My kiddos took a large piece of white construction paper and made 8 flaps. They then created illustrations on the flaps of the cover, beginning, middle, and end of the story. Under each flap they added words describing their illustrations. We partnered up and shared our work.
We spent today hunting for personification and onomatopoeia in Giggle Giggle Quack. My students just loved saying those big words and I was totally amazed how quickly they picked up on the concepts. I sent them off on a Personification Hunt in our classroom library. They were amazed at how many fiction stories contained personification. They also found lots of examples of onomatopoeia.
Click the image below to download a free copy of my Personification Sheet.
Always remember: Reading is the inhale and Writing is the exhale. If you introduce your writing strategies with quality literature and give your students time to comprehend before they write you will witness amazing things!
Check out my Click Clack Moo: Teaching Voice through Reading and Writing packet on Teachers Pay Teachers. Be sure to download the preview to see what this unit is all about!