Tuesday, December 30, 2014

creative writing

The 3rd graders studied the detective story genre through books read in class. They studied the specific vocabulary as well as the recurrent characters and intrigue. We made two groups after that and each created a detective story using all the information that was gathered earlier on. The result is great, very creative and filled with imagination. You can read these stories and check the great illustrations the students did by our classroom door!

Meanwhile the 4th graders have been reading a great collection of short stories by Bernard Friot. Those shorts are organized through themes. You have stories of childhood. Stories of school. Stories of family.

One story we particularly enjoyed was Histoire au Menu, a hilarious story about the personification of foods during a meal. The students got inspired by that and created their own short story and illustration. They are awfully cute! Come look at them!