Sample student papers visual descriptions The CCNY students who wrote these papers were given a variation of the assignment below. In all cases, they were told to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and select one work on display in the galleries of modern art. The first version of the paper is what the students actually handed in, which did not necessarily receive an A, but showed a basically strong organization and mentioned the most important visual qualities. The second version has been edited by me for this book, underlining the topic sentences, correcting the grammar, adding significant details that were missing, and making the wording a little more graceful and a little less repetitious.
I am doing the happy dance because I have compiled the top writing activities that kids go crazy over! I have tried and tested every single one of these activities, and each one receives a thumbs up from my children.
Why make writing fun? Research consistently shows that children learn more when they are actively engaged in the learning process and having fun. I am super excited to share activities that I have used for 20 years as a classroom teacher and while homeschooling my own children.
Seriously, who wouldn't love learning how to write a paragraph while eating a hamburger and how to write step-by-step directions while making a banana split or how about using a virtual slot machine to choose story starters? This post contains affiliate links.
Who are these activities designed for?
These activities were created for preschoolers up to fifth graders, but there are several activities that can be modified for students in middle and high school. Parents can use these for homeschooling or to help their children with homework. Educators can use these activities in their classrooms.
Can I use these activities with my current curriculum? These activities can be used with any classroom or homeschool curriculum and will easily complement any teaching method. But let's not forget that these activities are just plain fun!
Have your child create a hamburger from construction paper to learn how to write a paragraph.
Label the following parts: Afterwards, eat a hamburger to celebrate learning how to write a paragraph. Download this sandwich chart to use for future lessons.
This is the same chart I used in the classroom to teach paragraph writing 20 years ago. The kids love it! Flower Power Create a colorful story flower to use while writing a paragraph or for use as a graphic organizer for creative story writing.
All Aboard the Paragraph Train! Have your child create a train to learn how to write a paragraph with a beginning enginedetails train carsand an ending caboose. Print off a visual aid here. Story Maps Use story maps as graphic organizers to help your child organize his thoughts.
This site has several graphic organizers to choose from. Friendly and Business Letters Write letters to friends, family, and missionaries. Use this cool letter generator to learn the parts of a letter while writing.
PenPals Program is a safe way for children to find a Pen Pal. It is a literacy-based, traditional letter writing pen pal program available to all children ages worldwide. Email Your Friends Email is the modern day form of letter writing. Keep in touch with friends and family by emailing each other often.
This is much safer than using Facebook, and kids really enjoy having their own email accounts. You can set up a free email account and then choose who to share your child's email address with.
Kids get so excited to see they have mail and can't wait to reply! Send Santa a Letter Did you know that there is a city in Canada named the "North Pole" that has volunteers who spend overhours every year writing children back for Canada's Write to Santa program?
My favorite part is that the letter from Santa is personalized and postmarked from The North Pole! Include a few ideas for future books.
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Fortunately, there are some basic rules you can follow to ensure. Are you looking for ways to get your students to be more descriptive when they write?
Here's a collection of descriptive writing ideas to get you started in the right direction.>.