Tagged Graphic Organizer

Bringing Literature & Writing to Life

Having a challenging time bringing some life to your literature and writing classes this last month of the school year? One of my favorite activities to use is a comic strip creator available through PC, Apple, or Android. We just created our own comics last week in literature class.  The students created their own graphic novel written in the style of the popular thriller series, Goosebumps.  The students loved it, and it has caused some of them to delve into the series further. Check out this handy graphic organizer, and start your students on their own comic today!

Ben Franklin Said it Best

How many hands-on learning activities have you engaged your students in this week?  This is a great visual for all you history teachers out there!

Overcoming the Teacher Chart of Doom

“If everything was perfect, we would already be in heaven.” A new school year brings anticipation, excitement, and renewal. For many teachers, the first day of school is one of their favorite days of the entire year. When the first day adrenaline begins to wear, the real school year kicks in. The year often brings various highs and lows but generally it follows a fairly consistent pattern.   That pattern is displayed in the above graph. While a generalization, and therefore not perfect, much research has been developed by the New Teacher Center for this chart. Furthermore, while the graph…

Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity

If you’ve never seen Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk on how schools kill creativity watch it NOW at… http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity