Credit: Teaching for Change
As Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos approach, it might be fun to explore a few scary/spooky stories and poems with students as a prompt for creating their own. We especially like “Wait till Martin Comes” because of the suspense and silly ending. Even if students don’t celebrate these holidays, it may be a useful jumping off point for studying what creates suspense in creative writing…
Thanks to Sophi for sharing.
Want to try blogging with your students? Here are some great tips and links for getting started blogging with kids from the blog, Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension: http://www.pernilleripp.com/p/student-blogging-resources.html Thanks to Cassie for sharing!
- I use KidBlog and not because I am paid by them but because it is just that easy and good.
- Why should you blog with your students:
- Why Students Should Blog – My Top 10
- What students can use a blog for, even after they leave
- Considering whether you want to blog, here is a post discussing how it is not just for fun
- Ask the Children – My RSCON3 presentation on how blogging changed our classroom and our world.
- Ideas for integrating blogging into your curriculum
- Safety first:
- The How: