Shamelessly, I have carried these student samples around for MONTHS!
I audibly gasped when I saw this date… (um…3 months in my bag? How does that happen?)
Forgive me my sweet kinder friend!
|All About Polar Bears|
|First polar bears can run and with claws swim far. Polar bears can catch seals.|
|Next polar bears can have two cubs. Polar bears have thick coats [when they] grow up.|
|Then polar bears are careful with their babies. Polar bears have long legs.|
|Then polar bears have webbed feet. Polar bears can be ten feet long and run fast.|
My young friend took editing very seriously! This was written shortly after our procedural unit, so he was holding onto those transitional words. He did have the support of some of our schema charts we did while we read Ice Bear, but he put it all together with zero help from me. I was impressed!
I also sort of love that HE was on each page of his “All About” book. Think ~ Marlin Perkins narrating a Mutual of Omaha documentary. Those of you who are too young to know what I am talking about… just politely nod and move along.
|Bamboo. You have to put them in water. Bamboo grows if you put them in water.|
|Bamboo grows and grows and grows. Bamboo grows. Do you notice the split screen in her illustration? Yes, it sure did grow!|
|I have bamboo in my restaurant. No more bamboo at my restaurant. Split screen again.|
|I go to St. Louis to get some more. I am here and my family are [is] here. Again she has a split screen|
This little friend really grasped the idea of showing contrasting images through a “split screen.” I honestly don’t really recall highlighting this illustrative technique, but we are constantly analyzing illustrators’ work to see what we notice and how we can walk in their footsteps.
She also speaks three languages! THREE!!! Her growth in English has been impressive to watch!
|I went to [a] dance. I love the guy with the guitar in the background.|
|I checked into the hotel and went in an elevator. There is that split screen again…ha!|
|I get my dress and boots and my sister gets her dress.|
|And we got in a bus.|
|And it was fun.|
My sweet friend wrote about going to a wedding reception. Because we were writing our “small moments,” she wanted to focus on the reception… do you blame her?
We are getting close to the end of the year. I PROMISE to do better with posting our writing… PROMISE!
Here is a free download that I have had for a while. I moved it to my TpT store, so it will be easier to find!