Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Product Swap


This beautiful button was made by the very talented
Michelle from the 3AM Teacher 

I am so happy to be a part of the Product Swap. I had the pleasure of reviewing a wonderful product from the very talented Marie Cote, author of The Hands-On Teacher Blog.

I reviewed her Super Hero Writing Packet, which can be found by clicking on the image below.

As a writing teacher, I am very excited to complete these activities with my second graders. First, we will compare and contrast a super hero and a villain, using this helpful organizer: 

Next, my writers will brainstorm as many super powers as they can,  and then, narrow it down to their favorite super power.

After this, my students will write about what their super power would be if they were a super hero. I may have my students write narratives for this activity because this will help support Common Core Standard 2.W.3. (Students will write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.)

They will also write about what would happen if the world had real super heroes. This activity really supports Common Core Standards 2.W.1 because students need to be able to write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic they are writing about, state their opinion, supply reasons that support their opinion, and provide a concluding statement.

Last, my students  will create their own super hero and villain. They will really get their creative energy flowing, as they draw their characters, describe what their powers are, as well as, their characteristics. I will also have my students create their super hero and villain out of paper, so I can hang up their creations, along with their finished pieces.

In conclusion, these activities will surely challenge my young writers to think outside the box, create unique and interesting characters, and instill a love for writing. I am truly looking forward to watching the excitement they will, no doubt, exude, as they work their way through the writing process and transform themselves into the super hero or villain that all children dream about.

Thanks so much, Marie, for creating these exciting writing activities! Please stop by Marie's blog and store, to check out more of her creative ideas and teaching products. Be sure to tell her I sent you! I hope you all enjoy the Product Swap posts today. I know I will!

By the way, Marie is reviewing one of my products, too. Which one? Click her button below to find out...

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  1. Adorable! Makes me what to make my whole theme super heroes!!

    ✏ Mrs. Stanford's Class ✏
    I hope you enjoyed the swap enough to join us again next time around :) the form is on our main post :) ❤

  2. Thank you Jessica!!! :) Oh, and I'm all signed up for the next round too! :)

    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

  3. What a great idea, the super hero theme. Kids that age will love that. It should keep them talking about it for a long time after. I'm a new follower from the BSN July blog hop, just getting to you. Julie @

  4. What a great idea! The boys will be all over this one! *LOVE*

    A+ Firsties

  5. Thanks ladies! I was trying to think of ideas for my boys actually, but girls would also have fun with it I think! :)


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