This Halloween week was about scary stories: both reading them and writing them. We (4-6th graders) used Storybird (www.storybird.com) and searched “creepy” artwork, then started writing! Here’s a quick synopsis via “book trailer” of “The Graveyard Book” narrated by Author Neil Gaiman (also author of “Coraline”):
Also, here’s a link to an excerpt I read from the first chapter of “The Graveyard Book.” http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/books/chapters/chapter-graveyard-book.html?_r=0I
I read it with a flashlight under my face and played creepy music. Then we wrote!!
Here’s our targets by the end of the next two weeks which I have slated for the young Stephen Kings to complete their projects:
I can … use a variety of technology tools to organize and present data and information.
I can … create an original response to a writing prompt and establish a tone appropriate to the task.
Check out the book (the real physical copy; all the Mead elementary schools should have it! And read it with a flashlight under your chin!(P.S. Grade 3 classes did a screen-time study after a reading of Goodnight Ipad and first and second graders worked on National Geographic Online–the Halloween games section 🙂