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  • “ Let It Snow” A short essay by David Sedaris By Van Tran English Grades: 10-12
  • Introduction
    • Do you remember a time when you got into BIG trouble with your parents?
    • Have you ever picked on a younger sibling or cousin before and made them do silly things?
  • Background
    • In this webquest, you will choose from a variety of activities that will further enhance your reading comprehension while stimulating your creativity.
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  • Outcome
    • Choose from the following activities after reading “Let it Snow”:
    • Write an essay about a time when you made your parents angry.
    • Create an alternative ending to the story.
    • Write a movie script based on the story.
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  • Activity 1: Write an Essay
    • Think of a time when you made your parents angry.
    • Write an essay based on that incident like the way David Sedaris wrote “Let in Snow”.
    • Be sure to check out http://www2.actden.com/Writ_den/tips/essay/index.htm for writing tips.
  • Rubric for Activity 1 CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Focus on Assigned Topic The entire story is related to the assigned topic and allows the reader to understand much more about the topic. Most of the story is related to the assigned topic. The story wanders off at one point, but the reader can still learn something about the topic. Some of the story is related to the assigned topic, but a reader does not learn much about the topic. No attempt has been made to relate the story to the assigned topic. Spelling and Punctuation There are no spelling or punctuation errors in the final draft. Character and place names that the author invented are spelled consistently throughout. There is one spelling or punctuation error in the final draft. There are 2-3 spelling and punctuation errors in the final draft. The final draft has more than 3 spelling and punctuation errors. Setting Many vivid, descriptive words are used to tell when and where the story took place. Some vivid, descriptive words are used to tell the audience when and where the story took place. The reader can figure out when and where the story took place, but the author didn't supply much detail. The reader has trouble figuring out when and where the story took place. Title Page Title page has a graphic or fancy lettering, has the title, author's name, illustrator's name, and the year. Title page has the title, author's name, illustrator's name, and the year. Title page has the 3 of the 4 required elements. Title page has fewer than 3 of the required elements.
  • Activity 2: Alternative Solution
    • Think up an alternative solution for David and his siblings to get back into the house other than making Tiffany lie in the middle of the street.
    • Write your alternative solution into “Let it Snow” in substitution for David’s solution.
    • Check out http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/summer/do/read/howto.html on how to write a story.
  • Rubric for Activity 2 CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Focus on Assigned Topic The entire story is related to the assigned topic and allows the reader to understand much more about the topic. Most of the story is related to the assigned topic. The story wanders off at one point, but the reader can still learn something about the topic. Some of the story is related to the assigned topic, but a reader does not learn much about the topic. No attempt has been made to relate the story to the assigned topic. Creativity The story contains many creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The author has really used his imagination. The story contains a few creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The author has used his imagination. The story contains a few creative details and/or descriptions, but they distract from the story. The author has tried to use his imagination. There is little evidence of creativity in the story. The author does not seem to have used much imagination. Spelling and Punctuation There are no spelling or punctuation errors in the final draft. Character and place names that the author invented are spelled consistently throughout. There is one spelling or punctuation error in the final draft. There are 2-3 spelling and punctuation errors in the final draft. The final draft has more than 3 spelling and punctuation errors. Dialogue There is an appropriate amount of dialogue to bring the characters to life and it is always clear which character is speaking. There is too much dialogue in this story, but it is always clear which character is speaking. There is not quite enough dialogue in this story, but it is always clear which character is speaking. It is not clear which character is speaking.
  • Activity 3: Movie Script
    • Create a movie script based on “Let it Snow”.
    • Describe the setting, main characters, and synopsis before dialogue begins.
    • Additional Resources: http://www.filmmaking.com/howtowrite1.html
  • Activity 3 CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Characters The main characters are named and clearly described in text as well as pictures. Most readers could describe the characters accurately. The main characters are named and described. Most readers would have some idea of what the characters looked like. The main characters are named. The reader knows very little about the characters. It is hard to tell who the main characters are. Setting Many vivid, descriptive words are used to tell when and where the story took place. Some vivid, descriptive words are used to tell the audience when and where the story took place. The reader can figure out when and where the story took place, but the author didn't supply much detail. The reader has trouble figuring out when and where the story took place. Dialogue There is an appropriate amount of dialogue to bring the characters to life and it is always clear which character is speaking. There is too much dialogue in this story, but it is always clear which character is speaking. There is not quite enough dialogue in this story, but it is always clear which character is speaking. It is not clear which character is speaking. Spelling and Punctuation There are no spelling or punctuation errors in the final draft. Character and place names that the author invented are spelled consistently throughout. There is one spelling or punctuation error in the final draft. There are 2-3 spelling and punctuation errors in the final draft. The final draft has more than 3 spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Useful Resources
    • Writing Cheat Sheet
    • http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/tools/la-cs.pdf
    • Writing Mechanics
    • http://www.englishgrammarconnection.com/cgi-bin/wir1.pl
  • Reflection
    • Choose one of the questions.
    • How might “Let it Snow” reflect today’s American family and values?
    • How might “Let it Snow” reveal characteristics of the author, David Sedaris? For more on David Sedaris see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Sedaris