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Activity Overview


In this activity, students will explore a theme for Frindle. One theme clearly depicted in Frindle is "creativity" or the idea that “anything is possible”. A small idea that takes over a town shows that imagination can lead to greatness. Students can use a Storyboard That’s grid layout to depict the evidence that supports the theme of their choice.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Themes, Symbols & Motifs

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/4/2] Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that identifies a theme in Frindle. Illustrate examples and write a short description below each cell.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify a theme from Frindle.
  3. Create an image for an example that represents this theme.
  4. Write a description of each of the examples.



Rubric

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Themes
Create a storyboard that identifies themes in the story. Illustrate examples of each theme and write a short description below each cell.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Identify Theme(s)
All themes are correctly identified and described.
Some themes are correctly identified.
No themes are correctly identified.
Examples of Theme(s)
All examples support the identified theme(s).
Most examples fit the identified theme(s).
Most examples do not fit the theme(s).
Illustrate Theme
Images clearly show connection with the theme(s).
Some images help to show the theme.
Images do not help in understanding the theme.




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