Google Jamboard Templates for Teachers

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100+ Ways to Use Writing Jamboard Templates in Your Classroom

Spice up your writing mini-lesson, create anchor charts that save wall space, and increase student accountability with writing Jamboards.

First, what is Google Jamboard and who is using it?

Jamboard is a  collaborative Google tool that is making it easier to collaborate whether students are in the classroom or distance learning. Groups of students or your entire class can work together in the same Jamboard space to share ideas, ask questions, and be held accountable. Students add sticky notes and type their ideas. They can also insert images and draw on it, making it an incredible visual tool that’s really engaging. Students love using it! 

It’s also an amazing tool for teachers to use during whole-class discussions, mini-lessons, and small groups.

How can Jamboard templates be used during writing?

There are endless ways to use these Jamboard templates for writing whether you need a template for the entire class, small group, or an individual student. Here are 10 of my favorite ways to use them. 

  1. After a mini-lesson about writing a seed story, have students add a sticky note with their idea on the Jamboard. Those students without an idea may be inspired by their classmates’ ideas and it’s a lot quicker than having everyone share out loud.
  2. After a lesson about introductions, students will add a sticky note underneath the introduction they’re going to use in their writing before going off to do it. They can even write the actual introduction on the sticky note. 
  3. During a mini-lesson about word choice, students can help create the anchor chart. Students are asked to add a sticky note with a word that can be used instead of the word “Happy” for example.
  4. On the Show vs. Tell Jamboard, include a student example of a sentence that TELLS the reader how a character is feeling. Then have students each use a sticky note to write a better sentence that SHOWS how the character is feeling.
  5. During a mini-lesson about topic sentences, have students respond with an example on a sticky note so you know they’re grasping the concept.
  6. During your opinion unit, have students use a sticky note to show a reason for their opinion. 
  7. On a day you teach about using figurative language in their writing, ask students to add a sticky note with a sentence from their writing where they tried a simile, metaphor, etc. Watch other students be encouraged to incorporate figurative language into their piece so they can share, too! 
  8. Create and project your own Jamboard anchor chart with stickies to show  “No Excuse Words” or create a list of family words or animal words to support your students’ spelling.
  9. Wondering where all of your students are with finishing their pieces? Use the Check-In Jamboards to see exactly where students are to help with your planning and make sure they’re getting support if they need it.
  10. Don’t forget about a writing celebration! Have each of your students put their name on a “Friendly Feedback” or “Round of Applause” Jamboard frame. Give all your students access to the Jamboard and have them go through and add positive comments or suggestions on each of their classmates’ frames after they share their writing.
Over 100+ Jamboard Activities to Use During Writer's Worshop

I created over 100 Jamboard templates for every type of writing you teach whether it’s narratives, opinion, how-to, informational, or biography. I organized all 104 Jamboards with a clickable table of contents, so it’s really easy to grab the Jamboard you need last minute, even right in the middle of your lesson. 

Take a look at all the topics you can use Jamboards for:

  • What’s your seed story? 
  • Watermelon vs. seed story
  • What’s your small moment/personal narrative topic? 
  • Story Elements: characters, setting, problem, solution
  • Story Elements: characters, setting, beginning, middle, end
  • Story Elements: characters, setting, conflict, main events, resolution
  • Beginning, middle, end
  • What’s your setting? 
  • Who is your main character?
  • Describe your main character
  • Character Traits: thoughts, feelings, dialogue, actions
  • What’s the problem in your story? 
  • What’s the solution in your story? 
  • Problem/Solution
  • What’s your story’s theme? 
  • Share your intro/hook
  • Which intro/hook will you use? 
  • Share your conclusion/ending
  • Which conclusion/ending will you use? 
  • Which side are you on? 
  • What’s your opinion? 
  • What do you think? 
  • Pros/Cons
  • For/Against
  • Opinion, reasons, examples, details
  • Claim, reasons, examples, details
  • Opinion, reasons, examples, details, counter arguments
  • OREO
  • What’s your topic? 
  • What’s your idea? 
  • All About
  • What’s your topic sentence? 
  • What’s your main idea? 
  • Main idea/details
  • Venn Diagram
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Sequencing 
  • How do you spell___?
  • {Insert Category} Words
  • No excuse words
  • What needs a capital letter? 
  • Transition Words
  • Bold words I’ve used
  • Other words for ______
  • Synonyms for _______
  • Said is Dead
  • Figurative Language in my writing
  • 5 senses in writing
  • Let’s talk titles
  • Show vs. Tell
  • How can we make this better? 
  • Improve this sentence…
  • Revise/Editing Checklists
  • Cups/Arms
  • Check in: Where are you? 
  • What are you working on? 
  • I need some help with…
  • What part of your piece needs work? 
  • I’m a little confused
  • What part of your piece are you most proud of? 
  • Friendly Feedback
  • Writing Celebration
  • Round of Applause
  • Glows and Grows
  • To-Do List
  • Before Tomorrow
  • Writing Reminders

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Very easy to assign using google classroom and well laid out and engaging lessons for distance learning, also use them for group work during google meets.

Lara, 4th and 5th Grade Teacher

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