Week 3 – BFG

Shelly Sanchez Terrell aka Ms. Sanchez

Shelly Rosco hearts


I am a teacher who has taught learners 2 to 80 years-old in over 20 countries. However, my greatest joy is in being the mama of Rosco the pug. You can find us on social media #RoscothePug and @ShellTerrell.


1. Students take on the role of one of the characters and tell what happened before or after the story. The students recreate their stories using http://LittleBirdTales.com


2. Students draw one of the characters and have the character retell the events of the story from that character’s point-of-view using Blabberize.com or a free app like Tellagami.com, YakIt for Kids (iOS), Toontastic, and Chatterpix for Kids (iOS).


Lipogram by 3FS Vegemites

As Ms Farrer-Stevens had been away ill for a number of days we were running short on time, so we changed the letter E. So far we have only changed one sentence.

We changed :

Billy cut  several bats out of construction paper.


Billy cut many bats out of construction card.

Billy cut lots of bats out of plastic.

Billy cut two bats out of card.


Lipogram By Mrs Boyd’s Bunch

We changed words with the letter ‘A’. So:
Billy grabbed Papa’s sleeve. He stared up at him. “Don’t worry Dad,” he said. I’ll never forget you.”
“I’m not worried,’ said Papa, “Not one little bit.”
And they went into the house, side by side, to spread the good news.


Billy held Pop’s sleeve. He looked up to him. “Don’t worry Pop,” he replied. I’ll never forget you.
“I’m not worried,” replied Pop, “Not one little bit.”
So they went into the house, side by side, to tell the good news.

“Texting” in Character!

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This week, we paired up with some students in New York to “text” back and forth in the role of some of the characters. We had a Mystery Skype with them earlier.  Now our students are matched up with assigned characters, in groups of three.  Each one has to imagine actually being the character and “texting” (on a Padlet) about what is going on in the story.  We plan to continue this throughout the rest of the book.