Want to motivate your students before a writing task?
Have a room full of students who crave competition?
Need an idea to review material before a test?
Have a lot of leftover pencils you need to use up before the school year is over?
Like reading my blog?
Well, if you have answered yes to any of the questions above then I have a post for you. Have you ever heard of Hot Writing? I did a workshop on this super fun writing strategy a few years ago and have started to think about pulling it out of my bag of tricks to keep my students motivated now that the warm weather and the June crazies are upon us. I would love for you to come on by my blog, Thinking of Teaching, to check it out and then try it in your own room. It's a fun activity that can be adapted to a variety of grade levels, abilities and topics.
Once you've read about the activity and tried it out please come back and tell me how things went. I would love to know about any adaptations you made and your student's reactions.