A fun graphic organizer for students to share lots of information about themselves. A great start of school year activity to be displayed in your classroom. Or simply have students create it so you can collect it and learn about them.
teaching character traits-- I love this activity! My students will love creating these as an assignment. At the same time they would be learning what characters traits are. They will also use this activity to increase their vocabulary skills.
Reading chains: Every time a student finishes a book, they can write their name, title and author of the book on a strip and attach it to their class chain. Perhaps the class with the longest chain at the end of the year could get some type of reward.
Language Art: Writing I would use this activity to engage students in the writing process. Fun for a writing center activity- Popcorn writing activity: students choose one yellow piece (character) and one white piece (setting) and write a short story.
Contraction Surgery - memorable lesson - spelling words consisted of contractions. We practiced putting two words together as contractions by completing contraction surgery! (External Link no-longer works)