempts to convey meaning.

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An attempted analysis of language forms and features of the related text.


An attempted comparison of the related text with the core text.
Presents a limited collection of related texts which attempt to show various representations
of the game of life.
The presentation format is limited in conveying meaning.
An attempted analysis of language forms and features of the related text.
An attempted comparison of the related text with the core text.

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Name of student:

Task A: Essay

Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 13.


MARKING GUIDELINES

Criteria

Marks

Explores skillfully with detailed textual references the extent to which the Game of Life is in
the hands of the individual
Demonstrates a perceptive understanding of the language and ideas of the prescribed text
Integrates a well-chosen related text, showing insightful understanding of its ideas and

1315

techniques and its links to the prescribed text


Composes a well-integrated response using language appropriate to audience, purpose and
context
Explores effectively with detailed textual references the extent to which the Game of Life is
in the hands of the individual
Demonstrates a substantial understanding of the language and ideas of the prescribed text
Discusses an appropriate related text, showing effective understanding of its relevant ideas

1012

and techniques
Composes a cohesive response using language appropriate to audience, purpose and
context
Explores with textual references the extent to which the Game of Life is in the hands of the
individual
Presents some prescribed text analysis using appropriate textual references

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Discusses a related text, showing understanding of its relevant ideas and techniques
Composes a response using language appropriate to audience, purpose and context
Demonstrates with some textual reference the extent to which the Game of Life is in the
hands of the individual
Describes aspects of the text

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Attempts to compose a response with some appropriateness to audience, purpose and


context
Refers to aspects of the Game of Life using elementary knowledge of the text(s)
Attempts to compose a response

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