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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 English Language Arts
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
Puzzle it Out
Students study the Earth's climatic system and construct a puzzle that names all of the pieces of the components involved. In this Climate instructional activity, 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
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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
Solving Problems and Puzzles 1
Plug in this presentation for a quick start to your day. The class reviews the 6 times tables how they relate to division and then work through patterns to build logical reasoning and sequencing skills. A wonderful warm up or problem solving discussion starter.
4th - 5th Math
Abraham Lincoln and the Five-Dollar Note
Young scholars study Presidential history by researching Abraham Lincoln. For 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 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 CCSS: Designed
Students 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
Match Puzzles Galore
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 worksheet where they join the numbers horizontally or vertically so that they can make a continuous path for the twelve numbers that add to 174.
3rd - 4th Math
Unique Monique: Building a Community of Unique Individuals
Students recognize that each student is unique and has special talents. Students develop a puzzle piece that describes them and their particular talents. Students share their pieces and post on a bulletin board.
K - 5th English Language Arts
Math in English Skills I Exercise Book: Addition and Subtraction
Whether your pupils need extra help or they simply need to practice their basic computation skills, this packet will do the trick. It includes a written rationale, answer key, and over 10 pages of double-digit addition and subtraction practice problems.
1st - 6th Math