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Silhouette Writing

Submitted by: Bill

I really great writing activity that worked really well in my classroom were student silhouettes. Using an overhead I trace their head onto a piece of white paper. They then set it black construction paper. Inside the silhouette they create a poem by using one of the below formats . . .

I seem to be . . .

I really am . . .

or

I am good at . . .

I am not so good at . . .

This a great way to get to know your students without "prying" into their lives.

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