Showing posts with label TaleTrail. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TaleTrail. Show all posts

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Tale Trail (The Complete Audio Book).

 Our recent collaborative writing project with five other classes from around the world, The Tale Trail, is now an audio book!

The classes -  B4; Mr Salsich's Grade 3s, USA; 
Mrs Yollis' Grade 3s, USA; Mrs Watson's Grade 2/3s, Canada; Mr Avery's Grade 6s, USA; 
and 4KM and 4KJ, Australia; were  all responsible for writing one installment each, publishing it on their blog and adding links to each part of the story.

In the last few weeks students from each class have recorded
their part of the story, using SlideRocket, giving us all the parts of the tale in one place!
We hope you will enjoy listening to the story.
(Press the play button on the slideshow below, and use the arrows to view each slide.)

Thank you to Mr Avery for the wonderful idea.

We look forward to joining our buddies for projects later in the year.

What suggestions do you have for future projects?

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Tale Trail - Part 3

Our collaborative writing project with five other classes, the Tale Trail, continues right here! 
Several weeks ago, the classes voted on a topic for the story and the idea with the most votes was “An underground tunnel is found under the school. It takes you to…”  
Mr. Salsich's class started the story.  
Mrs Yollis' class continued with Part 2.
We will now add our part to the story,  and then Mr Avery's class will continue it.

Suddenly Tiffany heard Max call her name. She quickly turned and saw a packet of cotton candy flying through the air towards her. Tiffany reached out and grabbed it. "Mmm, cotton candy IS delicious. I'll have it later," she thought to herself, but she still said to Max, "Maximilian, hurry up!"
The cotton candy came flying through the air.

Max knew Tiffany was very upset and angry so he scurried after her.

When Max caught up he grabbed Tiffany by the hand and exclaimed, "Let's take a break and decide what to do."
Tiffany agreed so the two children sat down and started to talk. "I don't know how Ben Franklin and the carnival got there but I don't want to go back to it," announced Tiffany.
"Okay, we won't," agreed Max, "but let's not go back to school yet."

Tiffany leaned against the wall. CRAAAACK! SMAAAASH!
A part of the wall moved like a secret door! Tiffany was alarmed but Max was excited. He rushed through the opening. Tiffany stood watching and feeling scared.
A secret door opened in the wall.

Suddenly the door started to close. Tiffany quickly thought, "I'm nervous to go in there but I don't want to be separated from Max."
She charged through the gap and the door slammed shut.
The children pushed and heaved at the door, but it was no use.

Max and Tiffany stared around them.
"What place are we in?" they wondered.
"How did that happen?" exclaimed Tiffany.
"I don't know, but let's find out," replied Max, as they were looking down at some steep, stony steps.

They were in a cave. It was spacious and rocky. There were fire torches on the walls!
The cave was big and rocky, with fire torches on the walls.

"Do you think someone else has been here?" asked Tiffany.
"I think so," answered Max. "Shall we explore?" begged Max.
"Absolutely!" answered Tiffany, "but first let's eat this cotton candy." .....
A map of the journey so far.

What do you think will happen next?

You can read Part 4 on Mr Avery's class blog here.
You can read Part 5 on Mrs Watson's class blog here.
You can read Part 6 -The Conclusion on 4KM&4KJ's blog here.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

'The Tale Trail' begins!

We are collaborating on a story with five other classes.
The first part of the story is written!
Head on over to Mr Salsich's class blog to read it.

We can't wait for Part 2 which will be written by Mrs Yollis' class.

What do you think will happen next?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Tale Trail

In the coming weeks, we’ll be taking part in a collaborative project called The Tale Trail.
Classes will be joining together to write and illustrate a story through their blogs.
It will start with one class writing the first part of the story and posting it to their blog.
Then, the next class will read the beginning of the story and add on to it through their blog.
We’ll continue until we get to the last class.
They’ll put the finishing touches on it and wrap the whole story up!

Each class will have 3 school days to work on their portion of the story.
At the bottom of each post, there will be links to the parts of the story that have already been done as well as the next part of the story once it’s finished.
In order to read the whole thing, you’ll be taken on a journey through the blogs of all six classes.
Down below you’ll be able to find the dates around when each class should be posting their portion of the story. You can also see a map showing the locations of all the classes.
Of course one of the most important story elements are plot, characters, and setting. 
The plot is what takes place in a story. 
The characters are who is in the story. 
The setting is when the story takes place. 
As of right now, all of that is missing from ours! 

We need your help in voting for what our story will be about. 
Use the poll below to vote for your favorite story topic. 
Voting will close on Saturday, May 5th. 
Then, check Mr. Salsich’s class blog next week to find out what topic was chosen as they kick off the first part of the project!

What did you vote for and why?
What's your favourite part about writing a story?