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Every minute counts! As teachers, we are strapped for time. There just doesn't seem to be enough time to teach all the necessary concepts or find time to prepare adequately for state testing? While you are taking roll, taking up homework, and answering question in regards to late work, have a quick warm-up activity for student to complete that will reinforce map, chart, and graph reading along with other higher-level thinking-skill questions. This will prepare your students! (Questions not included)
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My goal for using this daily warm-up in the classroom is so that I could to find a way to give them extra practice for state testing each year and consistency with routine in the classroom.
I used questions from a book that had practice questions on everything from map reading to climate to culture to government. It is great way to give them this practice. I suggest rather than coming up with your own questions, get a book with practice questions. I copied questions and used them on a projector to projected on to the board. and students knew what to do as soon as they entered the door.
I could often find questions relevant to what they were studying that week. When doing my lesson plan, it took 10 minutes to choose the practice questions. Here is the series of geography books that I used: (copy and paste)
This book is called Daily Geography Practice. They have grades 1-6. Even if you are teaching a higher grade level, these are very helpful and useful. I purchased the 5th and 6th grade versions and they can be used for 7th and on.
Most classrooms now have projectors or smart boards in which you can adapt this activity to. Hope this helps and makes it easier. This was the easiest thing I did or planned in the classroom. Don't spend too much time developing questions. There are an awful lot of resources out there that can help.
Work smarter, not harder!