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A Day at Plimoth Plantation

Original Paintings and Text by Shelby Pirozzi


The dawn is coming. The sun is beginning to shine. The red-orangey sun is getting the earth warm. The sun is shining on the Wampanoag Indian’s village. The green grass is covered in wet dew.


The sky is changing colors like brown-ish and blue-ish. People are collecting wood for the fires for people to cook their food. It is sunrise.


The sun has woken up from the night. The sun loves waking up in the morning. People are catching fish and cutting wood to make cabins. The water is violet-blue and the sky is changing colors each day.


The sun is setting and the sky is making colors. The wind is blowing. The clouds are moving in different ways. The water is rippling.


The sky is turning to night and the rainbow sky is changing. At the end of the day, the blue-green water gets wavy. The Wampanoag Indians are getting ready to sleep. They can’t wait until tomorrow!


The shooting stars are out. The moon is reflecting on the water. The clear black sky is like a light and the people are getting ready for bed. All the people are going in their log cabins. Shhhhh‌.the sky is sleeping and the birds are sleeping too. Good night.


This is one of the many books which came to life while the students of Mrs. Mattson’s 3rd grade class explored the rich relationship between visual imagery and the written word. This Time of Day book was created as a part of Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through ArtŽ, an art-and-literature-based writing program developed by Beth Olshansky at the University of New Hampshire. The program is designed to support the acquisition of literacy skills in children with diverse learning styles. A research-based literacy program, Picturing Writing has proven

its

effectiveness

in

dramatically

improving

student

writing. After

a

visit

to

Plimoth

Plantation

in

Plymouth,

Massachusetts, our class combined the Time of Day unit with our study of the Wampanoag Indians and Pilgrims to create our own, unique visions of A Day in the Life of Plantation.

December, 2009


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