Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Magnetic Poetry: use with your interactive whiteboard!

Check out the Magnetic Poetry site online! How many of you remember the fad in the early 90’s to cover your refrigerator with magnetic words so you could create deep, thoughtful, or funny poems for everyone who wanted a cold drink? Well, now you can have the online experience. At first glance, you may think that this site would be boring if you used it with your class in the computer lab. But think of using this site with your class on the Promethean Board, Smart Board, or Interactive Whiteboard! Instantly you can create an activity that reinforces sight words, reading fluency, rhyme, and spelling while promoting cooperation among students. Have the kids come to the board in teams of 2 or 3 to create a line of the poem. The second team to come to the board is challenged to create a line to rhyme with the first line. Rules: Each student must touch the board at least once to drag words into place. What a quick and easy way to practice basic reading objectives! Give it a try and let me know that you think…

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