Fun with personification in my fourth grade classroom today! I read the children's book, The Little Red Pen, which is filled with examples of personification, and then the students wrote their own sentences bringing an object to life. They loved it!
Five-finger retell! This is a simple way for students to remember how to write summaries. The teacher can hang these hands up in the classroom or students can simply use their own hands if they can't see the ones hung up. This lesson can be done by having students go through the five finger retell on a story they have previously read.