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Fractured Fairy Tales

fairytalesStudents in the 1st and 2nd grade Enrichment class read traditional fairy tales and fractured fairy tales.  Then they created their own fractured fairy tales that have been added to the Choptank Digital Library.  Go to the links below to read their books.

“Snow Man White” by Elizabeth Thomas

“The Three Knights and the Dragon” by Samuel Padilla and Tyler Hubbard

“The Mouse Prince” by Abreona McCoy and Andre Dawson

“The Three Little Trolls and the Big Bad Goat” by Aisley Bona and Joshua Moore

“The Three Rats and the Bad Girl” by Drew Warfield and Jackkera Friend

“Goldilocks and the Three Hungry Bears” by Naethan De Los Reyes and A’corie Young

“The Ginger Bread Fox” by Manuel Saldana and Troy Abbott

Enrichment Group B Haiku Poems

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Leopards, Chameleons, and Penguins, Oh My!

Students in the the 1st and 2nd grade Enrichment class read non-fiction books on animals.  They identified important and interesting facts about their animals and created Voice Threads on their animals.  Below is Samuel’s example.  To see more examples go to the Non-Fiction Picture Books section of the Read and Respond Project.

What’s the Read and Respond Project?

Students in Enrichment classes from grades 1 – 5 have begun a new project.  Each class is responding to a picture or chapter book of their choice and responding to the book using technology.  The 3rd through 5th grade Enrichment classes are creating webpages based on their favorite chapter books.  One of the combined 1st and 2nd grade classes has created a retelling of a picture book using Microsoft Movie Maker.  Upcoming classes will be creating podcasts, online posters, blog posts, and more based on books of their choice.  Check out what the classes have contributed so far and make sure to look for more books to be added in the future.

http://readandrespondproject.wikispaces.com/

Summarizing My Fiction Story

Our 2nd grade Enrichment class has been learning how to summarize fictional texts.  Students chose their favorite story and will summarize the story in this post. 

Students make sure to include the title of your story.  Remember that a summary only tells the most important main events or ideas in a story and is much shorter than the original story read.