Students create their own tales to tell using a class mascot and their imaginations for inspiration. They each take turns bringing home the mascot and a notebook. In the notebook, they write their own tale about an adventure the mascot had.
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Sochi 2014 Mascots
Get to know the mascots for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics with this fun, cooperative art activity. Start by introducing the new mascots and comparing them with those form previous years. Consider using a Venn diagram to record...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Daily Warm-Ups: Grammar and Usage
If grammar practice is anywhere in your curriculum, you must check out an extensive collection of warm-up activities for language arts! Each page focuses on a different concept, from parts of speech to verbals, and provides review...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Arthur's World Neighborhood: Building Global and Cultural Awareness
Kids become global anthropologists as they explore commonalities and differences both in their classroom and expanding across the globe. Throughout several activities, learners conduct partner interviews that culminate in Venn diagrams,...
1st - 4th English Language Arts
Combining with Participial Phrases
Using interesting sentence structures found in Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen as a model, class members practice combining two or three sentences by adding participial phrases to increase sentence fluency. Action-packed settings...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Expand sentences into action chains. Divide the class into small groups giving each group a sentence with an action on it. The group's task is to add two more actions that fit with the original action in order to make an action chain! A...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Meanwhile: Transition Words That Connect Ideas
Read Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch to illustrate the use of transition words effectively. Discuss each transition word used, and have learners find transition words in other books. Consider making a class chart of transition words found...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable