These three words, you may recall, form the basis of the instructions of my worksheet called ‘Scissors Crossword – Places Around Town’ [Before class, the teacher their classmates the questions (using the completed exercise).
In this case, I start with Column 1 and then head straight over to Column 3, and then turn back to Column 2. You might want to experiment with this blueprint for making creative ESL worksheets.
If you’ve enjoyed this article and want to start this series from the beginning, check out Robert’s first post, 5 activities using only a crossword and a pair of scissors!
Whether your child is a reluctant writer or on her way to becoming the next J. Rowling, she will acquire knowledge, confidence, and inspiration by accessing our writing worksheets.
That’s why we are teachers, but we are all also (to at least some extent) materials writers – because we want to tear down the factory walls and make worksheets that are exciting, fun and rewarding.
The following is a simple blueprint for making creative ESL worksheets.
There are even printables that explain the differences between persuasive, argumentative, and opinion writing, along with activities that give students the opportunity to practice these techniques.
One thing parents should remember about writing is kids are often their own worst critics.
This is completely okay because Step 2 is simply a part of the brainstorming process – you don’t have to worry about making it look beautiful. You might want to cut the columns into three pieces and rearrange them to look at them from a different perspective. And it’s very likely that you can add your own verbs to the list above. So, what other connections can you see in the three columns?
Are you getting any ideas for your own creative worksheets?