Love the person of the day idea.
We also do a lot of open narratives in which we share stories the students wrote themselves or kids bring in a photo or drawing and tell a story about it. This is less about reading and more about storytelling and then I tie it back to writing assignments during the year.
What a great idea! I love it! Having students bring in their own items and making that into a writing piece not only gives the class a topic, but also gives the students who bring in the photos or drawings a chance to share something about themselves!
Thanks for the ideas!
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