This packet contains 38 quotes to inspire your students; that’s enough to display a new quote every week. Here are some ways to have your students interact with the quotes:
1) Display the quote at the beginning of each week. Discuss what the quote means. Ask students to think of examples that relate to the quote. Record the examples on sticky notes and have students place “sticky notes” around the quote. At the beginning of class each day that week, share a few of the examples.
2) Use this as a journal activity. Have students copy the weekly inspirational quote into their journals and then have them respond to the quote by writing what the quote means to them and having them share personal connections.
3) Homework: Have students record the quote and then look for an example of someone on the Internet, in a newspaper, in a magazine, or on television that embodies this quote. Students will then write a brief explanation of what they found. (Example: “We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” A student may find an example of a writer whose work was turned down numerous times for publication, but he or she kept persisting until the writing was finally published.)
No matter how you use these quotes, your students will definitely feel inspired!
IMPORTANT NOTE: The forms were created in PowerPoint because PowerPoint is so easy to format documents, but this is not a PowerPoint presentation. Simply print your posters and enjoy!
Weekly Interactive Posters: Quotes to Inspire Middle School and High School Students
by Tonya Davis
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