Zoom Out!

Let’s play the “Zoom Out” game! It’s fun, easy, and collaborative! Just take a look at the picture below. What do you think is happening around this fella? How did he get there? What challenges might he face? I just need one commenter to get the story going, and the rest of us will continue to add ONE comment until his story is told. Just follow these simple guidelines to contribute to our mysterious story:

  1. First commenter starts the story in the comments below by writing one sentence (include subject in photo).
  2. The next commenter copies the sentence, pastes it in their comment, and adds onto the story by writing the next thing they would see if the picture was “Zoomed Out.”
  3. This process continues until the story ends.
  4. I will update blog and let everyone know when it has ended.
  5. Be creative and have fun!

Aldabran Tortoise by Darren Lewis via PublicDomainPictures

Here is an example of a “Soda Can Zoom” by abbeymathgirl9

 

The Day My Crayons Quit

My class and I read, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt.  While reading the book, we discussed such topics as point of view, author’s voice, and evidence that supports a claim.  We decided that we should write our own letters from objects in our lives that have been misused or mistreated. Here’s an example:

photo (3)Dear Mrs. Vazquez,

Hello? I mean…is anyone there? Seriously! I’ve been sitting on the shelf next to your “Mrs. Vazquez’ Hot Read” sign for weeks now.  Some “HOT” read.  You haven’t picked me up in forEVER! I thought we had something.  I thought we had a connection. We were spending lots of time together…day after day, page after page. Where’d you go?  Did leave me for another? I’m not going to wait around until you’re ready! There are other hands to be filled.  I was anxiously waiting to fell you what happened to Paul, but you never came back.  I’m sorry if I was boring you with Eric’s story, but if you come back I promise to show you some conflict. Please give me a second chance.  I will make it up to you.

Your dusty book,

Tangerine

P.S. Erick has seeeecrets…

Check out some students examples:

The Day the Tennis Ball Left by Lucas

The Day My Pen Quit by Nelly

The Day the Bars Quit by Estella