Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: April 16, 2001
your students excited about a new writing project with this "chance"
activity. Pull down a large wall map and call each student, one
at a time, to the map. Blindfold the person and spin him around
3 times. While spinning you may want the class to chant, "Around
the world, where will you go? Spin 3 times, and soon you'll know!"
Have him walk to the map and point out his finger to a place on
it. Take off the blindfold and he'll see where he is going! This
is the place he can study about and write his make-believe, grand
adventure of going there. Students can write these stories on
luggage-shaped paper, or even as part of a "big book."
See directions for writing a big book under Writing:
Student-Created Big Books with Carpet Holders, grades