I signed up for the lab today.
Having typed up and embellished three stories that kids wrote yesterday to use the words “should” and “dreamt,” I gave them this assignment:
1. Read all the stories with your partner — read them in English, not Russian.
2. Draw a mural (sound like Laurie? I stole it) together that includes all the parts of just one story.
3. Each partner takes turns re-reading the story in Russian, while the partner points to the detail that each phrase or even word covers. Feel free to add to the drawing if you realize that you’ve forgotten something.
4. Then scan and e-mail me the murals.
It’s a pretty simple lesson plan. But my goals were: get lots of input, use the lab, have some fun on a Friday, and get those artists appreciated.
We’ll use the pictures next week for a speaking assessment.