The level of rigor at which students are required to write is quickly changing. They have to be able to write for many audiences and purposes, as well as formats and styles. Many times teachers have little or no resources to teach writing. Here is an idea to provide hundreds of real, meaningful writing opportunities to last the entire year.
1. Give each student a disposable camera the first week of school.
2. Ask them to return it after taking pictures of their friends, family, neighborhood, grocery store, etc...anything (school appropriate)that is part of their everyday life. The point is for the pictures to be nothing extra special or extraordinary.
3. Develop the pictures and place them in sheet protectors in a binder!
4. Since writing lessons are usually more fluid and may change on a daily basis, consider writing many of your strategy mini-lessons on sticky notes that can be easily manipulated. If you use the template below you can add your own notes as well. Some pics may lend themselves to a series of several mini-lessons.
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