Since cell phones & taking pictures is a hot button, for just about any age group, I designed this quick, easy and super-fun writing prompt
Use the "Advice From a Camera" poster
, to introduce the lesson.
Take a few moments to discuss its meaning, then have students complete whatever pages you want to include in their "cell phone booklet”
Some of the optional pages
are about advice.
I’ve found that students do a fine job of giving some good advice, and enjoy writing
I included a page for a favorite “advice quote”. I always write a “quote for the day” on the board. Surprisingly, no matter what grade I taught, I always had quite a few students jotting these down.
I’ve listed two links
of places students can find motivational & inspirational quotes. The nice thing about this, is that they’ll hopefully read quite a few before choosing a favorite.
The “Selfie” and “I captured a special moment” pages, are an interesting way
to get to know your students. These also make sharing their completed project, with their classmates more fun.
If you're pressed for class time, get students hooked by starting the assignment during your writing block, then send it home to be completed.
It's nice to hear a few moans because they have to stop writing, instead of groans that they have homework!
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping that this cell phone activity, will be just the thing to get your students excited about writing.
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