In an effort to add a little levity to the seriousness of testing week we did a reading/writing innovation lesson that I got from Cristie Fultz over at Ms. Fultz's Corner. I started by reading the book My Teacher's Secret Life by Stephen Krensky.
Then they brainstormed about what MY secret life might be, and created circle maps to include any ideas they had. Then they created a flow map to create their "secret life" story. They drafted, peer conferenced, revised and edited their stories coming up with these priceless ideas...
I have one of my students illustrating the cover to make a class book. I got such a kick out of reading their stories, everything from my being a secret ninja, rock star, famous author, biker, and of course "just" a teacher and mom.
Click here to get the free printable masters for the pages and cover.
This was such a fun project! I can't wait to do another innovation!
What great reading innovations do you have to share?