Academic Badges FREE SAMPLE

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3rd - 6th
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Students complete choice boards to earn their badge. These academic badges extend and enrich all subject areas and are perfect for differentiation because it caters to all learning styles!

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Academic badges (or class tags) are used for classroom management and for academic purposes. And, much like Girl Scout or Boy Scout Badges, students complete a series of choices related to the badge theme and the concept being taught in the classroom. Once the student completes the choices to the teacher's satisfaction, the student has earned the badge.

With This Resource You'll Get:

✓ A detailed description on how to utilize this in your classroom

✓ The "Hollywood" Badge

✓ The badge in three versions: Color; Ink Saving; Personalize It

✓ The choice board for this badge - allowing teachers to write in how many to complete

✓ Rubric for grading (optional)

These Academic Badges have the following benefits:

*It motivates students

*It allows for differentiation

*It allows for mindfulness (the coloring of the "Personalize It" badge version)

*You can implement growth mindset with these badges by encouraging students to work toward areas that are challenging to them.

*It meets students' needs, interests, and abilities

*It provides choice

*It helps save time in planning

*It allows students to work at their own pace

*It's perfect for early finishers

*It helps enrich and extend learning

*They increase student ownership and empowers learners

*They promote independence and responsibility

*They can easily adapt to multiple subject areas (interdisciplinary!)

*They are student-centered

*Students can showcase their skills mastered & practice new skills

*They build classroom community

*It makes learning fun and engaging

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These badges are perfect for tutors, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and substitutes! They can be used as a whole group, small groups, for early finishers, or even homework! Save time planning and grading!

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10 pages
Answer Key
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