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#22    OLD SAYINGS--THE MAKING OF A REALLY GOOD STORY (FOR YOUR OWN AGE LEVEL) OR, PERHAPS A REBUS STORY TO READ TO A PROJECT HELP OR 1ST GRADE CLASS!

Let your words be purrs instead of hisses. - Fannie Roach Palmer

YOUR JOBS:

  1. Go to Wise Old Sayings.com

  2. Check out the alphabetical listing of Old Sayings, and select ten sayings that you really like.  You may copy paste them into a WORD document for use later.

  3. After reading through your selected sayings, think of a STORY-LINE in which all ten sayings could be used.

  4. If you can fit most of the sayings together within a REALLY GOOD STORY-LINE, but one or two just want to fit, you may go back to the Wise Old Sayings listing and select two different ones that will fit. 

  5. The goal is to use at least 8 of the originally chosen sayings to make a story.

A REBUS STORY

  1. Select sayings that young children would understand.

  2. Visit Enchanted Learning for lots of Rebus Story examples. 

  3. Visit Highlights for some fun examples.

  4. Make your story fun for young children to listen to, or even read when they learn how to read.  Remember that your vocabulary

  5. Plan and create your rebus story in a "big book" format.

  6. Be prepared to take your story to a 1st grade class, Project Help class, and read it to the children. 

STORY BUILDING PLAN NECESSITIES:

(Whether for your own age level, or to present to young children)

  1. Characters must be named and described.

  2. A plot must be established.  Is the STORY-LINE a mystery, adventure, nature-theme, comedy, moral story (such as what Aesop did), historical fiction, biographical fiction (about a made-up character).

  3. The setting of your STORY-LINE should have details of-- atmosphere, location (inside or outside), and perhaps a different country of origin, than our own.

  4. A great climax.

OTHER SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR THIS PROJECT:

The story should be at least two pages double-spaced, size 12 font, and you can use illustrations.  You may want to make a Rebus Puzzle to help build your story and include illustrations to help describe the Wise Old Sayings, setting and characters.  

The Story must follow the guidelines listed in the "Plan Necessities" above, regardless of what the purpose of the story will be (your friends to read, or to take to Project Help or 1st grade to read).


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