Back to School ELA Wanted Poster Activity

Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Adult Education
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  1. Fun set of projects for Back to School, start of the semester, or any time. These activities are short, fun activities to help get to know students, but unlike many “All About Me” activities, these each have an English Language Arts tie in. Students will work with analogies, descriptive writing, t
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  2. Great distraction for Valentine’s romance plus engaging nonfiction for any time! Money-saving bundle of activities for Al Capone and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Several options of different non-fiction based activities. After reading the New York Times Article about the St. Valentine’s Day Ma
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Great for Back to School, a new semester, or any time. This is a fun project for students to introduce themselves or as a tie-in for reading. Includes two versions-- one for students to do about themselves and one for use with literature or informational texts.

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Version 1: Student Version-- useful as an introduction activity for Back to School or start of a new semester. Remind students that the can be wanted for anything (school appropriate) good or bad as they design their wanted posters. Pencils and/ or access to black and white photo printing useful.

Version 2: Character/ Person version: Students will write up the wanted poster for a character from a novel or a person from the informational text. Can be used with a specific text, or as part of a Back to School activity for students to begin thinking about literature and reading. Also can be wanted for good or bad reasons.

Possible uses:
• Al Capone for his role in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
• The driver of the car that killed Myrtle in The Great Gatsby (Daisy)
• The person who raped Mayella Ewell or the person who attacked Scout and Jem, in To Kill a Mockingbird
• The bomber in The Westing Game
Students can draw police sketches that may or may not look much like the wanted figure.

Great to print on stationary paper that looks like old paper. Also works well printed on leftover resume paper..

File is a Single PDF.

This item is also part of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre Bundle PDF and part of the Back to School ELA Activities Bundle - PDF.

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3 pages
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