Important to remember: mistakes are wonderful opportunities to learn. Also Ed Leadership is a great magazine for any ed practitioner to stay current on what's happening in the field: Thomas R. Hoerr, “Got Grit?” Educational Leadership¸ March 2012
Tale of Despereaux Graphic Organizers -This is a ten page packet that includes soup graphic organizer, compare/contrast graphic organizer, thread graphic organizer, castle graphic organizer in addition to writing activities.
This product includes all of the pieces to create a lapbook based on the bestselling novel by Gordon Korman: Swindle. This is a great way to engage your students as you delve into the hilarious and slightly crazy world of Griffin Bing, the Man with the Plan. This lapbook can also be used to create an interactive notebook unit/novel study, with the pieces easily transferring to become parts of the notebook based upon chapters/sections of the book.
They were to write down 20 "things" they liked about themselves inside a drawing of a head Around the outside of the head their classmates wrote things they like about that person. They were asked to put their initals next to what they wrote and not to repeat. The artwork was so powerful.