“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
-- Ignacio Estrada

Monday, October 15, 2012

Global Read Aloud ~ Week 2 Review

Week 2 of Charlotte's Web

This week we continued reviewing favorite characters and the different settings. We continued reading chapters from book as well as reviewing chapters using the adapted version of the story and our comprehension notebook. The students used an iPad app called TypeDrawing to create a visual representation of their favorite character. Check out there work below.

This past week was also busy with conferences. We used our class projects to begin constructing a story web outside of our classroom. Check out In Pictures ~ Room 220 (our class photoblog) to check out a snapshot of our web. We also took some time to do a "free draw" of our own webs on the SMARTBoard.

KB creating her web.
KB and her finished web with spider in the middle.

AH creating her web (after some help with drawing Charlotte first).
IH creating his web.

This week we will be constructing our own webs using various iPad apps as well as craft materials. We will also be creating visual representations of the 4 main settings from the story: barn, Arable's Farm, Zuckerman's Farm, and the county fair.

On a side note, today Charlotte's Web turns 60!! "Sixty years ago, the book Charlotte's Web first appeared in print. This children's classic is often seen as a story of a spider and a pig. But when E.B. White recorded a narration of the book, he said something different: "This is a story of the barn. I wrote it for children, and to amuse myself." NPR Staff 10/15/2012

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