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Students view different photo each day and make 5 observations, 5 inferences, and 5 predictions. LOVE this idea!!

Students view a picture a day and make an inference and prediction. Taken from National Geographic Photo of the Day

Students write a story using all the kooky names on a paint strip! This is one great writing prompt!

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.

Making Inferences Role Play Activity   FREE download! Teaching making inferences is not always this fun!

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

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Giraffe in tree photo writing prompt

Making inferences, not predictions. Love the distinction and the sentence stems to get the kids practicing! by tonya

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.

Teaching With a Mountain View: Educational Halloween Activities for the BIG KIDS!

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!

For the Birds

Pixar Animation Studios (Pixar) is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California. Pixar is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

Pinner said:  After my 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 (and I usually put one or two one if they indent a paragraph).  Let me tell

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.

story mapping with post-its

Reusable Story Map Chart- you could have individuals/groups write on the sticky notes to add

synonym flowers (classroom). This gives me an idea for Library: they could be "Searchbword" flowers... With the subject in the center and hen all the different phrases/words you could use in searching for the subject written on the paint-chip petals...

Synonym Garden Bulletin Board Idea -Something to display what the class has learned about synonyms/antonyms

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