After reading Dr. Seuss’s If I Ran The Circus
, have students transition to either of these interesting writing prompts
One is a class book
. There are two writing prompt options
, plus a blank page
for you to program with whatever.
Students complete their page and illustrate it.
Collect and collate the pages and add the cover
. There are two options
Read your class book aloud by having each student share the page that they wrote.
I keep our class-made books in a basket in our classroom library.
It’s one of my students’ favorite “go to’s”.
Remember to display your class-made books for conferences
too. They are a great resource to show improvement
The other writing prompt is a circus tent “craftivity”
with 3 tent options
in black and white.
Students color and cut out their tent and attach their "If I ran the circus..."
paper to the edges, bending it so that their tent is now a 3D cylinder
. (Don't forget to review that shape
For that finishing touch, students glue their photo
to the face of either a clown
or a ringmaster
Punch holes on either side, add a yarn loop and suspend from the ceiling.
You can also opt to simply have students use the tent as a “header”
gluing their writing prompt underneath
Completed projects make a cute bulletin board
I’ve included a circus clown poster
to use for your display, as well as full-color tents
, plus my 2 completed writing prompt samples
, so that you can quickly & easily make examples to share
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a wonderful March is Reading Month!
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