1-2-3 Come Do Some "Sense-sational" Writing Activities With Me
I'm so excited about my latest creative writing packet (Seasons & Senses) that I just finished. Part of the "yippie yahoo" is that it's so versatile!
Younger kiddos can simply jot down single words and draw a picture.
Older students, can practice using adjectives to really make their writing stand out & come "alive".
There's a "flip-flap" booklet for the 4 seasons, plus one for the 5 senses.
At the start of school, choose the autumn one, then later, repeat this activity throughout the various seasons, to show improvement!
Great for portfolios, and you’ve empowered your students because they know what to do & can get right down to business; and you can share these with parents at conferences!
These craftivities are quick, easy & fun; plus, you're incorporating literacy AND science, getting more bang for your "time buck." (Another yippie yahoo!) AND ...
Completed projects make an awesome, easy-peasy bulletin board or hallway writing display entitled: "Sense-sational" Writing!
Use the "Savor the Seasons" poster (pictured at the top) for the center of your board. (May I yell yippie for a 3rd time?)
I've included completed samples, so that you can quickly and easily make an example of your own to share with your kiddos, to help explain things.
Besides the flip-flap booklets, I’ve also included full-page writing prompt worksheets perfect for older students.
They did a great job and seemed to really enjoy it!
Younger students can also practice adjectives by filling in the 4-seasons graphic organizers. This is a great activity to do before they make their flip-flap booklet.
Another option, is to have sudents get into groups of 3-5 and complete the worksheets together.
You could also collect and collate them to make a class-made 4-seasons booklet.
Sooo, can I get a "Woo hoo" for an activity that’s appropriate for multiple levels & ages?!
The packet also includes pocket chart cards for the 4 seasons, as well as 5 senses. I also use these as "header cards" on my whiteboard.
To introduce the activity, discuss the 5 senses. Choose a season, and have students brainstorm a list of things that they "see, hear, feel, taste" etc. at this time of year; jot them down in the appropriate column.
Children can refer to the board while they're writing. You'll find the anchor chart posters helpful too.
There's a full-color set to hang up, as well as black & white, so students can reinforce the information, by making their own.
This 44-pager is just $3.50. Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to check it out: Seasons & Senses
Today's FREEBIE comes from the packet, and is the wise owl adjective anchor chart poster. Use it as a reminder for students to use plenty of descriptive words in their writing.
Well that's it for today. My head has that "over-stuffed, too much computer" feeling; so it's time to get some fresh air.
It's beautiful out; the sun is shining, but there's a definite chill in the air. A reminder that winter is not far off, so enjoy these awesome autumn days while you can. Wishing you an energizing one!
"Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt." - William Allingham