Cell Phone Templates:

Students Write a Text Message and
Draw a Picture About Their Summer Vacations

My Summer Vacation Elementary Teacher Lesson Plans

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My Summer Vacation Fun Lesson Plan Ideas blue bullet point Cell Phone Templates: How many times have students had to write an essay about their summer vacations during Grades 1 - 5?

blue bullet point If you choose to use a tradition lesson plan idea for this writing activity, your students will likely be very bored in your class. This is not something that you want your students to feel during the first week that they are in your classroom!

blue bullet point Instead, provide your students with an engaging and fun way for them to write about what they did during their summer vacations with these unique cell phone text message templates.

blue bullet point Instead of being bored, your students will go home during the first week of school anxious to tell their parents about a fun project activity that they completed in your class.


Cell Phone Project Templates
Cell Phone Project Bottom Templates

Above: Example of finished My Summer Vacation cell phone.


Elementary Girl Student Talking On Cell Phone blue bullet point Note: In the example above, you will notice text message abbreviations and symbols used in place of words.

blue bullet point Normally, I would not allow my students to use these types of abbreviations and symbols in their creative writing assignments, but for this activity, I felt that it was appropriate.

blue bullet point My students really enjoy being able to write their summer vacation text messages using the abbreviations and symbols that they commonly use everyday when they write text messages to their own friends.

blue bullet point For some of the abbreviations that my students used, they had to "translate" their messages for me, as I am not up to date on all of the codes and symbols that young people use in text messages these days!

blue bullet point Are you also looking for a unique activity that you can complete the first or second day of school that will provide you with student work samples so that you can create a colorful bulletin board display during the first week of school?

blue bullet point This is an ideal Back To School creative writing activity that will not take much time, is easy to assemble, and will provide you with student work samples that you can post on your bulletin board immediately.

blue bullet point You will be able to quickly design an eye catching bulletin board display featuring your students' work using the bulletin board banner and additional cell phone accent pieces that are included with this set of Back to School teaching resources.

Elementary Girl Student With Cell Phone blue bullet point These cell phone templates measure 6 inches in width and 17 inches in height.

blue bullet point This Back To School teaching resources set contains the following components:

  • First draft writing worksheet (1 page)
  • Black and white cell phone templates (2 pages)
  • Color cell phone templates (12 pages)
  • Bulletin board display banner (5 pages)
  • Colorful cell phone bulletin board display accent pieces (16 pages)
  • Grade level (Grades 1 - 8) cell phone bulletin board display accent pieces (4 pages)

blue bullet point For creative writing assignments, I believe that it is important for students to go through the writing process.

blue bullet point For this reason, my students never begin their creative writing assignments by writing on their final draft cell phone templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets. Then, they edit and revise their work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.

blue bullet point Below is an example of the first draft writing worksheet that is included in this creative writing teaching resources set. The writing lines and spaces on the first draft worksheet match the lines and spaces on the final draft cell phone templates.


My Summer Vacation Cell Phone Printable Worksheets First Draft

blue bullet point After students have edited and revised their first drafts, you should give them their final draft templates.

blue bullet point There are two templates for students to glue together to assemble their cell phones. The two cell phone templates have thick borders around them, which makes it easy for students to cut out these templates on their own.


Below are examples of the final draft
black and white
cell phone templates.

My Summer Vacation Cell Phone Project Templates Top
My Summer Vacation Cell Phone Project Templates Bottom

Below: This set of teaching resources includes color phone templates.

There are 6 different colors to choose from:
orange, blue, red, green, pink, and purple.

My Summer Vacation Creative Writing Lesson Plans and Ideas
My Summer Vacation Fun Cell Phone Project Templates
Our Summer Vacations Creative Writing Project Templates

Below: To help you quickly decorate your bulletin board, I have included
8 cell phone accent pieces in this Back to School teaching resources set.

Our Summer Vacation Writing Worksheets and Templates Top
Our Summer Vacation Writing Worksheets and Templates Bottom
Text Messages Creative Writing Assignment
Summer Vacation Creative Writing Ideas
Phone Templates for Elementary School Students
Cell Phone Templates and Project Ideas for Kids

Below: This set of teaching resources includes grade level cell phone accent pieces.

There are 8 separate sets of these phone templates for Grades 1 - 8.
The Grade 5 examples are shown below.

Grade 5 Back to School Lesson Plans Top Cell Phone Template
Grade 5 Back to School Lesson Plans Bottom Cell Phone Template
Grade 5 Back to School Teaching Resources Top Cell Phone Template
Grade 5 Back to School Teaching Resources Bottom Cell Phone Template

blue bullet point To help give you an idea of what these finished cell phone projects look like, below is a photograph of a bulletin board display using these same phone templates.

blue bullet point This example is from my cell phone book report projects, so the text area and drawing areas are a bit different than they are in this set of teaching resources. The cell phone templates in this set are exactly the same size and shape as the templates in the photograph below, and they measure 6 inches in width and 17 inches in height.


Fun Cell Phone Project Templates Bulletin Board Display Ideas

Above: Example of bulletin board display with assembled cell phone projects.

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RELATED PICTURE BOOK
TO READ YOUR STUDENTS:

How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague Teaching Resources


blue bullet point Are you looking for a book to read to your students that is related to the same topic as these cell phones projects?

blue bullet point How I Spent My Summer Vacation, written and illustrated by Mark Teague, is a great book to read to your students at the beginning of the year to inspire them to write about their own summer holidays and to use their imaginations.

blue bullet point This story is about Wallace Bleff and his oral report on the classic topic: "How I Spent My Summer Vacation." This would be a great book to read to your students before they begin the cell phone projects that are found on this page.

blue bullet point During his summer vacation, Wallace's parents send him out west to visit his Aunt Fern.

Mark Teague Teaching Resources How I Spent My Summer Vacation Worksheets blue bullet point Wallace's parents tell him, "Your imagination is getting too wild. It will do you some good to relax for a while."

blue bullet point It won't take long for your students to realize that Wallace still has a wild imagination as he tells his class all about his adventures when he is captured by cowboys. This exaggerated summer tale is told through rhyming sentences and the art work is done in warm acrylics.

blue bullet point On my How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plans page you will find a unique project that I have created specifically to go along with this delightful back to school picture book.

blue bullet point Click on the link below to read more information about this picture book and to view the lesson plans that I have created for this Back to School read aloud book.

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