It's the first few days of school and you have
- Reviewed your syllabus
- Explained and discussed the school's and your classroom rules
- Assessed students' writing as a jumping off point to empower your charges to develop their skills and abilities
- Assessed students' comprehension levels so you can decide what elements of literature to use a focal points and activities in your lessons
- Handed out forms parents need to sign and collected the completed items
- Enjoyed a few ice breaker lessons, and
- Attended a variety of department, PLC and whole faculty meetings.
This is a great way for young people to turn their private "The Me You Don't Know" traits and thoughts into their "The Me I Want You to Know" word pictures that they are willing to share publically.
Also, these FREE activities fulfill two objectives on most lesson plans- they will jump start students' higher level thinking skills and also give them the chance to exhibit their thinking in their writing.
Young people love to talk about their lives and to offer what they choose about themselves. Here is their chance to do so while they are analyzing literature.
Reading: R1, 3, 10
Writing: W1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10
Speaking and Listening: SL 3, 4,
Language: L 1, 2, 6
• Remember/Understand: describe, discuss, explain, identify, observe
• Apply: illustrate, compose
• Analyze: infer, differentiate, examine, distinguish, determine, deduce
• Evaluate: conclude, discuss, verify, support, select, give your opinion, justify
• Create: hypothesize, imagine, compose
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