Keep students happily focused on learning during two of the most exciting holidays of the year for the elementary classroom-Halloween and Valentine's Day. Poems and excerpts are used as launching points for such projects as writing spooky tongue twisters or designing animal valentine cartoons. Reproducible language arts strategies teach word play, interviewing, letter writing, research skills, problem solving, and metaphorical language while encouraging divergent thinking. Grades 1-5.The activities in this book have grown out of two decades of helping my students experience that wonderful aquot;Aha! ... a buddy, to use the language of favorite authors as a stimulus for their own writing, and to explore and widen their worlds through research. ... They and their teachers learn to look at words as rich gardens of possibility and delight. ... An answer key did not come with these cards and this meant I had to listen very carefully to the reasons my students gave for their answers.
|Title||:||From Pumpkin Time to Valentines|
|Publisher||:||Libraries Unlimited - 1994|