1-2-3 Come Do Some Bat Activities With Me
The writing prompt, “Driving My 5 Senses Batty” is an interesting way to reinforce the 5 senses, which in turn helps students be more descriptive in their writing.
Because this is a topic students easily identify with, they will be excited to get down to the business of writing!
You’ll love the versatility of this bat packet; as a variety of options make it easy to diversify your lessons for various abilities, grades & skill levels.
As always, patterns come in black & white for students, as well as full-color, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share. I’ve also included my completed worksheets as a real time saver.
Samples not only help explain things, but act as a catalyst for excitement.
Anytime I add a bit of craftiness into our writing block, my students are engaged and focused from the get go, which is why I designed a “cave topper” as well as a “bat dangler” to add extra fun & pizzazz to their writing worksheet.
Younger kiddos can simply write or dictate a one-word answer to a classroom helper, or assign this as homework to be done with parental help.
If you have older "reading-helper buddies" you can also do this activity with their assistance.
My kiddos absolutely love working with our 5th grade friends, and the feeling is mutual.
Encourage older students to write in complete sentences, giving several examples.
Completed projects make a striking bulletin board or hallway display, so I’ve also included 2 posters to enhance things.
Use the "definition poster" to introduce your lesson,
- A bat cave with & without text, with 2 patterns to choose from for different cutting abilities. This graphic is glued to the of their writing prompt paper.
- A bat “dangler” which will be glued to the of their worksheet.
- A “Five Senses” writing prompt worksheet, which come with & without lines, as well as with and without labels ( hear, smell, see, touch & taste ).
- A “definition poster” to your lesson.
- A “Going ‘Batty’ Over Great Writing!” poster.
- For additional writing, I’ve also included 3 different “bat papers” to choose from, which you can use to assign other writing prompts for, or perhaps use for an acrostic poem, bat facts, bat vocabulary or whatever else you think of.
- A bonus extension about the for the word “batty”, with an extra writing prompt, which can be done as a whole group, with a partner or as an individual assignment. Great for early finishers or homework too.
- These activities would be fun for the week of Halloween or that "something different" on party day too.
Today's featured FREEBIE also helps practice descriptive writing, as students describe fall.
Including adjectives, enhances students' writing, so I designed 10 fall-themed describing worksheets that will help your students practice this skill.
Students write a "describing" word in each of the boxes on the themed worksheet, which include bats, school, apples, pumpkins,spiders, leaves, sunflowers, scarecrows, turkeys, and pilgrims.
These worksheets make a nice Daily 5 fall writing activity, and can also be inserted into a writing folder or journal.
I've also included an adjective definition anchor chart.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping you & your students will go batty over learning.
Wishing you a fun-filled time of it.
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