WRITER #1 :Tell the story about what led up to this scene and why it is important that this man recovers quickly. WRITER #2 : Add to the the first writer's story. WRITER #3 : Share your thoughts or the life lesson. WRITER #1 : Read the story. Edit and revise it for clarity. Give it a title. Lesson link http://pinterest.com/elaseminars (Photo source link provided below)
Great cartoon video made almost entirely of idioms! Fun to do right before having students pick an idiom to write with a drawing of the literal meaning, its figurative definition, and a sentence using the idiom.
Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it--a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too. Second grade