Big Idea:Students get a quick introduction to one another while trying to fill their grid. To learn more about each person, students must ask a relevant question and remember the answer until the end of the activity.
Big Idea:Goal setting is an important part of being successful. After identifying areas in which they've already set and achieved goals, students will think about themselves as readers, writers, mathematicians, and community members.
Big Idea:Students write the beginning of a fictional story and toss it to another student who continues the story with his own ideas. The activity continues until a story is completed and used later during a fictional writing unit.