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Paint Chip Story. Paint samples often have unique and interesting names such as Western Sand, Beach Basket, and Mermaid Tear. These names make the perfect story-starters to inspire creative storytelling. Have kids choose five color samples with intriguing names to write a story from.

Practice Paint Sample Storytelling

For older kids-- Practice Paint Sample Storytelling - Paint samples often have unique and interesting names such as Western Sand, Beach Basket, and Mermaid Tear. These names make the perfect story-starters to inspire creative storytelling.

This blog site link offers eight colorfully different writing ideas to integrate into the classroom that will inspire students to go beyond the simplicity of pencil and paper, or fingertips and keyboards.

8 writing ideas from Pinterest

Vocabulary Pin 2 Synonym flower using paint samples. Could use for digraphs, word families, blends, rhyme, alteration etc. Ideal for a bulletin board or classroom display.

August is just around the corner and we know what that means. BACK TO SCHOOL Hearing these 3 words can bring about different emotions. As a parent, you might feel excited to get back i…

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A word wall using synonyms ! I like this idea. Students who are GT or don't have anything to work on in enrichment can create this synonym word wall bulletin board (and then maybe an antonym board?

Synonym Garden @ North Garner Middle School 7th Grade Hallway

8 writing ideas from Pinterest

A paint-chip synonym garden! The colors on the paint strip are similar, but not exactly the same, just like the synonyms themselves. Think I'll try this next year and add an antonym to the last space, as suggested by the original poster.

Shades of Meaning Suns

Shades of Meaning Suns Craft Project -- Teaching Synonyms or Improving Writing Through Rich Vocabulary

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it. This can be a group activity, where each child does one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.(Pic only/See explanation above)

Cards for characters setting purpose theme plot. Works for any story and any key element.

Our spring bulletin board.  Paint strips are a great way to teach synonyms! My sun is a little ghetto but kids insisted that we must have a sun. Original idea came from http://helloliteracy.blogspot.com/2011/09/packed-week-of-learning.html?m=1

Our spring bulletin board. Paint strips are a great way to teach synonyms! My sun is a little ghetto but kids insisted that we must have a sun. Original idea came from http://helloliteracy.blogspot.com/2011/09/packed-week-of-learning.html?m=1

A fun way to educate your kids about different words, and they'll love the theme!

10 simple ways to make adjectives and adverbs FUN!

For my classroom :) Descriptive word wall! Sometimes you can get a few free french fry containers at McDonalds, just ask!

Paint chip flower!!  Great for decorating in the classroom, job, or at home

Color wheel and Values Paint chip flower! Great for decorating in the classroom, job, or at home

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