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Journal Jumpers


Submitted by: Paul Jerz

I got this idea out of mailbox bulletin boards.  I've used it and it works great to get the ideas flowing.  The title of your bulletin board is " Journal Jumpers"  each student gets a sentence strip to decorate into a giant pencil or pen. Then students are to write their topic on the strip.   When someone is stumped for a writing idea all they have to do is get one from the board.  I usually have one or two up to give students an example.  This works great as a first week of school filler.

Some topic ideas include....

The biggest ______________.

While walking down the street one day ________________.

Would you believe it if I told you __________________.