Bulletin Board Quote Hack

I've been in love with the #famousfirstlines that Literacy For Big Kids shares on her Instagram account. (If you're not following her @literacyforbigkids, your literacy teacher life is suffering.)  I found them powerful, and I know students would, too.

She uses one of my favorite apps, WordSwag, to create these images for Instagram.  It's only taken me two years to figure out that WordSwag doesn't have to be just for your phone.  With just a few extra steps (and one extra hack for my fellow OCD teachers), Word Swag can transition from your iPhone screen to your classroom walls.
Quick, colorful, and powerful-add favorite book quotes to your classroom using the WordSwag app.
If you're interested in how my trick for getting pictures of book covers for Book a Day displays, you can read this post: Book Photos in a Snap.

The short version is Word Swag-->Transparent background-->Add text-->Choose your configuration-->Save-->Send to your computer-->Set desired page size in PowerPoint-->Add image-->Print.

For my visual learner friends, here's a video of what I did on my phone:

And what I did on my computer:

If you're super type A need things to match, here's an easy trick to make that happen:

I also printed one out full sized, and it looks great, too.
Quick, colorful, and powerful-add favorite book quotes to your classroom using the WordSwag app.
I love that this is an easy way to make quality literature a visual focus in our classrooms.  If you try this or are already doing it, tag me @iteachwhatsyoursuperpower on Instagram.  I'd love to see how it looks in your classroom!

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