Fourth Grade Journey

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Picture Wednesday #25 (This Thing is Heavy!)…

This Thing is Heavy!!!

*Throughout the year I try to use images that are somewhat of an optical illusion.  

*When I saw this on Twitter via Fascinating Pictures, I thought it would be fun to use with my 4th graders.

*I'm not sure where the picture was taken, but it could be on the island of St. Martin.  We were there on vacation once and there is a beach where you can watch the planes just like in the image.  

*Each Wednesday we write in our writer's notebooks about a particular image.

*They can record their thoughts, reactions, connections, likes/dislikes, reminders, noticings, or anything else they would like.  

*Some of the writers choose to write a fiction story based on the picture.

*We write between five and ten minutes and then do a quick share at the end.  

*The photos always lead to lots of conversation and the sharing of ideas.  I try to get them to write first and then we can share what we wrote and what we were thinking.

*The writers are really enjoying writing and talking about these photographs.

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