June 5, 2013

What's Pinteresting this Wednesday?

This week I've been pinning pretty pictures. I just kept running into interesting photographs. I often use these photos as writing prompts for my fifth and sixth grade students. I project the photograph onto my SmartBoard or large screen TV, direct the kiddos' writing to a particular skill or writer's craft, and off they write quietly for 15 minutes. They keep these ROUGH drafts in their Language Arts journals and return to them when they need to "publish" a piece. Here are some of the photos I found this week...I just LOVE them!!!

Happy Teaching,
Happy Pinning,
The Teacher's Desk


  1. What a great idea! I found your blog through the Vintage Apple, and I am also a teacher :) I just finished my first year as an 8th grade English teacher! This is a great idea for any age kids!!


    1. Thanks for the kind words, Whitney! Congrats on finishing your first year! I also taught 8th English my first year. I actually taught 5-8 English that year! Have a terrific summer break!

  2. Breathtaking photo finds, Angela!! Love that you use photographs as writing prompts ;) I enjoyed your post! Hope you're having a lovely week!!

    1. I had a super week, Brenda! Thank you for stopping by and especially for the nice words. I was so far behind what with the end of the year material I never really got to visit all the Pinteresting posts. I hope to catch up before this Wednesday... LOL! Wishing you a wonderful week, as well!

  3. I've been searching your blog for a photo of Daisy and I came across this.
    My kids do free writing every single day and it is one of the most successful programs I've set up in my classroom. They've been using sentence starters so far but this has just inspired me to use pictures too. I did that with last years kids but haven't started it yet with this class.

    Now... off to search some more for Daisy

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem


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