Storytelling: Tales of Everyday Life Learning Center

Check for Understanding

After the chart pages have been filled out, have students spend five to ten minutes reflecting on the following questions on their own. You may want to have them write down their ideas in their journals, both for your assessment and for their own reference, particularly if you will be doing the Writers' Workshop lesson at a later date.

  1.  Which item — the log entry, the newspaper article, or the painting gave you the most information and understanding about the Corinthian event? Why?
  2.  If this story were happening today, how would we tell it? What artifacts would we use? How have things changed since the 1860s with respect to creating and telling stories?

Finally, bring the class back together to discuss their responses to the questions.