I hope you have fun in your research! Find your holiday, click on the links below, watch the videos, and learn. Each of you will have your own job: Reader, Note-Taker, Technology, and Illustrator. Technology people, you must spend 15 minutes on your Holiday's Website before viewing the video. ENJOY!!!
Complete a Book Talk
1) Title and Author
2) Genre, Author's Purpose and Speaker's Purpose
3) 2 reasons about why this is a good poem or not a good poem
5) Emoji, Text Message, or Google Questions
Why are we doing this?? Well...in The Russian Folktale, Peter and the Wolf, the characters are represented by different instruments! I remember learning this story in 3rd grade and falling in love with music and the characters in the story. We read the book in class and "listened" to the instruments for each character. After that, we listened to the orchestra performing the story as the director narrated the story. Students, acted out the story while the music was playing. YAY Folktales! We will be discussing the theme of the story tomorrow! Stay tuned.
Orchestra - Peter and the Wolf
1) Do agree or disagree with the instruments that were chosen for the characters? Would you change any of them? Why?
2) How does the music help you enjoy the story more?
You can see hear the story and the instruments while seeing the pictures in the story.
Storybook - Peter and the Wolf
3) How was the ending different? Which ending do you prefer, why?
4) Which did you like best? - Watching the story with the orchestra or seeing the picture while listening? Why?
are reading Peter and the Wolf, we are learning about musical
instruments. Your student will be rewarded if he or she creates a musical
instrument at home and brings it to school.Household items work wonders: Paper towel rolls, Kleenex boxes, rubber
bands, wax paper, and other creative items.
Each character in the story has a particular instrument and a musical theme:
**Reminder, leave a comment, for tickets in class**
3rd graders are enjoying Folktales! Last week, we read Fairy Tales. This week will be looking at Tall Tales, Fables, Myths, and Legends. We are creating a poster in class in order to define all of these types of stories. When we are finished, I will upload it onto the blog.
1) What is a Tall Tale?
2) How are these two Tall Tale Characters similar?
Want to hear Cindy Ellen again? - Western Version of Cinderella
How many stars would you give this version of Cindy Ellen ... 1, 2, or 3? - Why?
Another Cinderella Story: The Rough Faced Girl - Native American Version of Cinderella
Question 2) What surprised you about this Native American Version of Cinderella: The Rough Face Girl?
Question 3) What character traits would you to describe the different characters? Why did you chose these?
Question 4) Can you think of a way to create another version of Cinderella? Where would it take place? Mexico, Hawaii, or somewhere else? How would the characters change? - Be Creative!!!
I can't wait to see your responses!!! Have fun.
Enjoy your weekend.
~ Ms. Lightfoot
Elephants have been working very hard in Reading! Characters, Setting, Problem, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Solution are all part of a story's plot. The plot is used to create a summary. Third graders created a Roller Coaster to learn about plot and then performed and wrote a summary for a story, The First Day Jitters.
Drinking "Jitter Juice"
The following links and QR codes are videos of the summary. Students are playing an "improv" game. They can only say one word at a time. Students must listen to each other to complete a sentence to explain the story. I love how they encourage each other by quietly cheering each other on. Enjoy!!!