Monday, January 10, 2011

Making Connections

We began our Making Connections unit in Reader's Workshop last week.  Students learned about schema and text-to-self connections.  On Friday, we read The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler.  Students completed the text-to-self paper attached below.  The connections were priceless!  Some students made connections to snowmen they have built in the past.  Others made connections to how Little Nell felt. 
After we completed the connection paper, we created snowmen paintings using oil pastels and tempra paint.  This snowman painting can be found on MaryMaking
I cannot wait for this week...we will be making connections with MLK books on Friday.


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