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Animal Stories - Shark Help

School: Odyssey School of Denver

City/State: Denver, CO

Grade(s): K

Format(s): Book

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Science and Technology, Visual Arts

Project Overview

Kindergarten students at the Odyssey School of Denver worked on creating compelling story books featuring a favorite animal as the main character. To write engaging stories students brainstormed animals they loved, researched a chosen favorite including that animal's habitat, and created a setting map. Students completed multiple drafts with critique and revision, clarifying their ideas and improving their conventions. Students included all drafts in the final illustrated, annotated, high-quality product. 

(To fully appreciate the work that they did and the process they used to create their final product please download one or all of the samples which are shown in their completed forms.)

How This Project Can Be Useful

  • Shows an example of an interdisciplinary writing/art/science project
  • Builds on the individual interest of each child
  • Beautiful model of multiple drafts and scaffolding towards high-quality product
  • Interesting student coding/annotation on final product

Relevant Resources

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can tell a story to my reader using pictures and words.
  • With support from adults, I can revise my writing by adding details.
  • I can participate in shared writing projects.
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