A few nice names for animals images I found:
Animal Farm: Napolean Trading Card
Image by lynnemb
Created with fd's Flickr Toys. Pig image at www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/548830461/ from Pigs on Parade.
Summary: In this activity students studying Animal Farm create a trading card using images from Flickr and Trading Card Maker from bighugelab.com . In the description area of the card students will write a little rap about the character they have chosen
This lesson can be easily adapted for different grade levels and applied to many novels.
Understandings: Students are able to express key personality traits in a creative writing exercise and choose a representative photo.
Essential Questions: How do images reflect character traits?
How can we briefly express a key character attribute?
Performance Task: Students will describe the essential traits of a character from Animal Farm in a short 'rap'
Student will choose a photo to represent a character in line with that character's personality.
DO NOW: Write 2 phrases that describe a main character from Animal Farm.
1. Working in pairs, students choose a main character from Animal Farm to write a short rap about.
2. Students go to bighugelabs.com and select Trading Card activity.
3. In another browser window, students go to Flicker and locate a picture that exemplifies a main character from Animal Farm from the "Fiberglass Public Art on Parade." (no account is required)
3. Students copy and paste the URL of the picture into the "Choose a photo: URL" section of Trading Card Maker.
4. Students complete the Title with the Name of the Novel (Animal Farm) and the sub-title with the name of the character.
5. In the Description box, students write a short rap (6-8 lines) that fits into the available space about that character.
6. Students save the card to their class account if available (or send to their flicker account) and print it when finished
7. In their class blog, students write a paragraph describing how and why the chose that photo to represent the character.
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Image by bochalla
Most of our time in/on Kauai was spent in Kilaua, in a place called the "Cottage in the Forest." (Here's a link to its VRBO listing -- www.vrbo.com/99776)
There were *tons* of animals on this property, including a goat, a horse, at least three dogs, a number of unseen cats, geese, chickens/roosters and three peacocks (two females and one male).
The peacocks were my absolute favorites. I was a bit obsessed with them, to tell you the truth. They were so cute and curious and friendly. Every morning they would come down from one of the trees near our cottage (that's where they slept) and wander around the field in front of our deck.
Mr. P (my name for the male) loved to jump onto the railing of the deck and look into the cottage. His lady friends often did the same. They also routinely came around to the cottage's front and side doors and peered inside. Ha!
Anyway, along with sitting on the railing of the deck, Mr. P *loved* to fan his feathers. Unfortunately, no one but me and David ever seemed to pay attention to it.
Maybe the female peacocks were gay? Or maybe Mr. P was gay and they knew it? Or maybe they'd had enough of Mr. P and "had a headache" while we were there? :)
Kiddies' elephants on their way to their new home in Franklin Park zoo. Bought by the children for ,000.
Image by Boston Public Library
File name: 08_06_000604
Title: Kiddies' elephants on their way to their new home in Franklin Park zoo. Bought by the children for ,000.
Creator/Contributor: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967 (photographer)
Date created: 1914-06-06
Physical description: 1 negative : glass, black & white ; 4 x 5 in.
Genre: Glass negatives
Subjects: Franklin Park Zoo (Boston, Mass.); Parades & processions; Elephants
Notes: Title and date from information provided by Leslie Jones or the Boston Public Library on the negative or negative sleeve.
Collection: Leslie Jones Collection
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Copyright © Leslie Jones.
Preferred citation: Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.