March 12, 2012

Roller Coaster FUN!

I'm finishing up my mini-lessons on precise words.  I read Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee.  Not only does this book have GREAT sensory words but it also has some fun text print.  Some words are stretched right out, while others are in all caps.  The kids loved pointing them out as I read!

After reading, we created this poster.

Then, we talked about how they would feel if THEY went on a roller coaster!  I especially LOVED that someone said he'd feel alive.  Not me!  I'd be absolutely TERRIFIED!  As you can see "scared" was right at the top of the list.

The kids then began with, "If I went on a roller coaster I would feel..."  I asked them to use some good describing words and to explain why they felt that way.

If you have a Mac then you must know about PHOTO BOOTH.  If not, you MUST check it out.  It has some FANTASTIC backgrounds.  Of course one is of a roller coaster.  I took each of the kid's pics and added it to his/her writing piece.

The kids couldn't get enough of this and were telling other students I had taken them on a field trip to ride a roller coaster.  I'll admit, I was laughing too!

Here's a copy of the Roller Coaster Ride paper if you can use it!!