Writing Focus: Dr. Seuss Author Study
This is one of our favorite writing units! We read tons of wonderful Dr. Seuss books and learned about his life. Our writer's workshops focused on learning to use some of the literary devices that make Dr. Seuss books so fun to read. Bang, boom, chirp!
Onomatopoeia was hard to spell, but pretty easy to use. All the super stellar students loved learning lots of lively ways to use alliteration! Oh, how words flew in semester two as we spent extra time on practicing our mad rhymes!
The books we read inspired some fantastic discussions about morals, responsibility, and the impact of our actions. Books like The Lorax and Yertle the Turtle helped us make connection to the themes environmental stewardship and the role of government that we were studying in social studies.
We LOVE Dr. Seuss in 3-1!
Reader's Workshops and Centers
Students continued to work on "Active Reading" skills and reader's workshops focused on making connections and visualizing . Students loved sharing their thinking about the stories they were reading with classmates in small groups. As we read, we spotted other authors using devices like those in Dr. Seuss books!
Fun with Stop Motion Animation
Student learned about stop motion animation and worked together to make their own videos using the PicPac app during our tech period.