FUN into your lessons right away with this brand new addition to the Making LearningFun Series!
101 Ways to Make Writing
You have to check out these writing activities that kids go crazy over, such as:
learning how to write a paragraph while eating a hamburger;
making a banana split while writing step-by-step directions;
using a virtual slot machine for story starters;
writing essays with an explosive technique;
creating a family heritage album to keep forever;
hooking your readers with great beginnings;
eating OREO cookies while writing persuasive essays;
and MUCH MORE!
Why make writing fun?
Research consistently shows that children learn more when they are actively engaged in the learning process and having fun! I am super excited to share activities that I have used for 20 years as a classroom teacher and while homeschooling my own children.
Who are these activities designed for?
These activities are created for preschoolers up to fifth graders, but there are several activities that can even be adapted for middle school and high school students! Parents can use these ideas for homeschooling or helping with homework. Educators can use these activities in their classroom.
Can I use them with my current curriculum?
Definitely! These activities can be used with any classroom or homeschool curriculum and will easily compliment any teaching method. They include activities in different subject areas and genres, as well as teaching literary devices and reviewing grammar skills. But let's not forget that these activities are just plain fun, especially the games and edible activities that kids love!
You have THREE options on how to use this product.
Create a book by stapling it or adding it to a three ring binder. Keep it near your lesson plans or your child's study area to use as a reference.
Print on cardstock and cut out the cards. Add them to a recipe box or a similar storage container. Your child can independently choose the activities he is interested in OR you can use the box yourself to file the activities you have completed with your students. Just add the cards you have completed to the back section.
Print this document on cardstock and cut out the cards. Punch a hole in the upper left corner of the cards, and add a key ring to create a flip-book. This will keep the activities organized while flipping through the cards to choose activities to complete.
Would you like a sneak peek? Sure thing!
Do you still want more ideas? No problem. Here is a sample of the activities that kids can use to create their own story endings. You can click on the image below to grab a copy for yourself.
(Designed by a fellow homeschool chick, Annie from The Moffatt Girls)
Enjoy making writing fun!