Big Idea in Language Arts
Language and stories can be a source of creativity and joy.
We have been using our creativity, loose parts and oral language skills to retell stories. We started with the story Smelly Louie. Smelly Louie is a great story about a dog that has been bathed in rose water and wants to find his original smell. He goes on a journey to find his unique smell. After we finished retelling Smelly Louie we began the read aloud My Father's Dragon. First we created our own dragons using paint, crayons, sharpies and markers and then we created our own versions of Tangerine Island , using loose parts. Some of us recorded our stories on the iPads. Next we are going to create the wild animals that also play a role in the story. Do you have favourite stories that you like to retell?
|Elmer is on a journey to find a dragon.|
|Using loose parts to create Tangerine Island.|
|Retelling the story Smelly Louie.|
|Working together to retell Smelly Louie.|