We finished it today!
I cannot recommend the book “Flutter” highly enough for a read aloud for 4th or 5th graders! I am not exaggerating when I say that all 22 students ranked it a 10 out of 10–seriously, when does THAT ever happen?
We did SO much thinking about this book . . . there is SO much to it!
. . . foreshadowing
. . . symbolism
. . . flashback
. . . deep characters
. . . conflict
|We traced . . .|
|We added the veins . . .|
|We cut out heads and added googly eyes . . .|
|We used paint with cotton swabs to add the details . . .|
|. . . and then hung them up with their summaries!|
|Aren’t they gorgeous? The students were so excited! It was a great way to end the novel.|
Several of you have asked me more details about our “Fluttermobile”! Here are the questions we have hanging from our ceiling:
- What symbols do we discover in this book?
- What conflicts or struggles happen in this text?
- What would be on Maple’s “Top Ten” list?
- What is MY opinion about this text?
- What do we learn about the characters as the text unfolds?
- What message(s) do you think the author wants us to take away?
- What lessons are learned in this story?
- Why is the book called “Flutter”?
- What theme does this book represent?
- Do we see any evidence of foreshadowing in this text?
We still haven’t finished discussing all of them with respect to the end of the text…tomorrow we will vote on and decide which 10 items that we have been brainstorming along the way will make it to Maple’s “Top Ten” list. We also need to talk about lessons learned and “theme”.