In my Chinese New Year Unit there was an activity where students wrote a story about a zodiac animal, using one of the characteristics of that animal, for example, if the card had a sheep on it and said "creative", the students had to come up with a story about a creative sheep. I was BLOWN AWAY by their stories. They were so clever and creative-some of them even had me laughing pretty hard. I just had to give them more opportunities to write freely, so I used that motivation to create the activities for this Bright Minds language arts unit. There are 18 animal characteristic prompt cards, as well as 18 silly situation prompt cards, and 18 prompt cards that get students to think deeply about their emotions and memories. But that is not all, there are several word building activities and even activities for inferring and cause and effect work too. I really believe this unit will spark more creativity in my students and I CANNOT WAIT to see what they come up with.
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