This is the PDF version of the "Can I Chew Gum in Class and Other Frequently Asked Questions By Students" Activity for back to school or a new semester with new students.
Instead of simply reading your rules to the students on the first day, let them find the answers to their most common questions.
Includes 30 questions, written in typical teenage "voices." Here's a sampling of the questions asked:
"Can I Chew Gum in Class?"
"When is it OK to use my cell phone, because I will *totally* die if I can't use it!?"
"I completely forgot to turn in my essay. Oh well, it's only been a week and a half. I can still turn it in, right?"
"Yo, I'll be dismissed from school early on Friday for football and will miss English class (darn!). What am I supposed to do?"
"I just downloaded this new song from Jason Derulo because he is sooo H-O-T! I can listen to my iPod in class, right!?"
...and many more!
I included my own answers to these questions, but you can customize this handout (just copy & paste it into a word-processing document, then make your own changes) to fit your needs. Your school and class rules will vary, but chances are the same or similar questions will be asked.
I updated this to include both the editable Word doc and the PDF copy for your convenience. I also added an activity to supplement this one and can be used anytime and for any content area.
Created by Tracee Orman
Mrs. Orman's Classroom
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