This is a set of idea cards "Would you rather" with the theme of Back to School and getting to know everyone at the beginning of the year. This alerts students, in the first week, that teachers expect thinking, decision-making and justification: they start brains working to think critically and evaluate between the choices.
These should encourage critical thinking and discussion.
I always ask for discussion and justification for the final decision.
These can be used as time-fillers, if you have some to spare; prompts for group discussions; debate topics; writing starters; impromptu speech topics etc
Students seem to enjoy the “choice” aspect and develop great debating, critical thinking and speaking skills.
They can also be an activity for your literacy center.
I’ve included a graphic organizer if you wish to use it. I copy and give to students if I’m using the cards for a writing or debating task. It helps them organize their thoughts.
I do have other Back to School items
Back to School Getting to Know You DICE GAME
Back to School All About Me Activities
Back to School All About Me and Goal Setting Activities
You may like to add this to your Writing Corner too!
Writing Wheels *Ideas for reluctant Narrative Writers
Writing Text Types Posters