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Activity Overview


The setting in a story includes where and when the story takes place. There are usually several settings in a novel. In historical fiction novels such as Calico Girl, when the story takes place is extremely important, as it is centered around an important time in the past. This story takes place in the 1860s, when some states had seceded, or withdrawn from the Union, meaning slavery was still allowed. Callie and her family live in Virginia. Part of the story takes place on Belle Hill Farm, owned by Henry Warren, and the other part takes place at Fort Monroe, where the family goes to escape and be protected by the Union Army. For this activity, students will describe and illustrate the both of the settings where the story takes place. They may also choose to compare and contrast the two locations and how they influenced the characters.


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a storyboard that describes and illustrates the setting of Calico Girl. You must incorporate where and when in your storyboards

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Write a setting in each heading.
  3. Create an illustration that represents each heading using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Write a short summary of each heading/belief in the space below the illustration.

Lesson Plan Reference

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Rubric

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Setting
Simplified rubric for setting
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Setting Description
The student effectively describes the setting by identifying the place, time, and atmosphere.
The student describes two elements of the setting.
The student describes only one aspect of the setting.
Appearance
Final product contains accurate visual depictions of setting and characters.
Final product demonstrates an effort to accurately portray settings and characters though some aspects are confusing and/or inaccurate.
Final product contains irrelevant images.
Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation
Final product is free of spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.
Final product contains up to three errors in spelling, punctuation, or grammar that do not alter the meaning of the text.
Final product contains more than three errors in spelling, punctuation, or grammar.





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