Every teacher's goal is to teach from bell to bell.
Here are 25 quotes and questions to display on an ActivBoard or Clear Touch Board or from any computer to projector while students enter the classroom and immediately begin working.
This daily activity can be used as a journal that can be graded (or not), implemented as a class discussion (or not), used as a collaborative think, pair, share, or even a class debate, and can be content focused for grammar or vocabulary. Students can relate the quote to a work of literature or real world examples. Responses can be personal or objective, abstract or concrete.
Daily writing, even for 5 minutes, is a worthwhile catalyst for other elements of your Language Arts classroom. While students are responding, you, the teacher, can take attendance, or hand back work, or organize materials for the day's lesson.