Now many may know this as a diorama if it is 3D-ish, but since we were pressed for time-we chose to do a 1D-ish flatorama. LOL
Here is the low down for creating one:
I know this is pretty basic, but ya know-
some folks may have forgotten about this sorta activity-
I know I totally did.
**The child will need to read or have a book read to them.
**They will then ponder what moment in the book really captured their attention.
**They will then draw, find/print, or collect toys/figurines/animals [with these they would be creating a 3D version] that could represent the characters in the story.
**Once those goodies are gathered, they will need to paint, draw or (as in our case) use paper to cover the background on the poster board or foam board. FYI: we used a variety of scrapbook and construction paper to create the background, the images we found via the internet.
**After that is set, adding in the details (of their choosing) will finish off the main project.
The second part is where they will need to print up a quick (this is not to be a book in of itself!) ditty on what is happening and why they chose it.
We added a book cover picture at the beginning of his description, to help pull this together. The two go side by side or with the story description below the picture. And there you go-a nice way to shake up and stir away the boredom while engaging the student. Plus, with the 1D version, less space is taken up with the project.
My boy's story board:
Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard
This moment (bear vs mule) was actually a turning point in the story so I was impressed that he chose it. We worked as a team here and there. Since he is my only student, I wanted him to have the collaboration experience as a part of this project.
To add in some artist interest and to make the grass scrapbook paper not look so darn huge-we chose to go the Eric Carle-esc way [OK so he used paint and such but same type of look] and tear and paste to create a collage look. I am pretty pleased with the results. He had fun and now we have this moment from Big Red plastered on our classroom wall.