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Read and Write with Author, Mo Willems

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. Tap the add button. 4. Use the Seesaw drawing tools or pen and paper to create your adventure book. Include thought bubbles or dialogue to show what your characters are thinking and feeling. 5. Take a video of you reading your story. Read aloud with lots of expression. 6: 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.

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