I read Stranger in the Woods by Carl
R. Sams and Jean Stoick to my 19 first graders. Afterwards we
discussed how the different forest animals responded to the
stranger in different ways. We noticed how the author made some
animal characters talk about the stranger with their own unique
voices. Next we talked about the forest habitat and made a chart
list of animals that live there.
The goal of our project was to create an "eBook"
in repsonse to Stranger in the Woods. Each child chose a snowy
forest scene from three templates I had set up in Kid Pix and
first created a snowman. Then each student stamped an animal
onto the scene and created a speech bubble with something the
animal might say. I encouraged the children to try and think of
the special characteristics of their chosen forest animal as
they decided what to put in the speech bubble.
After all had finished their individual
"eBook" pages I put them together into a slide show.
Here is a movie of our show!
the Kid Pix files that are in our show.