This purchase is perfect for a teacher who needs a low-prep, quick, and engaging writing activity that is accessible for ALL writers! This activity is accessible to writers of most levels (particularly effective in grades 3-6) and can be as challenging as YOU demand it to be!
This purchase includes 48 Make a List! task cards and 2 sets of answer recording sheets. Each task card includes several colorful graphics to provide inspiration to those students who need an extra BRAIN BOOST! The lists start literal, and begin to increase in difficulty, asking students to think inferentially and categorize items in unique ways.
♥LA Station♥ Students use the included answer sheets to record their lists. Once they record as many as they can on the given list, they meet with a partner and compare lists. Students CIRCLE items that are alike, STAR their favorite idea of the other, and add to their lists with new ideas.
♥Morning Meeting♥ As students come in for the morning, have them begin their list making. Students can share their favorite ideas during morning meeting or a greeting opportunity.
♥Friendly Competition♥ Present the list topic and time limit. Start the timer... and GO! (I typically give students 2-3 minutes.) At the end, we share how many we came up with. This game works in classes that can handle and enjoy friendly competition.
The following Make a List! task cards are included:
♥Foods you eat for breakfast.
♥Things you do during winter.
♥People in your class.
♥Things that are cold.
♥Things you do during summer.
♥Your family members.
♥Things that start with the letter B.
♥Things that have wheels.
♥Things that can fly.
♥Things that start with the letter S.
♥Things that can move.
♥Things that you wear.
♥Things you see in your classroom.
♥Things that start with the letter P.
♥Characters from TV, books, or movies.
♥Things that start with the letter C.
♥Things you can see in the sky.
♥Animals you find at the zoo.
♥Animals that swim.
♥Things you drink.
♥Rooms in your home.
♥Things you find in a kitchen.
♥Animals that are quiet.
♥Animals that are loud.
♥Names to call your next pet.
♥Places you want to travel.
♥Things that make you happy.
♥Things that are gross!
♥Ingredients you would need to cook a birthday cake.
♥Things that are red.
♥Things that are soft.
♥Things that are sticky.
♥Things that are tall.
♥Skills you want to learn.
♥Machines you can find in your home.
♥Things you would say to a cranky cat.