|Read-Around||Students circle around the classroom and read to each other.
– Could be parent or teacher reading to students
|Self Portrait||Could be yearly activity. Monitors students’ growth in creating self-portraits.|
|Silhouette||Take photo of profile and trace silhouette on smart board
– Paint and write biopoem inside
|Welcoming new students||Make a cone with a square of paper and create a Zucker-cone. Fill cone with school supplies/candy and put balloon on top. If students are able to write their name or first letter of their name, they keep the cone.|
|Me Quilt (glyph)||Brief Description
In this semi-glyph activity, students share their interests and characteristics by making patches about themselves. The patches are then pieced together to make a class quilt for a wall or bulletin board. The quilt serves as a jumping stone for many other activities.
Students share information about themselves, then compare and graph the results.
glyphs, me quilt, graphing, personal information, likes, dislikes, ESL, EFL
Give students an oral assessment or written assessment of graph or composition skills.
Lesson Plan Source
This is an activity I originally created for ESL students. It can be found on The “Me” Quilt website at
Permission is granted for teachers to use it in their classrooms.
Judith Rohlf, (firstname.lastname@example.org)cole Fernand-Seguin, Ste-Foy, Qubec
|Group Activities||Divide students into peer groups (for the year) and have them come up with logo and name for their group.
Students collect different shades of colours of leaves
Work together to build a human machine (like combine, or tractor)
|Skittles||Different colours stand for different things like Red=something exciting you did during the summer. Give each student different colours and they come up with a story.|