Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Story Quilt & a FREEBIE!

Hey guys! Well, next week we have a 3 day week with our students! They are out on Thursday and Friday, but we have workdays! :) I'm excited though because my grade level has a field trip on Wednesday, so really we are only planning for TWO days next week! While planning reading this week, I realized I need another major grade for my students this quarter! I consulted with the inclusion teacher who is in my classroom at that time. She is awesome! She found a "story quilt" in one of her reading resource books. Well, an idea hit us! We decided that next week, our students are going to create a main idea "story quilt" piece! I'm so excited about this! Here is the version that I created for my students complete next week! 



Basically, each student will choose a book they have read recently and design a story quilt piece! They will write the title, author, main idea, and 4 supporting details. Then, they will decorate their quilt piece to represent their book! After they complete their quilt piece, I am going to mount them on colored paper, laminate them, and create a STORY QUILT in our hallway to mimic a real quilt that would be sewn together! I am so excited about this! I can't wait to post pictures next week when my kids finish and I put together our quilt! 

All you have to do to download the story quilt above for FREE is click on the picture above! I hope someone else can use this idea too! If you do decide to do this in your class, please send me a picture of your finished quilt to polkadotsnpencils@yahoo.com! I would love to see this document being used! Hope everyone has a FABULOUS FRIDAY! :) 

3 comments:

  1. Love this! I've been trying to find some creative way for my kids to respond to a book they're reading, and this is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  2. I'm so glad you like it! Please post pics when your quilt is complete! I can't wait to blog about it when we finish it!!! :) Thanks Jenny!

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    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

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