Shades of Meaning: Start with a frequently used word and use a thesaurus to identify 8 synonyms. Students circle 3 of the synonyms. Fill up the remaining paint shades with the varied synonyms, building up.
After reading the fun book "Yum, Yuck", we brainstormed all the words we could think of about pizza. Students wrote pizza poems and published them onto their own slice of pizza. A writing idea for yr 1