Raise a fist for a question and a hand for a comment or answer to teacher's question. Helps to keep the flow of the lesson, plus it helps kids identify if they are asking a question or giving a statement. Hands Signals, Teachers Questions, Schools Ideas, Caffeine Conclusions, Answers, Fist, Classroom Management, Management Questions, Classroom Ideas
Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.
Show What You Know board for exit tickets - blog post includes great tips and a free template!
"This is one of my FAVORITE classroom management tools!! It can be soooo time consuming to answer the questions...Can we use markers?, Do we turn this in?, Is this a talking activity? I love using these assignment choice signs to answer those questions without me doing the work. Once I give directions for an activity, I quickly place checks and X's by the cards and my students know exactly where to look for the answer." Love this idea!!!
If you were like me and dreaded wordless books, I've gathered together the ways I learned to love them and included lots questions to ask kids to encourage storytelling.