For the past few days, I’ve had the chance to work with a reading group in Mrs. Allen’s Class. This group of students had read the book, Punished by David Lubar. I had never read this book, but the kids LOVED it and were so excited to tell me about it. The main character of the story is “punished” when talking back to the reference guy in the library and has to find different types of figurative language to lift the magical punishment. The book covers types of figurative language (oxymorons, palindromes, anagrams, and puns). Mrs. Allen wanted her students to practice creating (or finding) these types of words.
After brainstorming with the group of students, we decided that they would make a virtual poster (using iPads) containing an example of each word. Students used the iPads to research and take (or find) pictures of the different word types. As they went along, they kept a list of the examples they found so they would be ready to create their poster.
They did such a great job. I had a blast watching their excitement over the project. Way to go Mrs. Allen’s Class!