As part of our Mo Willems author study with the 1st grade, we discussed Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog, Don't Let the Pigeon Stay up Late and The Pigeon Wants a Puppy, focusing on the persuasive arguments made by the pigeon to get what he wants. The students chose one of these stories to write their own persuasive reasons, using some evidence from the text, to persuade the reader "why the pigeon should not have a puppy", "why the pigeon should or should not share his hotdog", "why the pigeon should not drive the bus" or "why the pigeon should or should not stay up late." Next they created a persuasive story using the My Story or Chatterpix apps on the iPad. Here are Mrs. Copersmet's class persuasive reasons:
My Reading List!
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.