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Quiz, Quiz Swap

Students write quiz questions for other on cards, then swap and share new quiz questions.
activity | For Middle Level

Reach Out Greeting

Students find people who fit that category and greet them...
activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Reading Interest Inventory

Engaged learning strategy: Gather information about students' reading interests

activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Reflection Prompts

Engaged learning strategy: students evaluate and extend understanding of process, facts, concepts, or social interactions; a strategy most commonly used for showing what you know

activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Say Something

Engaged learning strategy: students "Say Something" to facilitate discussion and create deeper understanding for a text while a class or small group reads it together

activity | For Middle Level

Self Made Symphonies

Community Level 1 Materials: None or simple materials from the classroom Group Call and Response Begin in a circle...

Elementary

activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

A Good Looking Group

Acknowledgment: Students offer a series of group affirmations

product | For Elementary • K-3

Amazing Grace

For use with creating Hopes and Dreams and goal setting: Grace overcomes obstacles through her determination.

Amazing Grace book
activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Essential Questions

Engaged learning strategy: students use a series of questions written on cards to explore curriculum topics

activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Fact or Fiction

Engaged learning strategy: students attempt to distinguish between facts and fictions about a specific curriculum topic

activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Graphic Organizers

Engaged learning strategy: students create or use teacher-created graphic organizers to organize information

product | For Elementary • K-5

Incredible Indoor Games (Revised Edition)

The Incredible Indoor Games Book book cover
product | For Middle Level & Elementary • K-8

Kids Taking Action

Community Service Learning Projects, K-8

Kids Taking Action book cover
product | For Middle Level & Elementary • K-8

Light in Their Eyes, The

Creating Multicultural Learning Communities

The Light in Their Eyes book
product | For Middle Level & Elementary • K-8

Lively Learning

Using the Arts to Teach the K-8 Curriculum

Lively Learning book cover
product | For Elementary • 3-6

Making Big Words

Multilevel, Hands-On Spelling and Phonics Activities

Making Big Words book cover

Middle Level

activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Stay and Stray

Engaged learning strategy: students share and gain information about group work products; to gather a sense of the thinking of the class

 

activity | For Middle Level

Student Plan Sheet

activity | For Middle Level

Student Plan Sheet for Research

activity | For Middle Level

Student Plan Sheet for Vocabulary

activity | For Middle Level

Student Plan Sheet Sample: Egypt study

activity | For Middle Level

Student Vocabulary Graphic Organizer

activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Talking Cards

Engaged learning strategy: students write and then sort ideas and opinions so each voice is "heard" anonymously-the cards do the "talking"