Games for the classroom: FREE Read and retell game. Love this idea to pass the dice around the room and have 6 students roll and retell. or I could roll as the teacher and choose students to retell. This would also work great for small reading groups.
Writing Pin Students will fold their paper 4 times. The first fold will have a simple sentence and then each fold they will expand the sentence such as adding an adjective. This way they are learning to be more descriptive writers.
Story telling through story stones are our favourite. Make your own story stones! These 5 story stones ideas for kids include painted, drawn, and collaged story stones plus ideas for story telling with them.
How To Make Story Stones! This is a fun way to tell and make up stories with children. Paint objects and characters onto stones and use them to tell a favourite story - like the beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar! Or a classic fairy tale like The Three Littl
Here are 365 Creative Writing Prompts to help inspire you to write every single day! Use them for journaling, story starters, poetry, and more! --> they seem more like journaling prompts to me, but whatever
I love teaching character analysis! I love looking closely at an interesting character and trying to uncover what makes them tick. And in my experience, kids love this process, too. Unfortunately, for many kiddos, understanding character traits is.