"Something along the lines of things they know about.
1. Have them list the people they know in government.
2. Maybe all the different religions they know.
3. All the different cultures they have met.
4. Its an oldie with a twist. Have them make a…"
"OK, I would love to read your stories too. Just let me know where I can email it.
Just a thought, short stories are great to share with students because many of them will read something short and you dont have to pull their teeth to get them to read…"
"It is called A Servant's Story, and is about slavery in Va. It is the story of a little slave girl who was the body servant of a plantation owner. It looks at all the different kinds of slaves, and how people felt about them.
"One icebreaker I like to use is a variation of the ancient "What did you all do this summer." Have the critters take turns, and they have to say something they did that they think no one else might have done. Once a "thing" is…"
"Using a rubric is good. I even get the students to help make it, but I teach high school. I hand grade, but one good thing to use to grade essays or stories is highlighters. Some kids do work well on the computer, and if they turn them in that way,…"
"Right now I am having the students write for an interesting prompt.
I found a lonely grave. It is marked
Beloved wife and mother
July 11, 1835
I have the students writing the story of how Bessie came to be there, and it…"