Make Writing Active and Fun with this Magnetic Spinner

Make writing active and fun with this easy and affordable magnetic spinner.  This magnetic spinner completely transformed my students’ writing!  I have produced so many engaging, never fail writing games from this simple spinner.

 

My business partner who teaches the art part of our art and writing camps spotted these at a Dollar Tree a few years ago and had a sharp sense to buy me one.

make writing fun and active with this magnetic spinner

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Soon after receiving that one spinner, I bought 5 more.   I later learned that the Dollar Tree no longer sold them and found a pack of three on Amazon* for about $20.00.  Quite the inflation, BUT, these spinners create such successful games that spending a mere $20 has been VERY WORTH IT!!!

The spinners have been a game changer, specifically, for my reluctant writers.

Consistently, the students that are dragging their feet to write, crack a smile and turn a corner when I bring out the spinners.

make writing active and fun

Below is a list of game ideas to get your own students started!  Most likely, you’ll start thinking of games yourself, because the ideas truly are endless.

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WRITING GAMES-SENTENCES

Silly Sentences

make writing active and fun with silly sentences

Spelling/Vocabulary-4-11 Words

make writing active and fun by spinning vocabulary

Spin a Punctuation!

make writing active and fun by spinning punctuation

Questions-4, 5, 6. 7 Words

make writing active and fun by spinning questions

Exclamations-4-11 Words

Exclamations make writing active and fun

Facts and Opinions-4-11 Words

facts and opinions make writing active and fun

Writing Facts and Opinions-

fact and opinion make writing active and fun

Personification Statements 4-11 Words

make writing active and fun by spinning personification

WRITING GAMES-WORDS

Letters in Words

Words-1-4 Syllables

syllables make writing active and fun

Phrases-5-8 Syllables

syllables make writing active and fun

Question words-1,2,3

questions make writing active and fun

Categories-60 seconds

categories make writing active and fun

Spin a Noun-List Adjectives

Adjectives, Nouns, Verbs

60 Second Nouns-Adjectives-Verbs

Past Verbs that end in ED

Irregular Past Verbs-1,2,3

Onomatopoeias-3,4,5,6

TALKING GAMES

Spin.Describe.Guess.

Facts and Opinions-Speaking Version

FOR YOUNGER WRITERS

Spin-Spin-Letter Strokes!