Learning to summarize a story is a skill students will use throughout their life. Starting with the Beginning, Middle, and End, students will learn to identify important scenes in stories in a way that creates an easy to understand summary. In this activity, students will create a 3 cell storyboard that summarizes the beginning, middle, and end of The Frog Prince.
Beginning: One day a beautiful princess dropped her golden ball into the spring, and a frog popped out of the water with a solution. The frog told the princess that he would retrieve the ball for her, in exchange for a few things: to love him, let him live in the palace, eat from her plate, and sleep upon her bed. The princess agreed, and once the ball was retrieved, the princess ran all the way back to the palace, leaving the frog behind.
Middle: The next day at dinnertime, the frog arrived at the palace. The princess did not want to let him in, but her father, the king, reminded her of the importance of staying true to your word and not backing out on a promise. The princess let the frog inside and he joined them at the table for dinner. After dinner, the frog slept on a comfortable pillow on the princess’ bed, and as soon as it was daylight, jumped off of the bed and departed.
End: That night the frog returned, ate dinner at the fancy table, slept on a pillow in the princess’ bed, and departed early the next morning. The third night was the same, but when the princess woke up the following morning, she found a handsome prince at the head of her bed. The prince told the princess that an evil fairy had changed him into a frog, and that the princess had broken the cruel charm by letting him eat and stay with her. The prince told the princess that he wished to marry her, and they lived happily ever after.
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Objective: Create a visual summary of The Frog Prince
Grade Level 2-3
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Parts of a StoryCommon Core Standards
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