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The following games can serve as ice-breakers, brainstorming sessions, or team-building exercises by challenging students to work together while developing critical-thinking skills and enjoying a break from more traditional classroom work!
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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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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
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Critical literacy begins in being able to decode a text and then analyze it for meaning, implicit and explicit themes, and the relationship of a text to a given perspective, author's purpose, and related text and media. Critical literacy is about
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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
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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.
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This is an agree/disagree chart to use in a variety of ways--journal responses, fishbowl discussions, "4-corners" (Strongly Agree/Agree/Disagree/Strongly Disagree), and other literacy strategies. This chart is a quick way to initiate discussion or
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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Common Core ELA Assessment This is an Author Purpose and Author Perspective formal assessment consisting of 4 multiple choice items, 1 short-constructed response, 1 open response, and 1 extended response. It is based on the work of Wendell Berry
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This continuum is a powerful tool to communicate a crucial concept in the writing process: priority. Developing writers often lack priority, as well as awareness of themselves as writers, and strategies to address either. This overview is
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The purpose of this inventory is to help children at the elementary age express themselves by itemizing their favorite things. Studies have shown the role of ‘favorites’ in exploring one’s own sense of identity. For better or for worse, we are
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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