Engaging Introductions: Hook your students with food!
(Includes Interactive Notebook Activities!)
Why teach with food?
-Everyone loves to eat. My students were always thrilled when I incorporated food into a lesson (especially those who don't have full pantries at home).
-If you can connect it to a skill, then you are helping them build schema. So many students come into school with no schema and very few experiences under their belt (especially in low socio-economic schools).
-If you can connect new learning in an engaging and exciting way, I guarantee the retention rate will be a lot higher!
The Complete EAT.READ.THINK. Series (so far):
MAIN IDEA is like a DOUGHNUT
SEQUENCING is like a COOKIE
COMPARING is like BERRIES
CAUSE AND EFFECT is like an APPLE
INFERENCE is like POPCORN
MAKING CONNECTIONS is like BIRTHDAY CAKE
Eat. Read. Think. Series MEGA BUNDLE
This lesson plan and materials are built around the idea that CAUSE AND EFFECT IS LIKE AN APPLE. How? Well, you can turn an apple into a drink, dessert, or different type of food. However you choose to prepare the apple effects what the outcome will be. Just like how when something happens in a text (cause), it determines what will take place next (effect).
Table of Contents (by page):
1. Materials Guide
2. Materials Guide
3. Teacher's Guide with lesson plan pg. 1
4. Teacher's Guide with lesson plan pg. 2
5. Anchor Chart Poster
6. Mini Anchor Chart for Interactive Notebooks (INB)
7. Mini CLOZE Anchor Chart for Interactive Notebooks
8. Essential Question Poster 1
9. Essential Question Poster 2
10. Essential Question Poster 3
11. Concrete Cause/Effect Practice (Anchor Chart Pieces)
12. Concrete Cause/Effect Practice (Anchor Chart Sorting Cards)
13. Concrete Cause/Effect Practice (Independent Version)
14. Abstract Cause/Effect Practice (Text Passage foldable)
15. Cause/Effect definition strip for Interactive Notebook header
16. Sentence Frame 1
17. Sentence Frame 2
18. Cause/Effect Graphic Organizer
19. Exit Ticket with Essential Question 1
20. Exit Ticket with Essential Question 2
21. Exit Ticket with Essential Question 3
22. Blank Exit Ticket
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