Just A Dream, by Chris Van Allsburgh, is
a story about a boy named Walter who is a litterbug. He thinks
sorting trash is a big waste of time and thinks his friend's
birthday present, a tree, is a silly gift. Then he has a dream
that changes him. He dreams of what the earth will be like in the
future and isn't pleased with what he sees. When he returns to
the present he learns to take care of our beautiful earth.
For this project, each of us thought of
what we dream the world to look like in the future. We
illustrated a picture of what we see using Kid Pix and typed
one sentence to tell about our dreams.
I hope no one cuts down trees.
I hope there will be lots of sun light
so trees can grow.
I hope people drive their cars less
I hope the world looks clean.
New York State Standards
English Language Arts
Standard 1: Students will read, write, listen and speak for information and
Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen and speak for literary
response and expression.
Standard 3: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical
analysis and evaluation.
Standard 4: Students will read, write, listen and speak for social
Standard 4: The student is an effective communicator through a variety of