Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Using a graphic organizer the students mapped out their short stories, then they wrote a draft and practice illustration. They edited their writing with their fellow students. Students then typed their stories in Pages and finished their final illustrations. Mrs. Phillips combined their short stories into one Pages file, scanned and inserted their illustrations. Finally saving and uploading their book as an ePub. We used the free site www.epubbud.com to upload it and share it for free. The students love being published authors! Hopefully next years I can get my hands on iPads for a while use them to help create iBooks and computer graphics.
7 Days to go until summer break! Still so much to do!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
It is a touching story about Henrietta who feels like she doesn't belong because she is different. She later realizes being different makes her special. In addition to the many literature lessons taught, there are some great math tie-ins as well. To find out more about Mandi visit her web site at http://www.manditillotsonwilliams.com I am working on several activities to go along with this book and will share when I have them finished.