Word puzzles/brain teasers would be fun for students to do in partners or small groups; you could jigsaw the class so small groups only have to concentrate on solving a few of them and then get back together to share.
Caitlin Conway pin due: Feb 24 I like this idea because it is important for the teacher to constantly keep their students engaged so that they are actively learning as much as they can both in and out of school.
Task Cards are so Versatile, Even in Middle and High School! They are great because students feel they have a choice in which task they do first and in middle school this is a great way to engage students. Read all about 9 Ways to use task cards!