Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Loving That Big Bad Wolf! Writing In Our Room

Collaborative Drawing Is Fun to Do


I had my students pair up and create the characters and the various settings for The 3 Pigs. It was so interesting to walk around and listen to the various conversations going on. They loved doing this and I loved the collaborative format. Compromises had to be made and I watched children take leadership roles for the first time. Students had to both sign their names and present these to the class together.
I used this story as a part of my assessment package this trimester. Here they had to draw all the characters in the story and come over to me and talk about them. I love their pictures.
Where did the story take place? Draw the settings with enough details to show me how they are different. Here are some examples of what I got. 
And here is the comprehension piece that is the funniest to read but gives you a window into their understandings. "If the story didn't end with the wolf burning his tail what do you think might have happened next?"

These are adorable and I love five year old writing. Remember that my kids were very young this year and many had very limited language. This assessment pack was a huge hit and painless to do.

8 comments:

Deedee Wills said...

Fran... This is wonderful! LOL... wash his tail off!"

On another note... I'm going to the conference in Vegas... Finally, I can actually meet you! Yay!

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Fran Kramer said...

I cannot wait to meet you Deedee. This will make my trip so special!
Finally I can put a face behind your wonderful blog!
Fran

applesandabcs said...

Your students are such great artists! Wow! And great learning activities to go with that art! :)

Michelle

School Sparks Renee said...

What a fantastic way to delve into a simple story and get so much more out of it! Very creative. Your little artists and writers did a fabulous job. Renee

Sandy said...

Love this!!! Especially the collaboration and language!!! Beautiful job, Fran!!! :)

Freckleteacher said...

HI Fran! The artwork and writing here is amazing! Your students have learned so much from you this year.

I can't wait to see you in Vegas! I am all signed-up for your workshop and hope to have a get together too. I know you are porbably stressing a bit about your workshop, but you will be awesome!

Cindy said...

Fran,
Love this idea! Your kids ROCKED the three pigs and the wolf! Great art work and writing!

cjohnson said...

I love this! Your students did a great job writing and drawing! What type of pen do they draw with? It really makes their illustrations pop!