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Activity Overview


The read-aloud book The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi is a story that expands on the 'Growth Mindset' concept of "the power of yet". It describes in rhythmic poetry and beautiful illustrations the many amazing skills and exciting new things one has yet to learn and do. After reading and discussing the story, students can make a storyboard with 3-5 illustrations of things that they are excited to learn and try this year. They should include detailed descriptions in the caption boxes for each illustration. To scaffold, teachers may want students to complete pictures only, as shown in this storyboard example. These storyboards would also make a colorful and inspiring classroom decoration!


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a storyboard to illustrate your "Magical Yet": some of the things you are excited to learn and do this year!!

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Write your name in the left hand cell. Ex: "Mason's Magical Yet".
  3. In the titles, briefly name the things you are excited to learn and do this year. For example: read a new book, learn a new skill in math or science, try out for the school play, improve your game in a sport, learn a musical instrument, etc.
  4. Create pictures in each cell using scenes, characters and items to illustrate each new thing.
  5. You may also add 2-4 sentence description below each cell.

Lesson Plan Reference


Rubric

(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)


Rubric
Proficient
5 Points
Emerging
3 Points
Beginning
1 Points
Explanation
The descriptions are clear and at least two sentences.
The descriptions can be understood but it are somewhat unclear.
The descriptions are unclear and are not at least two sentences.
Illustrations
The illustrations represent the descriptions using appropriate scenes, characters and items.
The illustrations relate to the descriptions, but are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the descriptions.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Conventions
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are somewhat correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly incorrect.





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