1st Graders tell Magic Finger stories

1st grade classes participated in a week-long Li’l Stories Lab, where they collaborated, created, captured, and shared stories. They had a lot of fun retelling Roald Dahl’s Magic Finger and using the central themes from the book to produce their own original stories. Here are students’ predictions from June of 2018:

Stories from 101 (Mrs. Garcia and Mrs. Roachford)

Yarlvis and Alvard

Crisbel and Stanley

Hazen and Cecil

Leondro and Cowso

Zoe, Nathalia and Emmanuel

Jellynn and Fransisco

Eduardo and Jaden

Aubrey and Madison

Stories from 102 (Mrs. Archevald and Mrs. Fitz)

Madison and Makayla

Emily and Alana

Elias and Eduardo

Ivelisse and Adriana

Nevoen and Luis

Joel and Mariam

Sebastian and Jaycob

Stories from 103 (Mrs. DelRosario)

Lawrence and Nawal

Glenyeni and Jhasly

Joeimy and Angel

Giovanna and Jovani

Honesty and Darlyn

Sean and Marion

Alex and Stephanie

Javayn and Jnacill

Li’l Stories Lab: Magic Finger

Subject: Literacy, Writing
Target Skills: Imaginary story development, Text Innovation
NYS Standards: ELA W.1.3: Students will write narratives including at least 2 sequenced events and details regarding what happened, using signal words to signify event order, and provide closure; ELA RL.1.2: Students can retell stories and demonstrate understanding of central message or lesson; ELA RL.RL.1.7: Students can use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, settings, or events.
Goals: Students will understand the central themes in the book Magic Finger by Roald Dahl and be able to generate original stories that model after the same structure.
Outcome: Visual storyboards, story videos, written narrative