create personal fingerprints filled with words and images that describe who they are... tie in text, and the element of line, emphasis on certain words... Turn into a song writing experience about self for group
Make a story map of Goldilocks & the 3 Bears – draw a path down the middle of a large piece of paper. Write ‘Once upon a time’ at one end & ‘The End’ at the other. Then retell the story with the children & add basic drawings along the sides of the path (e.g. 3 bears/a girl/3 bowls etc) - take turns walking down the path & retelling the story (“,)
This is a sheet that contains persuasive sentence starters. Cut the sentence starters our and give to children to use while writing their persuasive sentence, or paragraph, depending on the grade level. You could use these to show how persuasive writing differs from other types of writing, and the clues that we look for in writing to tell the type of text it is.
Bury St Edmunds Abbey ruins, Suffolk, England, UK. In 1214, the Archbishop of Canterbury and 25 barons swore at the high altar that they would make King John sign the charter that would become Magna Carta. He signed it (under protest) at Runnymede the following year. The top and bottom photos show the high altar where the barons made their vow; the middle engravings mark the spot and list the 25 barons. The town’s motto is “Shrine of a King; Cradle of the Law”.
Wonder Wall - a place for children to catch their wonders... They can jot down their questions (or have you scribe them if they’re not yet writing), post them on the wall, & then when you have a better opportunity you can come back & find the answers. Using children’s own questions to explore a subject is a great way to encourage motivated learning (",)