My grade two students are blogging buddies with Jonah Salsich’s third grade class in Connecticut, USA. One of the great things about connecting with schools from around the world is the sharing of ideas. I loved this writing idea that Jonah came up with and blogged about on his class blog, read it here. I decided to give it a go too!
Like Jonah, I am keen to get my students adding more details to their writing to make it more interesting. So with this activity, students had to choose a feeling and use adjectives and other details to describe the feeling. Most students chose “strong” feelings (such as angry or scared) as it was easier for them to come up with appropriate adjectives and phrases.
It was a great activity to get the students thinking about different words and phrases to help readers visualise what was happening in their stories. I had my students work in pairs, and it was wonderful to see them collaborating and communicating their ideas with each other.
Here’s what my students came up with..
Do you have any great writing activities to share?
What literacy ideas have you found by looking at other class blogs?