Back to School Resources for Middle School English - Forms and Activities!

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Back to School Resources for Middle School English - Forms and Activities

This package of Middle School back to school resources contains a variety of forms and activities to help simplify the back to school process. Reading surveys, writing surveys, all about me forms, parent information forms, ice breakers, and reading group setup activities are all included. These resources will help you quickly get to know your class, and assess their attitudes and interests towards reading and writing. Having students complete these forms will help you to differentiate your instruction and effectively meet the needs of your students, right from the very beginning of the school year!

All activities are classroom tested and include detailed instructions. Very little teacher prep is needed – simply print and teach!

While all of the resources included in this package can be successfully used as-is, they make excellent first page additions to Interactive Notebooks. Interactive Reading Notebooks are powerful tools to enable students to be creative, independent thinkers and writers. Interactive Notebooks allow students to express their ideas in unique ways, and process information presented in class. Completed Interactive Notebooks become valuable study tools for students to reflect back on, and are great as a record of student progress over time.

This creative and engaging package includes the following:

Who Am I? Form: Students fill out this form to provide you with important information about themselves. After students fill out these forms, I place them in a binder in my room so I can refer back on them throughout the year.

Parent Perspective Information Form:I have students take this form home to their parents to fill out and return. It includes important information about them (email address!!!), and their hopes for their child. Like the “Who I Am?” Form listed above, I place these forms in a binder in my room so I can refer back to them throughout the year.

Reading and Writing Surveys: Four pages of Reading and Writing surveys are included, to assess student interest and attitudes towards reading and writing. This is a great way to learn about who your students are as readers and writers. I have my students glue these pages into their Interactive Notebooks.

Reading Interest Survey: Students fill out this form to show the types of books that most interest them. This is really helpful to refer to when assigning new novels or Reading Groups! I have my students glue this sheet into their Interactive Notebooks.

Reading Group Musical Chairs: A fun and effective way to have students sample and record information on a large group of novels in a short period of time. This is a really great way to assign reading groups. Detailed information on how to do the activity with your class, as well as a form for your students to fill out while completing the activity, are included.

Two Truths and a Lie: Templates are included to complete this fun get-to-know-you ice breaker activity with your class.


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Back to School Resources for Middle School English - Forms
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