Reflection: Classroom Setup Let’s Bury Those “Dead Words” - Section 2: Tombstone Activity


I usually do this activity after we have practiced several revision strategies.  Most of the time it will occur just before Halloween.  I can then decorate the halls with the tombstones.  After the Halloween season, I move them into my classroom for the rest of the year, labeling the section “Dead Words.”  Each year I am amazed at how often students get up to refer to these tombstones when writing throughout the year.

  Use of Tombstones for Revision Throughout Year
  Classroom Setup: Use of Tombstones for Revision Throughout Year
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Let’s Bury Those “Dead Words”

Unit 2: Writing
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT eliminate ordinary words from their writing.

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