This blog is small and cozy. I have no ads here and an intimate little group of regulars who come around. I try to keep things conversational and friendly. Most of my readers are quiet and few ever leave any comments. (The one thing I would change, if I could. I wish people spoke up more often.)
I say all the above because in the last two days I've gotten three comments - almost identical in their wording and all asking for the same thing - the project guidelines and rubric for my Libritos project from nearly four years ago.
Is it just me or is that a bit odd? I almost never hear from anyone, then suddenly I get three nearly identical requests in the period of a couple days - all for a post that is way out of date and relatively unknown. In fact, the post has only ever been viewed 450 times since it was put up. None of the other 447 viewers ever asked for anything. All the commenters left email addresses too - apparently wanting me to mail the rubric and project guidelines to them instead of coming here to download it. Is this just a weird coincidence or is this some sort of a weird scam?
Though I do not know the answer to the above questions, I figured I would at least take a moment to provide the information that was requested.
Here are the project guidelines:
And here is the project rubric:
The Libritos project was an effort to get kids doing something hands-on and creative with their vocabulary (the city) and the preterite tense. I asked them to recall a trip they had made to a big city or, barring that, to imagine a trip - maybe even to a Spanish-speaking city. They had to include six pictures with captions in Spanish. If the photos were not original, they had to give the URLs where they found them online. (Sourcing photos in MLA is a little complicated, so I just went with URLs. I want them to be in the habit of acknowledging the providers of information and images, even if it is technically not in MLA format. Don't tell the English Department, please.)
Directions are written in English . . . <sigh> . . . helicopter parents et al.
I hope this project and rubric will be of some use to you. I also hope that, whoever my mystery commenters are, this will be useful to them as well.
Hasta muy pronto, amigos.