I find that there is somewhat a lost art of writing on a piece of paper, writing a letter to a loved one or making a card for someone. I appreciate a written letter or card, because in a fast-paced, immediate world where we can easily send a message in a few seconds, a letter takes time, movement of your hands, thought processes in your mind, sitting down to think and it takes your heart to pour a part of itself onto the paper.
The secret, as with so many things in the classroom, is to vary the way you make books to avoid boredom and repetition, so here are a few different ways of making books. Then fold in half along the width and again along the width so your piece of paper is basically made up of eight equal rectangles.
Then cut along the fold of the middle two rectangles, like this: This gives you an 8 page book including front and back pageor if you add a paperclip and a bit of thread — a mobile to hang in class. An overlapping book Place three sheets of paper so each one overlaps slightly like this: You can use each overlap to write the title or include an image that will follow over from one page to the next… 3.
A concertina book Really cool for lists, people description, etc. I like using them when we present our families too, 4. A Triarama This book is simply made by folding a square in four along the diagonals and cutting one diagonal up to the centre: I think it works really well when describing rooms, 5.
You can include as many pages as you want. Flap Books These range from the ridiculously simple see below to the very complicated check out the web!
Good for parts of the body or opposites. Symmetrical Shapes Mobile These can be made in any form as long as as the name suggests! They make cheap and easy Xmas tree decorations too as you can see.
They are completely mesmerising and kids love them! Question Balls I blatantly stole this idea from a workshop with the amazing Mary Schnueriger. Consequences Again, this is a game I remember playing as a kid. It works great with drawing bodies but also with telling stories.
When drawing remember to leave a line or two sticking out so the next artists have something to go on, and if telling a story it works best if the teacher gives prompts to start each phrase, to give the story some kind of cohesion.
Paperchains Not just to decorate the classroom at party-time but also this is a great way to make a very long, hungry caterpillar with green paper.
With older students I give them all strips of paper and they write various words on them. The team with the longest chain wins! Zoo time This idea is so great it should count as a dozen things! Now for a series of ideas using that fantastic paper invention — the post it!
Word trees Give each groups a topic and a pile of leaf post its, they have to write as many words for each topic as they can on the post its and then add the leaves to the tree. This is just a tiny example, the one in our class covers the door.
Idea Soup A great way of compiling brainstorming is by noting the ideas on post its and sticking them on the board. Students can then decide which ideas go together and discuss the links between them. Print your own post its This is a great idea and dead simple.
This blog explains how to do it, basically you print a template, take a copy and write what you want on it. Put post its onto the other template and then put them in your printer and copy the first version.
Luckily the blog explains it better than I do! Sight words Although you could use post its for this idea I used pieces of coloured paper. We wrote the most common words, not only was it good practice and vocab revision but also means students have the most useful words available when they need to check them.
It also makes a pretty cool wall display.
Get the class to write a letter or a group of letters collaboratively. Then, wait for the exciting bit….
Last year I started something similar with a class. Every so often, after holidays for example, I get them to each add a note about an achievement or something great that happened and we read them all together on the last day. I was quite surprised by their reactions actually, I was worried it would be a bit of a let down but they loved it, and it was the first thing they asked to do when they started school again in September this year.Oct 26, · Does writing an agreement on plain paper and getting it signed make it a legal document (without any witnesses present)?
Update Cancel. ad by Truthfinder. Truthfinder is the country's leading source for arrest records. How legally binding is a will you write on a piece of paper .
How legally binding is a will you write on a piece of paper without a lawyer present? Update Cancel. ad by BeenVerified. Does writing an agreement on plain paper and getting it signed make it a legal document (without any witnesses present)?
The question is "how legally binding is a Will" when there is no lawyer present, not whether . So many lessons involve writing the odd phrase or practicing spelling on a piece of paper.
Get a tray in the corner of class and get kids to use up every inch of a sheet of paper . When writing the first line, look at the top edge of the paper and use it as a guide. Then use the previous line as a guide for the next one.
Fold the paper twice in length (pictures here) and use the created fold-areas as guides. Write your first line and notice if your handwriting is going up or down.
Sep 08, · To write on a sheet or on a piece of paper. Discussion in 'English Only' started by Tony, Sep 8, Sep 26, · Think of your paper as a sandwich--the introduction is the first piece of bread.
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