Looking for a simple way to get your students out of their seats without sacrificing content? Chat stations is a simple strategy you can implement tomorrow -- check out this awesome video that demonstrates exactly how to do it!
This is a great way to quickly and informally assess students during small group or individual instruction -- students write a statement in response to what they have read, discussed, or learned, as well as a question. (use post it notes)
Friday Journals--kids write a note to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover.
This is an activity that is usually used in math class, but I think it also works really well as a revision tool! Simply write an answer on the board, students then write questions to match the answer.
Incorporating technology and classic literature for middle school and high school students. This allows students to be creative and prove that they understand a character/text!--use with novel and myth characters!
Literary Devices Interactive Dictionary: Exploring Figurative Language
Literary devices interactive dictionary, grades Students become familiar with literacy devices by making their own dictionary. A great way to help students explore figurative language with fun, engaging activities!