*This product was updated August 2017 to include upper and lower case fonts for the word BECAUSE.* Plus BECAUSE in Spanish and Russian.
Do you know the most powerful word in a 21st century classroom?
When students use this word in between their answer and their thinking (the evidence or justification for their answer), others have a thought to agree or disagree with...it's the perfect word for higher level speaking and listening.
So why not make it big (really big), and in a predominant location in your classroom? Put it in a high place where everyone can see, and it can be an anchor for a very important verbal cue. Like all good scaffolds, using the word BECAUSE will eventually become automatic and students will no longer need the visual cue, they'll just say it without even remembering they're supposed to.
Free download includes the slide (page 1) and directions for how to print it poster size (page 2).
I'd love to see how you display it in your classroom. Post pictures on social media using the hashtag #hellobecause in your Instagram or Facebook post for a chance to win a TpT giftcard!
Create classroom anchors for higher level thinking and cooperative learning with some of my other products that make kids think:
Bloom's Taxomony Posters
Critical Thinking Rubric
Higher Level Thinking Lanuage Frames
Higher Level Thinking Vocabulary Center (3-5)
Higher Level Thinking Vocabulary Center (K-2)
Jen Jones-Hello Literacy