Tree of Life project.  Have students draw a ring for each year of their life and then write and illustrate events from that year inside each ring. Awesome.

Tree of Life project. Have students draw a ring for each year of their life and then write and illustrate events from that year inside each ring. Beginning of the year project!

April is #PoetryMonth! Stop in the @SouthEastJHIC library to create your own poem!

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Poetry creation station: clever way to celebrate National Poetry Month (April) in the teen room!

Revising vs. Editing - I like the idea of having a visual showing that revising and editing overlap.

This would be a great poster for grade classrooms! It can help students continually understand the difference between editing and revising and what similarities they have as well! Great resource for the classroom walls!

Fabulous in Fifth!: Paint Chip Poetry

Poetry Unit: Paint chip poetry for color poems in poetry unit- could use this idea for MN Star of the North nominee book My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood as a response

Writing Ideas for Kids: "Found" poems using old magazines

Found Poetry

Found Poetry and Word Sort. This will be perfect for using the old, worn magazines in the library, keeping student helpers busy cutting out words for this center creating a big banner for the hall, with colorful student "writing!

Synonyms

Writing Workshop Series: Post #1 Writers' Notebooks

Trash Can Thesaurus.throw away over used words and replace with others. There are some other good writers workshop ideas in this post.

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