Indy's Adventure in the Woods - Library Version
Little Egg Harbor School District Frog Pond Elementary - Class of 2013-14
by First and Second Grade Students of Massa and Truitt
About the Book
Indy's walk in the woods inspired Mrs. Truitt's and Mrs. Massa's students to create a story based on Indy's experiences. The students looked at the pictures of Indy to write a fictional story in the Barebones sentence genre. Barebones sentences are the written language portion of the Project Read Program.
The students organized the pictures and discussed a storyline. Each page of the book was brainstormed by all of the students. The sentences were lengthened using the "where" predicate expanders. This resulted in new sentences noting where the action took place. Additionally, the concepts of before, during and after were incorporated as part of the story.
Throughout this process, the students exhibited creativity and the ability to expand their vocabulary and sentence structure. Their relationship with Indy as a school dog facilitated their imagination within this story. Written expression no longer proved to be a chore.