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Unit 4 Assignment: Graphic Organizer for Traditional Fable

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For this Unit 4 assignment, you will complete and submit the “Graphic Organizer for Traditional Fable” template. This will prepare you to write a short fable that you will submit and present in Unit 5. The finished fable will be an original short story that follows the traditional model of creating characters, setting, and plot that teach a moral. You will choose a moral from this collection of Aesop Fables from the Library of Congress Interactive Collection of Aesop Fables. Be sure to click on each of the fables to see the short stories and see the interactive images. This will help you to create two or three characters of your own for your fable to help you create a story with a lesson. The characters must be animals or inanimate things (such as the sun or the wind) that act and think like humans.You will work on this over the next two units.

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  • Unit 4:  Complete the Fable Graphic Organizer.
  • Unit 5:  Write, illustrate, and present your fable. This can be done as a PowerPoint or as a video where you read your fable and show the illustrations.

Use this link to see a good tutorial from Wikihow on how to write a fable: com/Write-a-Fable%20%20%20″ target=”_blank”>https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Fable

Due Date: 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday of Unit 4 Points: 100 Overview:

For this Unit 4 assignment, you will complete and submit the Graphic Organizer for Traditional Fables template. This will prepare you to write a short fable that you will submit and present in Unit 5.

You will work on this over the next two units.

• Unit 4: Complete the Fable Graphic Organizer. • Unit 5: Write and present your short fable. This may be done as a PowerPoint with illustrations

or as a video where you tell or read your fable. Start planning ahead for the next unit!

Instructions:

In this unit, you will plan your fable by completing the graphic organizer template. The fable will be an original short story that follows the traditional model with characters, setting, and plot that teach a moral. You will choose a moral from the Aesop Fables and create two or three characters that are either animals or inanimate things (such as the sun or the wind) that act and think like humans.

Requirements:

• Review the Interactive Collection of Aesop Fables to help you choose a classic moral and create characters, setting and plot.

• Submit the completed Graphic Organizer to the link in Unit 4.

• Remember, you will be submitting your written fable and presenting it in the next unit. You may want to begin working on that, but it is not due until Unit 5.

Be sure to review the rubric to understand the criteria by which your work will be evaluated.

CHS203 – Children’s Literature and Language Arts

Unit 4 Assignment: Graphic Organizer Traditional Fable – Rubrichttp://www.read.gov/aesop/001.html

RUBRICGra

CRITERIA Proficient Satisfactory Needs

Improvement Deficient

20 10 5-4 (0 – 4)

Moral The lesson you want to teach is the moral of the story. Even though it should be very brief it can still be profound. For example, the moral of the fable of The Sun and the Wind is “Kindness can be more effective than strength.”

A traditional moral is clearly stated and it fits well with the plot of the the story.

Contains only two of the following elements: A moral is not clearly stated, or it is not a traditional moral, and or it does not support the action story plot.

Contains only one of the following elements: A moral is not clearly stated, or it is not a traditional moral, or it does not support the action story plot

Contains only one of the following elements: A moral is not clearly stated, or it is not a traditional moral, or it does not support the action story plot

Characters Fable provide good descriptions of appearance, actions, and thoughts of characters. Choice of character(s) enhances the moral of the story.

Fable has no more than two or three characters. Descriptions provided of each character. Characters enhance the moral of the story.

Contains only two of these elements: Fable has no more than two or three characters. Descriptions provided of each character. Characters enhance the moral of the story

Contains only two of these elements: Fable has no more than two or three characters. Descriptions provided of each character. Characters enhance the moral of the story

Fable has no traditional character or more than three characters. Descriptions are missing. Characters do not enhance the moral of the story.

Setting Since your animals or characters act like people, you can put them in natural settings like a forest or a pond but you could also put them in a human setting.

The setting is clearly evident and supports the point of view of the characters.

The setting is vague but supports the point of view of the characters.

The setting is vague or does not related to the point of view of the characters.

The setting is very vague or missing.

CRITERIA Proficient Satisfactory Needs

Improvement Deficient

Plot The plot must contain a logical beginning, middle, and end, that increase the value of the moral.

Clear beginning, middle and end evident. The end of the story includes the moral which makes sense with the story.

Only two of the three elements are Present: Clear beginning, middle and end evident. The end of the story includes the moral. The moral makes sense with the story.

Only one of the three elements are Present: Clear beginning, middle and end evident. The end of the story includes the moral. The moral makes sense with the story

Clear beginning, middle and end are missing an the end of the story does not include the moral or the moral is not illustrated by the story.

Writing Clear and professional writing.

Zero to one grammar error (sentence structure, complete sentences, parts of speech) or mechanical error (capitalization, punctuation, spelling).

Maximum of two three grammar errors (sentence structure, complete sentences, parts of speech) or mechanical error (capitalization, punctuation, spelling)

Maximum of 4 or 5 grammar errors (sentence structure, complete sentences, parts of speech) or mechanical errors (capitalization, punctuation, and spelling)

More than 5 grammar errors (sentence structure, complete sentences, parts of speech) or mechanical errors (capitalization, punctuation, and spelling)

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