ELA Monsters – How to Use Digital Boom Cards to Learn Figurative Language by Fighting Monsters

ELA Monsters – How to Use Digital Boom Cards to Learn Figurative Language by Fighting Monsters

“The old tales tell of such wizardly barriers, which open not to a key such as ye can put in your pocket, but to a rhyme or a riddle’s answer.”Cecilia Dart-Thornton. The Ill-Made Mute. 2007. p. 245 I grew up reading folk tales where language was...
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I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of choice in education and how empowering it can be to give students a say in their learning. It just recently dawned on me that I really should extend this idea to creating resources for teachers as well. This comes from...

Dragon Sculpture

This is a Dragon piece I made a few months ago with Super Sculpey. I took some shots along the way so you can see it evolve…I baked him halfway through just before he got his wings. Seemed to work ok, although the wings are quite wide which makes him quite...

Shared Writing

Half stories -a 20 min writing exercise, for two or more people! 1. Write the first half of a story in 10 minutes – introduce a scenario, character/s and a problem. 2. Exchange your half story with your friend’s. (If you’re in a big group do this randomly.) 3....

Oracles of a Chimera

“We haven’t talked much lately,” Lily said reproachfully, twisting her pale white hands together. She always liked to reprimand her husband before she told him something important. It tended to make him more receptive. Tonight however, he didn’t pay any attention. He...

The three Trolls

Here are my latest three trolls for Vikings, fresh out of the baking oven. They are slightly different sizes so that players can tell which ones move first (the bigger ones of course!). I’ve tried to make them kind of dopey looking (in the game they’re...

Small Giant

So here’s my first attempt at a smaller Ogre/giant. He’s actually kind of freaky. I think it’s the teeth and the soulless pinprick eyes. Possibly a little too scary and cunning? I’ll try and make my next one a bit dumber, and possibly cuter. -...