Service resumes: #6 – NT, #6 – NHMS/NHS, #69 – TA, #69 – NHMS/NHS, #74 – KF , #74 – EMS/EHS, #75 – CW, #75 – CMS/CHS, #76 – OV, #76 – NHMS/NHS, #89 – TA, #89 – CMS/CHS. Service suspended: #1 – MB, #1 – EMS/EHS, #9 – CW, #9 – CMS/CHS, #65 – TA, #65 – CMS/CHS, #72 – KF, #72 – EMS/EHS, #84 – COL, #84 – NHMS/NHS.
Story by School News Network–Central Woodland fifth-grade students learned all about writing graphic novels. In the mind of budding graphic novel-writer Spencer Thomas, frenemies Doug and Dave, aka “Crazy Dave,” meet LeBron James. The basketball great’s championship ring turns up stolen, accusations fly and the police get involved. Ultimately, justice is served. In his graphic novel, Jace McKee tells the story of a boy named Caleb who runs away from home after an argument with his parents. Then, “this random creature runs away with” something valuable to Caleb, Jace explains. Caleb wakes up inside the Jurassic period, with dinosaurs and the whole works. “He’s very stressed about how to get home, and he’s scared,” Jace said. Page-turners both, to be sure. And not only in that the writing is imaginative; these fifth-graders at Central Woodlands 5/6 School told their stories in pictures as well as words.
Teacher Chris Patrick collaborated with instructional coach Kristin Kemppainen to create the six-week graphic novel-writing unit that hits on fifth-grade learning standards such as narrative, opinion, and informational writing. To read more, and see photos of the students’ graphic novels, click here to go to the complete story with School News Network.