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Project Based Learning: Geometrocity! A Math 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***THIS RESOURCE IS NOW DIGITAL!***There is a link to a Google Slides Version. Details below. *This resource can be used for distance learning and e-learning.*Geometrocity is a project based learning activity where students will take their

Describing & Inferring Details with Picture of the Day: Reading Photos "Closely"

Created by
Hello Literacy
***************************************Picture of the Day now available in Volume 2.Picture of the Day now available in Volume 3 (Google Slides compatible) posted 8/24/2020.***************************************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 inferences about what you notice and observe based on what you see and what you already know. Observing, describing an

Growth Mindset - printable worksheets & digital growth mindset activities

Help your students develop a growth mindset with this NO PREP, printable and digital growth mindset resource. In it, you'll find a variety of growth mindset activities, growth mindset classroom posters, goal-setting activities and MUCH MORE! These activities will teach your students the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset and will help you foster a Growth Mindset culture in your classroom. ⭐ADDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES (Google slides) download again for free update ⭐Using these

Project Based Learning: Zoo Design, Area & Perimeter (PBL) Now For Google Slides

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 of area and perimeter, along with many other math (and academic) skills to create a unique learning opportunity that apply to real-life situations.***THIS RESOURCE IS NOW DIGITAL for DISTANCE LEARNING***

Growth Mindset

Created by
Angela Watson
GROWTH MINDSET BEST SELLER--TYPABLE AND GOOGLE SLIDES VERSION NOW INCLUDED! 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 work, not just what’s “good enough”* Believe in themselves and their own ability to learnHere’s the great news–these are traits that we can help develop in our

FACT & OPINION Sort Text Detective Reading Comprehension Activities & Centers

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Are you looking for a fun, highly engaging, and EFFECTIVE way to teach fact and opinion? This set of activities will teach your students how to distinguish between fact and opinion by becoming observant text detectives. You can even use it as the basis for a room transformation!This resource includes:Fact Detectives Reading CentersFact and Opinion SortAssessmentFACT DETECTIVESThis activity is super engaging for students! They will read each storyline along with the witness statements to determin

HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) Reading Response Sheets

Created by
Anna Brantley
#1 seller!! Check out what teachers are saying about this product! 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 the Common Core Standards and can be used over & over with different books in a variety of ways {differentiated guided reading lessons, homework, early finisher work, literacy stations, etc}. 1.

Fact and Opinion Task Cards | Print & Digital | Google | Easel Self-Checking

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Rachel Lynette
Your students will love these 32 Fact & Opinion Task Cards!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 an opinion. The multiple-choice format makes these cards ideal for test prep. If you want your students to go a little deeper, there are also two challenge cards that can be added to any of the other cards and answered either verbally or on notebook pap

Math Logic Puzzles Shapes - Early Finisher Activities - levels A,B,C BUNDLE

These pattern block math logic puzzles for kindergarten, first, and second grade make a great, NO PREP math center activity, morning work activity, or challenge math activity. These logic puzzles keep students highly-engaged while improving and developing their logic and visual discrimination skills. These brain teasers are a great way to teach your students to persevere through challenging tasks and help to develop their growth mindset. This bundle includes three different levels of math logic

15 Working Memory Brain Games: Improve executive function in 5 minutes a day!

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Angela Watson
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 be the issue!-staying focused and on-task-following complex and multi-step directions-copying information and taking notes-keeping their place in a text-retelling stories-explaining strategies-reorgan

Creative Thinking Task Cards

Are you ready for your students to stretch their brains? Use these fun creative thinking task cards to do just that! These A-Z task cards are perfect for early finishers, morning work, morning meeting, brain breaks, enrichment, or centers. You can even give your students a card for homework (which my students love, believe it or not)! There is a card for every letter in the alphabet with several creative and critical thinking prompts on each card. Enjoy and have fun!Included in this resourc

See Think Wonder WRITE Morning Work Digital Distance Learning

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Miss DeCarbo
What is See Think Wonder Write?Are you ready to ignite learning and engagement within your classroom? In this BIG versatile and integrated pack, photographs are used to spark thinking, questioning, analyzing, evaluating, describing, inferring, and meaningful writing! Students will also learn through lively and vivid discussions with their peers about the photographs.What if I want more photographs to use for the entire year?Check out my See Think Wonder Write EXPANSION PACK found HERE! It provid

Depth and Complexity Critical Thinking Literature Circles Book Clubs

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Teacher Thrive
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 of critical thinking: Big Ideas, Rules, Trends, Patterns, Language of the Discipline, Ethics, Relationships Over Time, Details, Unanswered Questions, Across Disciplines, and Multiple Perspectives). Ju

Building Challenge STEM and Writing Centers distance learning with google slides

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 have also included a recording form for their thinking.I have included printables with just metric units of measurement using centimetres and milimetres for those classrooms outside of the US.GOOGLE

Math Review Activities - Worksheets for Practicing Skills & Enrichment

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Rachel Lynette
These 28 ready-to-use math review activities reinforce basic skills such as addition, multiplication, measurement, mental math, elapsed time etc. in fun and interesting ways.WHAT’S INCLUDED:✍️ PRINT:28 Math Enrichment PrintablesAnswer KeysDIGITAL:Easel ActivityDIFFERENTIATION OPTIONS:Digital or PrintDifferent Skills IncludedGreat for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade! CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW TO SEE A LOT MORE! This resource is part of a money-saving bundle! (just link)This bundle includes these resources:NOT

Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Posters for Higher Level Thinking

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Hello Literacy
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 overwhelming) posters in your classroom (or if you're an administrator, purchase these for all the teachers in your building, so there's a set in every classroom) to help you and the students do "the wor

Color Code Your Thinking - Active Reading Practice

Created by
Amy Groesbeck
Encourage your students to activate their higher-order thinking skills before, during, and after reading using this color-coding annotating system. Students will learn how to record and classify thoughtful notes using colored sticky notes or other forms of color-coding materials (like colored pencils, pens, or highlighters). Ink saving B&W options are included. DIGITAL COMPONENTS NOW INCLUDED!This set includes everything you and your students will need to set up this reading response approac

Homework Choice Boards (EDITABLE): Play/Experience HW for Kinder & 1st Grade

As teachers, we know how hard our students work each day. We also know that fine-motor, gross-motor, and social-emotional skills are just as important as academic skills…especially with our young learners. These critically important skills are often pushed to the side at school and at home. I created these EDITABLE (PowerPoint and Slides versions included) experience-based homework calendars to address the non-academic skills my students were missing, as well as, comply with our school’s “Homewo

100th Day of School Activities STEM Activities

Make your 100th day of school celebration STEM-TASTIC with these 6 engaging activities that are STEM challenges. These Smitten with First 100th Day STEM challenges can be used as stations or as activities completed throughout the day. See preview! Challenges Included:Pattern Hats (students build a party hat with 100 pattern blocks)Build 100 (students build the number 100 using 100 building blocks)Hairy Glasses (students build shape glasses using 100 gray hairs/pipe cleaners)100 Wishes (student

Making Generalizations Task Cards | Print & Google & Self-Checking Easel

Created by
Rachel Lynette
These 32 making generalizations task cards help students to conquer this tricky reading strategy.WHAT’S INCLUDED:✍️ PRINT:32 Task Cards (prints 4 to a page)Black-lineColorRecording SheetsAnswer KeysDIGITAL:Google SlidesEasel Assessment - Self-CheckingDIFFERENTIATION OPTIONS:Digital or PrintChallenge Card to extend the lessonMultiple versions of the recording sheet includedGreat for 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade! CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW TO SEE A LOT MORE! This resource is part of a money-saving bundl

Would You Rather FREEBIE - Fun Questions for Discussion, Writing Prompts, & More

Created by
Rachel Lynette
These 18 digital or print Would You Rather questions are great for discussion, class polls, writing prompts, language building, facilitating higher-level thinking, brain breaks, building community, and more!WHAT’S INCLUDED:✍️ PRINT:18 Question Cards (prints 6 to a page)Black-lineColorList of QuestionsDIGITAL:3 Google Slides Versions - vote, reflect, & discussDIFFERENTIATION OPTIONS:Digital or PrintMultiple Versions Included!Great for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade!  This resource is a sample of our

Discussion Question Cards - Building Classroom Community

Created by
Jodi Southard
These question cards will allow your students to work on higher order thinking skills as they use critical thinking and problem solving skills to discuss their answers. This packet includes 100 different questions that are perfect for classroom discussions. I use these every day during our Morning Meeting, but they are also perfect to place on a metal ring and use when we find ourselves with a couple of extra minutes. These higher order thinking questions will help your students to develop th

Shades of Meaning: A Cooperative Vocabulary & Language Center {Common Core}

Created by
Hello Literacy
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 independently with others in a cooperative, collaborative and critical thinking setting, without me to work on and increase vocabulary and language. Students practice the 21st century skill of empathy while they follow "agreed upon rules of discussion" to evaluate and justify 8 synonyms and sometimes antonyms and all the shades o

Making Inferences with Short Animated Films

Created by
LD Diaries
UPDATED FORMATTING! (6/27/2015) If you own this, please download again! :) 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 from 2 to 5 minutes. I found this activity to be particularly successful because the movies have no words, only music! The following films are featured: -One Man Band (Pixar) -For the Birds (Pixar) -
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