The upcoming school year may be right around the corner but there is no need to stress. This bundle features 6 varied yet cohesive resources to start the year in your ELA classroom off strong! Each resource maintains a high standard for student learning and engagement with minimal preparation on your end. This bundle is great for new teachers as well as for teachers who are looking to shake up their first week routines. You will find that your first week of school will fly by and students will already be excited to come to class every day. Plus, by purchasing these products as a bundle, you will be saving 25% off the cover price!
This product features an engaging "Book Talk" activity that will have your new students thinking, writing, speaking, and moving on the very first day of school. In this activity, they must choose between 6 different quotes about literature and articulate why the quote aligns with their perspective on reading. I use this lesson every year to set the tone for what I expect in ELA - it is a great way to gain insight about their current attitudes towards reading while they get to know one another with a higher level thinking activity as opposed to the same-old, same-old icebreaker.
This product features a comprehensive lesson plan with a fun twist that teaches your students not to judge a book by its cover (literally!). I use this lesson during the first week of school in my ELA classroom on the day I introduce my students to our school-wide reading program. The lesson serves as a great reminder that reading should be pleasurable, not a chore, and it teaches students that there are actually tangible ways to pick a book that they are going to enjoy. My students love this lesson and you will love to see them reading, writing, thinking, and speaking all in one class period.
If you are looking for the perfect way to start your school year off strong with a rigorous yet engaging beginning of the year activity your students will be talking about all year, look no further than this Back to School Escape Room for ELA!
There is no wonder why escape rooms are so popular; they are highly engaging and encourage people to work together and think creatively in order to solve different puzzles... all while trying to beat the clock. This meticulously-crafted resource features all of the materials you need to conduct a full-length ELA Escape Room. Planning an escape room may seem like quite the daunting task, but this product provides everything from the basics and set-up instructions to signs and answer keys so that yours runs smoothly from start to finish. The activity involves movement, energy, creative thinking and most of all, collaboration. Your students will be having so much fun that they won’t even realize the higher order thinking skills they are applying in the playing of this game!
Show this First Day of School PowerPoint Presentation to your students on the very first day of school to begin the year on a positive and constructive note. This PowerPoint Presentation acts as a framework so that you simply input your own information in order to be relevant for your class. Suggestions for classroom rules and procedures are included to give you ideas on how to fill the presentation, however it is completely editable to fit your needs. This PowerPoint will save you tons of time especially in the beginning of the year when every second counts!
Celebrate the first days back to school with these fun Back to School Mad Libs! No matter the age of your students, everyone loves a good Mad Lib. This resource features a fun Mad Lib about the beginning of the school year and serves as excellent grammar practice for learners of all ages. Your students will have a blast showing off their grammar skills as they settle into the new school year.
Make your new classroom pop with this set of 50 quote posters from famous authors. Each 7.5 x 7.5 (square) PDF poster contains a quote from a famous author imposed over a stunning photograph that will give a fresh look to your ELA classroom. The square format is reminiscent of Instagram and makes for an eye-catching arrangement on your wall or bulletin board. I suggest laminating these posters so that you can use them to inspire your students all year long!