Mrs. Ahlbrecht's Second Grade Class
Robert Frost Elementary School
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Chocolatina

 


Our class read the book Chocolatina together. No one in our class had ever heard that story before. We used Kidspiration to develop a sequence of events map.

 When we read the story again, we went back and added more details to our map. Chocolatina's favorite food was definitely chocolate. That sparked a lively discussion on our own favorite foods. We decided to use the format in Chocolatina and write our own page of likes and a dislike.

I love ribs more than anything in the world. I love them more than the Fourth of July, roller-skating, and definitely more than lasagna.

I love Reeses more than anything in the world. I love it more than my birthday, baseball, and definitely more than spinach.

I love peas more than anything in the world. I love them more than Christmas, softball, and definitely more than fish.

I love apples more than anything in the world. I love them more than Christmas, basketball, and definitely more than broccoli or hot peppers.

I love hamburgers more than anything in the world. I love it more than September, football, and definitely more than avocados.

I love candy more than anything in the world. I love it more than skating, playing sports, and definitely more than broccoli.

 

 For a poetry connection, we used Chocolatina as our main word for an acrostic poem. Here are samples:

 

Chocolatina loves chocolate.
Her teacher loves chocolate more than anything.
Over night, she turned into chocolate.
Chocolate is bad for you, but I do not care.
Oh, how I love chocolate!
Like my mom loves ice cream.
At my grandma's house, I get to eat chocolate.
Tina turned into chocolate.
I liked the book Chocolatina.
Now, can I get chocolate?
A Hershey's kiss is good!   


Chocolatina loves chocolate.
Her favorite candy is chocolate.
One day Chocolatina turned into chocolate.
Cocoa is a kind of chocolate.
Offering chocolate is a nice thing to do.
Like Chocolatina, I love chocolate, too.
At lunch, Chocolatina always gets chocolate milk.
Tina turned back into a regular human.
Instead of playing, Chocolatina had to watch her friends play basketball.
No ones hates chocolate.
At the end, Mrs. Ferdman turned into chocolate.

Here are some graphics the students created with Microsoft Office.

The following are the district standards addressed in our project:

Explains major literary elements in text
Understands a story by locating major structures in text
Explains the difference between fiction and informational text
Writes short stories, paragraphs, and poems to express ideas
Expresses ideas in complete and clear sentences
Uses technology for a learning tool
 Uses graphic organizers to clarify information
Makes predictions about what is more or less likely to happen

 


  Susan Silverman and Marci McGowan 2005