Isn't it too cute? I love my awesome glasses and purple complexion!
I've started creating a handout for character traits since we've been working on that this week during summer school. Here's what I have so far.... (I'm also trying to find some better clipart but that's part of the "in progress.").
I'm hopefully going to be adding a sheet for predicting/inferencing, summarizing, learning about characters through dialogue, and theme to go with the bundle. A teacher I work with put together a theme handout and the students LOVED watching the videos to model the concept of theme. If you get a chance, grab copies, they are wonderful additions to your classroom library. If you click the pictures you can go check them out on Amazon.com!
Any other reading strategies I'm forgetting to include?
This year my 5th's graders voted that "For the Birds" was by far their favorite "short." They also enjoyed the shorts of "Lifed" and "Presto." I'm hoping to incorporate more Pixar Shorts into summer school this week. I think we are going to do a "shorts" writing project in which they need to a short summary about the video using "Somebody...Wanted...But...So...Then" and then decorate a pair of summer time "shorts" for the main character.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Can't wait to see everyone's Made Its!