During this unit, we have read and analyzed three different stories: Ooka and the Honest Thief, Letting Swift River Go, and The Emperor's New Clothes. We explored how perspective plays an essential role in these stories.
For the final activity, students will demonstrate their understanding of the stories and perspective. Please see the assignment sheet below. Please note the following:
1. Students choose ONE of the activities listed.
2. Students will have one class period to work on a draft of their comic / graphic novel excerpt or journal entry.
(I will provide lined paper for the journal entry and paper with frames for the comic / graphic novel excerpt).
3. The final product is due Thursday, December 3 which is our last class.
4. I will be available Tuesday, Dec. 2 and Wednesday, Dec. 3 during lunch recess for any questions/help needed.
Third Grade Fall ALO Final Assignment
Reread Letting Swift River Go by Jane Yolen. Identify words, phrases, and/or paragraphs that show a positive description of the Swift River. Identify words, phrases, and /or paragraphs that show descriptions of destruction. You can use post-its or you can record the page numbers and lines on a piece of paper. Please do not write in the book.
Be ready to share in our discussion on Thursday!
Today in class, I introduced Word Detective Graphic Organizers (GO). These GOs help organize clues to find the meaning of unknown words. I modeled with the word 'virtue' from Ooka and the Honest Thief. The students chose a word and started completing their own webs. Completed GOs are DUE Thursday. The words you, the students, can choose from include: sufficient (p. 17), conscientious (p. 12), indignantly (p. 15), or profusely (p. 14). I attached the GO below in case you need an extra copy.