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Read and Write with Author, Mo Willems

Grades: 2nd Grade, 1st Grade, Kindergarten
Subjects: Special Education, Home Learning, Art

Student Instructions

You are going to create your own Elephant and Piggy adventure. 1. Watch and read along with the video of the Elephant and Piggy book, "We are in a book!" by Mo Willems. 2. Think. What kind of adventure would you like Elephant and Piggy to have next? What will the title of your book be? 3. add Tap the add button. To draw using Seesaw tools, go to page 1. 1 drawing Use the Seesaw drawing tools to create your adventure book. 2. Click on the frame to read your story out loud. 3: check Tap the green check to save to your journal. OR To draw using paper and materials around you, go to page 2. 1.Use materials around you (pencils, markers, crayons etc) and paper to create your adventure book. 2. video Record a video of yourself reading your story with expression. 3: check Tap the green check to save to your journal. Optional: Create two characters of your own and write a story using thought bubbles to tell what is happening and what your characters are thinking and feeling. Family Why: Children need many opportunities to practice drawing and writing skills. Author Mo Willems purposefully creates simple drawings so children can use them as inspiration in their own drawings and storytelling adventures. Encourage your children to draw pictures with dialogue. It is an excellent way to practice writing and have fun together.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Encourage your students to take time to be silly this week and find fun and humor with their family. Author Mo Willems purposefully creates simple drawings so children can use them as inspiration in their own drawings and storytelling adventures. Encourage your students to draw pictures of characters and add thought bubble dialogue. It is an excellent way to practice writing and have fun together. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.9 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3

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