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5 questions to increase engagement and critical thinking in your classroom.

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Three Great Games

Teaching Students Creative and Critical Thinking | Minds in Bloom

This would be good to display in the classroom to remind students how to problem solve using their critical thinking skills.


Classroom Reveal! Lots of Pictures!

Organizing literacy centers in pencil pouches. Space saver!

R.A.F.T.s are writing projects! An excellent form of differentiated instruction, R.A.F.T.s empower students by allowing them to choose the topic and scenario that meets their level of knowledge. R.A.F.T.s will also require them to think critically and imaginatively about diverse topics. See several classroom-ready R.A.F.T.s at this link.

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Common Core Book Talk Cards for Partnerships

These 72 differentiated literacy sentence starters will help your students develop the necessary communication skills to discuss books in meaningful ways. These cards can be used to focus student discussions during Turn and Talk and partnership times. They may also be used as sentence starters in literacy journals. I've included 4 blank cards for you in case you'd like to add your own sentence starters.

The Book Chookfrom The Book Chook

Visual Literacy - Investigate and Play with Images

The Book Chook: Visual Literacy - Investigate and Play with Images

Bluebell and Bluejay are compound words. Can you find 10 more compound words with "blue" at the beginning? #WhenSpellingMatters

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Cause and Effect Resource

Books to use when teaching cause and effect