Thursday, June 28, 2012

Life through Flame's Eyes

The intermediate students in divisions 3, 4 and 5 did some writing in June that focused on writing from a different point of view - that of Flame, our library fish. The students were also asked to consider using personification in their writing. I read excerpts from two books to inspire the students and model both point of view and personification.

Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian is a fun story that starts on Day 1 with a goldfish alone in a very empty goldfish bowl and all he has to do is swim around. As the days go on, more living and non-living things are introduced into his home (decorations, plants, other fish and a snail) and he shares his feelings about the overcrowding and the resulting changes.

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin (also available are Diary of a Fly and Spider) is a part of a fun series of books with comical illustrations. The book is written in diary form with entries for specific dates, detailing the the worm's daily adventures.
A special thank you to Simon from division 3 for taking care of Flame over spring break and this summer!
~Ms Novakowski

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