Finally a better use for those old clothespins that can no longer hang student work from our classroom ceilings! Use them for comparing and ordering fractions, decimals, and percents, as well as place value
Incorporate art into writing (poetry): Students can even pick a page from their favourite book as an inspiration. Book page poetry is really neat and a great way to show creativity with older kids. This is an interesting way to teach poetry.
4 Corners Collaborative Group Work: Each student writes their own answer on a post-it (randomly hand out 5 different colors), they bring the answers together by color and write a group answer in the center.