Every once in a while, I like to throw an art component into the weekly Daily 4 choices. I find a poem, quote, or short phrase and ask students to illustrate it. Sometimes we talk about vocabulary, if I think there are words that would be completely unknown. Like, "pirate's loot." We read the quote and then draw away. A chance to use the right side of our brains.
Our quote for the week
Some of them just looked at the word "pirate" and drew a whole pirate scene and others focused on books, or just treasure.
Two islands: Book land and Treasure Land
Love the pirate's feet!
Every island needs a tree of books.
This one is my favorite. A giant book that looks like treasure.