- Now One Foot, Now the Other by Tomie dePaola
Set Up and PrepareThis lesson will take 1 hour to read the story and to write interview questions. Allow a week or two for the students to interview family members. They may need to phone or email Grandparents or family members to ask the questions. It will take 1 hour for the students to import their photos into iPhoto and 1 hour for the students to type their stories and insert their photos.
Discuss ways that families help each other.
Throughout the story stop and talk about the emotions the students are feeling while hearing or reading the story.
The students write interview questions to ask their family members. Here are some suggestions for interview questions:
What do you like to do with your family?
Who helped you learn to walk?
What do you do when someone in your family gets sick?
What routines happen with your family?
What traditions does your family have?
What are some family stories that you hear over and over again?
The students then take digital photos of who they interview, scan a photo, or use KidPix to draw the person to use in their story. The students can us iPhoto to create a book of Family Memories. They can add the text and photos to their book. An example of an iPhoto book can be found at: Preserving Memories: Creating iPhoto Books - http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.php?itemID=471
Supporting All Learners
A parent volunteer or older student could help with importing the photos and typing the stories of the younger students.
Use an iPod with a recorder to record the interviews.
Share the stories with other classes.
Print the books and bind.
Preserving Memories: Creating iPhoto Books - http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.php?itemID=471
iPhoto support - http://www.apple.com/support/iphoto/
iPhoto Tutorial - http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/iphoto/ip5-3.html
Book Binding - http://www.lintorpublishing.com