Vocab Activity Sparks Creative Writing Lesson
Editor's note: When 6th-grade reading teacher Susan Feudale from Kiski Upper Elementary school in Apollo, Pennsylvania, cracks open Storyworks, her creative juices flow. You'll love the way she took our October/November fiction story "The Good Deed" and developed an excellent writing extension activity that had her students working in groups to build their vocabulary and develop their writing chops. It's so clever and easy to try. Bonus: It can be used with any story, any genre, anytime. As always, we want to hear from you! Get in touch if you have creative ideas to share with fellow teachers.
We just finished reading "The Good Deed" from the October/November issue of Storyworks. I wanted to share with fellow Storyworks teachers an activity that was really successful in my classroom. It's so easy and effective for an engaging writing extension tied to our fiction reading.
After Reading "The Good Deed," my students completed the "Pick Your Own Vocabulary Sheet." In this, students are given five vocabulary words, and then they have to select and define two more words unfamiliar to them.