Glazed eyes and open mouths are proof that students mentally check out as the end of the school year draws near. As teachers, we would like to join the ranks of daydreamers, but we must re-direct students to daily lesson plans. This is where active learning comes in handy!
For English classes, try meeting outdoors! There are so many fun, educational writing activities that can be done outside. Even rainy days can't detour Sidewalk Characters, which can be done under covered walkways or on butcher paper indoors as a last resort. This novel/short story active learning activity is FREE and fun!
Maybe you would rather do some creative writing outdoors! If so try some of these unique On Demand Writing Prompts to get students' imaginations flowing:
Surprise and engage students with out-of-the-ordinary writing activities!
You'll be amazed at the creative writings students produce when their environment is stress free, and they are surrounded by nature.
Enjoy outdoor writing!
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