BOOK• Night of the Gargoyle• Eve Bunting• About how gargoyles spend their nights• The kids seemed interested
Q&A: BRENNA• What would you do if you met these monsters• What do you think this monster would look like• What are you going to be for Halloween
Q&A: Kristen • Within my group I had four little girls. They all agreed that they were not very interested in the book. However they did had a lot to say about gargoyles. They all agreed that if they saw one in person they would either talk to it if it was nice or run away if it was mean. Also they said gargoyles are overall not scary.
Q&A: CHRISTINE• 4 girls in the group• All thought the gargoyles looked like cats• One of the girls thought that gargoyles were there to protect the good and harm the bad• Were enthusiastic
Q&A: JIMMY• My group consisted of 4 boys. When I asked them what they had thought about the book they had said they didnt like it. Then I asked them about what they thought a monster was and I got several responses. Their responses consisted of saying a monster was big, muscle bound, had claws, sharp teeth, horns, and was purple. They soon later began to talk about how they thought the planet was a monster, and that the universe was as well. They begun to tell me that the we lived on a monster, that lived on a even bigger monster. It was unusual, but a new way to look at things.
ART• The kids all made different gargoyles• All the gargoyles were different• Except almost all gargoyles had a big nose, sharp teeth, weird eyebrows and horns.
COMPARE TO THE CLASS• Similar stereotypes• Think monsters are protectors
DIAGRAM• Our diagrams were pie charts describing 5 th grade views on the differences between gargoyles and monsters• The diagram also shows how they are similar