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Students participate in a computer game which helps them develop their hand-eye coordination and imagination. They can use this activity before doing writing activities or show and tell.
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Narrative Writing: An Imagined Story Unit Introduction
Let's pretend! Ben Bova's short story "Moonwalk" is used as a mentor text in a unit that shows kids how to create their own imaginative narratives. A great resource that deserves a special place in your curriculum library.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Information from Posters
Budding journalists examine and evaluate an informative poster advertising a public meeting to discuss city park issues. They write a paragraph explaining what they found to be effective and ineffective about the poster, then imagine...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Imagine Poetry & Mural Lesson
Readers of all ages can work together in groups to create original poetry on the theme of "Imagine," inspired by John Lennon's classic song. They also create a mural to illustrate their poetry. A beautiful lesson plan, inspired by a...
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Circular Journey To Imaginative Narrative Writing
How do you end a narrative? Writers determine how imaginative narratives can be written as circular stories, including a logical ending. They listen to stories while completing an activity on the overhead about things that are real and...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Dr. Seuss on the Loose: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
After reading Dr. Seuss's "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street", your class can discuss how the main character weaves an incredible tale using his imagination. Other books also mentioned in this activity could be used and will...
3rd English Language Arts
Let's Go Exploring!
Use a Courbet painting of a cave or tunnel opening to reinforce the importance of descriptive writing. Writers of all ages use sensory details to describe what the scene depicts as they pretend to be in the painting. Then they imagine...
K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable