FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL MAD LIB - ENGLISH
This Mad Lib is packed with fun and possibilities!
WARNING! YOU MUST HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR. YOU WILL BE CALLED A VEGETABLE IN THE MAD LIB.
What is a Mad Lib?
In a Mad Lib, students first brainstorm a list of words that are later copied in the blanks of a story, which students have not seen before. When students fill in the blanks with the words they chose, the resulting story is often hilarious and/or strange.
This Mad Lib would be appropriate for students in Grades 2-5, depending on whether the activity is done individually, in pairs, or as a whole class activity. This activity can take 1 -2 hours or several days if your class completes the Extension Activities.
Reading and Writing Graphic Organizers
There are graphic organizers to help students practise reading strategies like retelling, compare and contrast, and cause and effect. Many of the organizers could also be used for other texts and writing assignments. I have included the planning sheets for students to write their own Mad Lib. Lastly, there are suggestions for drama activities.
Adaptations and Supports
Students need an understanding of these parts of speech: nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Version A is a 3 page Mad Lib story and Version B is 2 pages. Version B has some slight variations in content on the first page and some vocabulary has been simplified. There are adaptations to support students who have challenges writing or spelling, such as pre-made word lists. You can hang up the posters for Parts of Speech, Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives to help your students remember your lesson. (See the PREVIEW for the complete contents of this collection.)
I hope you and your students enjoy this collection!
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