Cycle 4 focused on Language Arts & Communication. Fourth Grade students studied a classic children’s picture book series – The Berenstain Bears. They analyzed their story structure and came to the conclusion that most of the books in the series follow a very predictable pattern. They realized that the purpose of keeping the structure the same was to allow the reader to focus on the lesson or moral of the story.
Students were then challenged to think of ways to take the lessons and structure of the Berenstain Bears into the 21st century. They brainstormed technology skills and lessons that kids today need to learn. Working in groups, they brought the Berenstain Bears into the 21st century by creating new stories that address the needs of the 21st century student. The audience they hope to reach are students younger than them, those in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. Check out the amazing and creative work of our 4th Grade students! We hope you enjoy the new Berenstain Bear stories!