Story bags. Fill bags with random items, have the students use them to come up with a story. How fun and using lots of imagination

Teaching main idea and supporting details with a paper bag.

Week 3 Great for guided writing and working on comprehension skills. Provides students with a visual of each element in a story.

Inference bags. Very cool idea!

Story Sticks. Yellow = character, Red = conflict, Green = setting, Blue = “Special” Choose one of each and then make up a story based on what you’ve got.

Mrs. T's First Grade Class love this simple activity; die cut letters and a folded piece of paper

Paper Bag main character project - put research questions on the outside, put items to represent character on the inside

Must.Do.This! Kids chew gum and blow bubbles. Then they write about it using First, Next, Then, Last. LOVE IT! FUN!

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black paper bags w/a white chalkboard pen! how cute!

monthly writing from second story window

story map

I like the "I'll know I've got it when" section...have students eventually fill this out on their own.

Whole class journals..each student can write in them on a certain topic and the class can read them at different time. Great 'I'm finished early' activity & Great for the writing center! Also for daily 5!

FREE Online Story Starters~ Students select a category and then pull the lever to select random story elements. Each can be changed. Each step offers choices and encourages creative thinking! Lots of fun!

Visualizing: students have to draw what they hear as the story is read (do not show the pictures until everyone completes their drawings).

Have a student sit on chair in front of white board and have others write a positive phrase about them, then take a picture. Don't let them see it...till they get the photo! Such a great end of the year activity. Could require them to use positive slope, undefined slope, etc. for their words/phrases to make it educational :)

main Idea These are ziploc bags filled with pictures that all have a common theme, or "main idea". Students list the items in their bag, then figure out what all of these items have in common and how they can be used. Finally, they have to come up with a main idea sentence for their bag. Once they have determined the main idea, they use a main idea foldable, and they write ...

When a kid is doing what he/she is supposed to be doing and I catch him/her, that student then gets to sign his/her name in a box. At the end of the day, I roll a dice for the letter and the number. The student gets a reward....Behavior Management

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Here's a terrific idea for handing back papers. Students check their "mail" each day or once a week to find their graded work.