I have been waiting all week (since Tuesday) to post about the fun writing activity we did in my classroom and now as I am sitting at home on my computer, I realized I never emailed the activity sheet to myself! I've seriously been struggling this week. But, I will give you the source where I got the idea and explain it. On Monday I will add the activity sheet.
First of all, I want to thank Kelly from Teaching Fourth for hosting this AWESOME LINKY every week!
Now for the fun writing activity...
Please remember that I teach 6th grade and have my students for only 52 minutes a day. We shove a ton in every day! Every year my students tell me how much they dislike writing. Out of 106 students this year, only 5 told me they like writing. Isn't that sad? Well, since I do Daily 5 (Daily 3 actually) in my room, I needed ideas for Work on Writing and I came across this fabulous Making Lists idea at Walking by the Way. I turned the individual lists into one page with 6 lists and we had a blast! The list headings were:
-How to drive your mom crazy
-If you were stuck on a rocket ship for one year, what would you take with you?
-Classes I would like to take in middle school that will never be offered
-Items found in a pirate treasure chest
-How to spend $100
-How to keep a monster from moving into your house
Ever since this activity my kids have BEGGED to write! Love it!!! What do you do for writing fun in your room?