Mad libs are so much fun, especially when Newberry honor, Sheila Turnage, is involved. She is the author of two nonfiction books, one picture book, and four middle-grade novels. Today Sheila is here to have a little writing fun with us by playing Mad Libs.
How Does It Work?
In groups of four, have students write a short summary of one of the chapters they have already read.
- After the teacher has approved the summaries, the students will erase at least 10 words and replace them with blank lines.
- Underneath each line, students should write the part of speech of the missing word.
- Groups will trade summaries and play Mad Libs.
- Students may read them aloud to class.
Integrate this activity with technology! Use this site to generate Mad Libs on the computer. Most importantly, have fun with writing!
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