Art, Writing, and Reading
I love the students’ art! We can use it to review the story so that the kids get to hear the story from start to finish with no interruptions (though I do find that stories with the Invisibles contain much less interruption than my previous stories did, since they are based on the kids’ creations and thus the foundation of them is the kids’ suggestions). We can use it to do a retell. We can use it as a writing tool – using it like a rough draft to remember the story as we write. It decorates the room, puts student ideas and creativity front and center, and is just loads of fun.
In this Spanish class, we review the story of the cookie who fears spoiled milk then move into a writing exercise together as a class.
In this Spanish class, we review the story of Sophia Dos y Medio, a fox.