Use the Radius Ruler in the 4th or 5th grades to teach a student at a younger age that there is a way to measure that ball they are playing with, or that curve they just drew. It is FREE online at radiusruler.com and on facebook for teachers and students. They can copy, paste, print and build their own Radius Ruler. When students learn the concept of Radii at a younger age it will give them the confidence to go further ...more »
This creative writing activity is a great lead into creative writing, poetry, art, and the two new Hunger Games movies released in 2014 and 2015. Additional resources are also provided for teachers.
This PowerPoint contains twenty story and journal starters using The Hunger Games as a theme. Three are placed on the whiteboard each day. Students select one to develop and then submit ideas of their own for a classroom writing archive.
Basketball season is ready to begin and this is an excellent start to get children to use sports to enhance their creative writing and poetry skills. Students can create sport, music, movie, or comic all-star presentations.
This activity is perfect for Halloween or any time of the year. It uses creatures of fact and fiction to develop poetry, creative writing, PowerPoint development, and art to develop themes around scary characters students love.
The days of the week are used to help students create multiple themes for their creative writing and poetry. There are a wide variety of poems that can be used for student modeling. Friday's Child is a very easy format to reproduce with student ideas.
Hi Ho Hammers is a great beginning number and act out activity that teaches the numbers from one to ten. It is interactive and a memory developer and enhancer. Students design small hammers before beginning the activity and swing them while performing and memorizing the mini-poems. After the activity they draw pictures on their hammers of things they like to work on in school.
Walk Down Mountain teaches spelling and sentence development in an easy but challenging format. It is just as challenging for a first grader as it is for a sixth grader. The PowerPoint format with answers flying across the screen adds to the excitement of creating small and large words and sentences.
Tom Palumbo is a multiple award winning author and educator? His educational website (aimtjp.wikispaces.com) contains hundreds of K-12th grade lessons in all curriculum areas. You will enjoy their uniqueness. Parents are always looking for extra. Here are forty great activities he created for those who want to extend learning throughout the school year, school vacation periods, and summer. These activities were originally ...more »