Create an original poem using a page from a book. This is such a creative idea... and I love how blocking out the rest of the text makes it look as unique as a fingerprint... like it belongs only to that child. #poetry
Have not used this but sounds interesting- Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips.
Testing is tough! You often need laid-back, relaxing activities for the afternoon to let students take a much needed break - but you also don't want to let academics go completely! Use this reading "musical" chairs activity to keep students reading in a relaxed format that will also give them more exposure to various genres. Students in second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade will enjoy this. (High school students might too!)
Character Cell Phone – Fun Writing Handout, Use with ANY Literature Grades 6-12
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Times Machine is a wonderful database of New York Times articles that allows students to access exact digital copies of the famous newspaper dating back to 1851. With articles about everything from the sinking of the Titanic to death of President Lincoln, this is a valuable resource that can be used as source documents in history class or for many other classroom uses.
IQ Test Labs - Mind Games. See how you do in this wonderful game of skill and logic. Try to move all the disks onto another pole. You can only move one disk at a time and you must follow size order (a bigger disk can't go on a smaller disk). Good luck!