Hound of The Baskervilles – Legend Project Stage 2

Preparing for The Oral Legend Presentations !

You have read at least one legend from the area you have been assigned. You have also had time to discuss the legends everyone in your group has read. In a couple of days, you will begin preparing a little presentation to the class in which you tell about your legend.

STEP I – ROUGH DRAFTING – Your assignment is to write a (mostly third-person) composition in which you write down what you will say in your presentation.

  1. PREWRITING – This is what we call “planning”. Planning comes in many forms: freewriting, drawing, listing, outlining, webbing (this is a great site), clustering (check out Link #1, Link #2), concept mapping, visualizing, cubing. Now, think for a few minutes about your legend. Jot down your ideas.
    1. Jot down the main events in the story in chronological order.
    2. What is a legend? What things in your story make it a legend? How does my legend satisfy the definition of a legend?
  2. DRAFTING – Write four paragraphs. Include notes about what graphics will be included and where they would be on the slide; what sounds will be included and when they would be heard, whether a song will be used and how.
    1. INTRODUCE – Write a third-person paragraph in which you introduce the legend you read. Tell where it came from and any other background information you might have about it.
    2. SUMMARIZE – Write a third-person paragraph in which you summarize your story.Tell the main events in chronological order.
    3. EXPLAIN – Write a third-person paragraph in which you explain how this story is a legend.
    4. EXPOUND – Write a first-person paragraph in which you give your own thoughts or ideas about the story.

STEP II – PROOFING – In class/finish at home (CW/HW). When you finish the rough draft of your paper, ask at least one student who sits near you (the person to your left in the group) to read it. Your neighbor should tell you:

  1. What s/he liked best about your work,
  2. Which parts were difficult to understand, and
  3. What things could be done to improve your work.

STEP III – EDITING – When you get your work back, reread your paper to:

  1. Considering your critic’s comments, and
  2. Decide on the corrections you think are necessary.
  3. Final Draft.

Double-check your:

  • Grammar – Use this Grammar Checklist.
  • Spelling – Use this Spelling Checklist.
  • Organization – Is your writing organized as required above?
  • Clarity – Is your composition easy to understand?

Please go to your classes’ areas for further information and sharing on this assignment:

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