Posters to post on the center of chart paper and let each student do a chalk talk and write around them. Questions like: Explain what a teacher can do to help you as a learner?, What is the best thing that has happened to you academically?....Students will do this and have a discussion. Article entitled "How to be Successful In Middle School" that students read and annotate. Discussion questions follow. Excellent for middle school transition to high school or 6th grade transition. Perfect for the first few weeks back.