Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Good Night Gorilla Part 2

Back in October, we wrote about the Good Night Gorilla projects all the students were working on. If you missed that post, I will give you a brief update. Students used the children's book Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann to practice descriptive writing. It's a great, little story about a mischievous gorilla who has a knack for "borrowing" the zookeeper's keys. There is very little text in the story, so students wrote their own "delicious" (our class word for wonderfully descriptive writing) versions; then they put their words to the images of the book using Photo Story. Here are a couple of exceptional examples of student work.

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Gavin had some technical difficulties, but his writing is delicioso! 

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Sophia and Rajveer also demonstrate outstanding writing AND narration in this video.

You can see each student's creations by visiting their Google page:
https://sites.google.com/site/sunnylandroom12/system/app/pages/subPages?path=/2012-13

Please comment! 
Tell us what you think of our writing.
What was your favorite part of this project?
What did you learn from participating?

8 comments:


  1. Dear Rajveer and Sophia,
    You guys are good readers. You were reading with good fluency. I hope you guys read more and more throughout your lives.
    Sincerely, Dyna

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    1. Dear Dyna,
      Thanks. I bet you were reading with good fluency on your Good Night Gorilla too.
      Sincerely,
      Sophia

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  2. Dear Class,
    I can’t believe we did these in November! It seems like we did them in December but I guess not.
    I know I had a lot of fun making them and I hope you did to.
    From, Gavin

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  3. Gavin, that was really good. It was really descriptive. I really liked the color descriptions.
    -Julia

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    1. Dear Julia,
      Thank you for the complement on my writing. I thought yours was really good to and I hope you think so to. I have been thinking about the good night gorilla project and thought it might be cool to do a second one. Don,t you think so?
      From, Gavin

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  4. Dear Class,
    You did a awesome job! Im really inpressed with yours Gavin. Even though you had some technical difficulties it was delicioso like Mr Pahl said and your writting was so descriptive and really jucy. Hope maybe you can do another one.
    Sincerely,
    Karoline

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  5. Dear Gavin,
    Wow that was some juicy delicious writing, so descriptive. I really liked it even with the technical difficulties.
    From, Claire

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  6. Dear Class,
    I had a lot of fun doing this project while improving my writing. I hope we can do more of this.
    From,
    Sophia

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