5A students worked hard this week putting together a Halloween book for their reading buddy. These books were special, because they already had the pictures, but no words. Using our understanding of stories, students had to look at the picture to create a realistic story that went with the pictures. This worked perfectly for our reading buddies, as they are currently studying how plots in fiction stories are organized. 5A also was able to learn about dialogue, and how to vary our dialogue to keep our stories interesting.
When we met with our buddies today, we first read our stories with them, and tried to help them pull out the problem and solution in the story. Then we gave our books to our buddies as a gift.