This is a quick and powerful way for students to reflect on the day’s reading, thinking, and learning—and one I loved using in my classroom when I taught 7th grade. If you’ve got a little empty wall space, use a bulletin board as a place for students to place sticky notes responding to quotes, essential questions, Do-Nows, and exit tickets. It’s a great strategy to use with anything you read in Scope this year.
For the September issue: Every Scope lesson plan begins with a Do-Now activity to engage students and prepare them to read and learn. The lesson plan for the Paired Texts in your September issue has a Do-Now that we think is perfect for a sticky note wall. Check it out here.
Happy reading, and happy new school year to you and your students!