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School Procedures Rewrite

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 7 pages | Grades: 1 - 5

Practice writing stories of characters who demonstrate a proper understanding of classroom procedures with this rewrite activity.

Reinforce Classroom Procedures With a Rewrite Activity!

You’ve taught your classroom rules and procedures… now what? How can your students show their understanding of these expectations? This resource will have your students use their writing skills while also showing their understanding of classroom rules and procedures.

For this activity, students will choose a task card and read the story. Then, they will rewrite the story so that the main character uses the school procedure correctly and draw a picture to illustrate their story. 

Through this activity, students will demonstrate their understanding of school procedures.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your back-to-school lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through small groups or whole class lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need support by allowing them to provide their answers verbally. Alternatively, students can complete these activities in a 1-on-1 setting or with a small group.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For fast finishers, encourage students to share their rewrites with a classmate.

🛴 Scoot Activity 

Place the cards around the room in numerical order and give each student a set of response sheets. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and rewrite the story. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color PDF, black and white PDF, or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in the corner of each to place them on a binder ring. 


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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