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Friday, October 16, 2015

ReedALOUD: Toys Meet Snow: Part the Second

Today the first graders and I read Toys Meet Snow.  You can read here how much I love this book and how my second graders connected with it. I wanted to do something different with the first graders, so after reading the book, the students took on a few different tasks:

Where should the Toys go next? Listen to these first graders' ideas:

The zoo, a lab, and an airplane sound interesting! I wonder if Emily Jenkins and Paul O. Zelinsky are up for it?

What is snow like? First graders answer the question like StingRay and Plastic:

What questions and comments do you have for Paul Zelinsky? Have a listen:

Paul will be visiting our school next week. Here are a sample of the questions form the first and second graders:

Do you like many styles of art?

Which was the hardest book to create?

Which book would you like to be a character in?

Which book is your favorite illustration style?

Which book was the most fun to make?

Are you working on a book right now?

Would you like to be an author?

How do you choose your illustration style for each book?

Where do you get your ideas?

How do you make such good details?

Will Moose return again?

What did you use to create Z is for Moose, it looks like marker.

What is your favorite art style?

Was it hard to make the pictures?

How do you make your art seem so alive?

Do you make your art on a computer or paper?

What tools do you use to make your art?

How do you make the pictures without messing it up?

How do you choose what to draw from the story?

How does it feel to draw all different styles?

How do you make books?

How long does it take to make a book?

Where do you do your work?

Where do you get ideas for styles and for what to illustrate in the story?

Do you usually work alone?

Do you work closely with the author?

Why did you choose the colors behind the animals when they are introduced?

Stay tuned for the answers to these questions and more!

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