Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jonathan Narrates The Black Knight

Jonathan has been in a creative mood lately. He comes in in the morning, sits at the table, and begins writing and illustrating a story. Same thing after school. He's done three of them, the latest being the longest.

Sue taped him reading his finished boot, The Black Knight. Apparently there is to be a sequel.

There are three videos below. The first is of him reading the book with him on camera. This is followed by a second reading in which you can see the book as he turns the pages and not JJ himself. The third clip is the same as the second except that in the second version, I edited out Sue's clarifying questions. The third version in unedited.

Let the record show that Jonathan is author, illustrator and narrator of The Black Knight. He is seven years old and just completing first grade. He is my grandson.

No, I don't expect strangers to follow through and watch all of all clips, but you might like to so a bit of hit and hiss here and there. Or not.


Marie Smith said...

Fabulous! He has the same creative streak as Heather it appears. Isn't genetics wonderful? For a boy of his age to express such interest in writing and illustrating is wonderful too.! It is great you have the time and interest to encourage him. He will remember it forever.

His ending was brilliant! I can't wait to hear more!

TexWisGirl said...

he's so cute. love the accents i hear, too. :)

Vicki Lane said...

I LOVE that the Black Knight has tanks AND dragons! What a talented (and adorable) little boy.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is excellent practice for them! I have had much fun videotaping my students! My grandies and I made a video last year.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is excellent having them read aloud.

Ruth said...

Wow! He is very advanced in writing and reading for his age.