Comprehension Sock - Write story elements (Who? What? Where? When? Why?) on jumbo craft sticks and place them in a sock. Hang the sock on your shoulder as you read to the class. Then let children choose sticks from the sock and describe that part of the story.
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Make a Child Smile! Here's a wonderful writing opportunity for your class. If you'll type "makeachildsmile.org" in your web browser, you can access a website that has the names and addresses of children who are critically ill and would like to receive cards. This is a great way to help your children think about others, write, and put a smile on a child's face!