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Word Roots 2: FIN, SED, FER Advanced Puzzle 1, 2, & 3
A unique take on the typical fill-in-the-blank vocabulary exercise, this resource provides a word root, a definition, and a word bank. Using these tools, learners fill in the remainder of the letters for each word. Since this is an online activity, there is instant feedback.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Word Roots 3: JUR, CERN, LEG Advanced Puzzle 1, 2, & 3
Investigate word roots and build vocabulary with this online resource. Using a word bank, information about Latin roots, and a definition, learners fill in the missing letters in each word. This activity prompts pupils to think about the connection between the definition and the word root.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Tundra Food Chain Puzzles
Sixth graders identify the living and nonliving components of an ecosystem. In this life science lesson, 6th graders connect pieces of a tundra ecosystem puzzle. They discuss how changing the nonliving environment affects the living things in it.
6th Science 10 Views 29 Downloads
I Am Special
Students identify and discuss an attribute that makes them special and unique. The teacher interviews each student about their interests and skills, writes the answers down on a "Puzzle Person," cut apart the puzzle to create an individual puzzle, and discuss the similarities and differences between themselves and their classmates.
K Social Studies & History 4 Views 9 Downloads
Fourth graders, while working in centers read Richie's Rocket by Joan Anderson, and then create a puzzle using ideas, emotions, and experiences from the story. In addition, they write specific definitions for certain words, use those words in sentences, write a synonym for the word, draw a picture of the word, and create a short dramatic scene from the story.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads
Fourth graders, after reading with intonation and expression the book, "Richie's Rocket," by Joan Anderson, circulate in centers to create a puzzle with emotions and experiences from the ideas in the story, write the definition of words down, write each word in a complete sentence as well as list a synonym for each word.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Puzzle it Out
Students study the Earth's climatic system and construct a puzzle that names all of the pieces of the components involved. For this Climate lesson, students draw a picture on a puzzle piece depicting a specific component. Students then research their piece and explain it to the class.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Improving Deductive Reasoning Skills
Getting young mathematicians to persevere when solving problems is an important skill. Here is one way to introduce deductive logic puzzles at the beginning of the year and add a creative dimension that they can use throughout the course.
5th - 10th Math 10 Views 34 Downloads
Students visually represent their identities on handmade puzzle pieces. They participate in a personal get-acquainted activity designed to build friendships in a new group. They get to know new classmates with fun. Students etch five large puzzle pieces with the tip of a Erasable Colored Pencil.
1st - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Create sonnet puzzles for learners of all ages! Simply take some of your favorite sonnets, type them out (increasing the font size), and cut them into 14 strips. Have a few glued into place for your learners to get started. Can they put them in the correct order?
4th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 57 Downloads
Abraham Lincoln and the Five-Dollar Note
Young scholars study Presidential history by researching Abraham Lincoln. In this U.S. history lesson, students discuss the changes in the 5 dollar bill and create a timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life. Young scholars complete a puzzle activity based on the leadership characteristics of Lincoln.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Toll Bridge Puzzle
Here is a great problem-solving activity for young mathematicians. Intended solely for instructional purposes, the activity is appropriate for learners to add four numbers together. Not only must they add four numbers together, youngsters are challenged to find the route over the toll bridge without going over 100.
2nd - 3rd Math 5 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learners examine spatial relationships in math. In this spatial relationship lesson, students use puzzles, both concrete and virtual, to develop an understanding of spatial relationships. They work with manipulatives and on-line Tangrams before answering questions about the movement of the puzzle pieces.
3rd - 4th Math 4 Views 9 Downloads
Puzzles Intro to Geometry
Seventh graders recognize the geometric shapes of puzzle pieces and then put the puzzle together. In this geometric puzzle lesson, 7th graders piece together four congruent rectangles using various shapes. Students use toothpicks to make various geometric shapes.
7th Math 6 Views 18 Downloads