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Great starting points for conversations with children. Perhaps children will share more with the right question.
Story maps help student pull the story apart and figure out what what it's all about. Some may think that this is unimportant to teach students in higher elementary grades but students still need to "learn to read" not only "read to learn" from kindergarten to middle school and beyond. This learning doesn't just stop once readers have a firm grasp on how to read.
Print on card stock. Have kid draw picture of self on back. Cut out and put pieces in Baggie. Take home self expression activity!
6 great "get to know you" and community-building activities that will start your new school year off right. $