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Summer break is refreshing, and I am definitely enjoying it! However, my mind, prompted by different things I see or hear, keeps going back to my classroom sometimes.
The other day, I was getting ready to recycle some ads and other colorful printed materials we got in the mail. Big, small, chunky, slim, wide, tall, cursive, colorful, plain, decorated, upright, crooked, and other kids of words trapped my eye and mind on the papers. They were so intriguing and beautiful. I knew I could do something with them with my students in the classroom.
…And I started cutting. After cutting enough, I played with the words, organizing them on a straw chair to create different messages. Here is one of them.
Doing a word collage project in ELAR can encourage and help my students in a few ways:
So far, I thought of a few possible ways to use a word collage. If you come up with other ideas for this, PLEASE (and Thank You!) share in the comments section. I love to learn new ways to make use of the tools and materials I already have.
1. Collage Key Word Paragraph /Poem
It can be used to
2. Word Collage Poem
3. Word Collage Theme
Present and Display
When done, you can have the students present their projects in front of the class and then display them in the classroom or in the hallways.
Depending on how you want to approach these projects, you make your final decision on how you want to grade them. The following are some general suggestions. Feel free to adjust the points as you see fit.
Keep a box of magazines, ads, newspapers, and other printed materials. Your students can bring these in throughout the year. When students are done with their work in the classroom, they can help by cutting out words that will be used for future projects.They can also cut pictures. Keep all the cut-outs in a shoe box. You could make it soecial by giving it a name, such as The Collage Treasure Chest, The Collage Bank, The Pic Word Box, etc. Your students can come up with a creative name for it!
Please share any comments or suggestions related to this project in the comments section.
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