Students change so much over a given year! What better way to celebrate and bring awareness to this than to create a class time capsule? At the beginning of the year, find a box to place student artifacts in. The box could be something fancy or could be a cardboard box covered with student art.… Continue reading 5 Time Capsule Activities to do with Students at the Beginning of the Year
5 Strategies for Students to Use when Planning their Writing
Pre-writing and planning are the first two steps in the writing process (pre-writing, planning, writing, revising, editing, and publishing) and yet many students struggle with this step. A good plan helps students get their ideas down, helps them break the large writing process into manageable chunks, and keeps them on track. Keep reading for 5 ways to help students plan their writing.
Weekly Round-Up: 5 Incredible Writing Prompt Resources
It's time to do our first weekly round-up! This is a great place to find resources without needing to scour the internet yourself. Today's topic is incredible writing prompt resources. There is a good variety below, including video prompts, writing prompt generators, and picture writing prompts. Keep reading for 5 incredible writing prompt resources!
How to Encourage Students to Edit their Work: Grade 4-8
Editing is the 5th stage of the writing process (prewriting, planning, writing, revising, editing, and publishing). Yet, many students completely ignore this step. Here are 6 strategies on how to encourage students to edit their work.
4 Drama-Based Activities to Generate Writing Ideas: Grades 4-7
From the time that they are young, kids are incredibly creative. Toddlers, preschoolers, and grade-school children play in their imagination all the time. As students get older, their imaginative play decreases, but their imagination remains. Why not use this to generate ideas for your students writing topics! Keep reading for 4 drama-based activities that would work as a brainstorming sessions for your next writing prompt.
15 Fun Creative Writing Prompts to Use in your Classroom: Grade 3-7
Looking for some fresh prompts to use with your intermediate classroom? Here are 15 creative writing prompts to get your students writing!
6 Real-Life Writing Activities for High School Students to Beat the “When Will We Ever Use This” Question.
We all have had a student ask the question "when are we ever going to use this?" While sometimes it's just fun to write for the sake of writing, here are 6 real-life writing activities that will enable students to see directly how the assignment connects to the skills they will need in their future.… Continue reading 6 Real-Life Writing Activities for High School Students to Beat the “When Will We Ever Use This” Question.