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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Collaborative Inquiry with Susan Meddaugh



How does engaging in a shared inquiry process change perspectives and clarify thinking? 

  
This week students followed the dog, Martha, in a series of books written and illustrated by Susan Meddaugh.  They chose their favorite book and worked collaboratively with others. Learners used verbs to describe Martha's actions and adjectives to describe Martha and her events. Next they retold the story using pictures or words. After that they analyzed and synthesized Martha's experience and could find evidence of how Susan Meddaugh match her words and pictures which build their understanding of the story. Lastly the students shared their learning with you using Seesaw!

 

 


  




Friday, April 7, 2017

Visual Literacy Young Learners


1 Lena


David Wiesner Author Study

These young learners were very excited to become visual literacy experts as they were introduced to the books by David Wiesner!

My students chose their favorite illustration from the book Flotsam from David Wiesner and used Little Bird Tales to create their own design. Then they thought about the connection between the illustration and the text. As they explored the illustration they began to develop ideas of what an author would say to match it to the illustration.

Check out their amazing creations and ideas!

 

Our next book to study was Art and Max by David Wiesner. Students used the illustrations to help them predict what is going to happen in the story and analyze the character.

They drew Arthur and added the colorful details to develop the illustration.  
 

Next they used adjectives to describe his actions and events throughout the story The students used Google Docs to share their new learning and also practiced taking a photo and adding it to their document!

Here are a few examples:

Adaline   Anna   Drezdyn   Pyxiana   Lena





Visual Literacy Young Learners

  Lena David Wiesner Author Study These young learners were very excited to become visual literacy experts as they were introduced t...