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Word Roots 5: NAT, TRACT, SEQU Beginner Puzzle 1, 2, & 3
An interesting twist on vocabulary exercises, these word puzzles use word roots to show connections between different vocabulary words. This resource is complete with information about each Latin root used, a word bank, and a definition for each word.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Latin Roots Grad, Mot, Cad: Interactive Puzzles
Three short puzzles emphasize Latin roots grad, mot, and cad in English spelling and vocabulary. Learners choose words from a list and complete spellings in boxes with definitions for clues. A reading passage using the words is included. Just one of several activities on MyVocabulary.
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Math Crossword Puzzle x 8
Another terrific math instructional activity. In this one, learners answer multiplication facts dealing with multiples of six. They write the correct number beside the problem and then spell the answer in the crossword puzzle. There are ten problems included in this one-page instructional activity.
3rd - 6th Math
In collaborative groups, math scholars put together an eight-piece puzzle. Individuals then take a piece of it and crate an enlarged version. When they attempt to put their larger puzzle together, it most likely won't work! They discover that they need to all use a same proportion when they make larger pieces!
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a great way to help your students discover ways to combine shapes to fill the area of a given shape using pattern blocks. They discover relationships between different shapes. Using the Internet, learners create puzzles for a partner and play an on-line game.
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed
Picture It In Syllables
Developing fluency in young readers is a long and difficult journey. This series of eight activities adds a little fun to the process as children play matching and board games, piece together puzzles, and make flip books. Covering a variety of topics from blending and counting syllables to making compound words and adding affixes to base words, this is an excellent resource for building language skills in primary grade learners.
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Explore polygons with your elementary learners. Divide the class in 12 to configure the polygon puzzle before them. They list the attributes of each type of polygon they see, and if there's time, they jump on the interactive website Polygon Playground.
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Sea Turtle Coloring & Activity Book
Learning about sea turtles is exciting enough at it is, but this activity book takes things to a whole new level. Including a word search, maze, and crossword puzzle as well as coloring, drawing, and connect-the-dots activities, this resource will capture the engagement of all learners as they investigate these amazing ocean animals.
K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable