Tell us something Tuesday. Whiteboard morning work for upper elementary or middle school grades. I think this exemplifies what Carol Tomlinson means be the class environment. Page 5 talks about the tone of the classroom.
Absent Work Folder - holds students accountable & is a super organization tool (make one student in charge of this) I have this exact hanging folders but didn't use it this year and is sitting in my closet.I am so using it for this idea.
Write names of students who are absent on the calendar. Gather their missing assignments and put them in the folder for their class period. Students are responsible for checking the folder when they return to school. one week to finish missing work