Back to School Reading & Writing-Activities to Build Community in Your Classroom

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Joanne Miller
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2nd - 5th
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  1. This Back to School Bundle includes all the necessities to get you and your students excited about a new school year! This resource includes bulletin board ideas, group work, community building, a writing assignment, an attendance incentive, and name tags. BUNDLE BONUS included!! *Reading and writi
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This back to school reading and writing bundle gives you the ability to build a positive classroom community while engaging students in meaningful tasks they will remember all year!

A must have of tried and true activities I've used for years to create my class family!

BONUS: You will have time to accomplish all the back to school paperwork and assessments with students!

15 mentor texts with activities that will build a positive environment in your classroom that will set the tone for the year!

Getting to know you activities, class books, bulletin board displays, class discussions, goal setting, procedures, class rules, cooperative group work, self-esteem building, and more!

Mentor text activities included in this resource:

The Dot

What Do You Do With a Chance?


First Day Jitters

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Enemy Pie

Juice Box Bully

Unstoppable Me

The Best Part of Me

The Important Book

Do Unto Otters

If I Were in Charge of the World

What Do Teachers Do (after you leave school)?

The Greatest Homework Excuses Book Ever

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

**I have chosen popular mentor texts that can be found in most schools or local libraries. I have included a link to Amazon for each book for purchase and a link to a SafeShare video of each book in case you can’t get your hands on the books. This site is a "safe" way to show videos in your classroom from the internet.

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***This bundle includes The Important Book template from my TPT store.

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Weekly Plan Templates and File Label Organizational Tool (Editable)

Editable Name Tags {Place Value & Multiplication}

Interactive Reading Comprehension {Key Rings, Posters, Organizers}

Guided Reading Questions For Fiction & Non-Fiction {Before During & After}

Interactive Character Analysis Posters

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147 pages
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