Sometimes you end a lesson and there are still 5-10 minutes left in the period. Or you have students who finish all of their tasks 5-10 minutes early. Maybe you want to give your students a 5-10-minute brain break from a heavy lesson or a fun transition from one activity to the next. No matter the reason, these 5-10-minute Brain Breaks & Fillers are perfect for the middle school ELA classroom. They can also be used for literacy centers!
These activities can be done in a number of ways: You can have each student draw a card, have each small group draw a card, or draw just one card for the whole class to do. Students can work individually or in partners or small groups. Some of the cards ask students to work with a partner, but all of the activities can be adjusted to fit your classroom’s needs.
This set contains 32 different activity cards. The activities range from writing acrostic poems to acting out scenes to designing a classroom to dictionary scavenger hunts.
If you laminate the cards, this is something that can be used all year long and can last you many years.