I did this last year and posted about it on my old blog. Click here to see that post!
Back story: when I was a kid, I would occupy myself by making up a story and creating my own "tv show". I would pull the long strip of paper through my own "tv". It kept me entertained and out of trouble.
Last year, for some reason, I got to thinking about it and decided to use it as another way for my students to retell a familiar story. It was such a hit I just had to do it again this year.
We read Jan Brett's The Mitten. We have been discussing retelling using the beginning, middle and end, so after reading we made a chart (sorry...didn't get a picture! :( )of the events. I gave each student 3 boxes. We drew a scene from the 3 parts in the boxes.
Then...it was the series premiere of "The Mitten"!
YOU'RE INVITED TO OUR PROGRAM!
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