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Activity Overview


Manyara and Nyasha are two very different people, despite both sharing beauty. The type of person they are affected how the story unfolded. For this activity, students will create a chart that describes and illustrates the main traits of Manyara and Nyasha. Students will provide two examples from the story as evidence to support their choices.


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a chart comparing the main traits of Manyara and Nyasha, including evidence from the text.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, write the daughters’ names and a trait.
  3. In the description boxes, write a brief description of an example from the story that identifies that trait.
  4. Create an illustration for each description using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and Exit to submit your storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 2-3

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Character Map

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/2/2] Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/2] Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

Rubric

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Character Analysis Rubric
Analyze a character by explaining specific ways he or she demonstrates several important character traits throughout the story.
Proficient
33 Points
Emerging
25 Points
Beginning
17 Points
Character Trait Analysis
Written explanation of the scene clearly and accurately explains the connection between the character's actions and his or her personality and character development.
Written explanation of the scene attempts to explain the scene's connection to the character's personality and development. Some explanations may be unclear.
Written explanation of the scenes fails to correctly explain the connection between the actions depicted and the character's personality and development.
Storyboard Scenes
Storyboard cells clearly show connection with the character trait, through depiction of a specific instance in the text.
Storyboard cells show some connection with the character trait, through depiction of the novel, but some storyboard cells are difficult to understand or fail to capture a specific event in the text.
Storyboard cells do not demonstrate the appropriate character traits or fail to include any specific textual references.
Effort and Editing
Work is complete, thorough, and neat. Spelling and grammar are correct.
Most of the sections of the storyboard were at least attempted and work is presentable. The text contains some errors in spelling and/or grammar.
Storyboard is unfinished and/or disorganized. The text contains many errors in spelling and/or grammar.


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