Use Elmer's Glue and Shaving cream. Mix them together in equal parts. You can add food coloring to get the desired color. This mixture will dry giving a 3D puffy look. Apply the mixture to a heavy paper like cardstock or construction paper. It makes for great art projects in the classroom. Adding color allows it to be used for many projects.
Describe a person's voice while writing!
Word Choice is an important skill to teach as students learn to write. Charts like this can be a simple way for students to make their writing more sophisticated. Students will love using these new words as they watch the quality of their writing increase.
Before you begin writing, think about something you do well.
Now write to explain something you do well.
Brainstorming: art, skateboarding, dancing, singing, baseball, swimming, gymnastics, fishing, biking, camping, decorating, gardening, teaching, bowling, arcade games, sewing, racing, acting, jump rope, technology, etc.
When writing is being scored, readers love to see words that make them smile. These words are great for adding life to writing pieces. Remind students to only use each word once in a writing piece. Using one of these words more than once causes it to lose the effect of uniqueness.