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Worried that you students are losing The Art of Conversation? Introduce your students to Discussion Etiquette and The Art of Conversation with 2 posters included in this pack. Discuss It! contains 26 divergent thinking, thought-provoking Choice Cards designed as discussion prompts, but they could also be used as writing prompts. See the full packet contents listed below and click on Preview under the thumbnails above to see a sample of the packet contents.
Choice Cards® are task cards, but we think the word CHOICE is more motivational. Students have lots of CHOICES with BYTES Power Smarts IT! Packs. Students can choose an IT! Pack and, within that pack, they can choose which of the activities they would enjoy doing. Choice Cards make learning FUN because the topics have real world connections, there are a variety of product options, and they are based on student choice!
Discuss It! Choice Cards are designed for Common Core and 21st Century Skills and Themes. The Standards listed are represented in this pack, but the actual Standards covered will depend on how you use the Choice Cards.
Discuss It! Choice Cards are perfect for students Grades 4-6, and teachers can use the Choice Cards as an anchor activity, for rich classroom discussion, in a learning/interest center, to differentiate instruction for small groups of students, for students who compact out of a unit, for independent learners, or to enrich learning for fast finishers.
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BYTES Power Smarts instructional materials are designed by Kathy Hackett and Theresa Jackson who have over 55 years of combined teaching experience in the areas of preschool education; elementary gifted and talented education; twice exceptional education; and deaf education; adult literacy; and undergraduate and graduate college education. Theresa and Kathy have received many outstanding educator awards including The Washington Post newspaper’s Agnes Meyer Outstanding Educator, Maryland State Department of Education Awards, and Time for Kids Excellence in Education, and both have coached first place state winning Odyssey of the Mind and Destination Imagination teams that have competed at the global level. See our profile page for more information about us.
Power Smarts® and Choice Cards® are registered trademarks of inLightenment, Inc. As owners of inLightenment, Inc., we give you permission to use the terms Power Smarts® and Choice Cards® and to enlarge our instructional materials for use in your classroom as long as you do not sell or share these items.
Choice Cards, signs, and posters can be printed in color or grayscale although we recommend the use of color to keep students interested and focused. Teacher directions, information, and standards pages are designed in grayscale to save on ink. Every printer is different, so we suggest adjusting your printer settings to:
Page Size: Fit or Actual Size; Orientation: Auto Portrait/Landscape; Page Set Up: Borderless 8.5 X 11"; Scale: 100%. To save ink, try one page to be sure it prints the borders before printing the entire packet as you might have to make printer setting adjustments.
Discuss It! - Set 1 includes:
Teacher Notes and Suggestions for Display
Research Based Connections: Metacognition, Multiple Intelligences, Levels of Thinking, and Creativity
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Common Core Standards Connections for Grades 4-6
21st Century Skills Connections
The Art of Conversation Poster
Discussion Etiquette Poster
Gigals BYTE Poster
Adventures in Learning with BYTES Power Smarts – Learning Center Signs
Student Choice Card Packet
26 Discuss It! Choice Cards
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Words for Fun! Choice Cards – Technology - Set 1
Words for Fun! Choice Cards – Science – Set 1
Words for Fun! Choice Cards – Art - Set 1
Words for Fun! Choice Cards – Engineering - Set 1
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