1. Visit your library
|Fun book that can target lots of goals|
Never underestimate the power of teamwork. Divide students into teams and give each team one whiteboard and marker. Give students a category and one-two minutes to write as many items in that category as possible. You are pretty much playing Scategories. Students must collaborate and come up with responses. When the time is up, have the 'writers' for each team come up and take turns stating their responses. If a team has an item listed that another does not, they get a point. If both teams have the same item listed it is considered a draw for that item an no one gets a point.
3. Get Crafty
|This is not the activity my kids did, just a picture from Google. I couldn't find the pics from winter|
4. Station Rotation
If you have a lot of different goals in a room consider setting up stations. Three to four stations is best. Each station targets a goal. I will have students sort synonym or antonym pairs and then write the pairs down on their white board for me to check. This is a great way to use book companions as well. They have so many activities that go with the story. You can read the story and then arrange the activities into different stations. As students visit each station I like to walk around and monitor. After everyone has visited the station we do a 'check up'. I will randomly ask each student a question about something from one of the stations. These questions are related to their goals so I can collect data.
5. Be an Eggspert
|There is a wireless version|
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