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great way to introduce a topic...lay out butcher paper with pictures of the upcoming unit...let the kids write questions/comments about the pictures

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I've done this many times, but I've always done it old school; have students write something nice about each of their classmates at the end of the year and put it into wordle

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put a picture of an author at the top and then pictures of book covers they have written.

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This classroom looks awesome! So many different pictures of all the little things in her room

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