Last Wednesday morning, we woke to about 2 inches of snow on our front lawn and that is when the excitement began. My boys were ecstatic and wanted to stay home from school to play in the snow. Of course, we had to go to school and I knew that once there, my first graders would be just as thrilled.
Both of my little guys got that yucky snotty gross cold thing going around and it has been TONS of fun at my house! J When I got back from maternity leave, I really wanted to get my kids going on writing more stories. Have I mentioned I love teaching writing???
My sub did a fabulous job getting them going with writing using a 4 square plan so we were able to take right off. I noticed that they were having a problem writing imaginary stories so I came up with a graphic organizer to help them plan their story before they wrote.
To provide some background, we read The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, a wordless picture book. We worked together on a larger version of the graphic organizer first.
The next day, I read Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner to help them brainstorm some ideas for their own snowman story. I passed out the graphic organizers and we went through each area step by step. We talked about the characters, the setting, and then the beginning, middle and end.
I did this one section at a time so they had time to think about their story, not just write something quickly without a plot. Here is one of my kiddos plans: We talked about how a lot of imaginary stories start.
Then we were on our way to publishing their own book. I let them illustrate their own books. What is a blurb??? It is what the author puts on the back of the book so people can find out what the story is about.
My kids are all about blurbs now. Here are a few of my favs!The Snowman by Raymond Briggs retelling activities This set of activities is designed for young pupils with limited English, but the writing frames can also be used with pupils who have some express /5(22).
Books by Raymond Briggs Raymond Briggs Average rating · 26, ratings · 1, reviews · shelved 38, times Showing 30 distinct works. Let It Snow Share the wonder of the winter season with these recommended books for children ages You'll find books of fact and fiction as well as favorites both old and new.
Snowman Sequence Write a paragraph to describe what’s going on in the sequence pictures.
Use ordering words, such as first, then, after that, next, last, or finally. Super Teacher Worksheets - srmvision.com Snowman Sequence sequence-snowman_SNOWM Created Date. The Snowman Storybook (Pictureback(R)) by Briggs, Raymond and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at srmvision.com the SnowMan by Raymond Briggs 69 The Snowman by Raymond Briggs Lesson by Lauren M.
gay Level Beginning to advanced Preparation Time 5 minutes Length of Lesson 50 minutes Objective Students will use an original “snow creature” sculpture as inspiration to compose a narrative.