Summer SAVY 2018: Session 2, Day 2 – Story Gardening (Rising 3rd and 4th)
Today we zoomed in to look at language and discussed how word choice can impact a story. Students went on an alliteration hunt as we read My Blue is Happy aloud. After discussing similes, they created their own, expressing their ideas about color through text and images. They also made bookmarks out of paint sample strips, labelling the colors with original color names. We explored external and internal features of characters and how characters can change over time. Then students created character sketches and character cards. Later, we looked at onomatopoeia, verbs, and adjectives and how they can be used with description, dialogue, and action. Students came up with sound words to go with all types of actions and situations then incorporated them into their works-in-progress. Some students chose to bring their pocket notebooks or large notebooks home, so please remind them to bring them back tomorrow.
*Ask your child to share one of her/his color similes with you and help you make one.
*Ask your child to describe her/his personality traits using four adjectives.
*See how many “sound words” you and your child can come up with!