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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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Snowboarding Crow? Using current events to foster creative writing in the classroom

Using current events in the classroom-new idea:
Love to snowboard? Seems a crow in Russia does, too. Caught on video, a hooded crow found a round plastic jar lid, perched it on a slope of the roof and repeatedly slide down. He didn't fly above the lid, he planted his feet on the lid and off he went, displaying play-like behavior.Scientists say crows are very intelligent and have great memories. On...... one run, the crow realized that he just didn't get any slide on a patch of roof without snow so it moved in search of better sliding conditions. Catch a look at the crow in action at this link:
Pretend you are the crow and write a diary describing your actions. What did you do? What were you thinking as you slid down the roof? What did you feel and see, etc. Writing topics are everywhere!
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