Meet Dazzle, the amazing language arts wonder dog! Dazzle was brought to me by RZ Alexander. Drop by RZ’s TpT store and see the amazing clip art offered there.
Dazzle is chalk full 😉 of helpful teaching ideas, hints, thoughts, and lessons that will make teaching and learning language arts and writing so much more fun and less stressful. In fact, here’s one now.
Writing notes is something all students want to do so why not let them. With a few quick rules, you will be on your way to a fun time filler activity that keeps students writing and quiet for those times when you run out of things to do and still have some time left before class ends. Use this activity sparingly, usually a few times a month, and your students will be begged to do it.
Students should NOT make any noise as they write their notes and tiptoe around the room delivering them. SO PLAY SOFT MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND, SIT BACK, AND ENJOY THE QUIET TIME. THE STUDENTS WILL LOVE IT AND SO WILL YOU.
PS: If a student writes a note that is not nice, reiterate what the word NICE means to the class, then refrain from letting the class write notes for a few weeks. They will get the message and be good when you let them resume note writing.
And speaking of writing…here is another fun writing lesson from my TpT store that can be used on Monday morning to get your writing students’ juices flowing and loosen up their writing fingers. It increases fluency and is fun. What could be better?