Book Talk – ESA 2019/2020
In an engaging, coherent and detailed manner, write an 800 - 1000 word account that demonstrates your understanding and engagement with the book you selected. Approach your wring task by responding to the following secons:
o
an overview of the enre book (what is the author aempng to achieve?)
o
a researched paragraph about the author
o
three themes that emerged from the book
o
(name and explain each with support from specic, page-referenced passages of the book
o
a reecon on the book’s impact on you
o
a nal statement explaining whether you would recommend this book to fellow readersThree labeled, paper versions are to be submied on
November 22, 2019
. Your rst dra that shows your eding; the second dra which shows your external reviewer’s eding and then, the nal, polished copy.
Book Talk Seminar Series
Students will collaborate to design a 30 minute presentaon that is
informatve
,
ineractve
and
 inerestng
. Think about interconnecons between the assortment of Summer Reads books, what you have learned at PSEC so far, how the books complimented or contradicted one another, and perhaps themes that are embedded in the Life Sciences 11 curriculum. Collecvely, design your seminar to emulate a well-craed wring piece: a catchy tle, a provocave opening, the main body of your session (where all voices share insights from their individual books), and some memorable type of closing. For example, similar to the infamous CBC compeon known as “Canada Reads”, what is the single book that every Secondary School Science student should read and why? The seminar will close aer a 10-minute queson period from the audience and your classmates.
Note >
A handful of community/researcher guests, including a School District VIP, will be invited to aend. Their curiosity is deeply demonstrated by the books they read and the company they keep.
Book Titles
Evoluon and Adaptaon:
Undeniable: Evoluon and the Science of Creaon by Bill NyeA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (read Part V "Life Itself")A Year on the Wild Side by Briony Penn The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter WohllebenThe Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evoluon by Richard Dawkins (pick 200 pages)Charles Darwin: On the Origin of SpeciesEvoluon Graphic Novel
 
Assessment:
Use the following rubrics to guide your submission. This is a two-part submission 1.Wrien Assignment2.Book Talk Series Collaboraon
Knowledge and Understanding
(0)Beginning (1)Developing (2)Accomplished (3)Exemplary (4)
I have no achieved asandard described by any of he descriporso he righ 
.
I am able o:
state
scienc knowledge apply scienc knowledge and understanding to
suggest soluons
to problems set in
familiar situaons interpret
informaon to make
 judgments
.
I am able o:
outline
scienc knowledge apply scienc knowledge and understanding to
solve problems
set in
familiar situaons interpret
informaon to make
sciencally supported judgments
.
I am able o:
describe
scienc knowledge apply scienc knowledge and understanding to
solve problems
set in
familiar situaons
and
suggest soluons
to problems set in
unfamiliar situaons analyse
informaon to make
sciencally supported judgments
.
I am able o:
explain
scienc knowledgeapply scienc knowledge and understanding to
solve problems
set in
familiar and unfamiliar situaons analyse
and
evaluate
informaon to make
sciencally supported  judgments
.
Reecng on the Impacts of Science
(0)Beginning (1)Developing (2)Accomplished (3)Exemplary (4)
I have no achieved asandard described by any of he descriporso he righ 
.
I am able o:
outline
the ways in which science is used to address a specic problem or issue
outline
the implicaons of using science to solve a specic problem or issue, interacng with a factor
apply
scienc language to communicate understanding but does so
with limited success
document sources, with
limited success
.
I am able o:
summarize
the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specic problem or issue
describe
the implicaons of using science and its applicaon to solve a specic problem or issue, interacng with a factor
somemes apply
scienc language to communicate understanding
somemes
document sources correctly.
I am able o:
describe
the ways in which science isapplied and used to address a specic problem or issue
discuss
the implicaons of using science and its applicaon to solve a specic problem or issue, interacng with a factor
usually apply
scienc language to communicate understanding clearly and precisely
usually
document sources correctly.
I am able o:
explain
the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specic problem or issue
discuss and evaluate
the implicaons of using science and its applicaon to solve a specic problem or issue, interacng with a factor
consistently apply
scienc languageto communicate understanding
clearly and precisely
document sources
completely
.
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