It tells the story of Paul and how he grew to the size of a 10 year old in just one short month! The tale also tells how Paul heard the sound of a baby animal crying in a snowdrift, so he dug in the snow and discovered an ox that had turned blue from the cold! Paul named him Babe and they became best friends.
And during one particularly hot summer, the ears of corn got so hot that the corn began to POP, right off the plant. The popcorn began falling all over and the lumberjacks were fooled into thinking that it was a blizzard. They put on their coats, scarves, and mittens and played in the snow - I mean popcorn!
To begin our writing activity, we completed a circle map describing some of the things we could do in a popcorn blizzard.
We then had a Think-Pair-Share. The students thought about, and then talked about what they would like to do in a popcorn blizzard. We used the sentence frame "I would..."
Then the students drew their pictures, wrote their sentences, and glued some popcorn on the paper for a real POPCORN BLIZZARD!
"I would make a popcorn star!"
"I would make a snow angel!"
"I would make a snowman!"
"I would slide down a snow hill!"
"I would eat popcorn."
It's Tell Me a Tale Tuesday!!!