20 literacy Ideas to follow up a visit to the Maritime Museum

 

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Use sentence starters for students to complete either verbally or by writing.

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Make a class museum exhibition and ask students to write captions and text panels for the exhibits.
3
Write an itinerary or diary of the excursion day.
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Write a report about the excursion to publish for a range of audiences.
5
Document the excursion day using a mind map, lotus diagram or concept web.
6
Publish photos taken on the excursion day to make a visual diary or story.
7
Write letters or emails to send to the museum responding to the excursion.
8
Write poems based on the excursion experience.
9
Write a procedure for visiting the Maritime Museum for a younger class to follow.
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Write a chain story where each class member adds a paragraph to an ongoing story
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Play Excursion Bingo. Students could design their own headings.
12
Make a class Big Book based on the excursion.
13
As a class write a series of sentences about the excursion. Cut the sentences up to be used in a sequencing activity.
14
Write a news report about something that might have happened while the class was visiting the museum.
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Slip Writing
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Make a board game based on the excursion or things you learned during the day.
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Write what am I? clues for others to guess about an object at the museum.
18
Write about the excursion from another perspective. How would one of the figureheads write about the excursion?
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Brainstorm new vocabulary and keywords from the excursion. Make a class dictionary or glossary about the excursion.
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Play word games using the new vocabulary and keywords.