What are your elementary students’ favorite topics? Themselves, of course. Why not take advantage of that interest in prompting them to write? Simple lesson plan.
The fun? Students research about themselves by asking relatives, googling themselves online, seeking out mom’s or dad’s archives, and interviewing friends to flesh out their information.
The final element of this unit is a catchy magazine cover that can be hand-drawn or composed of a photo montage.
These covers and the accompanying articles make a great addition to Open House displays, as well as being a grade-worthy assignment for language arts. Common Core Persuasive Writing Standards!