Cultivate your students' imagination with this creative writing activity that challenges the students to come up with phrases, idioms, and sayings of advice from each object. What would a pencil tell its' writer, what would an eagle have to say?
Makes a great mini book and other object examples could be: Advice from a . . . . Soccer Ball, Sunglasses, Fire, Tree
1. Pass out an "Advice from an Ant" worksheet to all students. Review the sayings.
2. Hand out "Advice from a Globe" and "Advice from an Eagle" and as a class come up with sayings to fill in. Ex. Advice from an Eagle phrases: Let your spirits soar, Keep goals in sight, Bald is beautiful, Honor the earth and the sky, See the big picture.
3. Hand out "Advice from a Pencil" and have students fill it in on their own and share. Sample phrases for a pencil could be Stay sharp, Words are powerful, Pencil is mightier than the sword, Learn from your mistakes.