Gifted and Talented Curriculum - Magic Themed Unit Third Fourth Fifth

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This Magic themed mini-unit was developed for a Gifted and Talented classroom, but could also be used in the regular classroom. It is designed for grades 3-5 but could be adapted for other grades as well. Every activity is common core aligned and the standards are listed on each activity intro page.

Included in this mini-unit:

Hocus Pocus Journal - Students will determine which three magic tricks they would do with a wand they found and explain why. (GT: Differentiation, Critical Thinking, Common Core Standards: W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3)

Magic Carpet STEM - Using given materials, students will follow instructions to engineer their own flying magic carpet. (GT: Affective Development, Competitiveness, Critical Thinking, Differentiation, Teamwork, Common Core Standards: SL.3.3, MP.1, MP.2, SL.4.3, CCRA.SL.2)

Razzle Dazzle Words - Students will use the given vocabulary terms (magic related) and definitions to create a visual dictionary sheet (included) that includes the word, definition, picture, a sentence, and part of speech. (GT: Vocabulary, Creativity, Common Core Standards: L.3.1, L.3.6, L.4.1, L.4.6, L.5.1, L.5.6)

Magic Square Scuffle - Students will compete in groups to complete a set of magic squares (3x3, 4x4, and 5x5) the fastest. (GT: Affective Development, Competitiveness, Critical Thinking, Differentiation, Teamwork, Common Core Standards: MP1)

My Patronus - Students will create an animal to show what their patronus would be if they had one (GT: Affective Development, Critical Thinking, Common Core Standards: SL.3.3, MP.1, MP.2, SL.4.3, CCRA.SL.2)

Would You Rather - Students will step forward or backward from a line to answer critical thinking would you rather questions (magic theme). (GT: Affective Development, Critical Thinking, Common Core Standards: SL.3.3, MP.1, MP.2, SL.4.3, MP.1, MP.2, CCRA.SL.2)

Enchanted Exploration - Students will use a choice game board to find subjects to research that are magic related. There are five research projects to choose from. You could have students research all five or have them choose a few. Rubrics are included!!
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