This interactive storytelling unit focuses on an original narrative poem, Orwell the Seashell, and guides students through a unit involving reading, writing, visual arts, and drama. Students will read the poem and complete activities that will have them thinking critically and communicating about character, plot, and theme. Students will then have the opportunity to divide the poem into page sections and create storyboards for the purpose of illustrating the poem for a storybook. This unit package also includes optional extensions for creative writing and drama workshops, as well as additional question handouts/discussion prompts for some of the topics touched upon in Orwell the Seashell.
Included in the unit package:
-Orwell the Seashell Poem
-Reading Comprehension Questions
-Character Activity Handouts
-Plot Activity Handout
-Storyboarding Instructions and Templates
-Final Illustration Project Student Instructions Handout
-Introduction to Narratives and Storyboarding Teacher Slideshow
-Rubrics for Student Assessment
-Extensions: Instructions for Drama Workshop, Write Your Own Ending Activity, and Question Handouts for Additional Topics of Discussion (Environmental Awareness and Stewardship, Family Types and Dynamics, and Displacement)
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