Lead a class discussion on plot elements, brainstorming, and short story writing. Once they have identified two characters, explain that their task is to write a story in which these two characters from different worlds meet. Engage students in a brainstorming session to recall their prior knowledge about literary elements and devices found in short stories.
Before class blow up some balloons and draw a sheep face, ears, and tails on them with thick permanent markers. Set up the two chairs at one end of the room, and a masking tape start line at the other end. Roll up some newspapers to make rods and tape them so that they don't come apart.
Have about three children play at once depending on how much room you have. Tell the children that they are going to pretend they are shepherds and that the balloons are their sheep.
Give each child a sheep. Show them the rods and tell them that the object of the game is to be the first shepherd to get his sheep into the fold with the rest of the sheep between the chairs. Tell them that "Anyone caught hitting someone with their rod will have to sit out of the game.
Have three children stand at the start line with their balloon between their feet. The first child to push their "sheep" across the floor with their "rod" through the "gate" is the winner of that round.
Once all the children get a chance to play, make the game harder by turning on a fan. We set aside a few minutes of church each week for a small devotion for the kids. This week we're going to put the kids in the back of the church and have them herd their 'sheep' to the front.
Then we're going to tell them how much we're like sheep to our shepherd, God. We often want to go our own way, to stray from the flock. God then has to herd us back into the safety of the fold. We're hoping a couple of balloons might pop to show how dangerous it is when we stray from God.
We're really excited about this devotion. I think it will leave a lasting memory of the importance of staying close to God. Thank you for your wonderful site. It gives us great lessons and crafts, and ideas that we can build on to reach our kids. Keep up the good work.
Make Oooey Gooey Sheep Use a picture of some sheep and laminate them. Then give the children whipped cream to finger-paint with on the sheep. Sent in by Nancy Foss 4. Counting Wool This activity can be done as a group activity or as an individual activity. Have the children take turns rolling dice or a die.
The children glue cotton balls onto a sheep picture according how much they rolled on the dice.
Here are a few of my favorite snowy school day activities in each core subject - math, science, language arts, and social studies! Students examine the characteristics of an adventure story. Students write an adventure story of their own based on a true personal experience. After drafting their story, students use a word processor to write, edit, and revise their work. CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE LESSON PLAN. By VALENCIA, JANE BOYLE, and DAVID NG Time: ~ hours - Write a story from the point of view of one of the creatures we saw in the pond water Choose your own adventure lesson .
Divide the children into teams and give each a picture of a sheep. Ask each team a question from the lesson. If they answer the question correctly they get to roll the dice and glue that many cotton balls to their sheep.
The team that covers their sheep with cotton balls first wins.
You can buy 12 Jumbo Foam Dice from Amazon to play this game. You can find other craft and activity ideas for this lesson on the Bible Crafts and Activity Page. Pick one child to stand in front of the room facing the wall with his eyes closed.
Have the other children sit behind him. Silently pick one of the children to leave the room or hide behind an object in the room. Then have the child in the front of the room turn around and guess who is missing. Remind your children that God knows where we are all the time.
We are never missing in his eyes. Memory Game Gather five items and set them on a table. Give the children about 30 seconds to look at the items. Have them close their eyes while you remove one of the items and then open them.
Ask them if they know which item is missing?Free Interactive Fiction Lesson Plans. Writing interactive fiction doesn't need to be a long or involved process but it does require a certain amount of planning on how the story should be structured.
This lesson plan will help students summarize and role play various parts of the story, as well as write an adventure story of their own as they read ''The Scarecrow and His Servant'' by Philip.
Students begin by reading one or more adventure stories and discussing elements unique to this type of story, such as the second-person point of view, as well as setting, character, plot, and conflict. Small groups begin by planning out the first section of the adventure story using graphic organizers.
This site contains links to lesson plans and resources for adolescent and young adult (grades ) literature, including short stories, mysteries, and English literature. Traveling Community Journal Project Pauline Finlay, who teaches at Holy Trinity Elementary School in Torbay, Newfoundland (Canada), submitted this week's lesson in which students' traveling journals teach them about communities and cultures.
Complete lesson plans for a creative writing course. UNIT: BLIND/DEAF EXPERIENCE The students spend one hour either "blind" or "deaf" in a safe situation of their choosing and then they write two typewritten pages, one narrative and one expository.