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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 Language Arts 94 Views 73 Downloads 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 27 Views 260 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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Discover the joy and excitement of improving your math fluency through four different puzzles. Combine those with 25 different ways to represent numbers and you have hours of enjoyment that can be fun outside of the classroom as well.
2nd - 9th Math 172 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
An Environmental Puzzle: The Carbon Cycle
Middle school science stars examine fuels and energy with a variety of activities. They begin with a KWL chart, read an informative passage, and then complete a puzzle. The puzzle itself is included. Cleverly, each piece corresponds to a statement which learners must determine if it is true or false.
6th - 8th Science 26 Views 150 Downloads
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.
K Social Studies & History 5 Views 21 Downloads
Things in Groups Puzzles
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.
7th Math 3 Views 9 Downloads
The U.S. as a Jigsaw Floor puzzle
Naming and locating each of the 50 United States of America is one task every kids need to master. Help them along the way with a fun hands-on activity that includes the whole class. Included here are the instructions for creating larger-than-life puzzle pieces of the United Sates.
4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads
We Are All Pieces of the Puzzle
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.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Word Roots 3 jur, cern, leg Beginner Puzzle 1
Four brief word puzzles are given to challenge your class in this activity. The roots jur and jus are written with spaces for other letters, and clues are provided for learners to complete the word. Quiz your scholars with this resource.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Patterns and Pentominoes
Learners solve pentomino puzzles. In this problem solving lesson, students discuss how pentomino puzzles play into the plot of Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and practice solving a pentomino puzzle on their own. Learners will then work in teams solving pentomino puzzles and write written directions on how they solved their puzzle.
2nd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 33 Downloads
Putting It All Together
Students examine a painting. In this shapes and puzzle lesson, students view Guston's painting Blue Water and identify the colors, shapes and recognizable forms. Students work in groups to put together puzzle pieces of the painting.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
A Tale With Tangrams
Students practice geometric and spatial principles through the creation of a tangram puzzle. They describe and identify shapes by folding them into the pieces necessary to complete a tangram. Students attempt to assemble their tangrams and create an additional set based on information contained in a story read in class.
4th - 6th Math 17 Views 41 Downloads
Pattern Block Puzzles
Here is an outstanding activity on equivalent fractions! Using pattern blocks, learners are encouraged to structure their thinking by finding as many ways as possible to represent an equivalent fraction. By modeling equivalent fractions with shapes, young mathematicians are able to recognize factors as multiples in order to identify and simplify fractions.
3rd - 5th Math 108 Views 195 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learners attempt puzzles using different Latin roots. This is an interactive, online tool, but you could use the same idea in your classroom by writing each letter on an index card and having pupils manipulate the cards until they are in the correct order.
9th - 10th Language Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
Math Puzzle Picture
The key to solving this puzzle lies in the addition skills of young learners. The first step is to answer a series of decimal addition problems organized in a 4x5 grid. Then cut apart the page of puzzle pieces, each one including an answer to one of the math problems, and match the pieces up to the corresponding question.
3rd - 6th Math 65 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In order to better understand basic geometric concepts and shape identification skills, learners use tangrams to construct a series of images. Four different tangram templates, assessment options, and discussion questions are included in this thoughtful lesson.
K - 2nd Math 3 Views 11 Downloads
MyVocabulary.com: Word Roots PLIC, FAC, and COGN Intermediate Crossword Puzzle
A fun and challenging vocabulary exercise that focuses the learner's attention on word root meanings, this crossword puzzle would make a great homework or sponge activity. Pupils are provided with 12 clues and they must come up with appropriate vocabulary words to fill into the word puzzle.
7th - 10th Language Arts 11 Views 42 Downloads