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"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Autumn is no doubt the best time of the year. Pretty colors, good weather, holidays, and comfort food... what more could you ask for? Do yourself a favor and decorate your space with these Autumn-inspired reading posters. To add to the list of our favorite things, we're bringing back the Fairytale Dice Game to celebrate NaNoWriMo!
Download the posters below!
November is NaNoWriMo! NaNoWriMo
is short for National Novel Writing Month which challenges partakers to write 50,000 words of a brand new novel within 30 days. It encourages creativity, community, and goal setting. It's a great way to get your student writers involved in their interests as well as provide the resources they need to succeed.
Since writing an entire novel is quite an undertaking that can't be done in one lesson time, we decided to bring back a fan favorite activity, the Fairytale Dice!
How to Play
Organize students in pairs or groups of three. Give each group a set of the Fairytale Dice. One student will go first by rolling the dice, looking over the pictures, and telling a story incorporating all the results they rolled. Students should have between five to seven minutes to roll, think, and tell a story about the pictures to their partner. After the time is up, the listening student will take their turn telling the story. Try to do at least three rounds of storytelling for each student. The more they try, the better they become!
If you are working with an older set of students, you can use the dice as writing prompts. The dice are a great tool to help students be creative and write their own story. It can be a simple warm-up exercise to get brain juices flowing, or a full lesson plan to teach the main elements of storytelling.
Read the full article about this game for more ideas.
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