Young Writers Workshop
In this writing activity, students examine a picture and the following caption: "Someone was in the dog house and it wasn't the dog." Students write a reflection about the picture and caption.
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The Palm of My Heart: Poetry By African American Children
Elementary learners explore African American culture by reading children's poetry. They read the book, The Palm of My Heart which features poetry by an assortment of young African American boys and girls. Students define several...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Harmony and Expression in Writing Form
How do you write an interesting beginning, middle, and end of a story? With this lesson, young writers look to other stories as examples. Then, they use some of the attached graphic organizers to help them create their own story. Note:...
2nd English Language Arts
Mixing Colors with Little Blue and Little Yellow!
Experiment with various colors to create new colors to eventually have your class write their own version of the story by Leo Lionni entitled Petit Bleu et Petit Jaune. Young writers will retell the story and then create their own colors...
K - 1st English Language Arts
The Beginning, The Middle, & The End
Cut magazine pictures into three sections, having your youngsters piece the pictures back together. With this fun activity, they discover the importance of sequencing a story. Then they use a fun template (shaped like a burger) to write...
K - 2nd English Language Arts