Category: Back to School

Interview a Friend

Interview a Friend and Write a story

Have students interview someone with the questions provided. Then use the information gathered to write a fiction or non-fiction page. You may also like… Fact or Fiction Ice Breaker Tips on Using Graphic Organizers Part 1 Think Pair Share New...



Give one get one activity

Give One Get One Activity

Great for review or hooking students into a new lesson. Students put their own ideas in the top three boxes. Then, on teacher’s cue, they move about the room asking the other students for one of their ideas. At the...


About Me and My World

About Me and My World

With this form students get to tell about their family, friends, and favorite things to do. This could be done at the start of the year or from the perspective of a literary or historical figure. You may also like…...


think pair share

Think Pair Share

With this exercise the teacher asks a question, students pair up and are given two minutes to come up with an answer, students share their answers with the class. Since not everyone will share with the class, students will write...




Beginning of the Year Ice Breakers

On a note card tell me a little about your interests. Include the following: Name and Period Favorite: -Book -Magazine -Band / artist -Song -Website What are you looking forward to this year? What are you dreading this year? Briefly...


Identity Poster

This assignment is a get-to-know-you activity in which students find a meaningful quote and a meaningful picture then place them on a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. On the due date, each student shares the significance of their...