Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Slice of Life Day 6

This week we are reading books by Tim Egan.  I love his subtle, quirky humor.  The second grade read Serious Farm, the third grade Chestnut Cove and then I did a read aloud of my favorite The Pink Refrigerator.  Today we're going to watch a few things I found online:   first he draws and describes what he is doing and in another he is being interviewed by a girl their age.  Then we are going to spend time doodling and try to come up with a story afterwards to go with the drawing.  Last year when we did this it really helped some reluctant writers to draw first.  We shall see...


  1. Wow. When you made a comment about reluctant writers and drawing, I had to laugh. This morning I started reading The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art by Beth Olshansky.

    She worked with the very idea you expressed and is talking about how her whole class grew. Thanks for the connection.

  2. I am writing this down. Today your words inspired my teaching. Way to go! :)

  3. This sounds like a great way to get reluctant writers to write! Please let us know how it goes~! :)
    --jee young