Picture of the Day now available in Volume 2.
This Picture of the Day product is a great way for students to practice three very important reading skills - observing details by being able to describe them and making in
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
Geometrocity is a project bas
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 w
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 goa
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
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
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, be
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 fac
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 migh
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 ove
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
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.
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 prac
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 opti
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I created this 21st century vocabulary center to give my students a meaningful opportunity to work independently with others in a cooperative, collaborative and critical thinking setting, without me to work on and increase vocabula
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
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 eac
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 m
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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
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. Students use the context embedded in the surrounding sentence and select the best answer multiple-choice style. Thi
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 classroo
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):
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 us
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 alon
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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 understa
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, lamin
Are you looking for challenging math problems that keep your students engaged, apply the math you have taught, and meet the standards of the Common Core or other rigorous math standards? Looking for a short, ready to print "project" that can make for a meaningful math lesson?
This resource is for
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
This NO PREP activity packet contains eighteen (18) ready-to-use printables. Just copy and go!
The scrambled paragraphs in this unit are similar to those in Scrambled Paragraphs Mini Unit: Early Elementary Edition. The two products can be used together to differentiate instruction.
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 Picture of the Day Volume 1 to read over 1,700 comments left by buyers. In my opinion, this set of 190 pictures is even bette
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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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 design and build Hal
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
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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
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,
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
Ring in the New Year by having students reflect on their best moment in 2017 and set personal and academic goals for 2018. It includes pages up through 2021.
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This flap book gives students an opportunity to set meaningful SMART goals during t
***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 as a professional learning resource in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Digital Library. Read more about it here.***
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:
• Directions and Suggestions
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, multiplic
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 num
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, a
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 w
This is a mega resource pack for Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. Perfect for students reading the book independently, in small groups, or as a whole group.
This pack includes:
Vocabulary Cards (organized by chapter)
Before Reading Activities
Think & Resp
These math enrichment activities are a highly engaging way to challenge your little geniuses and fast finishers. Your students will utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills while building a deep and solid understanding of various math concepts. Each of the 15 printable activities offer
Looking for a Passion Project or Genius Hour resource that is primary friendly? You've found it! This resource includes planning pages and note taking pages geared towards younger learners who are just beginning to read. Visuals provide students with the scaffolds and confidence to work independentl
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 s
This STEM Challenge seems like it will be the easiest one ever, but you will be surprised! It is challenging and it gives your students such a fantastic opportunity to think through the problems and solve them. The best part is that your prep includes one basic material and the kids take over from t
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These Growth Mindset Notes from the Teacher are perfect for any 2nd-6th grade classroom! Are you teaching your students about growth mindset and fixed mindset? Create a culture of success, perseverance, and motivation