In this activity, students choose a Mother's Day craft to deconstruct and recreate. Students are given a choice of several different crafts. Students can work individually or in small groups. After identifying the materials they need, students then write down the each step they make to recreate the craft. Minilessons could include transition words, vocabulary, grammar, writing sentences or paragraphs. When students are done with their writing, they can then invite a younger class or group of kids and actually teach them their craft for oral language practice. This unit is designed for English Language Learners, but could be easily adapted for general education or special education classrooms.
Jennifer Smith, ESOL teacher grades 2-5