Let’s get 2020 started with a free print-and-teach worksheet designed to increase student motivation and help our teens think meaningfully about literature.
Everyone likes to have a choice, so whenever possible it’s great to offer kids a menu of options to accomplish our classroom goals. Once we’ve finished reading any short story or chapter of a novel, this choice board (click here to download a free copy) asks students to complete three of twelve Common Core-aligned options. They get to choose whichever three they want and their choices don’t have to form a tic-tac-toe or anything like that. Keep it simple, I say.
Some of the tasks are creative. Some are analytical. I hope you think all are worthy of some time in your classroom.
In addition to being a handy tool as we work our way through a literature unit, I’m also thinking this’ll be a good addition to our sub tubs or to use with early finishers. Oh, Shane, you already finished the reading? Great. No, you can’t get on your phone. Instead, I need you to complete one of these tasks – your choice – for a bonus Quarter Trio team point. Go on now…
Teach on, everyone, and let’s all have a happy new year!