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Author: LouAnne Johnson
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2012.
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Overview: The New York Times bestseller author of Dangerous Minds has a new way to engage students. LouAnne Johnson's newest book is a collection of fun and simple educational icebreaker activities that get students excited and engaged from the very first minute of class. These activities are great to use with students at all levels, and many of the activities include variations and modifications for different  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: LouAnne Johnson
ISBN: 9781118104569 1118104560
OCLC Number: 755700156
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
About the author --
Introduction --
Part 1: Getting Personal: --
Chapter 1: Getting to know you: introductions: --
1: Adjective game --
2: Autograph collectors --
3: Are you kidding? --
4: Business card creations --
5: Flash figures --
6: Getting to know you --
7: I have to & I can't --
8: I never would have guessed --
9: Magic eyes --
10: Me in a bag --
11: Do you see what I see? --
12: Name cards --
13: Right or left brain? --
14: Wave your flag --
15: Stand by your music --
16: Would you ever? --
Chapter 2: Working together: assigning pairs & partners: --
17: Card sharks --
18: Animal pals --
19: Personality matches --
20: Comics coworkers --
21: Pick-a-stick partners --
22: Puzzle partners --
23: Story segments --
Chapter 3: Body & brain: kinesthetic activities: --
24: Beanbag topic toss --
25: Birthday circle --
26: Brain boosters --
27: Find your folder --
28: Keep it up --
29: Hello, stranger! --
30: Make your move --
31: Meet and greet --
32: Name game ball toss --
33: Name tag search --
34: Shall we dance? --
35: Symbol search --
36: Slow, fast, slow --
37: Verb mania --
Chapter 4: How we do things: routines & rules: --
38: Class chant --
39: Call-and-response --
40: Crazy quiz --
41: Cleanup time --
42: Give me three --
43: Noise-o-meter --
44: My kind of class --
45: Rules bingo --
46: Seat scramble signal --
47: We're going reading --
48: You & me pact --
Chapter 5: Teamwork: building classroom communities: --
49: Find the teacher --
50: Team classroom concentration --
51: First-day feelings --
52: Finish the story --
53: Juggling teams --
54: Our class puzzle --
55: Multi-balloon float --
56: Paper turnover --
57: Team trivia --
58: Unusual measures. Part 2: Sticking To The Subject: --
Chapter 6: Mathematical possibilities: --
59: Balancing act --
60: Count my fingers --
61: Matchstick puzzles --
62: Number game --
63: People shapes --
64: Rhythm & words --
65: What's my number? --
Chapter 7: Scientific suggestions: --
66: Critter connection --
67: It's elemental --
68: Is that a fact? --
69: Mail call --
70: Recycled animals --
71: Tower builders --
72: What is this? --
Chapter 8: Language art's starters: --
73: Analogy anchors --
74: Picture tells a hundred words --
75: Canine connection --
76: Contraction cutters --
77: Foreign phrases --
78: I am poems --
79: Meaningful matches --
80: Lick a slug --
81: Mirror writing --
82: Musical words --
83: Pictographs --
84: Poetry-picture match --
85: Proofreading pairs --
86: Quotations --
87: Six-word summaries --
88: Wacky wordies --
Chapter 9: Rev up the reading: --
89: Back-to-back --
90: Book swap --
91: Fishing for sight words --
92: I can see clearly now --
93: Three-story view --
Chapter 10: Social studies scenarios: --
94: City search --
95: Birthday customs --
96: Local geography bingo --
97: Name that flag --
98: State silhouettes --
99: Our world map --
100: Time stretchers --
101: World view --
Chapter 11: Techno tasks: --
102: Add a sentence --
103: Map your school --
104: Sell a subject --
105: What we know slideshow --
106: Wordle teams --
Chapter 12: Artistic experiences: --
107: Animal figurines --
108: Artists & art --
109: Head & shoulders --
110: Me collage --
111: Partner silhouettes --
112: Newspaper hats --
113: Tinfoil sculptures --
114: Window on my world --
Chapter 13: Musical moments: --
115: Beats me --
116: Music-picture match --
117: Musical moods --
118: What color is this song? --
119: Song switch --
Chapter 14: Swell ideas for ELLs: --
120: Body parts --
121: Let's talk --
122: Noses to toes --
123: School shoppers --
124: Picture pairs --
125: Take a note. Part 3: Forty Ways To Wrap It Up: --
Chapter 15: What we learned today: daily closure --
1: ABCs --
2: Ball toss recap --
3: Big banner --
4: Board bingo --
5: Cartoon quotes --
6: Connect the dots --
7: Countdown: 3, 2, 1 --
8: Flash cards --
9: Fractured phrases --
10: Learning tree or garden --
11: Little whiteboard review --
12: Missing words --
13: Pair shares --
14: Paper airplanes --
15: Question of the day --
16: Quiz questions --
17: Rate the lesson --
18: Roger recap --
19: Sentence starters --
20: 60-Second recall --
Chapter 16: Recapping the course: end-of-term closure: --
21: Countdown: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 --
22: Class portrait --
23: Create a quiz --
24: Dear me --
25: Dear Future Student (or Dear New Kid) --
26: Digital scrapbook --
27: Draw & discuss --
28: Famous quotations --
29: I'm the expert --
30: I used to think --
31: Learning tips --
32: Paper quilt --
33: Scrapbook --
34: Self-assessment --
35: Six-word memoirs --
36: Story time --
37: Twenty questions --
38: Who wants to earn an A? --
39: Words of wisdom --
40: Write a book --
Appendix: We want more! --
Index.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by LouAnne Johnson.

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