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Cartoon Dialogues
Writing dialogue can be the trickiest part of creative writing. Ms. Russell introduces her third-grade students to this writing skill by using cartoons with blank thought bubbles.
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Complete Stories
Ms. Pearson breaks down the parts of a story using strips of colored paper glued on a white copy sheet. Adopt Ms. Pearson’s cut and paste method to write color-coded holiday stories and decorate your classroom from top to bottom (or beginning to end)!
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Create an Auto-Booklet
Fight Spring Fever and re-engage your students with a bookmaking project centered on their favorite subject: themselves! Kate shares ways you can harness their energy productively and refine their language arts skills at the same time.
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Creative Research Papers
Mr. Beachey revamped the standard research paper assignment, adding a new twist that combines rigorous research methods with creative writing and imaginative thinking. Students are more engaged with their papers, and he’s more engaged with reading them.
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Dinosaurs in Language Arts
Spring into the world of dinosaurs! Ms. Loomis weaves together her social studies and language arts curriculum with unique activities based on a book about dinosaurs.
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Drawing Monsters and Writing Details
Try this fun activity for the Halloween season that combines drawing and creative writing to teach young students how to write dialogue.
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Feature Stories
Mr. Whary’s unit on feature writing includes interviewing activities: a short, warm up activity in which student practice interviewing before moving on to longer, more substantive interviews.
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Getting in the Spirit of Thanksgiving
Ms. Blanton uses a variety of activities (creative writing, historical research, a classroom cookbook) to help her students get into the spirit of the holiday.
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Holiday Writing
Ms. Murphy has a great bookmaking activity for the week leading up to winter break. Based on the popular Chicken Soup book series, the project includes writing essays, poems and word puzzles. The finished product makes a great gift for a family member.
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Impromptu Plays
Ms. Herring plans an “out-of-desk” activity that’s fun for students and easy for substitute educators to deliver. Find out how she prepares for unexpected absences with a great bag of tricks any teacher would love to use.
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