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First Day of School "School Talk" Activity

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First Day of School "School Talk" Activity for Upper Elementary through High School Students for use in any class!

This product features an engaging "School Talk" activity that will have your new students thinking, writing, speaking, and moving on the very first day of school. In this activity, they must choose between 6 different quotes about education from famous figures like Nelson Mandela and John Dewey and articulate why the quote aligns with their own perspective. I use this lesson every year to set the tone for what I expect in class - it is a great way for me to gain insight about their current attitudes toward school while they get to know one another with a higher level thinking activity as opposed to the same-old, same-old icebreaker.

This lesson plan can be used in any class and is recommended for upper elementary through high school students.

Product includes:
- Comprehensive Lesson Plan
- "School Talk" Sheet for students to fill out
- 7 Corresponding "Education Quote" signs to hang up around your room

Though I utilize this product on the first day of school, it really can be used all year long. I hope that it is as successful in your class as it is in mine!


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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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