Presentation on theme: "We’re Going on a Bear Hunt"— Presentation transcript:
1We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Hope Subak-Kaspar ZŠ Angel Storybridge 2012
2Our Project: To create our own version of the Bear Hunt story. Learning objectives:To be able to repeat the story rhythmicallyTo be able to describe the settings in the story using 2 adjectivesTo create own sceneTo describe own scene using 2 adjectivesOther objectives:To have fun reading and repeating an English textTo create something new, original and fun using English
4Pre-Project Work – becoming familiar with the original text (2 classes) We read the story, and watched a videoWe acted out the storyWe discussed the scenes and described each scene using at least 2 adjectivesProcedure for the Project – illustration, description, text (2 classes)Each child selected their own settingWe drew pictures for the setting – these were the illustrations for our bookWe discussed the settings as a group, chose 2 adjectives to describe it and a sound that would represent going through itEach child created the text for his/her page – consisting of the repeating sections from the original story, and the child’s own textWe Read the StoryThe children knew the text and were happy to repeat it over and over againThey looked forward to their own pictures and the pictures their friends had made
6Step 2: As a group we discussed the settings and came up with 2 adjectives to describe each one
7Step 3: We put together the text and pictures to make our book Each child had to put together different sections of text to create the text that went with his or her picture.This child had chosen a dam near his country house.
8A zoo – a wild, fun zooAt the end, we put a sound that the children chose for that setting. For the zoo, they chose roar, roar.
9A caveSome of the children used the same places as in the original story, but added their own elements, e.g. children from the class.
10To finish up: We read the story together. They loved it!
11ChallengesThe text is quite long and if the children do not understand the repeating sections, there is the danger of boredom.Solution. The video by Michael Rosen uses motions to illustrate “over”, “under” and dramatic expressions to liven the text up and convey the meaning nonverbally. After watching the video, we used these motions and expressions ourselves.
12What I would do differently In the original story, the bear hunters turn back after encountering the bear, and retreat to the safety of their home. In our class story I did not copy this mirror structure (i.e. retracing our steps and finally ending up at home). I think this was a mistake: when we read the story we were all expecting the moment when the bear would be found (many of the children had drawn bears in their own pictures) and would chase the children home. Next time I would do the work in pairs, with one child doing the picture and text for the trip to the bear and the other child doing them for the trip back home.