By intentionally taking time to build a positive community in your classroom, you can ease the challenges of classroom management, improve student attitude toward learning, and create an environment where students feel welcomed and supported. Check out Presto Plans' 5 favorite ways to build classroom community on The Secondary English Coffee Shop blog!
Introduce middle and high school students to growth mindset with engaging activities, ice breakers, and resources. Ideal for the first day and first week of school, these back to school growth mindset resources will help you get to know your new students.
Have you tried the latest new classroom craze, escape rooms? Get this math bundle of 6 games for 4th grade. All activities cover a domain in the common core, with a bonus review game that covers all the domains. Can your students breakout of their risky situation? Will they solve the math problems in time? From geometry, to division, to fractions, and more, your students won't even know they are playing a math game! Students will be begging for more! Perfect for fourth grade kids.
Escape room style reading test prep. Includes context clues station, non-fiction text structure, plot diagram practice, and practice with common reading vocabulary terms. This interactive escape room requires technology. This is a great form of test prep for any middle school ELA state test.
Looking for back to school STEM challenges that don't require too many extra supplies? Then check out this post! You'll get five great ideas that you can do right away! Perfect for your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students - as well as homeschool families! Click through now to also get a FREE download!
Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.