Get Your Students Moving and Reinforce a Concept Using Graffiti Writing

Welcome to another Bright Ideas Blog Hop!

Happy Spring! I'm excited to share with you a super fun way to reinforce a concept or skill using a creative alternative to the worksheet called graffiti writing! Here's how I'm using this activity with my students this week...


Right now, students in my second grade class are studying subtraction strategies. We've spent all week learning three different ways to subtract. After days of practice, students get to show what they know by working in a group to solve a subtraction problem by "graffiti writing" on butcher paper. They love it!
I used white butcher paper (about the size of poster board, but cheaper), printed out 6 subtraction problems for my six tables (one problem per paper), and let the students work out their problems, one at a time.

A couple of management "rules" I have for graffiti writing are:

 1) Nobody sits down. This way we are all moving around the room, and no one gets "stuck" in one spot for too long. This cuts down on social chatting, and keeps the oxygen flowing. 
2) Listen to the teacher's signal before moving to the next problem (for me, it's my chimes). I allow ample time for each student to complete the problem. Early finishers check their work, or show another way to solve the problem.
3) Work together and compliment one another. I listen for compliments as I walk the room, and give shout-outs to students who compliment each other. 
4) Make room for everyone. Everyone at a group (4 or 5 students works well) huddles around one piece of butcher paper to solve the problem.  This insures 100% engagement!


After we solve our 6 problems, we get together on the carpet to give each other feedback on how well we worked together as a group, check our arithmetic, and spotlight our thinking by celebrating all of the ways we solved the problem. It's quick and easy - about 25 minutes from start to finish. 

Ways to use graffiti writing in your classroom are endless! It's easy to adapt for any grade level or subject area, and a great visual for me as a teacher to quickly judge how well my students grasped a particular concept.


 I can't wait to hear about the ways you're using graffiti writing in your classroom! Don't forget to comment below with your ideas.


 I  hope you enjoyed this month's Bright Ideas blog post! If you would like more ideas from me, be sure to follow me on Teachers Pay TeachersPinterest, and Facebook to stay posted with fabulous freebies and ideas!


Be sure to visit the Bright Ideas Link-Up below to see more posts from over 150 fabulous educational bloggers. Thanks for visiting!







17 comments:

  1. It’s full of insightful information and entertaining descriptions. Your point of view is the best among many. keep posting ..Highlighting a couple of designs and professional game plans for all occupations and associations, these best resume writing service in like way wires test expressions shaped by our powers, despite unfaltering tips and encouraging to make your resume turn out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Graffiti can take a lot of determination but it is well value it. I like painting, since now a day I am a writer at secure assignment help and providing Assignment help service Melbourne, but many years ago, I struggled to find any kind of information on how to develop my skills in such a private art form. The only way to learn was making blunders and meeting other graffiti writers, which can be a very relaxed process. It usually takes an individual several years to be able to draw or paint to a normal that other graffiti writers would respect.

      Delete
    2. Graffiti can take a lot of determination but it is well value it. Graffiti are writing or drawings that have been scrawled, scratched, highlighted, or painted illegally on a wall or other external, often within public view. Graffiti range from simple written words to decorative wall paintings, also use my students, who are learning at quality assignment help in UK. We can use a few standards that go for all graphics. Method one plans a simple, fool proof way of creating vivid, stylized graffiti letters method two receipts on the same task in a more complex, skilful manner.

      Delete
  2. Graffiti is a form of writing or drawings that have been scratched, scribbled or painted improperly on a wall or other surface, often within public view. And it is a great experience with fun to do it. However I am writing lot of stuff related to best dissertation service UK as a part of my profession but I would love to try Graffiti writing. It is a good ideas strengthen a concept or skill using a creative substitute to the worksheet as graffiti writing for the students which gives them a new experience and increase their interest related to try new thing in life.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Students become aware of the meanings of graffiti. They create an importance figure that highlights the multiple impressions of anti-social behavior and in this case, graffiti. The activities provide students who come writing help for personal statement with knowledge and understanding to grow their responsiveness of their environment and community, accepting of positive and sensitive strategies actions as good civilian.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for sharing your fun way of highlight a skill using a creative alternative to the worksheet called graffiti writing! Since I am providing assignment service UK at Elite assignment help but I love Graffiti writing. My students are also like Graffiti writing, so I would to share this blog with them. It would be very helpful for them and increase their skill, creativity and understanding about life.

    ReplyDelete
  5. By profiting the administrations of the privilege long separation moving organizations, the joy range of moving to another place get to be distinctly entire. You can anticipate getting a charge out of the new climate with no glitches.
    movers nj

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very Informative Post, would love to read more, keep writing.
    I would like share some links, useful to students

    Best Assignment Help USA

    Best Dissertation Editors

    College Paper Writing Service

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you for sharing such a useful information here in the blog university assignment

    ReplyDelete
  8. Check our arithmetic, and spotlight our thinking by celebrating all of the ways we solved the problem.professional sacramento movers

    ReplyDelete
  9. assignment expert can come up with the most suitable topics due to their extensive experience in academic writing.

    ReplyDelete
  10. assignment expert can come up with the most suitable topics due to their extensive experience in academic writing.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Things are very open and intensely clear explanation of issues. was truly information. Your website is very beneficial.
    Urgent Assignment Help

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is also a very good post which I really enjoyed reading. It is not everyday that I have the possibility to see something like this. Assignment Help UAE | Assignment Help USA | Assignment Help Singapore

    ReplyDelete
  13. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article.
    best assignment help

    ReplyDelete
  14. Loved this post, point of discussion need to be more effective.
    I am an Academic Writer in UK at MyAssignmethelp.co.uk providing
    computer assignment help ,

    history assignment help ,

    Science Assignment help UK
    architecture assignment help ,

    biology assignment help

    ReplyDelete