Boggle- This is by far the most popular in my room. I got this amazing activity from Create-Teach-Share and my kids go bananas for it. I just change the letters weekly to reflect our spelling pattern focus and they go on a word making frenzy. LOVE it!
Could use for whole group or writing station.Story Bags - put a few random items in a paper bag, and kids can write creative stories about them! (Could have 1 kid each week be responsible for bringing in items)
Each group gets their own clipboard that has a sheet attached to it with book, reading assignment, writing response, cool words to look for, as well as the members of the group. Good for any group assignment in other subjects too
daily five check in. You could use different subjects for high school student. Maybe give your student a clothespin for each section to take off once they have done that activity. They could put the clothespins in a jar.