- Utilizing Character Journals/Scrapbooks in the Classroom
Sue Martin, a middle school
language arts/literature teacher has allowed us to utilize these great pieces of student’s work. Students were given a rubric to create a scrapbook/journal in the eyes of one of the characters in the book they were reading. As the pictures demonstrate, this is a unique and fun assignment for student and teacher and can be modified for various age groups.
"The Lying Game""The Lying Game" scrapbook on the inside"Wait till Helen Comes""Wait til Helen Comes" scrapbook on the inside
"Wait til Helen Comes" Character Scrapbook"Harry Potter" Character Journal
"Wicked" Character Journal
"Wicked" Character Scrapbook on the inside
I find these pictures creative and I have no doubt that the students
had a great time identifying with the characters in the books they read as they created these wonderful assignments.
May we seek knowledge in all things,
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The following online games were found. Try some out and let us know your thoughts.
A variety of games including Santa, ornaments etc. Good hand-eye coordination for ages 6-10. Children need to read for these games: http://holidays.kaboose.com/games-xmas.html
This site is fun with a variety of holiday music, online coloring pages and games for ages 4-10: http://www.northpole.com/clubhouse/games/
Boys and girls will like this website. One can dress up an elf, color or shoot with snow balls. Oh, there are stories and music too: http://akidsheart.com/holidays/christms/chgames.htm
For holiday mazes and more, visit this online site for ages 6-12: http://www.kidsturncentral.com/holidays/christmas/cgames.htm
Enjoy and we look forward to your reviews. We will be with our families, trying out these sites with our children.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Denise, Trisha and Sue and the entire Unlock the Teacher Team