FC: Mrs. Lovely's Wonder Writers | Exploring words, thoughts, and ideas in new ways | 2011
1: Discovering ourselves as writers through exploration, support & collaboration | We explored different ways to use words and tell stories. Drawing on technology, we applied new ways of thinking and problem solving! The children themselves discovered all of the ideas about writing as they experienced the activities! | Ethan | Maya | Jake | Jessica | Patrick | Leslie | Eric
2: Sometimes, writers need to think of various ways to express their ideas. Today we explored how to work with limited word choices, how to link text and images, ways to create tone and mood, and how to search for words, both alphabetically and by parts of speech. | PicLits
3: We thought about grammar and punctuation, too! | By Maya | By Eric
4: Connecting images with ideas is not always literal! | By Patrick | By Maya
5: By Ethan | By Jessica | By Patrick | Our pieces were very descriptive!
6: Through the site Picture a Story, we created simple stories by selecting genre, setting, characters, and props supplied through a simple click-and-drag program that allowed us to use beautiful art and still focus on our words and ideas. | The same characters in different settings can create a completely different story | Thinking about a story as you create your scene is like making a bubble map--it lets you "plan" your story before you write it...and it helps you ensure your story makes sense. | Stories need: Genre (category) Setting (place) Characters (people) Props or Actions | Stories are told through: Descriptions Nouns Verbs Adjectives/adverbs Grammar Punctuation
7: A Mystery Story by Maya It was a normal day and sodenly somebody sole all of the praying woman's belongings. Instantly a spy with a beatiful dress and a black coat appered. The spy helped the robbed woman find the susspect but first they went to a library and there they found a trail of books an that led them to a restraunt. one table had finger prints, they decifered the finger prints. The robber was going into the stolen mantion (he stole the mantion) . The praying woman got her things back, the robber went to jail and never again did the robber steel again! | Creating Stories...
8: A Romance Story by Leslie Love is so butiful and powerful when people shar love.The jentlmen is being so plit to the butiful girl.The jentlmen said will you care to danes with me and the lovely girl said it will be my delit.And they dansed under the stars.They lived happly ever after the end. | Creating Stories...
9: A Mystery Story by Patrick One day at the art studeo... A solger went to help someone.Hoo could it be?Just then,a lady walked in.Her name was Nancy.Her smile was so boutiful a man fell in love!Then they saw the solger helping a damsel. | Creating Stories...
10: Punctuation & intonation can change the meaning of a sentence by a lot! | Toon Doo By Maya
11: Thinking maps and Storyboards organize our thoughts! | Let's Play Cards!
12: Thinking maps and Storyboards organize our thoughts! | Let's Play Grandpa!
13: The Great Pumpkin Adventure | Let's Play, Grandpa! | Drawing by Leslie | Drawing by Patrick
14: The Great Pumpkin Adventure | Let's Play Grandpa! | Stick Figure pictures by Patrick
15: We Rake, We Pile...WE JUMP!!! | The Wonder Writers!