Back-to-School Stations for Secondary ELA: How I Use These 4 Stations in My High School English Classroom

Of of the most engaging and interactive ways to start the new school year is by facilitating a back-to-school station activity in your classroom. Using back-to-school stations as a classroom activity during the first week of school a great way to get your students up and interacting with each other. Furthermore, back-to-school stations are also great for getting to know your students and handing out important class information.

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A Free Back-to-School Survey to Get to Know Your New Students

One of the best ways to get to know a new class of students is by providing them with a quick student survey that gathers essential information. On the first day of school, I always provide my high school students back-to-school survey survey that contains essential information that helps me not only get to know my students but also be the best teacher I can be for them.

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Back to School Activities for Secondary ELA: 10 Engaging Lessons and Resources for the First Month

It’s back-to-school time, and that means it is time to start thinking about the ideal back-to-school activities for your secondary ELA classroom. I’ve compiled the best back to school activities for secondary ELA, middle school, and high school for you! 

Throughout the years, I’ve tested several different back-to-school strategies and styles. Through years of experience, I’ve learned that I have the most success in the classroom when I spend dedicated time with my students at the beginning of the year building relationships, establishing trust, reviewing classroom policies and procedures, and teaching key concepts. This blog post a plethora of back to school activities for secondary ELA. 

From there, I like to teach and review content areas that I focus on throughout the year. Here are some of my favorite go-to resources for the beginning of the school year.

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