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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Creative Crayons

Narrative writing is tough when all you teach most of the year is informational, but because you KNOW it'll be informational on the state test.  Here's a fun way to get kids being creative....

I began with a a read aloud of course!  The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt really got the kids excited to write .

Then I handed students a color with the personality/character traits that are associated with each color.

The prompt was:  You are now a crayon and somehow you get lost from your box.  You will have to go on am adventure in 3 locations of the school and then hopefully find your box again.

The kids went crazy!  They couldn't contain their excitement!! They finally started writing :)

All good writing should be shared, so we did. The kids got really into it and wore shirts of their Crayon color and I helped the make simple pointed hats (Google party hat template).

I will add some student examples later, but here are some pictures!

They were "in character with those silly faces .