Every classroom has a wide range of student abilities – even if your class is already ability grouped. You will likely have those that finish far before the rest, and those that finish last every time. How do you combat behavior issues that may occur with this “downtime”?
Activity menus can help keep all students engaged by giving curriculum-relevant choices to fill that time, and in those choices, students are still learning (rather than perhaps pretending to be reading a book or doodling).
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