I Want a Pet! is a patterned story with the central theme of trying to convince your Dad that you need a pet … “Everyone in our class has a pet … except me!” The child then itemizes every friend and their pets. There are three versions of this resource. This is the SymbolStix Version (n2y). For a better understanding of the animations involved in this resource please check out the .mov preview available with the Regular Version of this resource.
This resource is designed to address the use of the possessive ’s inflection and use of the ponouns he/she ( “Meeka has a really kool pet. He/She has a green and yellow parakeet” (Is Meeka a girl or a boy? … A girl? Okay ... Then what pronoun should we use to stand in for Meeka … he or she?). If you are using and interactive whiteboard, the pen tool can be used to circle the correct pronoun.
When each page opens a new friend is introduced with a sound effect of their pet inviting students to guess the kool pet. A series of animations follow:
Click 1: Drumrolls the appearance of text revealing the mystery pet
Click 2: Introduces a graphic of the mystery pet + it’s sound effect.
Click 3: Provides a ‘choice board’ allowing the student to ‘sample the voice output of three printed words then decide what is the correct word to denote possession.
Click 4: the correct choice is announced; the animal moves in closer proximity to the friend to receive a kiss.
Followup: The corresponding symbols appear AFTER all the page animations are completed.
This resource can be displayed on the 'big screen' (interactive whiteboard, large screen TV using Apple TV) or the 'small screen' (computer monitor, iPad/Android tablet using the free Microsoft PowerPoint app). Please visit the Animated Step-by-Steps blog for further information on the creative use of these educational resources. http://animatedstepbysteps.blogspot.com