Back to School Means...(Concept Web)

Going back to school doesn't have to be scary! Brainstorm what Back to School means with a concept web graphic organizer. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members work on the assignment independently as soon as they sit down at their desks on the first day of school; discuss and collect the pages to assess how they are feeling
  • Prompt learners to turn their brainstorm into a narrative essay or journal entry about how they feel about the first day of school
  • Hand out to teachers during a professional development inservice to get ready for the coming school year
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for special education classes, but beneficial for mainstream classes as well
Pros

  • Versatility makes the page appropriate for any grade level
  • Lends well to a discussion on adjectives or parts of speech

 

Cons

  • None