Students will incorporate writing skills with an awareness of public issues.
An assortment of random images from magazines become the basis for a creative writing assignment.
Have students construct a creative writing piece from old newspapers or magazines, using a random assortment of photos and pictures. Collages to accompany their writings make a nice wall display.
As part of an Egyptian unit or Hieroglyphic study, have students create their own drawings to convey meaning.
A fun creative writing exercise that utilizes a theme and a list of related words that student aren’t allowed to use in their writing. Can easily be modified to work with many themes.
Non-linear writing as an introduction to footnotes and/or hyperlinks.
If reading seems to be going out the window due to television and computer time, it follows that writing might be close behind. Here are T2T Contributors’ suggestions for setting up a writing workshop.
A word wall is a systematically organized collection of words displayed in large letters on a wall or other large display place in the classroom. It is a tool to use, not just display. Word walls are designed to promote group learning and be shared by a classroom of children.
Are your students still struggling with some of those spelling words from weeks ago? Are you interested in ways to introduce new vocabulary or encourage more “colorful” writing? With a little bit of planning beforehand, a word wall is not only a great use of bulletin board space, but an excellent learning tool for your students. According to T2T contributor, Sally Olson, “A word wall is a systematically organized collection of words displayed in large letters on a wall or other large display place in the classroom.” There really are no set “rules” for word walls and you will find plenty of variations on the idea. Below, contributors to our T2T mailing list share some of their ideas and opinions. Be sure to check out Sally Olson’s contribution as well, which includes 24 activities for word walls and a word list.