Fingerprint poetry is a great way to start a poetry unit or the beginning of the year. High school or middle school students can really express their individuality. Could blow up a photocopy of the child's finger print and use the lines as guides.
Classroom environment:: I have two doors in my classroom that are "growing" as we march through the year. I thought I would share their progress with you as this first semester ended. My front door is a year long record of
Understanding and identifying theme is a higher-order skill. This helps students differentiate between topic and theme by having them write a thematic statement in the form of a social media post characters or less) with a relevant topic hashtag.