Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Quacking Dogs and Third Graders

Today I did a read-aloud of Mr. Putney's Quacking Dog with a third grade class. It was a blast! I paused after the setup of each joke. The kids looked at the picture of the animal and tried to figure out what the punchline would be. I had a lot of fun hearing the animal names they came up with. They really enjoyed the goofy wordplay. In each class I visited, we spent over twenty fun filled minutes on the read-aloud, then went on to an activity during which students brainstormed funny animal names, drew pictures of them, and thought of sounds or phrases the their imaginary animal would say. (They drew the sound or phrase in a speech bubble.) Hoping to post some photos of their work here soon!