Reading Marathon - 110 minutes of reading and writing. 11 rounds of activities. Such a cool idea! This is terrific as students read for ten minutes, then do an activity. TERRIFIC to include during the first couple weeks of school.reading IS fun!
Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies. This project is so simple, and you can do it with any novel. This example is for Where the Red Fern Grows. This could be modified for use with Golden Sowers - summarize each book, etc.
Teach English Punctuation System - This is from a college professor who is combatting punctuation "myths" kids pick up in school. It's a nice article. I like the how the "commas go where you breath" myth is debunked.
Partner wheel: Put the kids you don't want together in the smaller circle and match them up to the kids in the larger circle! I would add arrows to the larger circle to help younger students understand their partners