Saturday, December 26, 2009

Exploring various genres with your students provides them with a variety of opportunities to express themselves and test their writing talents. Recently, I enjoyed using Thomas Kinkade's paintings (created a PowerPoint of selected winter paintings) to teach descriptive writing with LES fifth graders. We viewed the beautiful paintings and searched our senses to write descriptive paragraphs about his paintings. We charted the things we could hear, see, smell as well as how we felt, as if we were part of the painting. The students wrote some super descriptive sentences. Share one of your favorite genre writing activities.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

As the title of my blog indicates....just write! One of the most important things about writing in the classroom is just to get your students writing. Provide them many opportunities to write daily to create a true love of writing in your students. What is one activity that you use to encourage writing in your class?