Add your story toPowerPoint andillustrate itFiona Beal
Outcomes for this presentation• Add an already written story toPowerPoint (or similar)• Find out about different ways ofillustrating stories
My storyWhat if question: What if a granny could play soccer with her grandson? (got theidea from a newspaper article about the Soccer Grannies of Tzaneen)Story structureBeginning: Vuyo loves soccer. His granny is coming to look after him while hisparents are away. He doesn’t do well at school.Middle: At the bus top he sees a newspaper article that mentions his granny andsoccer. He also sees a writing competition mentioned.Problem introduced: Granny can’t afford the trip to the USA to play soccerThe class writes for the writing competition. The class teases him because he can’twrite very well. He wants to win the money.Resolve 1: Someone else winsEnd: At the bus stop saying goodbye to Granny.Resolve 2:Miss Pewa passes in her car, stops and gives him a letter. Previouswinner has been disqualified – Vuyo is the new winner.Climax: Gives his portion of the monetary prize to Granny for the USA.
Typed out in WordVuyo’s Soccer Grannyby Fiona BealVuyo loves playing soccer. You will always find him kicking his soccer ball around somewhere. Hekicks it on the way to school. He kicks it on the way home. Whenever Voyo got home from schoolhe rushed through his homework and went outside to play soccer in the street with his friends.When he comes in he puts on the TV and guess what he watches? Soccer games of course. Hismother often says, “Vuyo, where does this love of soccer come from? Nobody in our family playssoccer. I wish you were as interested in your school work as you are in soccer”Vuyo is waiting at the busy bus stop. He is very excited because his granny is coming to stay whilehis parents are away visiting some relatives. His granny is from Tzaneen. While he is at the bustophe sees a newspaper lying on the seat at the bustop. He looks through it.“Oh, a writing competition. The topic is “Let me introduce you to my granny”. You can win R1000for yourself, R1000 for your granny and R1000 for your school.” No, I don’t like writing. I can’twrite. I hardly know my granny – I would not know how to write about her.Then he spotted something interesting on the Sports page. It was a headline about soccer.Grannies in Tzaneen show the soccer spirit. He started to read. He read and he read. It was suchan interesting article. Listen to what he read.
1. Adding a story to PowerPoint• Open PowerPoint• Have a title page and an end page• Create as many slides as you haveparagraphs for the writing.• Add the writing.• Add one blank slide after each paragraph– for the illustrations.
3. What does the AfricanStorybook project require interms of reading levels?
Level CriteriaLevel AJust beginningChildren are able to relate the story as though they are reading;One word or phrase or simple sentence per page;Picture clues clearly support the text.Level B More than one simple sentence per page;Vocabulary is more challenging;Pictures support the general message of the text.Level C Longer sentences and longer text;More complex vocabulary;Artwork sometimes has additional meaning not strictly related to the written text;Not all the text has visual clues.Level D There is a change to more ‘adult’ text in terms of content and style.Longer text usually in paragraphs with connected ideas;Challenging vocabulary;Not all pages have pictures.Read aloud Long text, in paragraphs with connected ideas, possibly even short chapters;Some supporting pictures;All other levels can be read aloud.Reading level requirements