We've been working on many projects. The Science Dioramas were due today and almost everybody has handed them in on time. Here are a few pictures of the ones that came in earlier this week:
Assignments coming due
French reading: Raconte-moi une histoire (Read me a story)
For this project, students had to choose a French illustrated album and practice reading it until they can read it with accuracy, fluidity, punctuation, intonation, and (if applicable) character and narrator voices. Some students have decided to read their book to the class, others will read it to a small group, some will read only to me, and some are recording an audiobook version of their chosen book. The schedule for presentations is posted in the class and here is a picture for your reference. Antonio presented his book yesterday and it was fantastic: Bravo pour ton courage Antonio!
English Storywriting (draft due Monday December 11)
A few students decided to write longer stories with many chapters. If that is the case, they don't have to have the entire story finished by Monday, but they should have a chapter to work on for editing. They should have described their characters and setting, and introduced the main problem. They should also have a basic outline of the main events of the story and the ending.
Grade 4 only: Reading Link Challenge
Grade 5 only: Book Report Posters (or movie trailer) Due December 15
Once they have read the book and taken notes, they take the information and put in on a poster, with a few drawings illustrating the main elements of the book (for example, what the main characters or setting look like according to the book's descriptions). The poster should include the following elements:
- title and author
- the main characters (their name, a drawing, a few personality traits that describe them)
- the setting (where and when the story happens)
- the plot (the beginning, the problem, main events, resolution).
- their a personal opinion about the book (ex: I liked or didn't like this book because..., I recommend this book because, my favorite part of the book is when....).
Have a great December!