Use these back to school task cards to help students review routines, expectations, and procedures in the secondary ELA classroom. Great for the first days of school, this activity engages students and encourages them to find answers in their syllabus, handbooks, and other classroom resources. There are 40 questions in total (and four blank task cards for your own questions). Here are a few examples:
1. How should students get assignments when absent?
2. Where can students find classroom supplies?
3. How should assignments be set up (name, date, etc.)?
4. What is the procedure for using the restroom?
5. How do students get help from the teacher?
6. What are the rules for cell phones and other electronic devices?
7. How do students know what the homework assignment is?
8. What should students do when they first enter class?
9. Can students turn in late assignments? What is the penalty?
10. What does an “A” student look like? Sound like?
In addition to helping students review their routines, expectations, and procedures, the Twitter response handout requires students to write concise answers and makes their learning relevant. For extra fun, students write #hashtags.
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