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Friday, August 17, 2012

Literature-Inspired Creativity

I love to see a child hear a story, and then take some inspiration from it and go crazy with their own creativity! That has been happening at Literacy Launchpad all month! Hooray!

Literature-Inspired Creativity has been our theme this August. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well my students were engaged in this unit. They loved every bit of it, and showed amazing creativity. I was especially impressed with my youngest students; they usually don't say a whole lot, but I saw their participation increase this month. Everybody had original ideas and tons of enthusiasm. It made me really sad to see this unit end.

Each week we read a unique story, and then took that special element and let it be our inspiration for a fun project. Our first week it was creating a picture by incorporating "Lots of Dots!" Week two we read Traction Man Is Here and then designed capes for our own action hero identity. We wrapped things up with Call Me Gorgeous and collaged together our own creatures, with our own special names for them!

Check out the photos from our month of creativity below. I'll try to answer any questions in the comments if you have them!

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