Project Based Learning: GEOMETROCITY! Build a City Made of Math with Geometry.
Imagine, Design, and Build a City with this 2D and 3D Adventure!
-Project Based Learning
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This download includes the first edition of my no-prep H.O.T.S reading response sheets. The activities are designed to encourage your students to understand, create, evaluate, and analyze text on a deeper level. They are aligned to
Project Based Learning: Zoo Design with Area and Perimeter, Map Skills, and More!
This also includes differentiated activities, math skills, problem solving, aligned with Common Core, and extension activities.
This project is based around the idea of students creating a zoo using their knowledge o
GROWTH MINDSET BEST SELLER! This growth mindset resource includes EVERYTHING you need to teach about growth mindset in a meaningful way!
Imagine if your class was full of students who would:
* Be willing to try new things
* Stick with hard tasks and not give up
* Push themselves to do their best wo
Use these 32 task cards to help students learn the difference between fact and opinion. Each card features three related sentences. Students must select which one is either a fact or opinion. The multiple choice format makes these cards ideal for test prep. If you want your students to go a little d
Are you ready for your students to stretch their brains? Use these fun creative thinking A-Z task cards to do just that! These cards are perfect for early finishers, morning work, brain breaks, enrichment, or centers. You can even give your students a card for homework (which my students love, bel
Whether you're a Common Core school, a 21st Century school, or just a school that's making it a focus to prepare all learners for their future, you know how essential it is for the teaching and learning to be in the highest levels of Bloom's everyday. Display these student-friendly (and not too over
These 28 pages of ready-to-use math activities reinforce basic skills such as addition,, multiplication, measurement, mental math, elapsed time etc. in fun and interesting ways. Most require some logic or critical thinking. They can be used as supplemental materials with an entire class, with highly
If you're looking for a highly engaging activity that will teach your students how to distinguish between fact and opinion, this is it!
With this fun literacy center, kids become observant text detectives. They will read each story along with the witness statements to determine which clues are fact
Perfect for back to school - These intriguing questions will help you get to know your students and help them get to know each other. Kids love them and as you can see below, they make terrific writing prompts and are great for facilitating higher level thinking.
These questions are great for pract
Do your students have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? These engaging activities are designed as a way to foster a Growth Mindset culture in your classroom with your students.
Your students will learn attributes of someone who demonstrates growth mindset vs fixed mindset, write about their goal
WORKING MEMORY BEST SELLER! These 15 research-based brain games are designed to improve kids' working memory in five minutes of partner game play daily for just 9 weeks!
If you've ever complained that students lack the following skills, an executive function of the brain called working memory might
These 32 short passage cards are perfect for reinforcing generalization skills. They are meant to be used as supplementary reading strategy materials after you have introduced the concept. Students can use these cards individually at a center or they could also test each other in pairs. Another optio
These rigorous task cards require students to use a variety of math skills including place value, rounding, addition subtraction, multiplication, greater than/less than and more, in order to solve the puzzles. They would make a great warm-up activity or would also be good for centers or partner work.
This download includes the first and second editions of my no-prep H.O.T.S reading response sheets. The activities are designed to encourage your students to understand, create, evaluate, and analyze text on a deeper level. They are aligned to the Common Core Standards and can be used over & over
Building Challenge STEM and Writing Centers
These centers have students building and writing about their build. There are challenges that include measurement, research and writing that go along with each build. There are 9 different building challenges with differentiation in some of the builds. I
Add some depth and complexity to traditional Literature Circles with this complete and ready-to-use resource!
You will be amazed by the level of discussion and critical thinking that will take place among your students. Each Literature Circle role (listed below) is directly connected to 11 elements
Each of these 30 Dictionary Dig cards requires students to find a word in the dictionary that fits the given clue. The clues are open-ended, so there will be several possible answers for each one. In fact, one way to offer an extra challenge is to require students to find two different words for each
BEST SELLER!! This product has 14 printable cards with question stems and prompts TEACHERS can ask during problem solving activities to promote critical thinking skills. By integrating these open-ended questions into your daily math instruction and routines, you can help students:
• Make sense of ma
Each of these 150 "Thinkable" cards has a different creative and/or critical thinking activity. They will help your students to grow their lateral and higher level thinking skills and are great for fast finishers as well as GAT students.
Thinkables can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom
Use these 60 cards as a fun creative thinking enrichment activity. Students can work on cards individually using notebook paper for their answers, or use as a game with groups. When using as a game, students can set a timer for one to three minutes depending on the age of your students. Students use
This is a collection of 18 fun and educational scavenger hunts. Scavenger hunts are a motivating way for kids to explore a subject or medium. They can be done individually or in small groups.
This product includes the following scavenger hunts (please see the free preview for more details):
Now includes a full deck of Boom cards. New to Boom? A 1 year free membership is included, with lifetime access. Students need to practice using Context Clues, and this collection of 36 Context Clues Task Cards / SCOOT Game and Quick Assessment will save you time as you differentiate instruction. Stu
This set of interactive pattern block logic puzzles will have kids begging for more! Easy to use, these brain teasers are a great math center that will keep kids engaged while improving your students’ skills needed to solve logic tasks as well as developing their visual discrimination skills.These pu
Use these 32 multiple choice cards to practice word root meanings. Each card features two words with the same root and a choice of meanings. Students must use their knowlege of the word meanings to infer the correct answer. A student answer sheet for students to record their answers is included along
Add depth and complexity to your instruction with these Critical Thinking Task Cards for Literature! These tasks cards allow students to deeply analyze any fiction reading material through 11 topics of critical thinking: Big Ideas, Rules, Trends, Patterns, Language of the Discipline, Ethics, Relation
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I used this activity to reinforce my students’ inferencing skills and they LOVED it! I have included inferencing questions that correspond to several short films which are easily accessible online. The films range anywhere f
This fun, collaborative activity results in a large poster that features inspirational quotes from famous persons meant to encourage a growth mindset. This growth mindset poster features Martin Luther King Jr., Amelia Earhart, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks and Albert Einst
This pack is perfect if you want to infuse opinion writing step by step into your teaching all year long. It addresses Common Core Standards: WK.1, W1.1, W2.1 (...and possibly even W3.1 for third grade, depending upon the level of your students). There are 119 pages!
COMPLETELY revised and improv
Foldables Unit : THIS UNIT IS NOW 734 PAGES WITH TABLE OF CONTENTS AND LINED INSERTS!
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In this lesson, students will be given a mystery to solve, based on their knowledge of cells. To solve the mystery, they need to know the major differences between plant and animal cells. Students apply their knowledge to a "real-life" scenario in which they must classify cells as
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To teach about Growth Mindset in the classroom I have designed these 5 interactive and engaging lessons.
Are you looking for challenging, open ended math problems that keep your students engaged, apply the math you have taught, and meet the standards of the Common Core or other rigorous state or school math standards?
This resource is for you!
This set of 3 challenges can be used in a number of ways
These 72 Analogy Task Cards are divided into 3 color-coded sets of 24 cards each. Students can solve the analogies orally in groups or use the included answer sheet to record their answers. There are also answer keys for each card set so that your students can check their work.
Analogy Task Cards a
I made these reading strategy cards based on my all-time favorite professional development book; Strategies that Work, by Harvey and Goudvis. These cards can be used in multiple settings (e.g., Guided Reading, Shared Reading, etc.) and with any level text. I print them on colored card stock, lamina
Teach students to set goals with these classroom goal setting lessons. By the end of the unit students will understand what it means to set SMART goals. These five goal setting lessons have a whole group lesson plan as well as small group and individual activities to help students see and understan
A Dog Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plans Thematic Unit for Grades 5-6 Common Core
This packet includes everything you need for a complete interdisciplinary interactive unit on dog breeds. I created this unit to leave with a sub for 5th-6th graders to complete in a day. All of the teachers (7 of us) had t
Kids have been playing "Which of these things is not like the others" since Sesame Street, but these task cards take the game to a whole new level because there is more than one possible answer for each card. For example for Card 1, carrot, apple, cabbage, onion; most people would probably answer a
These posters include the six revised steps in Bloom's Taxonomy:
Each poster includes a guiding question and a bullet list of verbs that help define each term. The colors are also in the order of the rainbow (red, orange, y
STEM activities / challenges with STEM tales! STEM tales are a series of STEM challenges that are accessible for your youngest budding engineers; they use a fairy tale that your students are likely already familiar with. By adding in a story element, those students that might typically shy away from
This product features printable cards with discussion/reflection questions that teachers can ask to promote each of the CCSS math practices, plus prompts that tie all the math practices together!
Looking for a version that students can use during their conversations? Check out my
Would Your Rather Questions: FREE
Here are 20 fun Would You Rather Questions just for kids. These are great to use when you have a few extra minutes.
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200 Would You Rather Questions
This 30-paged set is packed with all the resources you need to have your kiddos play Boggle Math in your classroom. Boggle Math Boards put a fun twist on identifying number relationships and number sentences.
Using one of the 20 ready-to-go boards, have students identify number sentences using numb
I created this simple, parent-friendly handout to share with parents when explaining the Common Core at Back to School Night. I only had 25 minutes so I didn't want to spend time explaining the standards themselves, but the shifts in thinking behind the Common Core. I mean really, when you only a sh
Creative & Critical Thinking Printables: 21 pgs, Upper level Blooms
This is a bundle of 21 fun and challenging worksheets designed to facilitate creative and critical thinking in your students. Most of them utilize the upper levels of Blooms Taxonomy; inviting students to analyze, synthesize, an