Jessica williams

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I love using paint chips!  I have used them in the past for books marks, reading incentives, and for brainstorming synonyms.  I used them la...

This is called paint chip poetry. I found this lesson awesome! Paint samples are free to get and the children write a poem according to the color of their paint sample. This type of activity would be used in the higher grades such as

Kids expand their sentences as they move from a lighter shade to a darker shade.

I do Paint Chip Poetry, but I have kids use the names of the colors to integrate into their poems. This looks like fun -- I'll have to try it! Have kids draw them from a hat. They could practice descriptive writing using the color they draw.

Paint chip poetry. Great for middle school grades! The blog explains all steps to take as well as includes a prewrite graphic organizer.

Paint chip poetry is great for older students! Have kids draw a paint chip out of a hat and use the wacky paint names to inspire creative descriptive writing!

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech low prep novel unit, poetry writing activities like shape poems and reading comprehension choices, great for upper elementary

Concrete Poems/ Love That Dog by Sharon Creech low prep novel unit, poetry writing activities like shape poems and reading comprehension choices, great for upper elementary

A quick and useful poetry structure guide! Your students will know structures and hints for 6 major types of poetry within seconds!

comprehend literature (stories and poetry) A quick and useful poetry structure guide! Your students will know structures and hints for 6 major types of poetry within seconds!

Free covers for writer's notebooks  (Color the pages or print on colored paper to divide notebook sections - content-area covers, too) Free!

Free covers for writer's notebooks (Colour the pages or print on coloured paper to divide notebook sections - content-area covers, too)

I already saved one of these but this is another example. We could easily change it to Puppet tree

Although used in a second grade classroom, this would be a great way to display student poetry in the classroom, especially for open house. Students could hang up their favorite poem that they have written.

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