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Activity Overview


A theme is a central idea, subject, or message in a story. Many stories have more than one important theme, and often in folktales, the theme is tied to the lesson the audience will take away from the story. For this activity, students will identify and illustrate the main theme in Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters and support the theme with evidence from the text. The main theme of this story is that kindness is beautiful.


Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a one cell storyboard that identifies a recurring theme in Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. Illustrate an example and write a short description.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify a theme from Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters that you wish to include and type it in the heading.
  3. Create an image for an example that represents this theme using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Write a short description.
  5. Save and Exit to submit your storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 2-3

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Themes, Symbols & Motifs


Rubric

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Themes
Create a storyboard that identifies recurring themes in the story. Illustrate instances of each and write a short description that explains the example's significance.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Identify Theme(s)
All themes are correctly identified as important recurring topics or messages in the story.
Some themes are correctly identified, but others are missing or do not make sense with the story.
No themes are correctly identified.
Examples
All examples support the identified themes. Descriptions clearly say why examples are significant.
Most examples fit the identified themes. Descriptions say why examples are significant.
Most examples do not fit the identified themes. Descriptions are unclear.
Depiction
Storyboard cells clearly show connection with the themes and help with understanding.
Most storyboard cells help to show the themes, but some storyboard cells are difficult to understand.
Storyboard cells do not help in understanding the themes.


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