October 23, 2011
Here is what I came up with:
1. Read some of Laura Numeroff's books. Have several copies available for the students to use for their own writing.
2. Begin a writing templet for your students:
"If you give a witch a cauldron... "
"If you give a witch a broom.... "
" If you give a ghost some gum..."
" If you give a vampire a vegetable..."
3. Have students write their own stories.
With younger students, the teacher and students could write the story together. It could be illustrated by the students and made into a class book. I cannot wait to do this activity!
October 16, 2011
I have used these books to help build sequence. I type out the text on several strips of paper. I put them in a bowl. After several readings of this book, I have the students pull out the text strips and then place them in the correct sequence. For my struggling readers, I let them look back at the pictures to help them put the text in sequence!
October 9, 2011
I loved telling the students they are the "STAR" of their personal narrative.
S = Story about me
T = Tells about my feelings
A = Always use I
R = Reader will learn something about me
( You could also use R = Remember to write in sequence)
Students are going to write personal narratives which will be posted on the bulletin board. I will keep with the "star" idea and write "Now Starring....." across the top. Stars with their names will be attached to their writing.
October 8, 2011
I was so pleased with the lesson and it was so much fun! The students came up with some great writing ideas! Here are two pictures of the writing. We wrote a sample together first.
The students decided to cast a spell on me... LOL.
One student had a very creative writing piece. I took the picture with my IPhone. I wish it was bigger! Here is part of one student's story:
If you take a vampire to the drive-in he will want to see Twilight. He will want to drink fruit punch because he thinks it's blood.
Other students had some clever beginnings:
"If you take a zombie to the arcade..."
"If you take a vampire to the zoo..."
"If you take a ghost to the movies..."