Make returning back to school fun and educational by incorporating the prompts of Depth and Complexity and Content Imperatives into your lessons! This bundle offers Depth and Complexity frames, engaging games, and activities to get your kids communicating, writing, reading, drawing, goal setting, creating, and thinking! Get your students to clearly understand your routines and procedures in the classroom and allow them to be a part of the process too!
Never used Depth and Complexity icons or frames in your classroom? No problem! None of your students are identified as GATE? Still not a problem! This packet is for all students and detailed directions are included for each page. I’ve used frames and the prompts of Depth and Complexity with all of my students (GATE or not), and they really enjoy it!
This bundle includes:
+ 1 Depth and Complexity Note Taking Organizer
+3 Different Frames featuring Depth and Complexity (new icons included) and the Content Imperatives
+3 Frames (same as above) which include cooperative learning structures built in: Keep students engaged in a team dynamic as they learn to work together.
+ Task cards to use in addition to or instead of the frames (2 different styles): Use as a way to get students communicating with each other and practicing the icons
+ Create Your Dream Classroom Page: Give students a chance to be creative and present what makes them happy.
+ “My Perfect Classroom and Teacher” writing activity: Learn what your students really need and want out of a classroom and teacher.
+ Mix-Pair-Share Depth and Complexity Style Classbuilding Activity: A fun way to get students to know each other
+ Design Your Own Depth and Complexity T-Shirt: Students use icons to illustrate and write about who they are!
+ Depth and Complexity and Content Imperative Chart with a short summary of each icon (including new prompts) to use for each activity
+ Matching Icons to Scenarios/School Assignments Game: Students read cards with different scenarios/questions/school assignments they might come across in school. They then have to match the scenario to the proper icon. Answer key included.
+ 2 Depth and Complexity Game Boards (1 in black and white, and 1 in color): Students roll the die and land on different tasks/questions along the way as they learn about their peers. (Dice not included)
+ Two Page “You’re Iconic” questionnaire to get to know your students better (school and family questions included)
+ 2 “My Goals” pages using the icons (1 page offers more room for writing)
+ “We Rule!” Activity: Give your students a rule or procedure from your classroom. Students will work in groups/pairs/independently to fill out the organizer and create their very own unique presentation about their rule/procedure, how it impacts the class, and the steps or process of following the rule or procedure correctly vs incorrectly. Train them right away to save you from headaches!!
+ 4 “Suggestions for Use” pages with detailed explanations of how I use these activities in the classroom as well as information on the cooperative learning structures included
This pack comes in a larger bundle paired with the pack "Bullying Depth and Complexity Frames, Games, and Activities". Click below to view:
Back to School and Bullying Depth and Complexity Frames, Games, and Activities Bundle
These lessons can also be purchased separately. Click on the links below to see the smaller packs:
Back to School Depth and Complexity Activities
Back to School Depth and Complexity Games
Back to School Depth and Complexity Frames and Task Cards Only