GradesK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Students create a keepsake yearbook of memories from the school year about to end.
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In this activity, each student will create a page in a class yearbook. If available, use a digital camera to take pictures that can be printed and pasted on the pages. Ask students to record vivid memories from the school year on the pages. Younger students can dictate.
In the lower elementary grades, each yearbook page might follow a distinct template or format. For example, a photo might appear at the top of the page with lines for writing on at the bottom of the page. In other grades, the format can be more flexible. Students might brainstorm a list of categories or prompts to select from as they create their yearbook pages. Sample prompts about the school year almost completed might include the following:
After students have created their personal yearbook pages (in writing or by using a word processing software program), photocopy individual pages so each student can have a yearbook of their classmates' memories too.
Students create thoughtful responses to the yearbook prompts.
Lesson Plan Source
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