Language Arts/History Core
  Vinci Park Elementary
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Halloween Story
A  Collaborative Narrative Writing Project

In your group, brainstorm ideas for a short Halloween story.  Using the storyboard form, create a short story with a Halloween related theme. 

Proofread it and make sure it includes setting, characters, conflict, climax and resolution of the conflict.  Have the teacher approve it before going to the computer.  Remember, you need a beginning, middle and an end.

The teacher will evaluate the assignment based on group cooperation, following the directions, creativity and how well your group presents the story orally to the class.  See the Halloween Project Rubric for the grading sheet.

Language Arts: 4th Grade CCSS

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.

Choose a Power Point Template

Trick Treats       |   Spooky Rock    |    Which Witch   | GhostlyPorch.ppt   | GhastlySkater.ppt

Once you have chosen the power point template, start typing the story with one SHORT paragraph on each slide.
You can add clip art and "animated .gif" in Google Slides by going to "Tools--> Explore". 
Mr. Curry will also share a folder named Halloween GIF's" with you as well.
To save the animation, right click on the image and "save image as" and save to the disk or file folder.
  When finished with the story, be sure to save it with a unique name with your name (such as "Frank_and_Steinspooky29").  Then be share to share it with both your collaborator and with Mr. Curry at rcurry@busd.net)

Student Work for 2008
View in Web Based Flash Viewer (No Power Point Needed) at Scribd
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