These four ice-breaking activities would work in any 6th-12th grade classroom. The detailed instructions show teachers how to explain each activity to the class, and there are also examples provided. These interactive activities are great at any point of the school year. These are Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards at their finest. Each of these activities focuses on building classroom community.
Here are the four games you'll receive:
1. "Like My Status" - This activity modeled after Facebook and Twitter gets every student involved without the need for internet access! All you have to do is give students the provided worksheet and follow the instructions. They'll have so much fun getting to know each other that they won't realize they are learning!
2. "Awesome Alias" - This activity allows students to employ their public speaking skills as they reveal their unknown persona. Get the creative juices flowing!
3. "Whose Life Is It?" - This group activity is a very quick way to help students collaborate and practice writing skills.
4. "I'm All In" - This teacher-lead activity will have students getting out of their seats as they get to know each other.
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