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					                           Stories in Pieces

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                         A WebQuest for 4th Grade Language Arts

                               Designed by Rochelle Fousel

                                    fousel@nsuok.edu

                                         Introduction
                                             Task
                                            Process
                                           Evaluation
                                          Conclusion
                                            Credits
                                        Teacher Page




Introduction
The world needs your help! Children and adults everywhere have been reading
stories for ages, whether to keep themselves entertained, or to learn about new
things. The problem is that no one can remember how to write stories anymore!
We need your help in figuring out what the parts of a story are and how to put
them together to make new ones.

The Task
With the help of this assignment you will learn the parts of a story and how to put
them together tao make new ones. You will then create a story of your own and
present it to the class.




The Process
This project will have two parts. The first part will be identifying the parts of an
existing story, and the second will be creating a new and unique one.
Part one – Identify the parts of an existing story

   1. You will be divided into pairs so you will be working with a partner for part of
      this project.
   2. Each pair will be responsible for finding a story either from one of the links
      provided, or from the library.
   3. You will then identify and describe each of the following from your story:

         Genre
         Characters – main and secondary
         Important character traits
         Plot – either the beginning, middle and end of the story, or identify the conflict and resolution
          portions.
         Setting – describe when and where this story takes place

Links to stories

Beatrix Potter

Reading Planet

Part Two – Create your own story

   1. You and your partner will be paired with another pair.
   2. The two pairs will combine pieces of each of the stories they identified the
      parts of with at least one completely original element to the story to create a
      new and unique story.

Ex. – Use the genre of your story, the character and character traits from the story
the other pair used, make up a new plot or conflict and resolution to the story, and
use the setting from either story to create a completely new story.




Evaluation
Describe to the learners how their performance will be evaluated. Specify whether
there will be a common grade for group work vs. individual grades.
                 Beginning      Developing Accomplished            Exemplary       Score

                     1                2                3                 4
                                 Story part
                                                  Story part
                                  identified
                                                  identified
   Identify                      unclearly,                        Story part
              Story part not                     clearly, but
 story parts clearly identified and stated        stated too
                                                                   identified
                                too broadly,                      clearly, and
                                                broadly or too
                                    or too
                                                   narrowly
                                  narrowly


                                                                  Story parts
  Describe                                        Story parts     described in
                                  Story pats
 story parts   Story parts not                   described in     at least one
                                  described
                  described                      two or three      paragraph
                                  minimally
                                                  sentences      (three to five
                                                                   sentences)


                             story has one
                                  main                            Story has at
   Story                     character and                           least 5
                                                 Story has 2-4
 characters                        one                            characters at
            Story has only 1                    main/secondary
                                                                  least 2 main
             character with    secondary        character each
                                                                 each with 3 or
              no important     character         with at least
                                                                      more
            character traits each with 2        two identifiable
                                                                   identifiable
                                 or few              traits
                                                                    character
                               character                              traits
                                  traits
                                                Story has a
                                                 beginning,
                Story has no      Story has a
 Story plot                                      middle and   Story has a
                 discernable       beginning
                                                end, but not      clear
                  beginning      and end, but
                                                    clear      beginning,
                  middle or         no clear
                                              devisions/story  middle and
                end/no clear       middle/no
                                               has a conflict end/ conflict
                  conflict or         clear
                                              and resolution and resolution
                  resolution       resolution
                                               but difference
                                                 is unclear
                                   Story has
                                                Story has both    Story has a
                                    either a
                Story has no                    a stated place    stated and
    Story                           place or
               stated place or                  and time, but      described
   setting                       time stated,
                    time.                       no description     place and
                                    but not
                                                   for either         time
                                     both.



Conclusion
Congratulations! You should now be able to not only identify the different parts of a
story, but you should be able to write your own. The world will now have plenty of
new stories for its inhabitants to read. Thank you!! Happy reading (and writing)!
Credits & References



                          Stories in Peices

                               Teacher Page
                         A WebQuest for 4th Grade language arts

                            Designed by Put Rochelle Fousel
                                  fousel@nsuok.edu




Introduction | Learners | Curriculum Standards | Process | Resources Needed |
Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits & References | Student


Introduction

This lesson was developed to help students understand the parts of a story, and
that a story needs to have those parts in order the be a true story. It also allows
them to take a look at different stories to see what kind they may like, and in turn
help them to create a new and original story which will aid in the overall
communicative competence of the student.
Learners
This lesson involves fourth graders and is centered on language arts.

The students will need to have prior knowledge as to the parts of a story they will
be identifying and describing

Students will learn to use the information they will have acquired previously
concerning the parts of a story.




Curriculum Standards
This Web lesson meets the following Oklahoma State Department of Education
PASS objective:

Standard 4: Literature - The student will read to construct meaning and respond to a wide variety
                 of literary forms.
2. Literary Elements - Demonstrate knowledge of literary elements and techniques and how they affect
            the development of a literary work.
      a. Identify the main events of the plot, including their causes and effects of each event on future
                  actions, and the major theme from the story.
      d. Use knowledge of the situation, setting, a character’s traits, motivations, and feelings to
                  determine the causes for that character’s actions.



Process
This project will have two parts. The first part will be identifying the parts of an
existing story, and the second will be creating a new and unique one.

Part one – Identify the parts of an existing story

   4. You will be divided into pairs so you will be working with a partner for part of
      this project.
   5. Each pair will be responsible for finding a story either from one of the links
      provided, or from the library.
   6. You will then identify and describe each of the following from your story:

          Genre
          Characters – main and secondary
          Important character traits
          Plot – either the beginning, middle and end of the story, or identify the conflict and resolution
           portions.
          Setting – describe when and where this story takes place

Links to stories

Beatrix Potter

Reading Planet

Part Two – Create your own story

   3. You and your partner will be paired with another pair.
   4. The two pairs will combine pieces of each of the stories they identified the
      parts of with at least one completely original element to the story to create a
      new and unique story.

Ex. – Use the genre of your story, the character and character traits from the story
the other pair used, make up a new plot or conflict and resolution to the story, and
use the setting from either story to create a completely new story.



This lesson may take anywhere from two to 4 class periods depending on the
complexity of the stories the students are asked to evaluate/create

Students need to be divided into pairs. Dividing them alphabetically would work
just fine. If there is an odd number of students having a group of three should not
present a problem.

This lesson should be easy enough for anyone to implement


Resources Needed
      Internet
      Library

This lesson can be implemented with only on instructor. However, an extra
instructor may be helpful in aiding the students and answering and questions they
may have


Adaptations and Variations
student’s prior knowledge can be assessed by a questionnaire/test.

Any special needs can be accommodated by pairing the student with a teacher or
an aid of some sort.




Evaluation
The success of the student will be based on his or her ability to correctly identify
the different parts of the story chosen to evaluate, as well as their ability to make a
new story containing all the parts.




Conclusion
narration and story telling is an important part of communication. In making sure
that students are adequately able to disassemble and assemble a story it will aid in
their overall communicative competence


Credits & References



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