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Item Description: 10 Team-Building Games For A Friendlier Classroom 10 Team-Building Games for a Friendlier Classroom is a fantastic resource for developing relationships and a positive tone in the classroom. This resource was developed by a
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For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
51 ratings
3.9
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By TeachThought
Critical thinking isn’t a skill, nor is it content knowledge or even evidence of understanding. While it involves and requires these ideas, critical thinking is also very much a state of mind -- a willingness and tendency to sit with an idea and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.50
31 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (5.22 MB)
By TeachThought
The ideal classroom works as a team versus a group, dedicated to individual performance while committed to communicating and working together towards a common goal. Creating that kind of environment requires a camaraderie that empowers students to
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Oral Communication
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By TeachThought
Bloom’s Taxonomy makes the education world go ’round. It works as a framework that not only lays out for teachers the kinds of thinking that we, as humans, tend towards, but also provides a kind of hierarchy that etches out the possible progression
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Task Cards
$6.95
7 ratings
3.6
Digital Download PDF (4.90 MB)
By TeachThought
The implication of a question is that the student should have some kind of answer. Although there is value in 'knowing,' there is lasting power in inquiry because it’s a student-centered and self-sustaining process. 'I don’t know,' then, isn’t
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Posters, Task Cards
$3.00
6 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (6.53 MB)
By TeachThought
What's included: Reading Comprehension Strategies Handout Reading Comprehension Strategies Cards Reading Comprehension Strategies Worksheet Reading Comprehension Strategies Worksheet (editable) Reading Comprehension Strategies Bookmark Reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
$8.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By TeachThought
This is an exam written for "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller. It includes 20 MC, 10 Matching, and 3 Extended Response questions. A key is also provided.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Homeschool Curricula, Test Prep
$2.00
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By TeachThought
What's Included: 15 Non-Fiction Reading Response Cards 2 question list pdfs, one with bold keywords The included cards provide questions that encourage critical reading of non-fiction works, with question list variations offered to emphasize
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Nonfiction Book Study
$2.00
4 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (11.47 MB)
By TeachThought
This framework/organizer provides a pathway to argument analysis, understanding an argument, the intended audience, and ultimately deciding whether or not the claim is valid. Included are two forms, one-color-coded and non-linear, and one sequential.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Graphic Organizers
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9 ratings
3.8
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By TeachThought
Because their teacher is progressive and student- centered, Mrs. Jennings' class is doing a Genius Hour project, and each student gets to choose a project to work on. Based on the following clues about their work and personalities, match each
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.00
3 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (3.47 MB)
By TeachThought
Five families purchase new automobiles using an app that matches a specific automobile with its 'best' color based on a family's needs, purchase history, and insurance rates.Use deductive reasoning to figure out which recommendations the app
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.51 MB)
By TeachThought
Young writers are often told to "revise," but rarely given repeatable and sustainable strategies they can used to revise on their own. "ARMS" is a basic revision strategy that is an excellent start for young and struggling writers in middle school,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts, Minilessons
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By TeachThought
What's Included: 10 Fiction Reading Response Cards 2 question list pdfs, one with bold keywords The included cards provide questions that encourage critical reading of fiction works, with question list variations offered to emphasize keywords. You
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Task Cards
$2.00
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By TeachThought
Eight major United States Civil Rights figures were featured in a museum display. The night before, a minor earthquake shook the museum -- and the Civil Rights era display -- mixing up the figure and the plaque identifying their birth year and city.
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
FREE
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.63 MB)
By TeachThought
This handout offers an easy-to-understand analogy for reading poetry--catching fireflies. It also functions as an excellent introduction of the concept of "subtext," and the difference between it and text-level meaning. It includes an example from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.18 MB)
By TeachThought
Eliminate "I don't know" or "I can't" as answers with empowering sentence stems designed to encourage critical thinking and classroom discussion. Curricula includes one bulletin board poster in 4 colors and a student handout. Want more? See our
Subjects:
Life Skills, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By TeachThought
Student-Centered Intervention: Daily Exit Chart This is an easy-to-use, student-centered chart that allows learners to It purposely includes slightly uncertain language ("the teacher seemed to want me to learn that...") that helps support the
Subjects:
Special Education, Gifted and Talented, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
1 rating
3.9
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By TeachThought
Writing strategies are critical for writers of all abilities during every stage of the writing process. "C.E.I." is an initialism referring to "Claim, Evidence, Interpretation", and can be used in a variety of ways, from paragraph structure to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

TeachThought is a recognized global leader in progressive education. Our primary curriculum developer is Terry Heick, an award-winning teacher certified in ELA 5-12, and experience working with teachers across content areas. Terry has designed and implemented school literacy and writing plans, has experience as a Literacy Committee Chairperson, and English Department Head, and led professional development for schools and districts nationally.

MY TEACHING STYLE

As TeachThought's primary developer of curricula, Terry's teaching style is a student-centered approach focused on three themes: 1. Critical thinking 2. Personalized and differentiated learning 3. A convergent demand of multiple literacies, including information, writing, reading, digital, and research literacy

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts, English (1998); Master of Arts, Teaching (2006)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Terry is a well-trained husband and father of four very busy children. Terry is also Founder and Director of TeachThought, writer for George Lucas Foundation (edutopia). He is also a humanist and futurist interested in social improvement, artificial intelligence, and self-directed learning.

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