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.


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!

applesandabcs said...

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


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...

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!