Start your new school year off with a conversation about the summer break.
Use the 12 open-ended questions cards to find out how your students spent their time off during the summer. Laminate and cut the cards and place in a pile. Have students take turns responding. (Incorporate a game board or your own game rules as an option.) Be sure to include yourself in the activity and share your own responses with your students!
These cards are a great way to initiate conversations and elicit lengthy responses as well as informally assess sequencing skills, topic maintenance, eye contact, vocabulary choices, etc.....
As a written language warm up, use the lined paper activity sheets and have your students write out complete sentences for each of the questions.
I hope this activity helps ease you into your school year while reminiscing about sunny summer days!
Check out the blog post that accompanies this product HERE
Did your students avoid the dreaded "summer slide?" HERE
are some suggestions I blogged about---keep it in mind for next summer!
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