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Family Memories and Connecting to Text

By Shannon Descamps, originally posted on her 1st Grade Classroom Blog

We were very lucky to be able to use the Write About This app on our classroom iPads this year. There are so many ways I can think to utilize this app, but the most recent project was connecting to text.

A few weeks ago, our souvenir bit book was Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco. I love this story and I find the students are always able to make connections to it as well. We got into many great discussions about grandparents and some of the special memories we have with them. I had the students use the app to share a memory. Here are some of the final results.







What books have you had students write about to connect with text? 

Shannon Descamps is a mom, wife & 1st grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary in Fraser, Michigan. Connect with her on Twitter at @ShannonDescamps

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