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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Have You Ever Seen....?

This was always my favourite creative expression-word play lesson to do with Gr.7's! They had to come up with an interesting, off-beat noun-verb combo such as ...

Have you ever seen ...
butter fly
milk shake
a house fly
a fire fly
a car wash
a house paint
a mouth wash
a clam bake
a waffle iron
a pin point
a cat fish
a hog wash
a lemon punch
a fork lift
a barn swallow.....
You should have seen the clever illustrations and speech bubbles! Hilarious! The students and I had so much fun.
Can you think of any more?
Mother of Invention, still thinking about what a great morning that was in my class!

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13 Comments:

Blogger meno said...

a salt lick
a ski run
a car tire
a cat nip

:)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

 
Blogger TorAa said...

Clever idea. I tell Anna to read it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

 
Blogger Diana said...

If I'd seen a waffle iron, I'd lock it in my laundry room and only give it a glass of syrup after it had ironed out our pile of shirts.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

Reminds me of the Did You Ever See an Elephant Fly? song from the Disney movie Dumbo.

Did you ever see an elephant fly
Well I seen a horse fly
I seen a dragon fly
I seen a house fly

I seen all that too
I seen a peanut stand
And heard a rubber band
I seen a needle that winked its eye

But I've been, done, seen about everything
When I see a elephant fly
What'd you say boy
I said when I see a elephant fly

I seen a front porch swing
Heard a diamond ring
I seen a polka dot railroad tie

But I've been, done, seen about everything
When I see a elephant fly

I saw a clothes horse and he rear up and buck
And they tell me that a man made a vegetable truck
I didn't see that, I only heard
Just to be sociable I'll take your word
I heard a fireside chat
I saw a baseball bat
And I just laughed till I thought I'd die

But I've been, done, seen about everything
When I see a elephant fly

But I've been, done, seen about everything
When I see a elephant fly

When I see an elephant fly

Thursday, April 26, 2007

 
Blogger steve said...

A pick pocket
A rubber plant
A time stamp
A mouse click
A toe stump
How about a Miss Under Standing?
Is that a bit of a stretch?
A stretch rap?
A Good bye?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

 
Anonymous colleen said...

Have you ever seen a tooth brush?
That's all I got, but I'll probably think of more while I'm falling asleep. I't midnight here. And now I'm thinking of all the fun things I did with kids during the years I taught creative writing at Floyd's parent run cooperative school.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Meno: Excellent! Where were you when I taught this lesson?!

Toraa: Thanks!

Diana: I can see you pouring the syrup down the water hole in the waffle iron!

Richard: I'd forgotten this! It was clever. Thanks.

Steve: You crazy guy! I heard a mouse click when the trap we set went off! Well, more like a snap! And then dragging noises.

Colleen: Great! We should have team taught...I had a whole class called Creative Expression where we did tons of word play and poetry, artto music etc.

Friday, April 27, 2007

 
Blogger GEWELS said...

I can't thing of a god dern thing.

I am definitely NOT smarter than a 7th grader. Hey, wouldn't that be a cool game show? We could call it
"Are you smarter than a 7th grader?".
Whaddaythink?

Friday, April 27, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

gewels: Hey! It just might work...except I'd better stay with the 5th graders since I got a math question wrong!!!

Friday, April 27, 2007

 
Blogger LynClay said...

LOL I love these!

house plant
shoe box (as in fight)

(arrgh it's harder than you think to come up with these) :)

Saturday, April 28, 2007

 
Anonymous David said...

Great assignment. How about
* a bull shit
* a home run

Saturday, April 28, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Lynclay: Great ones! Yeah they can be addicting trying to think up new ones.

David: Wow! Excellent!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

 
Blogger brooksba said...

These are fun and what a way for the students to learn! Now I'm going to be thinking of other fun images for compound words.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

 

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