I use this plan on the second day of the school year. It uses a QTEL (ESL) strategy to help students get to know one another.
This lesson uses the workshop model and has a checkbox for the teacher to circle which standards they are using in the lesson.
While this lesson is labeled for ESL, it is a good way for students of any kind to get to know each other.
The end of the lesson also has students complete a short writing piece which I use to further get to know them personally, as well as begin to assess their writing needs.
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