My HIGH SCHOOL KIDS NEED THIS . Tip for helping kids manage their pencil grip. Have them hold a ball or cotton ball in their ring and pinky fingers. This forces these fingers to stay busy, while the pincer fingers hold the pencil!
Visual literacy ~ Off the Wall Westward Expansion Lesson - Students roam through an "Art Gallery" of pictures related to the lesson, taking notes and recording inferences. Great way to integrate social studies and literacy!