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Jack Goes to Reading
Some of my first graders and my second graders wrote a sequel to my book; Jack Likes to Read.

Monster Project


The second graders are participating in The Monster Project. This was a great lesson to reinforce writing descriptive sentences and learning about nouns and adjectives. You can check out our work here:
http://monsterproject.wikispaces.com/1112hpe-isenberg
We have our work posted. Now we're waiting for our partner class in Virginia to upload their descriptions. Then we'll be reading them and drawing the monster based on the description. Then I'll post the pictures and we'll compare originals with our drawings. Our partner class work will be found here:
http://monsterproject.wikispaces.com/1112mle-payne
Here's a few pictures of the kids working on the project:
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These two pictures of students recording themselves with an iPod Touch.
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Gingerbread Man


In December we listened to and compared/contrasted several differentof The Gingerbread Man. Then one group wrote their own version. We learned there had to be give and take to write a story together. Then they each took a part and wrote it out and illustrated it in Pixie3. The final version turned out well. The other group worked on fluency by doing a reader's theatre of Jan Brett's The Gingerbread Baby. Please check out both projects below:


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