Using Posters For Writing Prompts
I whipped together some new posters. They make a nice decoration for your classroom and a great way to get students’ minds pondering about a subject.
Use them to instigate a lively discussion or as a jump-start for writing prompts.
On the back of the poster, students can write what they think the quote means, how it applies to them or why they liked or did not like it.
The Abe Lincoln and Washington posters from yesterday's article (scroll down to check it out ) are perfect for your Presidents’ Day activities.
The Horse and Michael Jordan posters can also be used as writing prompts and are especially thought provoking.
If you’d like to view all of the free posters and anchor charts that are available at TeachWithMe.com, then click on the link to zip on over to that section of the cart.
Whenever I found appropriate and short video clips on YouTube, I'd show them before a writing prompt.
Students found them not only entertaining and educational, but I think it got them in the mood to write. I also played music that fit the theme as well to enhance the writing atmosphere.
I've found the following awesome clips for Presidents' Day:
Video #1 is a song about the presidents. It has cute black and white pictures of all of them through George Bush. I think it’s a great way to remember them.
Video #2 Is my personal favorite. The graphics are quite sensational + it's less than 4-minutes long. Presidents of the United States are morphed in sequence from George Washington to President Barack Obama. Seeing them morph from one to the other is quite amazing. The music is '”Hooked on America” performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Video #3 is a 6-minute clip that goes through all of the presidents with a nice song. Here they count them while a cool collage of pictures for each, including their signatures, flows.
Finally, in Video #4 you'll hear a Rap about Lincoln and Washington.
I hope you found these helpful!
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