Thursday, November 5, 2009

They continue to stress me out and make me smile.

My students are doing text reformulation right now...a fancy term for summarizing a text in a new way. They're making picture books for the novel Freak the Mighty. Spoiler alert! The last scene of the book, Freak, one of the main characters goes to the hospital after having a seizure. He eventually ends up dying in the hospital because "his heart got too big for his body." Anyway, two of my students, let's call them Luke and Tucker, are sitting side by side working on the pictures.

Luke looks over at Tucker's drawing.

Luke states, "It looks like Freak is on a sled."
Tucker responds, "Dude, it's a deathbed."

The next ten minutes are spent discussing what a deathbed should look like. Ahhh, 12-year-olds.

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