This article goes into depth about how to set up a welcoming and comfortable area for class meetings. At the end of the article are recommendations for 4 books that may be helpful in establishing a class meeting routine.
This article describes a class meeting style for elementary school students that is a blend of the very structured meeting described in my format (Class Meeting Format) and the more student driven meeting described in "Class Meetings for Older Kids."
This article approaches class meetings from a less structured and less teacher run perspective. The format for these class meetings puts students in charge. This seems like it would work beautifully with middle or high school age students.
This is my self created form. This is the format that my school uses for all class meetings. It is very structured and has proven to help our teachers run brief and effective class meetings that students report help them feel heard and teachers report reduce the time they spend on class discipline and teach their students positive social interaction and conflict resolution skills.
This article does a wonderful job of explaining the benefits of class meetings. When we introduced weekly class meetings to our faculty, we used excerpts from this article to promote the idea. When you click on the link for this article, you may have to click on the "download" arrow at the top of the page to see the article.