This unit has been extended for some students until Wednesday 4th of March. Well done to those students who handed me their work today; much appreciated and for meeting the initial deadline their work looked upon favorably. Students will have a few more blocks of class time. It has been the only homework for two weeks. We look forward to sharing them with our buddies.
|The inspiration by Scieszka|
I read the text in two voices, one reading the original and one reading Alex's version at the same time. It was like a song duet. We discussed the major changes to the plot line, the intentions and qualities of the characters. Students later chose a picture book of their own to get to know thoroughly and then to transform. I have collected a very wide range of books from which they can choose. They will be given ample perusal time before making their final selection. Before commencing on the modification, they must have carefully planned their deviation from the original story and thought through the possible vocabulary and illustrative properties they could insert.. There will be an emphasis on proof-reading and evaluation of their own work. Students will be asked to set goals and reflect on their journey as they become authors.
Below the book release:
Students can download the PDF file to design their own Battle Bunny Book.
Selection of books students could choose from to make their own modified, infinitely-more interesting book.
|Students chose from this selection and a few others not photographed.|
Clearly a great deal of time and thought has gone into these two deconstructions and reconstructions, both with a twist. Jon Scieszka would be proud!