1. Warm up: Concentration sheets. Give students a certain amount of time and have them go through a page, circling a specified letter (i.e. circle the “E" when you see it). These can be easily made from cutting out the actual word search from a word search worksheet.
*For more of a challenge, choose two different letters and have them circle and underline (i.e. circle each “e" and underline each “a" that you see). For even more concentration practice, give specific directions for odd and even lines (i.e. on odd lines such as line 1, 3, and 5, circle the “e" and on even lines, underline the “a").
2. Listen for the word: Choose a story the repeats a word throughout the book and tell student to raise their thumb every time they hear the word read.
*For increased difficulty, choose two words with two different actions.
3. Math: Create a number maze according to your class’ ability. For example, for beginners you may make a maze that requires a student to connect numbers 1-10 to solve the maze. For more advanced learners, choose mazes that require identifying evens/odds or products of multiplication facts. An example of these mazes can be found here: http://www.worksheetworks.com/math/numbers/evenodd-maze.html
4. Language Arts: Assign each letter of the alphabet a different symbol. Write a secret message on the board using the symbols and have students decode the message onto a sheet of paper based on a symbol key you have given them. Writing the message on the board is extremely important as it requires students to focus on information from the board and on information they have in front of them.