Monday, July 23, 2012

Story Snapshots

Take a look at my Story Snapshot Writing Center.
I've never figured out how to manage free for all magazine cut and paste in my classroom.
For one, some of the ads or articles your kiddos may run across as they cut and clip are not classroom appropriate.
So I did the prepping ahead of time.
I used magazines and the "teacher junk mail" packs for sources to get clip happy.
I glued pictures down to backing and laminated them.
Now I have a creative and reuseable "Story Snapshot" writing center.


Who wouldn't want to write about an elephant in a jar?



Fun story starters for the boys

Here's the writing sheet I plan to use

Click picture to download

Go get your clip on!

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23 comments:

  1. I like how you prepared the cards ahead of time. I teach 4th grade writing, this it perfect for my room. Thanks for sharing.

    Sarah
    Teaching Star Students

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  2. Love the snapshot sheet. I like anything that deals with photos.

    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

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    1. Great idea! Thanks for the snapshot sheet. Now I know what to do with all those calendar pictures:)
      Barbara
      happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com

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  3. This is a really great idea!! I'm going to have to add it to my writing area!

    Kristen
    A Day in First Grade

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  4. What a fabulous idea! This would be perfect in my writing center. Thanks for sharing.

    Krista
    stellar-students

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  5. This is super cute. This is similar to my weekly writing inspiration where I post a picture on the wall each week. I intend to keep a collection of the pictures as well for something like this. Old calendars and greeting cards are perfect, too.
    ~April
    The Idea Backpack
    ideabackpack@gmail.com

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  6. What a great idea for writing centers! I need lots of ideas cause I'll be teaching composition to 90 third graders!! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. The elephant in a jar is toooooo cute! What a great idea! :)

    Amanda
    Reaching for the TOP!

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  8. Your Writing Center Story Snapshot is great! Great, inspiring pictures for students to create stories from! Hop on over to my blog sometime :)
    Erin
    http://adventuresinthirdgrade-brown.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks for the freebie and great idea!
    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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  10. thanks for sharing your freebie.
    Arlene
    LMN Tree

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  11. I can just imaging the kids' excitement when they see the elephant in the jar! Love it!
    Learning In Wonderland

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  12. I love the story snapshot idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Thanks for the freebie!
    I am having a Give Away. Stop by & enter to win!

    :)
    Tamera
    http://myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  14. I agree that having students cut pictures out of magazines is getting harder- they either find and comment on the inappropriate pics that I missed (yes, I go through the magazines and rip out inappropriate pics, articles, and words) or the students take forever in finding the "just right" picture. Your idea would solve this problem! I'm now following you, you have a lot of great ideas! Thanks for following me!
    Mary
    Teaching Special Kids

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  15. Fabulous idea. I've always struggled with the whole magazine thing. This is perfect.
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

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  16. Thank you for thinking of this and posting it, it will save much of my students learning time.

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  17. Good idea... and a nice way to model recycling!
    Thanks!

    Michele
    MULTIAGE MOMENTS

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  18. I love your idea--I saves on the mess as well!

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  20. Wonderful idea! This is something I would use in my classroom, if and when I get one ;)

    Dianne
    Teacher's Corner

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