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By Dr Ragatz Resources
Many Middle School and High School classes watch CNN 10 (formerly Student News) as part of their daily routine. Here is a collection of five activities to be done at the end of a week of listening to news stories. They are designed to be completed
Subjects:
Civics, Government, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
Time for older students to revisit or newly experience the beloved Dr. Seuss books! Students learn the elements of a book critique and practice writing some, using simple and familiar books. The final product is a poster of one of the books. These
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Posters
$3.00
7 ratings
3.8
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
This is a fictional, narrative writing assignment focusing on understanding perspectives in stories. Outside Materials Needed: Movie: Hoodwinked (2005) animated, rated PG Book: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Movie Guides
$3.00
3 ratings
3.5
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
Many Middle School and High School classes watch CNN 10 as part of their daily routine. Here’s Dr. Ragatz’ second collection of activities to be done at the end of a week of listening to news stories. They are designed to be completed with a partner
Subjects:
Civics, Government, Critical Thinking
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Songs, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
This activity is a fun way to include factual research about a specific time period with fictional writing. Students write a first person essay as a character type/person from history telling about his/her life during that time in the past. Essay
Subjects:
U.S. History, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Printables
$4.95
2 ratings
4.0
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
There are many ideas for book report projects that are generic and can be adapted to any type of book. This is not the point of these projects. These projects get to the heart of what makes each genre of book unique, both fiction and non-fiction,
Subjects:
Reading, Critical Thinking, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Multimedia, Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
$14.95
2 ratings
4.0
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
This activity is a fun way to include factual research about a specific time period with fictional writing. Students write a first person essay as a character type/person from history telling about his/her life during that time in the past. Essay
Subjects:
Ancient History, Middle Ages, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Printables
$4.95
2 ratings
3.0
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
This game helps students practice calculating simple and compound interest in a fun game. Players select items to buy on credit and must figure the interest and total cost of each item. Students must understand how to calculate interest using
Subjects:
Algebra, Applied Math, Decimals
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
Kids love games and making one is a lot of fun. Have students design a game as a culminating activity for your next science unit, or even as an end-of-quarter project. This unit includes all you need for game design in your
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Games
$4.95
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
There are many ideas for book report projects that are generic and can be adapted to any type of book. This is not the point of these projects. These projects get to the heart of what makes each genre of book unique, both fiction and non-fiction,
Subjects:
Reading, Critical Thinking, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
$8.95
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
This activity is a team building activity similar to the escape rooms. It can be done in one large room or a combination of inside a classroom and outside. If multiple classes are involved, more space will be needed so that there can be duplicates
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Classroom Community
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Cooperative Learning
$7.50
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
This game helps students practice the vocabulary associated with learning about weather. This is the familiar memory matching game, with pictures of cloud types, weather instruments and other terms used in the study of weather. This is a fun way for
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
This game helps students practice their understanding of number sense. They must match the definition with the word, as well as the word with a set of numbers. Critical thinking must be used to determine if the number set is the best fit for that
Subjects:
Algebra, Numbers, Math Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Flash Cards, Games
$3.00
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
Kids love games and making one is a lot of fun. Have students design a game as a culminating activity for your next book or literature study, or even as an end-of-quarter project. This unit includes all you need for game design in your
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Games
$4.95
1 rating
4.0
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
Kids love games and making one is a lot of fun. Have students design a game as a culminating activity for your next math unit, or even as an end-of-quarter project. This unit includes all you need for game design in your
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Games
$4.95
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
This is a group or individual project to summarize and compare information about the 13 American Colonies. Each group needs a large poster board for the final project. Rubric Many teachers use rubrics for grading and these have been provided for
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Posters
$3.00
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
The people of Colonial America liked to read the writings of Ben Franklin. He published a book called Poor Richard’s Almanac in 1732, which ran for 25 years. He said that he “endeavored to make it both entertaining and useful.” What he wrote in his
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Other (ELA)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Posters
$3.00
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
This activity is a team building activity meant to be completed outside or in a large gym. Bring Star Wars to life with this Jedi themed group building activity! Time: • Set-up: about 20 minutes, additional adults or older students are needed to
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$7.50
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
Once students know the basic story elements, they can write their own creative narrative. Use this Story Map Graphic Organizer so students can plan before launching into writing. More fun than a basic outline, it reinforces the terms: protagonist,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
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4 ratings
4.0
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By Dr Ragatz Resources
Here’s a fun activity for creating an invention. A short-term project that is easy to use anytime with individual students, partners, or small groups. The graphic organizer is all ready to go.
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, General Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dr. Carolyn Ragatz has thirty years of experience in the field of education. She has taught grades three through six in both regular education and self-contained gifted classrooms. Her experience includes teaching at two universities and directing the gifted program for a medium sized, suburban school district. Dr. Ragatz also serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with fellow educators and parents through workshops for schools, districts, or at conferences. Carolyn is a passionate educator ready to ignite the minds of any age group.

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PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, Emphasis: Gifted Education from Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ; Master of Arts in Education, Emphasis: Curriculum and Instruction from California State University, Long Beach, CA; California Multiple Subjects Credential from California State University, Long Beach, CA; Bachelor of Arts, Major: Liberal Studies Minor: Psychology from California State University, Chico, CA

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