Ringing in the new year is a great time to turn over a new leaf, try new things, and end bad habits.
At the beginning of a new school year (or winter break) have a class discussion about resolutions. Brainstorm goals that are attainable and share some of your own. This writing activity can be done any time of year, but is designed to be used at either the beginning of the school year or for new year’s resolutions.
★“School Goals” checklist to help students focus on what they already do right
, and to help them choose possible goals.
★New Year foldable (4 versions for the years 2018 and 2019): have students create the foldable and then display for others to read.
★Three differentiated templates for students to write letters to their future self about what they are hoping to learn and do during the remainder of the school year. Give students back their letters on the last day of school!
★Student directions and brainstorming space for narrative writing letter.
★All of the above translated into Spanish!
See more English Language Arts resources here:
Shades of Meaning Task Cards
Author's Reasons and Evidence Task Cards
Multiple Meaning Task Cards for Primary Grades
Nonfiction Text Structure Task Cards and Posters (4th and 5th Grade)
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