Why is This Banned!!

Eliana's Banned Book Poster


In Library we learned about banned books, and Mrs. Hallett showed us an example of a banned book poster.  We then picked a book to do our poster on, and I picked Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes.  After we picked an app to make our poster on and I picked Google Drawing.  I researched why it was banned, and I figured out that it is banned because of offensive language and being sexually explicit.  Next, I had to complete a graphic organizer on what I needed in my poster.  I needed the title and author of the book, a picture of the book, a catchy title, why it is banned, a description of the book, if it won any awards, and of course a citation(s) of the website that you used to get your information.  After that I added all the information and the picture into my poster, it was done, easy as pie.  If I could do anything differently next time, I would probably make the poster cooler.



My First Book Trailer!!

I made this trailer on Inkheart because it is one of my favorite books. It is about a young girl who finds out that her father has a hidden talent. They embark on a remarkable journey, and to find out more read the book. I told you this because I REALLY want you to read this book, because it is AWESOME!!!! Cornelia Funke is such a great author.

In Library, we learned about book trailers. We learned that you have to have a hook, cliffhanger, story problem, at least three events, the book title, the author(s) name, your name, your school name, the date, the character(s) name, and then you can add any other stuff to make your trailer creative.  I decided to do my book trailer on Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.  We used the app “Frames” to create our book trailers.

I liked this activity and would definitely do it again, although I would probably do it differently.  If I was teaching this activity, I would teach every step to it first.  For example, one day I would show them how to animate, and then they would animate everything they need for that day.  If they finish doing that, they can add new stuff to their reflections.  I would want them to start their reflections at the beginning and make an introduction.  Then, as they learn each new step to making their book trailers, they will add a new paragraph for the steps and talk about them.

My Six Word Memoir About: Dance!

I have been dancing all my life, and I love it!   I hope to be a professional dancer when I grow up. A memoir is an event in your life that has had a big impact on you.   That is why my memoir is on  dance, which has been a big impact on my life.


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Creative Commons Images

This is an image of water.   So cool right?



This next one is from the V.F.D organization in Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events!



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If/But Report for Nevada and Florida

imageI am going to tell you the steps of how I made the If/But Report.   Step Number One, I went to kids infobits database, kids.usa.gov, 50states.com, and factmonster.com to find research about Nevada and Florida.   I sorted the facts from interesting, to dull and boring and put the interesting ones in a graphic organizer to help me figure out how to write it in my Pixie.   I went to Pixie to type the information into a text box.   My teacher instructed us to only use cartoon pictures, so that is what I did.   As you can see, I did a picture of Navada and put a rain cloud to represent only 7 inches of rain, the number 24 to represent 24 national parks, and I did a snowflake because Navada means snow capped in Spanish.   I also did a picture of a marsh to represent the Everglades, I did a whale to represent a whale in the Atlantic Ocean, and I did a flowers to represent the Orange Blossom.   I thought this project was really fun, and I would love to do this project again.


Really, Really, Really Cute Piglet


“Pig.” (Blackbirch Press Photo Bank) The Blackbirch Kid’s Almanac of Geography.Blackbirch Press, 2000.   Reproduced in Kids InfoBits.  Detroit:  Gale, 2014.   http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/KidsInfoBits

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I think that this is a very cute piggy!  When I look at it, it reminds me of ” Wilbur ” the pig in “Charlottes Web “.