• Revising and Editing

    As teachers we sometimes forget that students often do not understand what we mean when we ask them to edit.  It is interesting when you ask them, their responses are often all related to fixing spelling and punctuation. They seem focused on editing for Conventions.   Students have to be shown how to edit for […]

  • Using iMovie to Capture a Poem

    Students can use iMovie to demonstrate their understanding of a poem. Here is a Spring Poem: The BluebirdPoem Students will find images and audio which capture the essence of the poem and record themselves reading the poem. Here are the iMovie Instructions: imovie8greenscreen imovieHD  

  • Using Word Clouds

    Word Clouds have been out there for several years. Students input text into generator and then create a visual cloud of their words. The larger the text, the more it is used in the document.  Get your students to use them creatively in the classroom! Here are several ways: Create a Concrete Poem Narrow ideas […]

  • Fairy Tale Writing: Fractured Fairy Tales

    Brainstorm Characteristics of Fairy Tale: Beginning, Ending, Setting, Characters, Problems etc. Decide on a fairy tale to write a parody on (try your favourite or least favourite) Reread the fairy tale in order to become an expert on the events Research to become familiar: http://lswhs.leesummit.k12.mo.us/lmclsw/Teacher%20Projects/fairytales.htm Draft Story using Inspirations Change one of the literary elements: Point […]