Monday, 15 October 2012
Talking About "The Land of Stories"
On Monday, we continued our Read-Aloud of "The Land of Stories" by Chris Colfer.
We started off with a great discussion about characters, setting and plot.
We talked about how characters are the people and animals in a story. The setting is the time and place where the story occurs. The plot is the action of the story and you can organize your thoughts about the plot in a timeline.
Then, each student had a few minutes to think about what they thought were important details about the story so far, and fill out two sticky notes with information. Everyone shared their ideas and we got into a surprising level of depth. The students in Room 209 are great listeners and thinkers!