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Idea Title Grade Description
Sight-Word "BOO!"
K-2
A fun game to play at Halloween when teaching sight words
Dot-to-Dot Creative Writing
K-2
Inspire creative writing by introducing a dot-to-dot puzzle into the mix
No Bones About It... Add On
K-1
A twist on "no bones about it"
ABC Order Game
K-3
A fun game for reviewing alphabetical order
Message in a Bottle
3-6
A creative writing activity and a fun way to display the work
Haiku Poems with Pizaazzzz
4
Make beautiful, artistic haiku poems
English & Spanish Vocabulary
1
A sweet way to teach foreign words
Crazy Conversations
6
Teach grammar and other lang arts lessons
The Back Game
1-6
A fun game that helps students learn the definitions for vocabulary words
Columbus Journals
6
A unique way of displaying student's writing.
Practicing Handwriting
K-2
A little bit of shaving cream not only makes a clean desk, but a fun way to practice letters!
The Verb Song
1-6
A very creative song to teach verbs.
Prefix, Root Word, Suffix
2-6
A simple, but very effective way of remembering the order of these words!
Match Maker
1-3
A fun way to learn new compound words!
Clap 3 Times for Citizenship!
K-1
A thematic unit created by Kindergarten teacher.
Shared Poetry Writing
1-6
A fun way to involve all students in writing poetry!
Leaving Memories
K-6
Writing activity for the "end of the school year."
Time Capsule
6
Ideas of things to include in a time capsule.
Memory Books
2-6
A great way to highlight the past school year.
Memories
4-6
Idea for a scrapbook/yearbook
Making a Children's Book
3-6
An excellent writing activity that not only helps recall things learned in the year, but also helps younger children.
Facts & Opinions in Commercials
3-6
Help kids see the difference between facts and opinions with this fun activity involving television commercials.
TV Dinner Trays
K-6
Oh, the many ways you can use a TV dinner tray! (Especially writing!)
Creative Writing Prompt
K-6
An assortment of pictures will help get those minds thinking!
Practice Writing Dialogue
3-6
By using comic strips, you'll have a fast and effective way of assessing dialogue!
George's Friendly Letters
1-3
Students take "George and Martha" on an adventure while getting the practice of writing a letter!
Acrostic Poems About Special People
1-6
Students write a special poem about the people in their lives.
My Life as a Spider
K-6
A fun art and writing activity for Halloween!
Song Lyric Synonyms
4-6
Sing those synonyms away with this musical activity!
Antonym Says!
2-4
This fun version of simon says will get your students doing just the opposite of what "Aunt Nym" says!
Idiom of the Day and DOL
1-6
Personalize idioms as part of your "Daily Oral Language"
Highlighting Misspelled Words
3-6
A way of having students "self-check" their own spelling.
Fishing for your Thoughts
K-6
A great activity to use when you have a few extra minutes!
The Bard in Hollywood
6
Combine film and literature with this Shakespearen bulletin board idea.
Upgraded Candyland
K-1
A fun way to teach and reinforce identification of the color words!
Special Thank You Notes
K-6

Let the fire department, police department, school custodian, libarian, and principal know how much you appreciate them!
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Story T-shirts
3-6
Students create the main ideas of a story on a t-shirt!
100 Words No More No Less
4-6
Writing technique with a twist of science fiction!
Fourth Grade Class Reunion
4-6
A motivational writing activity that gets students thinking about their futures!
"Around the World in 180 Days" Suitcases
3-6
Create "big books" with your students' traveling experiences. Also a nice way to display a study of states or countries.
"Sequence of Events" & Peanut Butter!
2-6
Find out how making a peanut butter sandwich can get your students writing!
Personalizing my Sentences
2-6
Kid's names in writing and spelling practice keeps their interest!
Positive Feedback to Authors
1-6
Give a child's self-esteem a boost with positive notes in a library pocket!
Puppet Shows
2-6
Student-created puppets and fables
Tool for the Stumped
1-3
Special pencils makes things happen!
Did You REALLY Mean What You Said?!?
2-6
Learn about idioms through this creative activity!
Magic Shoes!
1-6
Where will these shoes take you? Only you will know once you place them on your feet and begin to WRITE!
Student-Created Big Books with Carpet Holders!
K-6
5 ideas on how to use your big books held together with a carpet handle!
Conversation Heart Sentences
2-6
This Valentine candy helps write sweet stories!
World-Wide Traveling
3-6
"Around the world, where will you go? Spin 3 times, and soon you'll know!" An idea to integrate social studies and writing.
Managing Writing Time
K-6
An idea for managing your student's writing time at a quick glance.
All About Me Timelines
3-6
A student's timeline rolled up in a scroll
Creating a Class Newspaper
2-6
A perfect way to communicate with parents and show off your student's writing and illustrating skills! 10 ideas to show you how to get started...
Making a "Noun" Book
3-6
Students create their own book of nouns using pictures from magazines.
ABC Book
3-6
The concept of alliteration shines through with this first day activity. An easy way to get kids working through the writing process.
Word Lists to a Familiar Tune
K-1
Practice word lists or word parts with this simple little tune...
Handwriting Motivator
1-3
Motivate students to practice their best penmanship with a wonderful writing tool.
ABC Popsicle Sticks
1-3
Students will learn ABC order with the use of popsicle sticks!
"How to" Writing Project
5-6
Students display their knowledge of a favorite topic in this fun writing assignment.
The Hundred Penny Box
3-6
Collecting pennies and their own stories could never be so much fun!
Adopting A Tree
K-6
This field trip ensures that students will never look at a tree the same again!
Who Am I?
K-6
Kids love to find out answers to clues. Now have them write one of their own!
Show and Tell
3-6
A "bubbly" art activity turned into a very creative writing assigment inspired by this picture book.
No David
K-2
Guaranteed chuckles when your students write their own story based on this one!
My Backpack
K-2
Turning rhyming words into couplets!
Lesser Known Holiday Greeting Cards
3-4
A unique extension of teaching your students about adjectives.
I Love You The Purplest
K-6
Connecting our feelings with colors.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
K-1
A perfect book of repetition only invites itself to a perfect class-written book!
A Porcupine Named Fluffy
K-6
Create a new book while studying synonyms and antonyms!
December: "Sharing Christmas Joy!"
3-6
An activity that will get all students writing! Discover some fabulous illustrators as well!
The Adventures of Dilford the Dragon!
K-2
A dragon and a notebook gets taken on a grand adventure in your student's homes!
Letter to Previous Teacher
2-6
Excellent first day activity which also serves as an informal assessment tool for you as the new teacher
My Adventures on a Flying Carpet!
2-5
Turn carpet samples into high-flying books!
Water Colored Leaves
2-6
Write poems on these leaf silouttes!
Posters as Topics for Writing
4-6
A great way to get your young writers thinking!
Letters to Invention Companies
3-6
Connecting real-life ideas to the classroom. Students will learn more than what is just in the textbook!
 
   
 
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