Monday, February 7, 2011

Les contes de la forêt vierge

The 4th graders have been studying tales and just discovered the wonderful book written by Horacio Quiroga, Les Contes de la Forêt Vierge. We read the first tales together and then, each student was assigned a tale to read and present to the class. They each chose the tale they wanted to explore.
Their task was to read the story, write a shorter version of it and illustrate it through a 3-dimensional artwork. They used felt, fabric, sticks, and feathers to represent the hero/heroes of their tale. They each presented their work to the class and they then had the choice to read one story they were curious to discover after having seen the presentation.
They did a great job. The presentations are in the classroom so feel free to come take a look!