Make learning about Halloween engaging, educational, and meaningful by incorporating the prompts of Depth and Complexity and Content Imperatives! This 50 page bundle
offers Depth and Complexity frames, engaging games, and lots of activities to get your kids communicating, writing, creating, brainstorming, illustrating, and thinking! Get your students to hold collaborative conversations regarding Halloween traditions, rules, ethics, and more! Your students will also write their own spooky stories using a Depth and Complexity frame to plan their writing while incorporating the icons to make their writing more detailed. Remember Mad Libs? Your class with follow commands based on the icons to invent their own Halloween paragraph! Furthermore, your kiddos will even incorporate Halloween into their own math word problems in which they design based on Halloween clip art. Below, you will find a brief description of each item included in this bundle. These frames, activities, and games are also included for purchase separately toward the bottom of the page.
Never used Depth and Complexity icons or frames in your classroom? No problem! None of your students are identified as GATE? Still not a problem! This packet is for all students and detailed directions are included for each page. I’ve used frames and the prompts of Depth and Complexity with all of my students (GATE or not), and they really enjoy it!
This bundle includes:
+4 Different Frames featuring Depth and Complexity (new icons included) and the Content Imperatives
+4 Frames (same as above) which include cooperative learning structures built in:
Keep students engaged in a team dynamic as they learn to work together.
+2 of these frames will assist your students in writing original spooky stories
using prompts such as: How will your story change over time? What impact will your story have on its readers? What are some descriptive creepy details you’ll use in your story? And much, much more!
+ Spooky Story Spider Flow Map:
Students can draw out or write the order of events in order to draft their story.
+ Final draft Halloween paper and illustrate your spooky story page
+ Task cards
to use in addition to or instead of the frames (in color and black & white): Use as a way to get students communicating with each other and practicing comprehending the icons
+ Simultaneous Round Table Stories:
Kids will work together silently as they write a sentence and pass on the story to the next student to add to what was already written. Four different pages with clip art are included along with a blank lined template if you’d like students to create their own illustration or if you’d like to modify the task.
+ Create and solve math word problems:
This can be differentiated for any grade level. It does not matter what kind of math your students are learning since they’ll be creating their own word problems based on the pictures included in the worksheet. Examples provided.
+ Design your own haunted mansion
based upon the prompts of Depth and Complexity given on the rules sheet.
+ Creepy and Complex Mad Libs:
Students will have a blast filling in the blanks based upon the Depth and Complexity icons and Content Imperatives commands about creating a special stew.
+ Prove It:
Fill in the silly ghosts with evidence to support the big idea. An additional page is included in which you can have students create their own big idea (or teachers can instead).
+ Mix-Pair-Share Halloween Depth and Complexity Style Bullying Activity:
Students will get the chance to mix around the room and discuss Halloween using the prompts of Depth and Complexity.
+ Design Your Own Halloween Depth and Complexity Trick or Treat Bag or Fall Bag:
Students use icons to illustrate and write about Halloween or the season of fall. A sample is included.
+ Depth and Complexity and Content Imperative Chart
with a short summary of each icon (including new prompts) to use for each activity
+ Halloween Cards:
These can be used to pass out to your students (they have each Halloween character saying something pertaining to one of the icons), or you can have students create their own sayings based on the clip art used.
+ Halloween Card Game:
Kids work in teams to answer the question cards based upon Halloween and their own connections, experiences, and opinions.
+ Halloween Board Game:
Your students can challenge each other to a board game all about Halloween and the prompts of Depth and Complexity along with the Content Imperatives. Games pieces included.
+ Answer sheets included
for two of the frames.
+ 4 Pages of Suggestions for Use
are included. Detailed explanations on how to use the cooperative learning structures are also included.
These activities will soon be uploaded in smaller packs
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