Great way to learn about your students at the beginning of the year, or check on your students mid-year! I like to see how they are feeling about they year, and give them a chance to write down some interests. Even though I know most of my students'
This is a great way to practice using text features! Just spread out a bunch of high-interest non-fiction books throughout the room (I got mine from the school library) and have students look for the things in the boxes. You could have them find 3