Are you teaching students about how the brain grows as it learns new things? Here are some EDITABLE graphic organizers and written response questions to use as your students learn about the brain. Choose from 7 different activities or do them all!
These graphic organizers pair well with many articles and videos. Here are some of my favorites that can be accessed for free:
1. Mindset Works article: You Can Grow Your Intelligence https://www.mindsetworks.com/Free-Resources/
2. Growth mindset videos by Class Dojo https://ideas.classdojo.com/b/growth-mindset
3. The Learning Brain video on Youtube
4. Mystery Picture Powerpoint on my TpT store https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Growth-Mindset-Brain-Mystery-Picture-Powerpoint-editable-2826982
This document is editable, so adapt it in any way that works for your classroom and grade level. I have used versions of these activities for students from grades 2-9.
-Compare and contrast graphic organizer and written response sheet
-Cause and effect graphic organizer and written response sheet
-2 Sequence of events graphic organizers and written response sheets
-School newspaper article writing prompt
-Letter to Calvin (based on included comic strip) writing prompt
-Letter to a struggling student writing prompt
-Letter to the principal writing prompt
-Writing assignment based on the book My Fantastic Elastic Brain