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Students discuss and demonstrate how to play and work cooperatively with other people and with a group. In small groups they role-play how to work cooperatively with each other, with the goal of completing their group's puzzle using cooperative skills.
Students review and reinforce key science facts by participating in a variety of science puzzles. They assess three main sections: living things, solids, liquids and/or gas and the Earth time and sound. Each section includes a wordsearch and a crossword puzzle with twenty key words for each area.
In this grouping puzzles instructional activity, 7th graders solve and complete 8 different problems that include grouping in various puzzles. First, they read the clues given in each box to solve the puzzle. Then, students create their own puzzle using the ones on the sheet as a guide.
Students explore the mystery genre.  In this literature lesson, students identfiy common features and characteristics of the genre "mystery".  Students independently read a mystery of their choice, and create an 8 piece jigsaw puzzle displaying various components of the book.
Students write and give clear and concise directions to assemble a simple, teacher made puzzle. They attempt to follow directions given by fellow students to piece together the puzzles.
Students complete several science puzzles, a word search and a crossword puzzle, that consist of a selection of twenty key words for each area in science covered. They experience three sections within this module: the state of matter and light, electricity and forces.
Students explore geometric shapes through tangram puzzles. They choose a picture and use all seven tangram pieces to fill in the outline while describing what the figures look like when they are transformed through rotations or flips.
In these number puzzles worksheets, students place eight numbers from 1-9 into the small diamonds so they can be added around and along the big and small diamonds to reach 20 each time. Students complete a second activity where they join the numbers horizontally or vertically so that they can make a continuous path for the twelve numbers that add to 174.
Students examine the fact that everyone is important. They decorate one piece of a large puzzle with their favorite pattern, food, subject, color, etc. Students use problem solving skills and collaboration to assemble the puzzle. Students observe the puzzle pieces and discuss the importance of each one.
Students sketch and give a title to a painting which they are given a small detail of. In this painting lesson plan, students share their titles and try to determine the theme and subject of the full painting based on these clues. At the end of class the students put their details together like a puzzle to create a reproduction of the painting.
Seventh graders are shown a small puzzle. They are explained that without all the pieces, a puzzle is not complete. Students are explained that the same principle applies to the world of work. They are also explained that each person who provides a service or who produces a product depends on others to make the process complete.
In this word puzzle worksheet, learners complete 4 separate activities. There are 2 word searches, a drawing activity, and a word scramble.
In this sight words activity worksheet, students use the 35 clues and word bank to identify the words needed to complete the crossword puzzle.
First graders practice identifying simple geometric shapes. As a class, they discuss positional words and review the words for simple shapes and their characteristics. They work together to create their own puzzle using the shapes.
Students cooperatively complete a puzzle. In this lesson on working with a group, students must work together with their classmates to assemble a puzzle. The first group to complete their puzzle wins.
Students watch a demonstration on how to create a puzzle quilt. Using different fabric combinations, they use each block design twice to create the illusion that each block is unique. They are to determine which blocks are the same in one of their classmates quilts.
In this crossword puzzle instructional activity, students read the clues to find the 32 sight words that complete the crossword puzzle. Students may use the word bank for help.
Learners participate in a computer based activity about Cardinal directions and create a Cardinal direction puzzle for classmates.
These math puzzles are sure to get your first and second graders thinking. Nine word problems about odds and evens, as well as greater than and less than, keep learners guessing. If you're working on mental math in your class, use these puzzles for homework or a group activity.
Add some fun to rhyming using a word puzzle activity. First, learners match up single-syllable rhyming words. Then, they find all the words in a word search. This beginning reading activity only has words spelled horizontally from left to right, so scholars won't need to read backwards or vertically.

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