Shades of Summer

This is an easy activity that students enjoy doing, which also serves as a chance for the teacher to get a quick indication of students’ writing abilities.Each student draws a self-portrait, but instead of eyes, the student draws a large pair of sunglasses. In the sunglasses, the student draws something he or she did over the summer…a trip, activity, etc.Then they attach a paragraph about what is reflected in the sunglasses. This is an opportunity to review the characteristics of a paragraph.