Sketch Notes and Read-a-louds
Third graders are participating in the Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Awards. We have been reading one choice aloud in library. Students have been taking sketch notes to expand their thinking and predicting skills.
Sketch notes are a form of "visual note taking." You can youtube it and see plenty of tutorials. We have been learning that if you can write letters, YOU CAN DRAW! It's all just curved and straight lines.
Check out some of the sketch notes from Mr. Gifford's class.
"His white teacher tells her all-black class, You'll all wind up porters and waiters. What did she know? Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking for work. When he bought a camera, his life changed forever. He taught himself how to take pictures and before long, people noticed. His success as a fashion photographer landed him a job working for the government. In Washington DC, Gordon went looking for a subject, but what he found was segregation. He and others were treated differently because of the color of their skin. Gordon wanted to take a stand against the racism he observed. With his camera in hand, he found a way. Told through lyrical verse and atmospheric art, this is the story of how, with a single photograph, a self-taught artist got America to take notice." - Good Reads
Our kinders took time to take photos on the iPads to make our display in honor of Gordon Parks:
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Children's Choice Awards
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