Although I understand my scores as a teacher are derived from the PSSA test results from my students and time is so valuable in this course, I'm fine with spending extra time to make learning more meaningful. We are studying Parts of Speech : Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Verb, Adverb. Who wants to just memorize the facts and answer questions from the book or a worksheet? Not me nor do I like to constantly teach that way!
This is the beginning of our Parts of Speech phamplet. I had students pick 6 different colors from the construction paper stockpile. They really enjoyed this -who does not like making a rainbow of colors? We then spaced then out evenly length wise, leaving about 1" of the previous color showing. Next we made sure they were straight (I ran around the entire room checking) and folded it half so the edges met, made a crease, and finally cut! You get two phamplets from 6 pieces of construction paper. Wa-la done! Just kidding... I had to cut the majority of their papers because it looked like a weedwacker attacked their phamplets or Edward Scissorhands was in my class. I'm a classy teacher who uses these references a lot... .
When we finish I'll upload the final product!