Well, we did and, for a first time, it turned out awesome. I used the book The Dot for this activity. LOVE that book and so did my kiddos:)
To set it up, we took a piece of paper and folded it in half, opened it and folded top and bottom to the center fold line. So when you are done you have two flaps, one that opens to the top and one to the bottom. On the inside flap at the top they wrote "In the beginning" and on the bottom flap "In the End". I told them I wanted them to pay close attention to the character, Vashti, how she is at the beginning of the story and then.....does she change? If so, how is she at the end of the story?
Then I read it and let them loose to write and then decorate the cover flaps. They turned out so cute and I am so excited to do this activity again, many times. They thought it was wonderful because they got to draw but they couldn't do that until the inside was completed.
This is 4 of them...you can kinda see where the flaps meet up.....
That's the top flap open.
This one was one of my favorites.....
I know, I know, I shouldn't have favorites......they were all awesome but this little girl yanked at my heart strings. I'm sure I have said this before...... if I haven't here it is........my favorite word is BELIEVE.
I am constantly telling the students that they have to believe in themselves. I am constantly telling my students that I believe in them soooooo.........this little girl wrote for her "In the beginning" -
"You see, Vashti thinks that she's no good. BUT, she is an artist, inside." <3 (yes, she drew the little heart)
"She didn't think that she was good because she didn't believe."
I am a true believer that you can be whatever you want to be if you believe in yourself and work towards that. I think it's wearing off on my peeps:)))) (smile, sniff, tear:) )
Hop over to Miss T.'s blog to see how she did this. She used a different book:) Thanks again Miss T for the yummy inspiration!!
I also whipped together another Seussy inspired worksheet for a freebie today:) It's a worksheet to be used with informational text.....either books or ......I've got tons of Zoo Book magazines and Nat Geo mags so I am going to use it with them.
Fun Facts with the Lorax
It's a FREEBIE at my Teachers Notebook store if you want a copy, just click the pic and leave me some love:)