for Polar Bear Day
students will write a collaborative story about an
adventure with a polar bear.
- "The Bear" by
Raymond Briggs, if available.
- Paper and pencils or Chart
- Read the book, "The
Bear", by Raymond Briggs. If the book is
not available, have a short brainstorming session on
different fantasy adventures one could have with a
- Have the entire class sit
in a circle (older students may be divided into groups
- Have each student
contribute a sentence or two about an adventure with a
- Record the story on chart
paper as the students dictate their sentences.
Older students may select a "secretary" for
their group to record the sentences. These
smaller groups may also contribute more than a
sentence or two.
- Proceed with the process
of editing and publishing this class (or small group)
book. The students may illustrate the pages they
- Have the students write
factual reports on Polar Bears.
- Have a lesson on the
- Complete a Venn Diagram
comparing a Polar Bear to another kind of bear.