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Activity Overview


In this activity students synthesize and summarize the text. Students’ work should reflect their understanding of the beginning, middle, and end of the novel, and display this understanding through the use of the images, dialogue, and sentences.



Example Because of Winn Dixie Summary

Beginning

Opal finds a stray dog running through a grocery store. She takes him home to ask her father if she can keep him.


Middle

Opal finds herself making new friends and building relationships with the help of her dog, Winn-Dixie.


End

Opal is happier than ever with her friends, her father, and her dog surrounding her.



Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Make a storyboard summary of Because of Winn Dixie.


  1. Make a picture that shows the beginning of the story.
  2. Make a picture that shows the middle of the story.
  3. Make a picture that shows the end of the story.
  4. Write a sentence under each picture.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 3-4

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Parts of a Story

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/4/1] Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/4/2] Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

Rubric

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Sequence of Events Rubric
Create a storyboard that shows a sequence of events. Below each cell, type in a description about the importance of that part of the story.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Events
Each of the cells represents a different part of the story. The cells are in order from beginning to end.
One cell is out of order, or the storyboard is missing important information.
Important information is missing and/or two or more cells are out of order.
Images
Cells include images that accurately show events in the story and do not get in the way of understanding.
Most images show the events of the story, but some are incorrect.
The images are unclear or do not make sense with the story.
Descriptions
Descriptions match the images and show the change over time.
Descriptions do not always match the images or mention the importance of the event.
Descriptions are missing or do not match the images.
Spelling and Grammar
Spelling and grammar is mostly accurate. Mistakes do not get in the way of understanding.
Spelling is very inaccurate and hinders full understanding.
Text is very difficult to understand.


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