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Wild About Words
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Back to School Card Game (In a Pickle), Writing Choice Board Activities, Rubric, & Templates

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"In a Pickle" is a fabulously fun, addictive, and fast-paced game to encourage higher-level thinking and discussion. In this card game, students are challenged to lay their cards based on one word...IN. All cards that are played must fit IN the card they are played above or below. Simple concept but great discussion emerges! As students build larger card sets, they are able to collect these winning sets and build their own word banks for a future writing challenge! All of the cards in this version are nouns related to back to school with the exception of the pickle...the troublemaker! How do pickles relate to back to school fun? That's your students' problem to figure out!

Once students collect several winning sets of cards and build their word banks, they will select one set and use the writing choice menu to complete an activity or activities using their words. Each activity has a descriptive cover perfect for attaching to file folders and using in independent literacy centers and template(s).

***This set also includes the non-card game related choice menus and rubric for your convenience as seen here: Back to School Pick-A-Project. Do NOT purchase them both- this set includes BOTH!

Included in this unit:
*Step-by-step instructions with photo examples and suggestions for extensions
*44 back to school themed color playing cards (print 2 sets per team)
*Writing choice board with 9 activities and 3 versions for implementation
*9 activity descriptions for file folders with template(s)/instructions for each activity
*One convenient rubric for all projects
*Student word list recording sheet
*Complete Back to School Pick a Project set with no reference to the card game as another option

This is the perfect unit for homework or literacy centers during the first few weeks of school to help students get to know one another, you, and their new classroom in the spirit of back to school!

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*Valentine's Day Card Game, Writing Choice Board Activities, and Templates
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*Testing Fun Card Game, Writing Choice Board Activities, and Templates

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Total Pages
65 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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