Innovative
Classroom

Organized Learning

Writing Prompts

Try to keep a camera with you when you go places and take pictures of interesting scenes. Take some with a lot of things "going on," such as a park and close ups of animals and plants. Keep a photograph box at school to store all of these in. You can use them for writing activities. Students can make it the setting for their story and then zoom on a particular aspect of the scene. Or for detailed writing and poetry they can write about the close-up pictures. You can also use them to spark conversations.

More Organized Learning Ideas

Homework Station
Word Wall
Portfolios
Word of the Day
Vocab Pockets
Pocket Charts
Plants Paradise
Class Pet
Current Events
Computer Cards
New Books
Lesson Evaluation
Word and Logic Problem Box
Note-Taking for Subjective Testing
Writing Progression
Homework Check-off Sheet
Student Word Problems
KWL Chart
DEAR Time
Author Study
Note Taking Skills
Action Card Charades
The "Wow" Box
Class Thesaurus
ePals
Work Board
Custom SRA Sets
Peer Review Sheets
Test Stress
Monthly Calendars
DJ for a Day
Homework Problems
Music Sign-up Sheet
Book Themes
Kid Calendar
Art Exhibit
Lovely Rivers
Weekly Graphs
Writing Prompts
Coffee Can Phonics
Spelling Journals
Geography Fun
Jukebox
Three Wise People
Musical Names
Word Labels
Groupwork Accountability
Homework Instruction
Class Calendar
Today In History