Pumpkin Writing * Halloween Writing * An Opinion From A Pumpkin's Point of View. It's that time of year, Halloween, and like turkeys at Thanksgiving, pumpkins are desperately hoping not to be chosen for carving! This all inclusive, fully scaffolded writing project harnesses the fun of Halloween and turns it into a persuasive writing piece told from a pumpkin's point of view.
This is the perfect writing activity for the end of the year in an elementary classroom. You have several template to choose from, plus graphic organizers and rough draft templates. End the school year with learning and fun!
Use the popularity of this craze of fidget spinners your classroom with this fun persuasive writing lesson and writing assignment. Students will absolutely love attempting to convince teachers and parents of the benefits and merits of using a fidget spinner. Or, if they are frustrated by the practice, it will be their opportunity to convince their peers to put a stop to this annoying activity.
Scrambled Paragraphs Mini Unit: Early Elementary Edition
SCRAMBLED PARAGRAPHS~ All paragraphs have five sentences that can only be put together one way. Each one includes a title, a topic sentence, three detail sentences, and a closing sentence, or clincher. Students enjoy this fun and engaging activity, and quickly learn to use transitions and inferential clues to assemble organized, logical paragraphs. Even reluctant writers experience success and gain confidence. With practice, students soon learn to transfer these skills to their own writing…