Details of Teacher's Guidelines
This part of the site is about tips and guidelines and it relates to my FAQ. Our site is called Kids Express. It teaches kids how to form valid opinions, write about current events, create grabbers, vote, form surveys, and sign up to be reporters. Visitors can sign up to be reporters and write articles about current events, and it will be posted in our newspaper. They can create grabbers and learn a few tips about how to spice up school reports. At our Youth Booth, visitors can vote at our polls and speak out on a topic at SoapBox Park.
We have a mission of goals to keep our site running and here it is:
Our mission in developing and publishing Kids Express is to :
1. Engage all visitors to the site in an experience of learning and fun.
2. Challenge all visitors to become responsible and knowledgeable citizens of planet earth.
3. Provide all visitors with a forum to become and remain updated on Current Events of interest.
4. Encourage all visitors to return in the never-ending quest for knowledge.
Here's a process that might help you when visiting our site. First you have to research so you know some true statements, the next step is to share your information that you found with your classmates or someone, and the last step is to vote or make an informed decision.
Here are some Hawaii standards that apply to our site:
- 1. Read a range of literary and informative texts for a variety of purposes.
- 4-5 Benchmark "Read to research a topic."
Evidence- reading ease zine to form a valid opinion.
- Attitudes and Engagement
- 5. Demonstrate confidence as readers, and find value and satisfaction in reading experiences with others.
- 6-8 Benchmark "Engage intellectually with text-thinks divergently, visualize characters, or scenes, express opinions raise questions."
Evidence- You have to research then write in our message board.
- 4. Students understand roles, rights (personal, economic, political) and responsibilities of American citizens and exercise them in civic action .
- 4-5 Benchmark "Demonstrate citizenship (roles, rights, responsibilities) by engaging in civic action, e.g./ proposing alternatives to conflict or inequalities and practicing ho'oponopono
Evidence- When editors edit articles they will have to be responsible for all of the raw texts that they do.
Career and Life Skills
- Career and Life Planning
- 2. Students develop self-knowledge, explore different educational, career, and life options available, and design and implement educational, career, and life plans.
- 4-5 Benchmark "Identify behaviors that contribute to successful completion of tasks (individual and group)"
Evidence- When the editor edits an article they have to decide where to put the article.
The complete Hawaii Content Performance Standards can be found at:
The Hawaii State Department of Education website!
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