Use Creative Thinking to build flexibility and fluency.
These thinking grids can be used in a center rotation, whole group, interactive activity, or individual daily start.
Some are more difficult than others and can be great conversation starters.
For younger students, I use one grid per week. I introduce it on a chart or projector on Monday. Tuesday is center day. Wednesday is individual day, and Thursday is Think, Pair, Share day. On Friday, we reflect.
Older students will be able to work on their own in a daily start fashion. Your will receive 20 grids.
The levels of difficulty are mixed. Some categories are more structured like Names of Cities. Other categories offer a more open-ended option like Things That Change. Sample responses are not all-inclusive, but provide an understanding of potential thinking. Popular grid categories have been repeated with different letter prompts. All grid challenges encourage thinking and making connections.
Word Headers can be selected randomly or connected to a unit.
This set includes:
Bat, Body, Bone, Bug, Cave, Draw, Elf, Gas, Past, Owl, Math, Star, Rain, Leaf, Car, Ant, Bird, Can, Dog, Law