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Storytelling Unit4 Reading Writing

  1. 1. Unit 4 Storytelling Reading and Writing WTUC
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Theme: Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Prewriting: Free writing </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing: Telling a story with a moral </li></ul><ul><li>Revising: Writing a dialogue, using infinitives of purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Editing: Using quotation marks </li></ul>
  3. 3. Assignment <ul><li>In Unit 4, you read the abridged story “The Metamorphosis,” in which the main character turns into a cockroach. Do you know any other stories or folktales about insects or animals? The assignment for this unit is to tell a story with a moral. You will write about a story or folktale from your culture (or make up your own story) about an insect or animal. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prewriting <ul><li>Freewriting </li></ul><ul><li>Before book, radio, television, storytelling was a way for people to pass down traditions, history, and values of a culture. Many stories and folktales are about animals or insects that act like people. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Read “The Ant and the Chrysalis” <ul><li>Hand-out </li></ul>
  6. 6. FreeWrite <ul><li>Think of a traditional story or folktale from your culture about insects or animals. If you prefer, you can make up your own story. Freewrite about the story or folktale for five minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell the story to a partner. Answer any questions your partner may have. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Organizing <ul><li>Telling a story with a moral </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most folktales have a moral, or a practical lesson, that can be learned from them. All the characters and events lead the reader to one main point- the moral at the end of the story. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Possible Answer <ul><li>So the Ant crawled onto the Hunter’s leg and bit him. The Hunter yelled and dropped the gun. The Dove heard the Hunter and flew away safely. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Moral <ul><li>If you help someone, that person will help you in return. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Writing the first draft <ul><li>Use your notes from the prewriting/organizing sections to write your draft of your story </li></ul><ul><li>Begin your story with one of the phrases commonly used to start a folktale: Once upon a time, One day, or A long time ago . </li></ul><ul><li>Write the story. Use characters, event, and details that will lead the reader to the moral of the story. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Write the moral at the end of the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry too much about the grammar while you write; just concentrate on making your ideas clear. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Peer Review <ul><li>When you finish your draft, exchange papers with another student. Read your partner’s first draft and answer the following questions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are the main characters in the story. Describe them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the moral story of the story? Is it an appropriate moral for the story? Why or why not? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do all the events in the story lead up to the moral? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the events in the story clear? Mark any parts that are confusing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your favorite part of the story? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make note of any parts you need to revise. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Revising (pages 29-31)
  14. 14. A.1 <ul><li>Whispered </li></ul><ul><li>said </li></ul>
  15. 15. A.2 <ul><li>B </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>D </li></ul><ul><li>E </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul>
  16. 16. A.3 <ul><li>C </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul>
  17. 17. A.4 <ul><li>Asked </li></ul><ul><li>Mumbled </li></ul><ul><li>Yelled </li></ul><ul><li>Replied </li></ul><ul><li>Said </li></ul><ul><li>Whispered </li></ul>
  18. 18. B.1 <ul><li>The chrysalis moved slightly to attract the attention of the Ant. </li></ul><ul><li>The Ant yelled at the Butterfly to make him come back. </li></ul><ul><li>The Ant went to the river to get a drink of water. </li></ul><ul><li>The Dove dropped a leaf into the river to help the Ant. </li></ul><ul><li>The Hunter went to the forest to catch something for dinner. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Editing (pages 31-32) <ul><li>“ How can I ever thank you?” asked the Ant. </li></ul><ul><li>The Dove replied, “Your thanks is enough.” </li></ul><ul><li>The Ant yelled, “Looked out! The Hunter will shoot you!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Don’t feel sorry for me. I can fly away into the sky,” said the Butterfly. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Come back!” yelled the Ant. </li></ul><ul><li>The Butterfly whispered, “Goodbye.” </li></ul>
  20. 20. Writing the Second Draft <ul><li>Use the feedback you receive from the peer review and from your teacher to help you revise your first draft. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a dialogue between the characters in the story. Use a variety of reporting verbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Use infinitives of purpose where appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Put your second draft on Google Docs, and share with your classmate for second peer review. </li></ul>

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