"Name Skeletons" Look closely:  students folded white paper in half, wrote their names in cursive, and cut out around their names - this formed the body.  They added the head, arms,and legs then mounted their "name skeletons" on black construction paper! - What a fun idea!

For my teacher friends! Students folded white paper in half, wrote their names in cursive, and cut out around their names - this formed the body. They added the head, arms,and legs then mounted their "name skeletons" on black construction paper!

active vs passive voice

Change Passive Voice to Active Voice

Infographic for active vs passive voice. A helpful infographic from Your Dictionary. Perfect for the classroom! I like that this doesn't make passive voice seem like the be all that end all in composition.

use a heart map to get to know students, and as writing inspiration too!

Heart Map: You make a map of things you love or things close to your heart and staple to the cover of your writing notebook; if you need an idea, look at your heart map!

simile & metaphor

Figurative language anchor chart using Angry Birds! I have been wanting an Angry Birds activity for the higher grades.so maybe have each student choose the characters they want and figurative language to make a display.

Level 3 piece of writing as a display for year 2 so they can see what level writing they are aiming for. Children annotate the writing to identify 'what makes a level 3 piece of writing'. Change the piece of writing termly to suit the topic/unit of work.

WORKING WALL as a display for year 2 so they can see what level writing they are aiming for. Children annotate the writing to identify WAGOLL Change the piece of writing termly to suit the topic/unit of work.

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