Reading Leads to Writing


Today in class English Class second graders heard the awesome story of The Snail and the Whale, written by Julia Donaldson and beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler, read by Ms. Sylvia. Pupils listened very attentively to the story and absorbed many new vocabulary words as they did. The children were especially aware of the many rhyming words in the story.

The follow-up to this lesson will be for the second graders to write actual postcards telling about what had been seen. These postcards will really be sent to classmates the conventional way, by putting a stamp on each postcard and taking it to a postbox, a.k.a.”snail mail”  in today’s world.

2 comments on “Reading Leads to Writing

  1. Joanne Morrison says:

    What a great idea for the students to actually write a message on a postcard and to mail it. With all the texting and emails that are sent they should try another method of communicating what they have read, seen or heard….thank you.

  2. […] to one of their classmates as if they were the snail in the story. This post is a follow-up to the first post and shows both the postcards that the pupils wrote, and then the postcards being carefully put in […]

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