Well... love it or hate, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Strange things happen in a high-school on Valentine's Day.... and it seems that at some point in the day I find someone in tears. (Usually a girl... upset with a boy, who has quite likely forgotten or didn't understand that he should have done something to mark the occasion.)
Teen love is so sweet and so hard to understand sometimes. Today, I had a student tell me that she and her boyfriend had been together almost two years and were sooooo excited to celebrate their anniversary. Being polite, I asked when their "anniversary" was. I'm proud to say that I didn't burst out laughing when she said excitedly "Oh... it's October 18th". Just goes to show it's all about perspective!
Here's a Valentine's Day Freebie to start off the Valentine's Day Season. A fun writing prompt, poetry starter, art project or just as classroom decor! Click the image below to download a FREE copy! Download include color version, black/white version, lesson ideas and Valentine themed writing paper.
Ask students to write a haiku using just the pink words as inspiration, or start their story with a red word, identify the parts of speech for the black words...