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Describing & Inferring Details with Picture of the Day: Reading Photos "Closely"
Describing & Inferring Details with Picture of the Day: Reading Photos "Closely"
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Project Based Learning: GEOMETROCITY!  Build a City of Math with Geometry (PBL)
Project Based Learning: GEOMETROCITY! Build a City of Math with Geometry (PBL)
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 -Real World Application -Geometry, Maps, & More -Extension Activities -Differentiated Levels Geometrocity
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Project Based Learning: Zoo Design with Area and Perimeter (PBL)
Project Based Learning: Zoo Design with Area and Perimeter (PBL)
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
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Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset
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
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Creative Thinking A-Z Task Cards { Early Finishers , Enrichment , Centers}
Creative Thinking A-Z Task Cards { Early Finishers , Enrichment , Centers}
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
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Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Posters for Higher Level Thinking
Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Posters for Higher Level Thinking
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
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Would You Rather Questions: 204 Discussion Starters and Writing Prompts
Would You Rather Questions: 204 Discussion Starters and Writing Prompts
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
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15 Working Memory Brain Games: Improve executive function in 5 minutes a day!
15 Working Memory Brain Games: Improve executive function in 5 minutes a day!
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
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Generalizations Task Cards for Identifying Generalizations with Digital Option
Generalizations Task Cards for Identifying Generalizations with Digital Option
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
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Shades of Meaning: A Cooperative Vocabulary & Language Center {Common Core}
Shades of Meaning: A Cooperative Vocabulary & Language Center {Common Core}
Attn: Click here to get Shades of Meaning Volume 2 - NOW AVAILABLE. I created this 21st century vocabulary center to give my students a meaningful opportunity to work
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Number Sense Task Cards | Number Sense Math with Digital Option
Number Sense Task Cards | Number Sense Math with Digital Option
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.
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Depth and Complexity  Critical Thinking Literature Circles  Book Clubs
Depth and Complexity Critical Thinking Literature Circles Book Clubs
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
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Dictionary Dig Task Cards: 30 Challenges to Practice Dictionary Skills
Dictionary Dig Task Cards: 30 Challenges to Practice Dictionary Skills
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
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Discussion Starters for Math Problem Solving
Discussion Starters for Math Problem Solving
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
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Early Finishers Task Cards
Early Finishers Task Cards
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
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Scavenger Hunts: 18 for Dictionary, Library, Math, Nature, Internet +
Scavenger Hunts: 18 for Dictionary, Library, Math, Nature, Internet +
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): -Lib
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Word Root Task Cards Using Word Pairs
Word Root Task Cards Using Word Pairs
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
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Depth and Complexity  Critical Thinking Task Cards for Literature
Depth and Complexity Critical Thinking Task Cards for Literature
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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Growth Mindset Poster Volume 1 - Great for Back to School & Open House
Growth Mindset Poster Volume 1 - Great for Back to School & Open House
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
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CELLS CSI Investigation - Examining Plant and Animal Cells
CELLS CSI Investigation - Examining Plant and Animal Cells
*TOP SELLING ITEM* 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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Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset
This has been a labor of love. So many hours went into this product and this description most certainly doesn't do it justice. Check out the preview for a close look at all that's included! To teach about Growth Mindset in the classroom I have designed these 5 interactive and engaging lessons. L
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Interactive Reading Strategy Cards
Interactive Reading Strategy Cards
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
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Goal Setting Lessons for SMART Goals
Goal Setting Lessons for SMART Goals
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
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A Dog Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plans Thematic Unit for Grades 5-6 Common Core
A Dog Day 7-Hour Complete Sub Plans Thematic Unit for Grades 5-6 Common Core
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
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FREE Thanksgiving Would You Rather Questions for Kids
FREE Thanksgiving Would You Rather Questions for Kids
Here is a set of 20 Would you Rather Questions about Thanksgiving. Great for discussion starters, class polls and journal prompts. Thanks for looking!
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Describing & Inferring with Picture of the Day: Reading Photos Closely - Vol. 2
Describing & Inferring with Picture of the Day: Reading Photos Closely - Vol. 2
This is Picture of the Day, Volume 2. Picture of the Day, Volume 1 is my #1 Bestseller due to the high level of interest, engagement, language and higher order thinking. See
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Common Core RIT: Reading Comprehension Sheets for 3-6 Informational Standards
Common Core RIT: Reading Comprehension Sheets for 3-6 Informational Standards
***The K-2 version of this item is a TpT No. 1 Top Seller*** This product is available at a 20% discount when you purchase it together with the RL version.
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Would You Rather Questions
Would You Rather Questions
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. Get 180 more questions here: 200 Would You Rather Questions
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Question Stems for Common Core Math Practices
Question Stems for Common Core Math Practices
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
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Critical Thinking Language Sentence Frames {Say What?}  Aligned to Common Core
Critical Thinking Language Sentence Frames {Say What?} Aligned to Common Core
***I'm pleased to share that as of September 2013, these Critical Thinking Language Frames (along with my Reading Interventions "If/Then" Menu) were selected for inclusion a
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3 Key Ideas for Parents about the Common Core: A Handout
3 Key Ideas for Parents about the Common Core: A Handout
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
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Creative & Critical Thinking
Creative & Critical Thinking
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
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3 Reasons Why Task Cards: 24 Lateral Thinking Challenges!
3 Reasons Why Task Cards: 24 Lateral Thinking Challenges!
Use these 24 Three Reasons Why for lateral thinking enrichment. Students can answer on notebook paper and record their progress on the included recording sheet. For best results, encourage students to come up with creative, yet plausible answers. You may also want to use these cards for sentence wr
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Writing Prompts: 200 Question Cards for  Discussion and Journals
Writing Prompts: 200 Question Cards for Discussion and Journals
Here are 200 appealing questions to get kids talking. Great when you have a few extra minutes or to use as journal prompts. The questions are all open-ended and kid-focused. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Contents of this set include: • D
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Boggle
Boggle
FREE Boggle Template - Make a New Game Every Time! Here is a terrific activity to use with the whole class when you have a few extra minutes, or individually for students who finish early (think standardized tests). Because this is a Word document, you can use the it again and again simply by chan
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Money, Counting Coins, Puzzle Task Cards
Money, Counting Coins, Puzzle Task Cards
These challenging cards require more than simply counting coins. Students must use logic to find the correct solution for each card. It is important for students to have real or plastic coins available to work with as they solve each problem. An answer key is also included. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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The Equation Station
The Equation Station
A differentiated early finishers or centers activity! Perfect for 3rd grade an above! Students are provided with a set of numbers, and they create as many equations as they can. Here is how it works! *Students find as many equations as possible. *Equations can be addition, subtraction, multiplica
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The Teacher's Box of Tricks: No prep, collaborative active learning strategies
The Teacher's Box of Tricks: No prep, collaborative active learning strategies
Does lesson planning take you HOURS? Are you spending way too much time thinking up or searching out a creative, engaging way for kids to practice what they’ve learned? Have your students lost interest in school because you're forced to give them so many boring test prep worksheets? The soluti
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Sentence Stems for Reading Comprehension
Sentence Stems for Reading Comprehension
These reading comprehension cards help students think critically about stories and texts. Using the cards, students will practice the following reading strategies: 1) Predict 2) Connect 3) Clarify 4) Question 5) Comment 6) Synthesize There are 36 cards total (six for each comprehension strategy)
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120 writing prompts cards (bundled set)! inform, opinion, narrative
120 writing prompts cards (bundled set)! inform, opinion, narrative
also available individual (but $10 when bought individually, so you save by bundling) Follow my store for a weekly freebie and frequent products! Leave feedback for TPT credits! PIN IT if you love it :) Check out my seasonal writing prompts too! writing prompts, writing promps, writing prompts ! Th
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Synonyms Task Card Bundle: 96 Multiple Choice Cards for Grades 4-6
Synonyms Task Card Bundle: 96 Multiple Choice Cards for Grades 4-6
Save money with this discounted bundle of Synonym Task Cards. There are 96 cards all together! Here is what is included: Synonym Task Cards Set 1
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Digging Deeper into Problem Solving:  A Resource to Teach Perseverance
Digging Deeper into Problem Solving: A Resource to Teach Perseverance
Teaching mathematical behaviors is as important a part of what I do with my students as teaching them the math content. One thing I have noticed is that students coming to me often are lacking the "perseverance" needed to successfully tackle new and challenging problems. Over time, I have refined
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FREE Christmas Would You Rather Questions
FREE Christmas Would You Rather Questions
Here are 20 Fun Would You Rather Questions to use with your students. These are great discussion starters for when you have a few extra minutes. They can also be used for classroom polls or journal prompts.
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Crime Scene Activity: Analyzing Primary and Secondary Source Evidence
Crime Scene Activity: Analyzing Primary and Secondary Source Evidence
Crime Scene Activity: Analyzing Primary and Secondary Source Evidence “The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing” is an activity that asks students to solve a crime based on their analysis of evidence. First students must classify the twelve pieces of evidence as primary or secon
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Halloween STEM Challenges: 5-in-1 Bundle
Halloween STEM Challenges: 5-in-1 Bundle
Looking for some fun Halloween activities that incorporate science, math, technology, and engineering? Keep your kids engaged and working during an otherwise distracting holiday! The basic premise: Students work in partners or groups against criteria & constraints lists to desi
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Depth and Complexity  Teaching Critical Thinking Using Fairytales
Depth and Complexity Teaching Critical Thinking Using Fairytales
Teach your students how to explore content with depth and complexity. Here it is, a complete and ready-to-use resource for teaching all 11 elements (Big Ideas, Rules, Trends, Patterns, Language of the Discipline, Ethics, Relationships Over Time, Details, Unanswered Questions, Across Disciplines, and
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Discussion Games: Jenga Talk, Mystery Talk, Dice Talk, and MORE (editable)
Discussion Games: Jenga Talk, Mystery Talk, Dice Talk, and MORE (editable)
Who doesn't love a good discussion? Use these activities to get your students talking and thinking! These are perfect for morning meetings, classroom parties, and holiday celebrations. Included in this unit ✔Jenga Talk instructions ✔game questions ✔Mystery Talk instructions ✔game questions for Mys
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Problem Solving Tasks
Problem Solving Tasks
UPDATED!! NEW LOOK...SAME CONTENT!!! This product was intended to help students to meet the Common Core “Standards for Mathematical Practice”. I wanted to expose my own students to problems that went beyond basic word problems. I wanted to challenge them and get them to think about how they solve ma
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Webb's Depth of Knowledge Common Core Classroom Posters
Webb's Depth of Knowledge Common Core Classroom Posters
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 thinking everyday. Display these student-friendly (and not too ove
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Depth of Knowledge and Learning Icons - Digging Deep - Critical Thinking Skills
Depth of Knowledge and Learning Icons - Digging Deep - Critical Thinking Skills
These focus wall resources are designed to be engaging and meaningful. Help your kiddos reach for deep knowledge and content mastery using a variety of critical, complex thinking skills. Digging Deep Learning Practices was developed to assist students in engaging in critical thinking and developing
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THINK!  Math Enrichment Activities (4-5)
THINK! Math Enrichment Activities (4-5)
THINK! Math Enrichment Activities for Active Engagement and Critical Thinking! Perfect for fast finishers and math anchor activities! These math enrichment activities are a highly engaging way to challenge your little geniuses and fast finishers. Your students will utilize critic
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Winter STEM Challenges - Snowflake STEM
Winter STEM Challenges - Snowflake STEM
Winter STEM / Snowflake STEM activities! Create a variety of snowflakes with these 3 STEM engaging challenges. For these challenges, the only material that is necessary is plain paper. This is a great companion activity if you are reading about Snowflake Bentley (Wilson Bentley)! Please note - some
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