I was reading online last night and came across this article – http://m.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2012/08/imagined-lives-punctuation-marks/56023/
The author creates these made up stories of various punctuation marks. I thought it was pretty clever.
While reading the article, I thought of a possible teaching idea utilizing the framework of this article.
What if students created imaginary stories of various parts of speech, grammar, and punctuation?
As students use their creativity to hash out a story that combines the elements of the particular grammar item they would be constantly thinking about their writing skills, grammar, and effective parts of speech. Through revision and peer review the whole time students are always going to be engaged on some level with writing elements.
In middle school, who knows what type of stories they would come up.
That is all from the randomness of the bald guy!