Discussion started heating up today as students began making connections between images and the story in The Arrival by Shaun Tan. Last week, students had found where all the origami was in the book, to see if they notice a pattern with this symbol. Rappers thought that they represented hope, love and a connection to his daughter. A few students connected origami to letter writing, and spent about thirty minutes working to connect different parts of the story, still working on reading a graphic novel with no text.
Next week, we will continue with The Arrival, origami, and letter writing!