Last week we worked with wordless books, orally told the story, and each wrote a sentence.
A teacher I work with saw this idea and decided to try it with the book Chalk. After the kids told the story she had them each take magic chalk and create a picture. Of course she had students asking it they could sit or lay on the floor so it was like they were outside writing on the tar. Fantastic, I tell you!!
I just had to try it out. After we looked through the book each student took a piece of magic chalk and began creating. My room was buzzing with excitement chatting with their friends on if it was "really" magic chalk.
I wish I had taken pictures of their work but I was going around helping them as they wrote. I did put a sentence starter on the board (I made...) just in case students needed one.
Here's my example. Of course I'd want to see a lion...yah, right. Maybe not that close.
I love working with such creative people who adjust and change their lessons to fit the needs of their students.