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Use these 32 task cards to help students learn the difference between fact and opinion. Each card features three related sentences. Students must select which one is either a fact or opinion. The multiple choice format makes these cards ideal for
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These 28 pages of ready-to-use math activities reinforce basic skills such as addition,, multiplication, measurement, mental math, elapsed time etc. in fun and interesting ways. Most require some logic or critical thinking. They can be used as
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These 32 short passage cards are perfect for reinforcing generalization skills. They are meant to be used as supplementary reading strategy materials after you have introduced the concept. Students can use these cards individually at a center or
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These rigorous task cards require students to use a variety of math skills including place value, rounding, addition subtraction, multiplication, greater than/less than and more, in order to solve the puzzles. They would make a great warm-up
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This is a collection of 18 fun and educational scavenger hunts. Scavenger hunts are a motivating way for kids to explore a subject or medium. They can be done individually or in small groups. This product includes the following scavenger hunts
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Each of these 30 Dictionary Dig cards requires students to find a word in the dictionary that fits the given clue. The clues are open-ended, so there will be several possible answers for each one. In fact, one way to offer an extra challenge is to
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Each of these 150 "Thinkable" cards has a different creative and/or critical thinking activity. They will help your students to grow their lateral and higher level thinking skills and are great for fast finishers as well as GAT students.
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Use these 32 multiple choice cards to practice word root meanings. Each card features two words with the same root and a choice of meanings. Students must use their knowlege of the word meanings to infer the correct answer. A student answer sheet
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Use these 60 cards as a fun creative thinking enrichment activity. Students can work on cards individually using notebook paper for their answers, or use as a game with groups. When using as a game, students can set a timer for one to three minutes
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These 72 Analogy Task Cards are divided into 3 color-coded sets of 24 cards each. Students can solve the analogies orally in groups or use the included answer sheet to record their answers. There are also answer keys for each card set so that your
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Here are 200 appealing questions to get kids talking. Great when you have a few extra minutes or to use as journal prompts. The questions are all open-ended and kid-focused. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Contents of this
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Creative & Critical Thinking Printables: 21 pgs, Upper level Blooms This is a bundle of 21 fun and challenging worksheets designed to facilitate creative and critical thinking in your students. Most of them utilize the upper levels of Blooms
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Kids have been playing "Which of these things is not like the others" since Sesame Street, but these task cards take the game to a whole new level because there is more than one possible answer for each card. For example for Card 1, carrot, apple,
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These challenging cards require more than simply counting coins. Students must use logic to find the correct solution for each card. It is important for students to have real or plastic coins available to work with as they solve each problem. An
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Use these 24 Three Reasons Why for lateral thinking enrichment. Students can answer on notebook paper and record their progress on the included recording sheet. For best results, encourage students to come up with creative, yet plausible answers.
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Save money with this discounted bundle! Each of the three multiple choice synonym task card sets is labeled by number and color coded so you won't get them mixed up. You can use the same included answer sheets for all three sets, just make sure
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Use these 32 multiple choice task cards to reinforce synonyms. A student answer sheet for students to record their answers is included along with an answer key for self-checking. There is also a Challenge Card that can be used in conjunction with
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Use these 42 Generalization Cards for discussion or writing prompts. These cards are meant to be used as supplementary activities once students are familiar with the concept of generalizations. These will work well with the whole class, with small
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Here is a set of 16 worksheets (with answer keys) designed to facilitate critical and creative thinking in your students. Students will need to use their logic, spatial, and reasoning skills to complete these activities. Some of these activities are
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Each of these 150 "Thinkable" cards has a different higher level thinking activity. Each one relates to some aspect of English Language Arts - literature, grammar, or vocabulary. Your students are sure to love these cards! Thinkables can be used in
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught students from grades K-8. As a classroom teacher, I taught mostly highly capable third and fourth graders, often creating curriculum to meet their needs. I have also taught technology and science to multiple grades. I am a published author of more than 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of topics. I have written for Harcourt, Lucent, and Rosen, among others. I have also written 10 teacher resource books for Evan-Moor including the Critical and Creative Thinking Skills series, a set of 6 books that I developed for the publisher. In addition, many of the task cards from my TpT store were used to create Kagan Publishing’s Quiz, Quiz, Trade series. I am also an advisor for Boom Learning, an open marketplace for teacher-created mobile apps.

MY TEACHING STYLE

One of my most important mentors said that we should give students "Freedom within structure." I took that concept to heart and it has resulted in a motivating, challenging, and highly effective leaning environment. I think kids should love coming to school. That is how I taught when I was in the classroom and that is what I keep in mind when I create teaching resources for TpT. My goal is to create high-quality products that are easy to use and include some element or creative or critical thinking. Many of my products are also aligned to Common Core Standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am an All Time Top Ten Seller on Teachers Pay Teachers and the #1 seller for grades 3-5. In July 2015 I was a keynote speaker at the Teachers Pay Teachers Conference in Las Vegas where I spoke to around 1,400 TpT teacher authors. I have also presented at every conference.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold a BA in Developmental Psychology and a K-8 Teaching Certificate from Western Washington University.

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