Ms. Nurse's First Grade Class
Fifteenth Avenue School
Newark, New Jersey

The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats was used as a read aloud in my class. We then discussed the text and analyzed the text. The students were then asked to select a section of the text with which they could identify. They then wrote and drew their own stories and illustrations, based on the text-to-self experience. Most students could identify with playing in the snow.

During our scheduled computer lab period, the Technology Coordinator assisted us in using Kidspiration, Microsof Word ClipArt and Paint to recreate each child's work on the computer.

� Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Frosty Readers 2005