Through her reading response journals, Dianne has been teaching students to building connections (developed into analogies) between the characters in the books and personal connections of their own.
Dianne built on this process when she asked students to write about the earthquake in Haiti from three different perspectives. We are delighted to have the opportunity to share - anonymously -one student's writing. These are rough drafts.
P.S. I chose the photos.
1. Orphan's point of view
Title: Orphans in Haiti:
Mommy, where are you? I'm hungry. Where's my Dada? As I sit in my withered box, I cry. Where are my parents. I sit alone crying sad not to have my mommy and my belly hurts. I wait for it to rain. I have a old can for water. I have only the bugs that crawl by on the street to eat. My belly aches I be very careful not to eat the rong bugs.
2. Newscaster's point of view
3. Rescue worker's point of view
Bravo! Thank you for sharing.
The voice is powerful!