spiffy - adjective: spruce; smart; fine.
We have been working hard to spiff up our writing. Narratives have been the focus since school started.....we started expository writing today.
The kids are getting better and better at descriptive writing that helps the reader have a "mind movie". I wanted to share or revisit some of the tools and activities we have been doing to spiff up our writing.
Here is a little video (if it works...lol) of our Show Don't Tell wall. The kids really enjoyed drawing these emotions/feelings and then writing a little blurb about it.
I shared about this on my last Monday Made It but didn't have it up yet. If you want to read more about how we did it you can read that HERE.
We have also been polishing up our creativity skills.....metaphors, onomatopoeia, similes, and idioms. Last week we made little simile foldables.
We folded a flap down from the top and one up from the bottom (both to meet in the middle). On the top outside of the flap they wrote their simile. On the bottom outside flap they wrote what it meant (some wrote sentences). On the inside they drew a fun pic of their simile:)
The kiddos are really loving using our Sharpen Your Writing interactive bulletin board. I was concerned they would be up and down and up and down....like maybe putting off their writing and "acting" busy but that hasn't been the case at all. They really are using it properly:)
If you want to check this out, it's at my TPT store
Sharpen Your Writing
Hope you all have a great rest of your week:) I'm counting the days until Thanksgiving break. Can't wait to have my fam all under the same roof again for a bit!!!!