This unit has everything you need to make addition and subtraction word problems fun and encourage the use of higher level thinking. This unit consists of a unit plan,posters, templates, word problems, a word sort using vocabulary concepts and an end of the unit assessment. Students learn how to distinguish between addition and subtraction word problems and get the chance to make up their own problems using the "key words" they have learned about. They love the opportunity to be the teacher and present their word problems to the class with an easy to use template. The posters create a helpful visual which students use when deciding whether to add or subtract.