Continuing with our Mo Willems author study in LMC, we read many Elephant (Gerald) and Piggie books and then brainstormed a list of personality traits for each character. Students agreed that Mo Willems created Gerald as more cautious, a worrier who liked to be prepared and was very dramatic and a good friend. Piggie was calmer sometimes, but excited about many things also, brave and a good friend too. After understanding how Mo Willems created these characters, pairs of students worked on a short "Elephant and Piggie" story for Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer in which the characters did some activity related to that season, but kept the characteristics that Mo Willems created. Below are the stories from Mrs. Litberg's class and the other class stories are on the 3rd grade Student Project pages.
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.