I love doing some scarecrow activities in the fall. Displays of my students’ work can go up in September & stay up through November, which is a huge time saver.
With that in mind I designed this quick, easy & super-fun “Scarecrows Have / Are…” writing prompt craftivity.
This is what I call a “bite size” bit of writing. The topic is specific enough so that students aren’t overwhelmed, while still providing nice practice using descriptive adjectives.
Whenever I toss a bit of craftiness in with our writing, my students get extremely excited and WANT to get down to the business of writing and making their own scarecrow.
There are 4 scarecrows to choose from, as well as two prompts.
Check out the PREVIEW for lots of samples.
Students can choose the “Scarecrows ARE” writing prompt worksheet, or the "Scarecrows HAVE” one.
For more writing practice, have students do both. One can be done in class, and the other as homework, or take two days to complete the project.
To help get your students creative juices flowing, I’ve also included 28 photographs of “real” scarecrows. There are 7 photo-posters, with 4 pictures on each page.
Extend the lesson with more writing practice, by doing the Venn diagram activity that’s also included in the packet.
Venn diagrams are an interesting & simple way to practice comparison and contrast writing.
This activity can be done as a whole group, or children can choose a partner with a different scarecrow than theirs, then create a Venn diagram together.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a fun-tastic fall.
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