Students need routine. Morning routines should get students learning as soon as they enter the room. I would like to share with you a resource for the best morning routine I have ever used in my classroom. It’s the 5-Minute Daily Language Review. When students enter your room, they know exactly what to do. It’s a routine students love because they feel successful. After everyone has completed the day’s review, the whole group discussion gets them focused, energized, and ready to learn more.
Equally important, by the end of each quarter, they will have covered every language standard prescribed by Common Core and the Texas TEKS. The rigor grows each quarter, and your language and grammar lessons will be so much easier!
I personally have used the 5-Minute Daily Language Review for many years. It’s available for Grades 2 – 5 to accommodate vertical alignment.