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One Rice Thousand Gold: A Remixed Story by Rachel

May 3rd, 2010 by Dad · 5 Comments

This is a story Rachel (age 6) typed tonight all by herself on our family netbook. We printed it on our home printer, and then she read it aloud. I recorded her oral reading using the iPadio application on my iPhone, which created this embeddable audio version. Rachel based her story on the Starfall.com Chinese fable, “One Rice Thousand Gold.”

one rise tawsin gold by rachel

one day a little gill wuz waking past the woter fool

tin sheye sol a pot of gold

sheye ran to it but a old womin said one rise tawsin gold

so sheye gave hr a rise and sheye gave hr tawsins of gold

look look look wut i fawn

yes mom yes i did rimier wut i said

non of that yes mom

so i chradide the gold for food yum yum sheye said

wun sheye was waking dawn the shtrete a min said i will give
you food if you gave me some gold

ok so i gave him some gold

i stopt for a momit and said tis is not rite i spinet my manee oh no

i made a bad chose oh wut am i going to do?

i no i will do one rise tawsin gold so i wint war i sol hr and sheye wuz gon

sheye dide

oh no i said hr stuff is still heir i can gist git it so i did it

Tags: books · littlesister · technology

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cheryl Oakes // May 3, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Rachel, This is a wonderful story. I like Starfall too. I think starfall helps students to be great readers, writers and thinkers. You are a great thinker, reader and writer.

    Cheryl Oakes, Maine, USA

  • 2 kipp // May 3, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Awesome! The great news is your blog will be a running record for you. Watch how you improve!

  • 3 Quickly publish student writing with Wordpress and iPadio (no-edit podcasts) « Moving at the Speed of Creativity // May 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm

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  • 4 Gail Braddock // May 5, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I am a tech teacher from Tennessee.
    I think you are amazing. The students at my school love Starfall, too. You made great connections with the story on the computer and your writing. I think you ARE a writer now! Keep up the good work!

  • 5 Steve Ransom // May 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I love the expression that you used when you recorded your story. Get your dad to show you how you can add really cool sound effects with a program called GarageBand. My kids love to create stories with music and sounds with it.

    Well done!

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