Thursday, November 13, 2014

Global Read Aloud

For our final Global Read Aloud project, 1st graders illustrated their favorite part from our beloved book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.  As a class we began by retelling Edward's journey using our transition words.  Students then used the iPads as a digital tool to create their detailed illustrations. Once illustrations were complete, students typed a sentence describing their favorite part.  We put our illustrations together based on when the events occurred in the story.  Check out our final project created in animoto.

After our animoto video was complete, we tweeted it out to all the other global read aloud participants.  Even though we have finished reading the book, Edward's journey not only changed him but changed us as readers too. As Edward learned to love throughout the story our hearts grew. As Kate DiCamillo wrote and Edward needed to learn, "Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart."

Common Core State Standard RL 1.2 Retells stories including key details and demonstrates understanding of their central message or lesson.  RL 1.7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

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