I'm feeling better today, so on to the teaching stuff... I've been making anchor charts with my students to help them brainstorm for writing activities. Here are two of my favorites from our recent writing projects.
After reading several scarecrow books, we did a scarecrow writing project. The book we read on this particular day was The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown.
It's a little hard to see the words the students wrote in the boxes, because I made them use a pencil. But, as the class thought of words to describe a scarecrow the words were added into the boxes. When we finished brainstorming, they completed their own writing project about scarecrows.
We also made an anchor chart when we read Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley to work on developing mental images. I read the book without showing the students the pictures. The students drew their own big green monster based on their mental images. The students shared their own monsters as a group. Then, I reread the story and we made the anchor chart together. The students drew the picture and added the words on the chart. Finally, they returned to their desks to label their own monsters.
|I glue lines in the boxes sometimes. I know...big freak. Doesn't it look nice though?|
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