Ss explore 8 basic economics terms while also practicing foundational word study and phonics skills with reading comprehension.
SET 1 TERMS:
economics, want, need, goods, services, surplus, wealth, opportunity cost
Each puzzle page has a brief passage and 4 related puzzle pieces. Each passage features one economic term.This term also is the missing last word of the passage, which Ss will fill in.Three puzzle pieces are illustrated to match the passage.The illustrations serve as comprehension or decoding aids, as needed. One piece has a simple definition of the economic term.
Passages are written with foundational (3rd/4th grade) word study and phonics skills,so this is an ideal option for both applying language arts skills and practicing content-area reading.
The LA skills (chart provided) include VC/CV words, irregular plurals, compound words, r-controlled /er/, silent consonants, syllables and much more.
For each puzzle, Ss will:
Decode and comprehend the passage.
Select and correctly order the 4 puzzle pieces that match the passage.
Determine the economic term the passage describes. Ss can use a vocabulary list (included) or inference based on prior learning.
Fill in the blank (last word) with the correct economic term to complete the passage.
Interactive Notebook Options:
Add the finished puzzle to a language arts or social science notebook.
Complete a ‘triangle fold up’ summative/application activity for each term and add it to the notebook. Templates and directions included.
Works for centers, too. Offered in B&W for printing on colored paper or so students can color illustrations and their own sketches.
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Katie Engen has taught in public and private, formal and informal, K-16+ settings. She has a B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, a Professional Clear Certificate from Loyola Marymount University in California, and enjoys ongoing PD, especially in STEAM. Katie has worked with students with a wide range of abilities, supported K-16 educators and public outreach professionals, and individualized instruction to meet many special needs.