I wanted to share the book, The Wolf, The Duck & the Mouse by Mac Barnett (illustrated by Jon Klassen) with students. It’s a quirky, interesting book that can spur discussion. It has some different points of view for them to consider. I read it to the fourth grade classes and then asked them to reflect on it.
We used Padlet as I wanted to expose the students to the choices available for expression. I encouraged them to explore the voice and video recording options and many did!
IB PYP Learner Profile and Reflection
I asked the students to consider the attributes of the IB PYP Learner Profile and if they woud have made the same decision as the duck and mouse to remain inside the wolf.
Students wrote their answers out on index cards before accessing Padlet. Having the students write in advance really helps the process when they start using Padlet.
Padlet-Tool for Reflection
Part of the motivation for using Padlet with students in the library is to expose teachers so they can feel comfortable using it in the classroom. Padlet is also very easy to use for both the creator as well as the students.