This set includes 18 back-to-school activities for Literature and English classes. Although designed for middle school, these activities can also be used with other grades. The set includes “getting to know you” activities, lessons to help students find out what types of books they might like to read, and a variety of writing prompts and lessons. Every activity has a ELA focus and was designed to not only help teachers get to know their students, but to assess basic skills, as well.
Activities included are:
My Life is a Novel - Getting to Know You
Pile of Books - Getting to Know You
The Perfect Book - Interest Survey
Book Hunt - Includes both genre and theme versions
Back to School Biography - Partner Writing activity
Plot the Sumer - Story Elements
“U” in Literature/Language Arts Class - Metaphor & Simile Activity
Parts of You in English Class - Parts of Speech Review Activity (2 versions)
6 Word Summary - Summary
One More Week of Summer - Paragraph Writing
Personification Perspective - Narrative Writing
Through the Teacher’s Eyes - Narrative Writing
Letter to My Future Self - Letter
LOL - Personal Narrative
One Wish - 3 Paragraphs
If I Could Be (a character in a book) - Essay
Breaking News! - Article Writing Task
*Although all activities are written for middle school age kids, please use your discretion as to whether or not activities are appropriate for your students.
**Due to variations in printers, you may need to select “scale to fit” when you print the activities.