Monster Global Project With Mrs Yollis’ Class!

We have just completed a fun global project with Mrs Yollis’ third grade class in Los Angeles, California.

Mrs Yollis and her class have a blog, just like we do!

Mrs Yollis blog

This is how the project worked:

1. Students in 4B were matched up with a partner in Mrs Yollis’ class.

2. All students drew a picture of a monster.

3. Next, the students wrote a detailed description of their own monster.

4. The two classes shared their writing via Google Drive (but didn’t swap their pictures).

5. The students had to draw their partner’s monster using the details in the written description.

6. We compared the original drawing to the drawing our partner made of the monster!

The results:

The results of the project were so interesting! Here is the writing that the 4B students prepared along with their picture and the picture that their partner in Mrs Yollis’ class prepared.

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We learnt:

  • Writing needs to be very clear and detailed for someone to generate the same mental image that you started with.
  • Writing is an excellent way to help people create a mental image when it is done well.
  • When you leave details out of your writing, people can’t read your mind to imagine what you were thinking.
  • Good readers create mental images when they’re reading.
  • Working together with other classes is fun!

Be sure to check out the post on Mrs Yollis’ blog to see the results of our students drawing the directions from her students!

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What did you enjoy about this project?

After reading our descriptions, did our monsters look the way you imagined?

What did you notice about the drawings from your American buddies?

Have you got any tips for writing good descriptions?

Monster Global Project

We have just completed a fun global project with Mrs Yollis’s third grade class in Los Angeles, California.

This is how the project worked:

    1. Students in 4A and 4B were matched up with a partner in Mrs Yollis’s class.
    2. All students drew a picture of a monster.
    3. Next, the students wrote a detailed description of their own monster.
    4. The two classes switched their writing (but didn’t swap their pictures).
    5. The students had to draw their partner’s monster using the details in the written description.
    6. We compared the original drawing to the drawing our partner made of the monster!

The results:

The results of the project were so interesting! Here is the writing that 4A and 4B students prepared along with their picture and the picture that their partner in Mrs Yollis’s class prepared.

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We learnt:

  • Writing needs to be very clear and detailed for someone to generate the same mental image that you started with.
  • Writing is an excellent way to help people create a mental image when it is done well.
  • When you leave details out of your writing, people can’t read your mind to imagine what you were thinking.
  • Good readers create mental images when they’re reading.
  • Working together with other classes is fun!

Be sure to check out the post on Mrs Yollis’ blog to see the results of our students drawing the directions from her students!

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What did you enjoy about this project?

After reading our descriptions, did our monsters look the way you imagined?

Have you got any tips for writing good descriptions?