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What happens when you try to catch a firefly? Crayola® Twistables make lightening bugs (or any character) glow. Follow one from page to page in an original book.
Students organize in small groups and experience a story about a firefly. Discuss the story and its main character.
Student groups create an original character and make a list of character attributes. In preparation for composing an original story, where their character is the main focus of the story, students talk about what they would like to have the character do in their story. List these contributions on easel paper or a classroom white board.
Students collaborate in the group setting to write a story focused on the character developed. Edit and revise as needed.
The students' stories will be bound into book form. This may be done by folding several sheets of paper in half and stapling at the fold. For scenes set at night, or in places like caves, students may glue black construction paper to their pages using Crayola® Glue Stick.
Students write their story in the books they have created. Illustrate each page using Crayola Colored Pencils.
Once the story has been written in the book and illustrated, use construction paper to create an illustration of the main character. Use Crayola Colored Pencils to color the front and back of the character on the construction paper. Cut out the character.
Students punch a hole in the top left corner of their books. Attach a piece of yarn, approximately six inches long, to the hole. To the other end of the yarn, attach the drawing of the main character using tape. The main character can be used to keep you place in the story or to follow along as you retell or read the story.
Remind students to create a cover and title page for their books. Identify authors, illustrators, copyright date, etc.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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