INSPIRING WRITERS (By Room 213)
Download these free activities that you can use to kick start your students' creativity: Titles for brainstorming carousel, Perspective task cards, and an activity using mentor texts.
CLASSROOM THROWBACKS (BY PRESTO PLANS)
Build classroom community by using "Classroom Throwbacks". Students share funny, interesting, and memorable moments that happen within the classroom. This free resource is from my blog post: Building A Positive Classroom Community.
FRIDAY 5-4-3-2-1 ACTIVITY (BY PRESTO PLANS)
Providing students with an opportunity to reflect on the positive moments of the week and look forward to the next week is another way to foster classroom community. One way to do this is by starting a weekly tradition called the Friday 5-4-3-2-1.This free resource is from my blog post: Building A Positive Classroom Community.
PUBLIC SPEAKING STUDENT SURVEY & ACTION PLAN (BY SECONDARY SARA)
Help students conquer their fears and develop a growth mindset before the next speech or presentation! Use the survey to figure out their strengths and weaknesses, and individualize goal-oriented progress with the action plan. This free resource is from my blog post: Making Public Speaking Less Scary for Teens.
ESSAY WRITING CHECKLIST (BY THE CLASSROOM SPARROW) Provide your students with a checklist that must be submitted along with their final writing piece. This will help to ensure students are not missing any material or information. This will save you time from having to review a paper twice and it will save the student time from re-writing sections from their essay due to unnecessary mistakes.This free resource is from the blog post: Essay Writing Tips for Students and Teachers.
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP CONVERSATION STARTER (BY THE DARING ENGLISH TEACHER)
This graphic organizer is a great way to get students thinking and talking about safe, appropriate, and effective ways to use technology in class. This free resource is from the blog post: Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Secondary Classroom.
BOOKMARK INDEPENDENT READING REWARD SYSTEM (BY THE SUPERHERO TEACHER)
These bookmarks are designed to encourage students to read independently, while also being rewarded for their efforts. Download the bookmarks, review the rewards, and allow students to customize their bookmarks to use while they read! This free resource is from the blog post: 5 Ways to Encourage Independent Reading.
CLASSROOM BOOK CLUB SIGN UP SHEET (BY THE SUPERHERO TEACHER)
Download this "Classroom Book Club Sign Up Sheet" to implement your OWN classroom book club. Having a classroom book club fosters independent reading and collaboration! This free resource is from the blog post: 5 Ways to Encourage Independent Reading.
Learn about your students' interests and genre and text-type preferences with this student reading interest survey. I give this to my students a couple days before bringing my students to the library to choose an independent novel. It's a great way to prep a smaller pool of novel ideas for those students who you know may have trouble finding a novel to read. This free resource is from the following blog post: 6 Ways To Help Your Students Find The Perfect Novel.
SEARCHING THE STACKS LIBRARY ACTIVITY (BY PRESTO PLANS)
Send your class on a library quest to help them explore the sections, discover new authors, and find books based on their interests. This activity allows students to search the stacks for titles that fall into particular categories while also familiarizing them with the library layout. During the process, they will hopefully run into a novel or two that they might be interested in trying out. This free resource is from the following blog post: 6 Ways To Help Your Students Find The Perfect Novel.