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HowISpentMySummerVacation

TallTaleWritingandStorytellingProject

Student:________________________________

Aspartofourbacktoschooltheme,wereadHowISpentMySummerVacation.Inthisstory,the
maincharacter,Wallace,spinsatalltaleaboutwhathedidonhissummervacation.

Asanintroductoryproject,youwilltelltheclassastoryaboutsomethingyoudidonyoursummer
vacation.However,youmustexaggerateitintoatalltale.

Forthisproject:
writeabrief(100200words)talltalebasedonarealeventthathappenedthissummer
includethestoryelementsofatalltaleinyournarrative(e.g.,itsbasedonreality,useof
hyperbole,humour,casuallanguage,similes,themaincharacterisalmostsuperhuman).
addthreeormoreimagestoenhancethestory(e.g.,digitalphotos*,clipart)
relatethestorytotheclassinaninterestingandentertainingmanner.

*Dontworryifyoudonthavephotosofyourself.Thephotosneedonlyvisuallycomplementthenarrative.Forexample,if
youplayedXboxalotthissummer,youcanuseaphotoofanXboxfromtheinternet.IfyouwenttoCalypso,findageneric
photoofthewaterpark.Youarealsowelcometostagethephotoafterthefact(maybeexaggeratetheeventthroughtheposed
photo).Dotrytobeuniqueandcreativethough.

Criteria Level1 Level2 Level3 Level4


Writing
(Form)
Thestorycontained
fewoftheelements
ofatalltale.The
writinglacked
creativity.
Thestorycontained
someoftheelements
ofatalltale.The
writingwas
somewhatcreative.
Thestorycontained
almostallofthe
elementsofatall
tale.Thewritingwas
generallycreative.
Thestorycontained
alloftheelementsof
atalltale.The
writingwasvery
creative.
Writing
Mechanics
(Communcation)
Writtenmechanics
(e.g.,spelling,
grammar,
punctuation,
capitalization)fell
wellbelowthe
expectation.
Writtenmechanics
(e.g.,spelling,
grammar,
punctuation,
capitalization)
approachedthe
expectedlevel.
Writtenmechanics
(e.g.,spelling,
grammar,
punctuation,
capitalization)met
theexpectation.
Writtenmechanics
(e.g.,spelling,
grammar,
punctuation,
capitalization)were
consistently
accurate.
UseofVisuals
(Media)
Thevisualsshowed
limitedcreativityand
didlittletoenhance
thenarrative.
Thevisualswere
partiallycreativeand
slightlyhelpedto
enhancedthe
narrative.
Thevisualswere
creativeandhelped
toenhancedthe
narrative.
Thevisualswere
highlycreativeand
reallyhelpedto
enhancethe
narrative.
Storytelling
(Oral
Communation)
Thespoken
presentationwas
ineffective(e.g.,
volume,pacing,
expression).
Thespoken
presentationwas
partiallyeffective
(e.g.,volume,pacing,
expression).
Thespoken
presentationwas
generallyeffective
(e.g.,volume,pacing,
expression).
Thespoken
presentationwas
highlyeffective(e.g.,
volume,pacing,
expression).