Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Writing Prompts with Photographs

Writing Prompts with Photographs

This is one of my favorite products.  I love to travel and always have my camera along.  Writing is very big at my school so I decided to use some of my travel photos for writing prompts.  We use WVWrites in Terra Alta East Preston School so I modeled my prompts after the format used in WVWrites.  Along with the picture, I wrote a few paragraphs setting the stage and then added a prompt as directions for the writing.  You can check out my prompts on Teachers Notebook.  Just click on the title.

This is great fun!  The site gives you a picture and you guess where it is.  Of course you get to move about looking for some clues.  I tried to read signs, look at license plates and ponder the plant life and sometimes I got close...well, within 1,000 miles close!  Each time you guess, you are awarded points.  I think students in my 6th grade classroom would enjoy this and they would get to see the world a little at a time!  Click on the title to check out this site.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Synonyms and Antonyms Go to the Prom

I've recently added some products to my stores on TpT and Teacher's Notebook.  One of those is a center activity that may be used in small or large groups.  The activity targets synonyms and antonyms and has a prom theme.  Students look at the word on the flower trellis and then match a synonym and antonym Prom King and Prom Queen to the trellis card.  The cards are large enough to use as a whole group activity.  Just print them out in color, laminate and cut.  Since I have a magnetic board, I put magnet tape on the back and students just sort the words right on the board.  Check out this product by clicking on the title of this post.
A Story Before Bed

This is a great site for teachers, grandparents, moms, dads, and kids!  This site allows you to record a video of you reading one of the on-line books.  You send the video to a child and they have unlimited times to watch the video and read along with you!  Sign up is free however there is a pricing plan for families, schools and libraries. Check A Story Before Bed by clicking here or the title of this post.

Thursday, January 31, 2013