Third grade teachers, I need your input! I am looking for literacy activities that my kids can do independently. I am trying to work on the implementation of groups, and need worthwhile activities to keep my students engaged while a group is working. Some ideas a fellow teacher did last week: fill in a venn diagram based on a picture; choose "x" amount of random words and then write them in a story/illustrate; cut a sheet of words apart and glue them in A,B,C order. I could do a page of homonym matching, and some sort of dictionary game.... I am looking for ideas that are sort of file folder like games, I guess, but not fluff stuff. Any ideas, or websites, or books, or file folder game books, etc? Can you tell I'm getting desperate? TIA!