Yep! More DETECTIVE STUFF. After 6 years, I started to want to do a new theme, but I looked and pondered and peeped and quizzled and decided that I just really REALLY like all of the academic nuances in a Detective/Clue Seeking/Evidence-Recording/ Drawing Conclusions theme and how it works SUPER well with Common Core.
So, I decided to rework my “Six Traits +1 Writing” décor into my theme and these files are the result:
1 - large banner: “Shhh! I hear VOICES!”. This is created as a 12” x 18” print which will be cut in half and pieced back together.
7- 8” x 10” signs that guide each are of the Six + 1 Traits: Voice, Organization, Ideas, Conventions, Excellent Word Choices, Sentence Fluency, and Presentation!
1 – 5” x 7” placard for the front of my students’ writing folders (more information below).
1 – 5” x 7” placard that can be used in student folders/binders, etc. that reminds students what the acronym “VOICES!” stands for
4 – 4” x 6” prints, three of them having two icons: V/O … I/C … E/S and the fourth having two copies of the ! [exclamation mark].
I plan to use these, two to a pocket, in my students’ 4-pocket writing folders [here’s a good tutorial… you’ll have to scroll down to the orange folder images: http://thebendersbunch.blogspot.com/2012/08/monday-made-it.html ].
The first inside pocket will have the 5” x 7” placard (above} glued above the pocket and that pocket will be for works in progress. The next folder will have the V and O icons glued to the pocket. Students will keep ideas/handouts, etc. for “Voice” and “Organization” here. The third pocket will be for “I” and “C”, the fourth for “E” and “S”, and the back of the folder will have the ! icon with the next placard:
1 – 5” x 7” placard that will be used on the back of my students’ writing folders. It will remind them of all of the attributes of an attractive paper. For some reason, this is a major sticking point for our 5th graders!
If you have not purchased from me before, it’s important to know that I create my files in Photoshop and then save them as .jpg files to be printed at Costco. These are not PowerPoint slides or Word documents. I design at 300dpi, so they can be reduced easily and enlarged well without loss of resolution. You can print them at home, of course; I just think that Costco does a better job, and in the long run, I think it’s cheaper!
So, most of all of my files that are created for classroom décor/management are designed to fit on a standard print size (4” x 6”, 8” x 10”, etc.) Some larger posters are created for a 12” x 18” print and have to be cut in half, horizontally, and then pieced back together a bit to make a long banner.
As always, if you have ANY questions, please contact me!