Back to School /Beginning of the Year Activities - Middle & High School Students

Back to School /Beginning of the Year Activities - Middle & High School Students
Back to School /Beginning of the Year Activities - Middle & High School Students
Back to School /Beginning of the Year Activities - Middle & High School Students
Back to School /Beginning of the Year Activities - Middle & High School Students
Back to School /Beginning of the Year Activities - Middle & High School Students
Back to School /Beginning of the Year Activities - Middle & High School Students
Back to School /Beginning of the Year Activities - Middle & High School Students
Back to School /Beginning of the Year Activities - Middle & High School Students
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Looking for Ready-to-Use Back to School / Beginning of the Year Activities? Here are 20 engaging and educational literacy activities for Back to School to use with your middle or high school students. Get to know your students' personalities and get a sense of their writing and language skills at the same time. A great way to start off a new school year!

All activities in the Back to School pack can be differentiated for different ages and abilities! I have successfully used these activities with students from 5th-10th grade!

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

Student Survey

Fun two-page survey to learn about your students

Would You Rather…?

Learn more about how and what your students want to learn

Time to Hit the Books – Poetry Writing Activity

Use school themed idioms to inspire poetry for back to school!

10 Things About Me

Easy get to know you activity – use in small groups or whole class!

Things I Am Looking Forward to Learning This Year

Explore what your students want to learn in the upcoming year

Movie Madness

Students draw their favorite summer memories on a film strip and then write

Personal Logo / Motto Activity

Students develop their own personal logo and motto

World’s Greatest Class / School

Students create a poster to advertise the merits of their school

The Perfect School

Students write about what their perfect school would be like.

The Perfect Book

Student reading survey and writing activity

Goals – Past, Present, Future

Goal setting activities

“Ball” About Me

Students will decorate a volleyball, soccer ball, or basketball with symbols, colors,

and words to represent themselves. Makes a great display!

Story of Me

Students decorate a book stack with symbols, colors and words to represent

themselves. Makes a great display!

Getting Social

Using social media templates, students describe their summer.

Throwback Thursday

Using Instagram templates, students describe their summer.

Soundtrack of Me

Students create a playlist that represents their life.

“Tweet” Me

Using Twitter as inspiration, student reflect and set goals. Excellent display!

Fantastic Five

Organizer to review ideas from last year or reflect on the summer.

Top 10

Graphic organizers to list their Top 10 – blank one for you to use as you want.

Back to School Writing Prompts

Four back to school writing prompts on themed paper.

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Also check out my classroom poster sets - perfect for back to school!

Back to School Poster Pack

Classsroom Rules Posters—Be Prepared!

Looking for DIGITAL GOOGLE / MS OneDrive version of this assignment? Check out the link below!

Back to School Activities —Google Edition

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