Most of my free time this past week was spent writing up response questions to news articles I've found for the middle school. However, I also had the opportunity to test out a new creation with them as well.
"Daily" Questions gives me the opportunity to start each group off with a small writing task to work on capitalization, punctuation, and using complete sentences relating back to their daily lives. It takes about five minutes to complete the whole sheet. However, you don't have to do all four every time. I told my groups that they would have to answer at least two questions each time.
You can grab your copy of my Daily Questions for Middle School here.