50 Literacy Prompts to Play your Way into Common Core Mastery

50 Literacy Prompts to Play your Way into Common Core Mastery
50 Literacy Prompts to Play your Way into Common Core Mastery
50 Literacy Prompts to Play your Way into Common Core Mastery
50 Literacy Prompts to Play your Way into Common Core Mastery
50 Literacy Prompts to Play your Way into Common Core Mastery
50 Literacy Prompts to Play your Way into Common Core Mastery
50 Literacy Prompts to Play your Way into Common Core Mastery
50 Literacy Prompts to Play your Way into Common Core Mastery
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50 Literacy Prompts to Play your Way into Common Core Mastery for all Subjects


Recently I spent one week with my toddler grandchildren and had the honor of training my grandson. He and I used play to capture brain basics of potty training, tackle a few adventures together, and risk trusting a fun-filled approach to get past earlier efforts that stalled.

We won hands down against stubborn stressors that held my little guy back – all through play that jumpstarts his brain for benefits few can resist. Ready to make play a reality in your class?

These common-core-aligned and interactive prompts give students daily literacy practice across all disciplines. They offer play as a key for learning and leading daily progress. Use these prompts as posters to inspire student projects, as task cards for assignments or as triggers to jumpstart brain power in daily lessons that involve literacy in your field.

All 50 prompts engage your students’ multiple intelligences and illustrate brain based strategies that you can use in most common core assignments.

Connect student interests and capabilities to lesson topics for literacy proficiency!Learners put in fewer hours with decreased demands and less stressors, when they trigger curiosity and enjoy evident productivity in every lesson. These prompts are designed to trigger learner’s talent as they move from simple to complex, from single meanings to multiple possibilities, from opinionated ideas to opposing views, from reading and listening only - to multiple intelligence approaches, from small steps to giant leaps, from slower paced to faster leaps forward, from teacher-guided prompts to student-generated questions.

I like to think of literacy as castle towers that represent talent, potential and communication capabilities. When towers sit empty learner and leader abilities idle. Enter multiple towers through these flexible prompts though and expect adventure to drive finer outcomes. Why so?

Play alters the makeup and operation of the human brain and it also increases chemicals that reduce stress and enhance your shot at a one-of-a-kind innovative outcome.

How will you benefit from these mental upshots in your learning environment?

1, Play opens doors to exit boredom and enter learning adventures. Ready to leapfrog over stress that defaults your brain back to boring and safe routines? Find a fun approach in these prompts to ramp up your next routine lesson.

2. Play nurtures curiosity and fuels well being for innovation results. Einstein rode the curve of the arc in his imagination and it led him to the theory of relativity. When learners follow a key lesson idea with a sense of wonder their brains will do the rest.

3. Play favors risk chemicals and moves you to sidestep ruts and explore new possibilities. One small step in the direction of new learning adventures and your brain will trigger dopamine to help you take finer risks to learn more from any text.
It’s based on a-brain-on-play-principle –

“If you want brilliance in creative answers take time to play with complex concepts.” Play packs a punch to boost brainpower. Simply stated, it brings together diverse parts of any the wider view. Fun and adventure helps learners and leaders apply intelligent concepts to concoct cool new knowledge designs. Sound like tools your students need to succeed in their new era?

Which prompts will play your students’ way to lead and learn effectively in your next lesson?
See further examples of a brain on play at work - http://goo.gl/3eT2Kw

Where’s further evidence for the power of play? Increasingly researchers suggest that many learning settings develop and reward talent of a few only. Sir Ken Robinson, for example, illustrates how too often problems go unsolved while some of the finest minds are left outside of the learning process.

Common Core Standards you’ll practice in these 50 literacy prompts include:

6th Grade: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.6

7th Grade: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L7.4a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6

8th Grade: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.6

9-10th Grades: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.5a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.5b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.6

11-12th Grades: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.5a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.5b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.6

In addition to these specific literacy skills – you will practice diverse reading- writing skills also.

Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.

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If you have any further questions about how to get the most from this product, please do contact me at ewebermita@gmail.com and I’ll be glad to help further.

All the best as you learn and lead with the brain in mind!

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