|Hangin' Out with 7th Grade|
|Close up of some t-shirts|
|Side view of bulletin board|
This is a great beginning of the year project for language arts. Every year I do this "Bio-Poem" project before our Open House. Parents always like to read their child's poem. All I did is:
1.) Google a template for a bio-poem. I've used a series of them. My favorite is Laura Chandler's. You can find her work on Teachers Paying Teachers. I downloaded her handouts for free.
2.) Download a t-shirt template that you like.
3.) Make a simple rubric for assessment:
4.) Make copies for students. Show examples of prior student work or teacher made sample. Tie-dye or school colors always look great. Students can use any design for their t-shirt as long as it is school appropriate. Some students may cut off the sleeves or re-design the collar.
5. After completing the prewriting, I have students spell check. Before they begin their final project, I check spelling and capitalization.
6. PUBLISHING: We hang these shirts on a "clothesline" made out of yarn. We staple them and then put little clothes pins on them. Students make a sign that says. "Hangin' Out with 7th Grade." Early finishers can make a pair of "Summer Shorts." (Also found this for free on Teachers Pay Teachers.)