Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Thirsty Crow

*Jael was given a reading assignment to write from the Crow's point of view, in a popular children's folk tale about a crow who was thirsty and dropped rocks into a pitcher to get the water to rise so she could drink. Here is her perspective on the crow.

A Thirsty Crow

by Jael Abdelaziz

I am so thirsty! I have had no water to drink for a long time. If I do not find some water soon, I shall die.

There is a pitcher, perhaps I can get some water. I will now fly to the pitcher sitting on the windowsill. From here it looks very full. Good-bye, perfect birdy friends.

I am now at the windowsill and I am thirstier than ever. The water is low. I can’t reach the water!

I will try to break it open with great force. My beak is very strong. Bang, bang, bang. O no, the woman inside is coming with a broom. Swish, swish, shoo. Flap, flap, flap. Whoo, that was close.

Now, I will try to tip it over. I hope this is easier. Ugh, ugh, ugh! I must tip it over. O dear, hear comes the boy with his strong toy airplane. Flap, flap, flap! Clang! The window broke.

I have one more chance. I have gathered many rocks. Drop 1, drop 2, drop 3.….so many rocks….drop 4, drop 5, drop 6. I must stop counting.

The water us up! Gulp, gulp, gulp. Refreshing! Bye-bye, woman and boy, bye-bye.

                                                                                                             ~December 2011


Persuaded said...

Jael, that is a wonderful story! I especially love how you gave the crow so much personality. Great job Missie:)

And great teaching job mama♥

Lady Dorothy said...

Good job, Jaely! You are a great writer!