Using stations on the first day of school sets the tone for the year. Show students that they will be out of their seats, engaged in learning, and collaborating with classmates in your classroom. These six stations, some group tasks and some independent tasks, are intended for completion within a 45-minute period. These stations can be used in any subject or grade level, and all of the station directions and activities can be edited to fit the needs of your classroom.
Escape room style reading test prep. Includes context clues station, non-fiction text structure, plot diagram practice, and practice with common reading vocabulary terms. This interactive escape room requires technology. This is a great form of test prep for any middle school ELA state test.
How I Turned Writing-Phobic Students into Writing Machines (or How Ralph Fletcher Rocked My World) - So what exactly is a Writer's Notebook? Ralph Fletcher describes it this way: “A Writer’s Notebook is a blank book where a writer can engage in the fun, often messy job of being a writer – practicing, listening, playing with language, gathering images and insights and ideas. The purpose of such a notebook is to nourish the writer.”