For this project we read There's A Wocket in My Pocket! Students were asked to become illustrators and create their own character for the story. First, I showed how to draw the shape of the body. Next, we added all the details. Long legs, short legs, furry feet, big feet, dresses, a shield, curly hair, spikey hair, mustaches, jewelry, glasses and so on. I showed tons of examples of characters that I had drawn myself.
When illustrations where complete students became the author. I asked the student where their character lived. If they said "a cave" for example I would write the word cave and erase the first letter. The student would fill in any letter (except c) to create a rhyming word (which would be the name of their character.)
Can you tell which two students were sitting next to each other?