Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2nd Grade--Writing in a Style Similar to The Napping House by Audrey Wood

After students read The Napping House by Audrey Wood I gave them a cloze outline with prepositions and adjectives missing. It basically listed the characters of The Napping House. I also assigned each group of 3 students an adjective, such as happy, sad, excited, laughing, etc. The group had to use synonyms of the word I assigned them to describe each of the characters on the paper, except they used an antonym for the flea. Finally, they had to use different prepositions to describe the position of each character in relation to the previously mentioned character.

Once I checked their work they created a scene in Drawing Pad showing all the characters in the positions they mentioned. They could then either import the drawing to Story Buddy or Educreations or Sonic Pic. In Story Buddy they typed the cloze writing and in the other 2 apps they recorded themselves reading it. I asked them to draw in Drawing Pad because it provides more color and medium options than either Story Buddy or Educreations.

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