I teach 5th Grade in a Middle School Setting and I use a similar "Graffiti Wall" strategy adapted from a high school level reading activity as a way for my students to show their level of story comprehension. After reading the story, Satchmo's Blues, Students write the story title and their name top center of the paper, then fill the page with "art work" (pictures or small signs/posters) to show important events, people, places or ideas from the story. After completing their "drawing" they use colored pencils or crayons to decorate their Graffiti Wall Poster.
The "Graffiti Posters" are amazing! Students give a 2 minute presentation of their poster, which is graded with a rubric ~
This Graffiti Wall activity is so easily adapted to whole group work also.
Can't wait to use the Graffiti Table activity in my class:))
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