Students view a picture a day and make an inference and prediction. Taken from National Geographic Photo of the Day
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.
Students with language difficulties struggle to make inferences and draw conclusions when faced with text in the classroom and on tests. Teach them that these skills are actually things that they do everyday whether it be eavesdropping on a big sister
Anchor chart-Making Inferences not Predictions. Great anchor chart to illustrate the difference between inferences-prediction. Have the students refer to it, and copy it their journals.
Educational Halloween Activities for the BIG KIDS!
This pin contains some ideas for creative writing prompts for high school age students. This particular prompt is for students to write a narrative about Halloween from the perspective of a piece of candy! I think this is such a fun idea!
Pixar Animation Studios (Pixar) is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California. Pixar is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.
Punctuation power: After students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark.
Reusable Story Map Chart- you could have individuals/groups write on the sticky notes to add
Synonym Garden Bulletin Board Idea -Something to display what the class has learned about synonyms/antonyms