Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Eyebrow Story - iTouch app

Sean is very proud of his big fluffy eyebrows, but on a very windy day, his precious eyebrows blow off his head.  After searching, Sean finds that a mother bird is using his eyebrows to feather her nest.  He recovers the eyebrows, but finds that he has to put them in the laundry.  This causes his eyebrows to shrink which leads to a series of events that reveal Sean's ingenuity and uniqueness.

Peter H. Reynolds' telefable, The Eyebrow Story ($.99 for iTouch or click link for free computer use), is a nontraditional story of making lemonade out of lemons.  Sean is a quirky protagonist who is not easily deterred.  There are several lessons that could be taught using this story.  You could ask students to create a sequence of the events in Sean's story or ask them to develop a lesson for this fable.

 The Eyebrow Story works great on the iTouch and would also work well on the SmartBoard.

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