Weekly Tribes 2014 – a Powerful Palindrome

This video not only has a cleverly crafted positive message, it can also be a writing challenge for your students.  Just like summarizing a big concept in three sentences, this palindrome may look easy, but when actually initiated, there is more work to this than meets the eye.  Think of all those creative, collaborative, and […]

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words (Part 1)

Using expressive pictures, students develop and organize content for writing a short story.

Creative Writing

TITLE:  Creative writing GRADE:  4 – 8 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  paper and pencil; 20 minutes PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy:  Have students each write a conclusion for this sentence:  Last night I heard a strange noise coming from my yard; I opened the door and saw… Ask student to turn […]