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!
If Teach Like a Pirate is not on your summer reading, you are missing out!
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!
Having a tough time grabbing your students attention for a particular class? Try reflecting on these questions as your prep for your lesson.
- What is the big idea for my lesson?
- How can I incorporate movement into this lesson?
- Can I incorporate a dramatic, cinematic score into the climax of my lesson?
- How can I get my students outside my classroom walls for this lesson?
- Could my students demonstrate the main idea of this lesson with play-dough?
- How can I incorporate technology into this lesson?
- Could my students video a summary of the lesson with their tablet for this lesson?
- How does this lesson relate to the lives of my students?
- How can I arrange the desks to maximize the experience for this lesson? Could I eliminate desks for this lesson?
- Why am I teaching this lesson?
This is the first part of an ongoing series on student engagement in the classroom.