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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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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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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 as a professional learning resource in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Digital Library. Read more about it here.***
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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 s
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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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FREE Halloween Would You Rather Questions for Kids
Here is a set of 20 Would you Rather Questions about Halloween. Great for discussion starters, class polls and journal prompts. Thanks for looking!
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FREE - Bloom's Question Cards - Boom's Taxonomy
These question card FREEBIES are based upon the original Bloom's Taxonomy. Use them to promote higher-level thinking during lessons and after read-alouds. Color code them by copying them on different colors so they are easily differentiated. Adorable covers for each question type are included. Look
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Making Inferences Role Play Activity
Students with language difficulties struggle to make inferences and draw conclusions when faced with text in the classroom and on tests. Teach them that these skills are actually things that they do everyday whether it be eavesdropping on a big sister or listening in on mom’s phone conversation. He
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St. Patrick's Day Would You Rather Questions
Here are 20 Fun St. Patrick's Day themed 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 St. Patrick's Day Would You Rather Questions FREE Use for discussion, classroom polls or journal prompts
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Order of Operations: Riddles for Hands-On Learning
Add an extra dimension to teaching Order of Operations with this fun, hands-on activity that your students will LOVE. Write an answer from the key on the board and then have students place the game pieces on the number strips to make the equation that equals the answer. Check out my Hands-on Math:
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Comprehension Connections: Setting and Characters
Helping students understand the importance of the setting and characters of a story is an integral part of learning to comprehend what we read. Included in this freebie download are 16 questions to help spark students into thinking deeper about what is happening in the story. This freebie add
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Marshmallow Challenge Handout
This FREEBIE includes a color and black and white handout to provide to teams of students engaging in the Marshmallow Challenge activity. This activity is great to use as an icebreaker or to engage students in critical thinking, cooperative learning, and innovative thinking. It can also be used to r
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End of School Would You Rather Questions
End of School and Summer Would You Rather Questions FREE Here is a set of 20 Would you Rather Questions about the end of the year and summer. Kids LOVE these! Great for discussion starters, class polls and writing prompts. Thanks for looking!
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HOTS Question Cards
Here's a freebie to support higher order thinking skills (HOTS) in your classroom! There are six pages of question stems (one page for each level), plus a storage label. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by! Copyright © Positively Learning. All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by
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FREE! Common Core Mathematical Practices Classroom Posters
8 Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practices Classroom Posters Remind students of these valuable Math Practices with these colorful and simple legal-size posters. Each practice has a specially designed icon to help students not only remember the 8 Math Practices, but use them as well. You c
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Book vs. Movie
Book vs. Movie Printables: FREE Use these two printables after you have read the book and then seen the movie version. Great for comparing and contrasting and thinking critically about how the movie was made. Thanks for looking and have a great day! Rachel Lynette
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FREE Thanksgiving Analogies Worksheet
Enough with the hand turkeys. Get your kids to use their brains with these fun analogies. Thanks for looking!
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FREE! End of the Year: Teach the Teacher Day!
This is my favorite project for the last week of school! Students plan a lesson about any topic of their choice. On one of the last days of school, have students present their lesson. You will be amazed at what you learn from your students! This freebie includes a lesson plan template for students
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FREE Creative, "What are You Thankful For?" Worksheets
I will be posting about fifteen FREE Holiday activities between now and mid-December, so be sure and check My Store often. Go beyond, "What are you thankful for?" with these fun worksheets. The first one asks children to think of things they are thankful for that meet specific criteria. The second
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Logic Puzzle FREEBIE
If you are wondering what a logic puzzle is, it is a puzzle where you use clues, a grid, and some deductive reasoning to figure out who matches with what, or what items go together. It is a great way to exercise your students' brains! Here is my blog post about the benefits of logic puzzles! Brin
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Formative Assessment Strategy Cards
Provide students with ongoing assessment opportunities to help you differentiate instruction and improve student achievement. These 18 formative assessment strategy cards will provide quick checks for understanding and reveal evidence of learning. Individual and cooperative assessment tools are incl
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Fairy Tale STEM--Jack and the Parachute
This is a building and engineering projects based on Jack and the Beanstalk. Students will construct a parachute to help Jack escape the giant using everyday household and classroom items to complete this project. This activity is designed to encourage critical thinking and scientific reasoning skil
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Hands On Science Investigations:  Help Harry!
Interested in finding a fun way to work some cooperative learning AND science and engineering into your day? This 30 minute lesson is a great way to do just that--and it's free! Everything you need to get started is included in this one page freebie--with the added bonus of a link to a blog post w
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STEM Activity Challenge Marshmallow Catapult 3rd-5th grade
STEM Project for Third, fourth and Fifth grades. In this activity students will work in groups to create a catapult from popsicle sticks. They will modify their catapult in order to produce the best launch possible. Kids will have a great time launching mini marshmallows across the room while learn
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Growth Mindset FREEBIES
This is a preview into my bestselling Growth Mindset Lessons! This freebie includes a Growth vs. Fixed Mindset sort and Vocabulary Cards. Check out the complete product HERE! Please be kind and leave your feedback!
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Gingerbread Man School Hunt
Distribute these clues throughout your school and let your kiddos go on a gingerbread chase. Read each clue to your students as they figure out what the next location is that they need to look for the G-Bread Man. (There is a graphic clue on the top of each clue sheet that you can show them if they
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FREE The Book vs. The Movie Graphic Organizers
This FREE resource includes four graphic organizers for teachers to use when their students are comparing a book with it's movie version. Simplify your lesson planning with this print-and-go packet! I used to be wary of assigning a book report for a book that had a movie - afraid that too many of m
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Fraction Family Flip book template pages
Fraction Flip Books that highlight fact families and equivalencies instead of order. Fourth and Fifth grade teachers…. Stop making fraction books that put unit fractions in descending or ascending order. Instead, group those fractions in to families. Deeper learning and understanding occurs. Fold
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Fact or Opinion
Fact or Opinion Free -This game includes two game boards, one for Fact and one for Opinion. Students work in small groups in individually to figure out if the ocean sentences are fact or opinion. Students are given a recording sheet for student accountability and teacher checking purposes.
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FREE Christmas Analogy Worksheet with Answer Key
Here is a fun bunch of Christmas analogies to share with your students. Extend the activity by having your students come up with Christmas analogies of their own. You can get 18 more analogy worksheets here: Analogy Worksheets Happy Holidays!
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SCOOT
SCOOT Mini-Break Cards for when you have more students than cards, FREE Use these cards in conjunction with another card set for the game SCOOT, when you have more students than cards. These can be used with any task card set, but were designed to be used with mine, which usually have 24 cards each
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Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles: Always, Sometimes, or Never (FREE)
Two versions are included - Version 1 (Worksheet) - Students determine whether each statement is "always true," "sometimes true," or "never true." They color each one accordingly and end up with a design that can be checked quickly for accuracy (but cannot be easily predicted by students). Versi
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Interview with a Word Freebie
Have some vocabulary fun! Students will have the chance to interview a vocabulary word with these thought provoking questions. For an additional activity, students can write their own interview questions and work with a partner to answer them. I have included an additional vocabulary graphic organi
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Would You Rather Spring and Easter!  ~~FREE~~
Here are 20 Would You Rather Questions for springtime and Easter! Kids love these questions, which are great for building critical thinking skills. Use them as discussion prompts, writing prompts, in centers, small groups, or even as homework. Great to pull out whenever you have a few spare moments.
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Design and Build a New Toy (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Design and Build a New Toy (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8) Common Core Aligned Description: You have been hired to design and build a new toy! Your toy will be marketed across the nation this coming holiday season! You have 75 minutes to build a prototype, design a magazine ad, and fill out a self-reflectio
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Common Core Lesson:  Teaching Deeper Thinking With Poetry!
This lesson plan gives three detailed pages of directions including photographs to show how the lesson unfolds. The objective of the lesson is to help intermediate students begin to tackle more challenging reading material and to process it at a deeper level. As we know, the Common Core is asking
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Fractions on a Number Line FREEBIE
Fractions on a Number Line Teamwork Challenge *************************************************************************** I'm in the process of updating all of my fractions resources for you. I'd love to hear about what you need and want. Share your thoughts on this quick, 2 minute (5 question)
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100th Day of School
100th Day of School Challenge! Grades 3-6 FREE Here is a fun, scavenger hunt type Hundredth Day of school activity that is just right for the older elementary student!
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September Brain Benders
Brain Benders are critical thinking activities designed for each month. Use them as enrichment activities, journal prompts, learning center activities, or however you choose! Each monthly Brain Bender comes with 20 activities organized in a 5x4 grid to resemble a calendar. You can choose to print th
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Creative and Critical Thinking
Creative and Critical Thinking: 7 Activities! Ready to Use FREE Here are seven fun higher level thinking activities to use with your students! Perfect for fast finishers during test season or all year long! Happy Teaching, Rachel Lynette
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Law & Order: Sentence Structure Unit - Fun Test-Prep Review Game
A fun way to get students to practice and develop their knowledge of sentence structure, sentence types, and common sentence errors. It's a great activity for test prep and review, holidays, the last day or week of school, or other filler days. I usually hate "test prep." But let's be honest: we al
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Bloom's Taxonomy Brain Work
Do you have high-level students in your room who need something to do when they are finished with their work? Or do you need a nonfiction reading center that incorporates the different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy? This freebie contains two choice boards with six activities from which to choose.
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Save SAM with STEM!
STEM Engineering Challenge Save Sam with STEM! With a gummy worm, gummy lifesaver, a cup, and a paperclip, students will work in teams of two to solve a STEM challenge. Based on a popular STEM activity, we have added the engineering design process to this free activity. Perfect for an introduction
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STEM: Inventions & Innovations Unit
IF YOU DOWNLOAD, PLEASE RATE MY PRODUCT! I created the Inventions & Innovations Unit for my STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) classroom. I currently teach 7th grade, but this unit could be applied in grades 5 - 8. Included in this packet is an activity packet for student
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Literacy Open House Night Grades 3-5 Comprehension Cootie Catchers Free
Literacy Night, Open House, Parent Night! No matter what you call it, this Make and Take freebie: Cootie Catchers for Comprehension is perfect! Do you have Literacy Night at your school? I love to invite families to a fun make-and-take session for Literacy Night. I've helped organize, prepare, and l
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Current Events
Current Events Worksheet for Any Article FREE Here is a worksheet for students to use with any article. You can get more Current Events Worksheets here
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STEM Essentials: The Nitty Gritty of Teaching STEM
Starting a STEM program or a Maker Space in your class or school? The first step in implementing an engineering program is teaching your students the engineering design process. Our primer includes a simple explanation, the NGSS standards, and the design process poster. We have also included a sug
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Comprehension Connections: Plot and Theme
Helping students understand the importance of the plot and theme of a story is an integral part of learning to comprehend what we read. Included in this freebie download are 15 questions to help spark students into thinking deeper about what is happening in the story. This freebie addresses t
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Number Puzzles: 1-20 {Free Sample Set}
Number Puzzles: 1-20 {Free Sample Set} This Number Puzzles activity set contains 2 printable puzzles focusing on ordering numbers 1-20. Each page has a fun picture with cutting lines and ten ordered numbers, ranging from 1-20. Simply print the puzzles and cut apart the pieces. Laminate for dura

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FREE Marzano Student Self-Assessment Rubric
Here is a FREE Marzano's Student Self-Assessment Rubric that I use with my students across all subjects areas. Students can self assess how they are learning and understanding the material taught in the classroom. This scale can be used before, during, and after instruction. Let students decide h
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STEM Activity Challenge Jumping Bugs K-2nd Grade
STEM Elementary Classroom Project This activity involves putting an effervescent tablet inside a film canister with a little bit of water. As gas is produced, pressure will build in the film canister causing the cap to pop off. Students will color and tape a bug* of their choice to the bottom of th
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Presidents
Presidents Task Cards: 20 cards with fun facts and challenges - FREE Here are 20 fun task cards to use during election season, before Presidents Day, or any time you are studying the presidents. Each card includes an interesting presidential fact along with a higher-level thinking task. The dates
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