Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Cybraryman

More snowy days messing with everything! Yet, the puppets are getting painted, the fifth grade sculptures are starting to look like the design sketches, and we have had a lot of good discussions in fourth grade on how to create a cartoon narrative (nice planning sheet at Read/Write/Think). About the writing integration for fourth cartooning: "A strong plot is a basic requirement of any narrative. Students are sometimes confused, however, by the difference between a series of events that happen in a story and the plot elements, or the events that are significant to the story. In this lesson, students select a topic for a personal narrative and then do the prewriting in comic-strip format to reinforce the plot structure. Finally, they write their own original narratives based on the comic strip prewriting activity, keeping the elements of narrative writing in mind" (source: Read/Write/Think). Even better, the cartooning part is all about proportions (yes-math integration, too :). So, why am I titling this post, "The Cybraryman"? Well, I've found him to be a superb resource portal, and was sharing with our Spanish teacher. The online repository he has compiled has, indeed, made order out of discord (to paraphrase Einstein).

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