Mini ELA Back to School Bundle

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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This Mini ELA Back to School Bundle includes FIVE products from my store, ranging from Classroom Management, Positive Behavior Rewards, and much more! There are several activity choices to allow your students to get to know one another during those first weeks back to school. In additional, several of the products contain EDITABLE templates that will allow you to customize aspects of the products to fit the needs of your students. The total cost of these products is over $17, but this bundle costs only $10. That's like getting each product for a little more than $1!

The following files are included in this download:

1.Student Facebook Profile Information Sheet: Throw out those index cards or standard information sheets that students hate to fill out and replace them with a Facebook Profile for each student to complete. Students can attach a picture to the profile. In addition, there is space for students to be important contact information, background information about themselves, and series of questions related to ELA for them to answer.

2. Interview with a Classmate Activity: Are you looking for a way to get your students talking to one another in those first few days of school and a way to instantly build a community sense in your classroom? Look no further than this collaborative learning task, Interview with a Classmate: Biography. This is a fun and engaging activity for the first days of school. It allows students to generate questions, conduct a formal interview, and organize the information they have learned about their classmate to write a multi-paragraph biography. This is also a great way to get a baseline diagnostic of the writing levels of the students in your classroom. In addition to including teacher models and editable reference sheets, this product also includes a Back to School Choice Board Activity for early finishers that includes four tasks that lets your students tell you a bit more about themselves.

3. Back to School: Getting to Know Your Classmates: This is a great back to school activity to help students get to know one another and break the ice. Students will use this Venn Diagram to compare and contrast themselves with a classmate. There are three different templates and an exemplary model in this file.

4. ELA/Reading Digital Anchor Charts: This file contains 41 digital anchor charts to use in an ELA/Reading classroom. Topics covered in this file includes the Opinion-Proof Strategy, Fact and Opinion, VVWA Charts, Academic Conversation starters, the Better Answers Writing Strategy, and much more! Great resource to use for interactive notebooks!

5. All About Me: Letter To My Teacher Activity: This activity is a great way to have students introduce themselves to their new teacher at the beginning of a new school year or semester. In addition, the writing composition can also be used ad a writing pre-assessment to gauge the student's writing styles and strengths/weaknesses.

The file contains the following products in two versions (PDF and Microsoft Power Point):

> Writing Cover Sheet: This sheet contains the learning target, writing topic, writing process guide, area for brainstorming, and rubric.

> Four Square Organizer-Students can use this worksheet to organize their letter.

> Teacher Model: Four Square Organizer-This model shows students what a high quality organizer looks like. Students can use this as a reference as they are organizing their letter.

> Teacher Model: All About Me-This is a model letter written by a former student that introduces who he is and what the teacher needs to know about him. It is a high-quality sample of what the student's finished product should look like.

> Criteria Poster- A poster that displays the criteria for this writing activity is included.

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Created by Stephanie M. Icenogle, The Creative Classroom © 2014
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
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Mini ELA Back to School Bundle
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