Creative Writing Day 10: About Me Fingerprint

Hooks for their intros: Fourth Grade Freebies from the High-Tech Teacher: Literacy

I love this activity! My former students have created some beautiful poetry with this style.

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Just the Facts: Writing Your Own Research Report AWESOME book for teaching research writing. It is certainly more appropriate for upper elementary and middle school - but all together a wonderful resource with great pictures to use when first teaching research writing!

Cool writing activity!

fingerprint "about yourself" How fun is this?

Fantastic opportunity for student writing! What a cool idea! Get student fingerprint and enlarge on copier. WRITE! Personality unit

"This website has really interesting writing prompts. Some of them are really fun!"

5 Ways Teachers Can Use Instagram in the Classroom

whole class journals for when students finish early to practice writing and get to know one another better! Love this idea!--- OR you could have a journal where kids write back and forth to eachother?!

Writing Pin 2: Scene of the Crime Writing: Set up a fake crime scene. Then have all the children to gather around and examine the scene of the crime. After they have all looked at the crime scene have them return to their desk and tell them to write a story about what they thought happened. This will make some interesting stories, but I would use this in only 4th or 5th grade.

Paragraph Reminder~ This is great for students who are beginning to write multi-paragraph narratives or essays. Simple, clear, and helpful!

75 FUN Ways to Practice Spelling - writing & fine motor, gross motor, oral, games & online fun! Make learning spelling fun, meaningful and memorable for children & students

writing prompt... good first day get to know you thing to do... great for upper grades.... decorate the English folder!

Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

Writing anchor charts

types of writing