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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. They also create a short dramatic scene from the book.
Self-Monitoring Strategies and Vocabulary Games
Teachers model self-monitering strategies for their high schoolers. They participate in games and artwork that help them increase their vocabulary. They also complete a crossword puzzle.
Algebra - Fun with Calendars - Activity
Students participate with a fun mathematical puzzle to play with their friends.They take any calendar and tell their friend to choose 4 days that form a square like the four below.
Trading For Quarters
Students listen to a book and then examine a quarter. They find sets of coins equivalent to a quarter using pennies, nickels and dimes. They count by fives and tens using actual and online calculators and create and answer coin puzzles.
Where Will I Land? (Lesson 3 of &)
Students find differences using the number line, a continuous model for subtraction. Students predict differences and to compose puzzles involving subtraction. This lesson provides rich experiences in reasoning and problem solving.
Drug Abuse Brochure
Students work together to complete a crossword puzzle about drugs by locating needed information on the Internet. They use that information to design, produce and distribute a drug abuse brochure.
Third graders discover a connection between numbers of things in groups and groups. They solve number line puzzles for multiplications and identify data for 3 riddles in a multiplication context. They use number lines as sources for 3 pieces of grouping data.
The Human Brain
Become familiar with how the brain works! This human body teaches how to recognize different parts of the brain through a coloring activity that focuses on what function each part performs. Each student makes a brain puzzle and creates a survey about the side of the brain people use more often. Worksheets are not included, and the instructional activity requires the teacher to have a text about the brain.
Breakfast Crossword Puzzle
In this crossword worksheet, students solve the crossword puzzle by using the clues. The crossword puzzle clues are based on breakfast food items.
Earth Day Crossword Puzzle
In this crossword puzzle about Earth Day activity, students use clues across and down to complete the puzzle. Students write 9 answers.
Third graders analyze the life and work of Keith Haring. In this art criticism lesson, 3rd graders view images of his artwork, produce an anthology of his life's work and discuss his achievements. Students will recreate some of his work as their own.
Chef Solus Fiber Crossword Puzzle
In this fiber food group activity, students fill in a crossword puzzle as they figure out the answer to 15 clues about fiber going across and down.
Word Roots 3 jur, cern, leg Beginner Puzzle 1
Four brief word puzzles are given to challenge your class in this instructional 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.
Elvis Presley Number Puzzles
In this Elvis Presley Puzzles worksheet, students link to three different puzzles regarding numerical facts concerning the life of Elvis Presley. Complete solutions are provided for each puzzle.
Place Value Puzzle #1
In this math instructional activity, students solve 8 place value puzzles in which clues are given about the placement of the digits in the ones, tens, hundreds and thousands place.
Cross Number Puzzle --Wayne's VW
In this cross number puzzle, students read clues and write algebraic equations to match the clues. They use algebra to solve each problem and place their answer in the appropriate place in the cross number puzzle. This one-page worksheet contains 18 problems. A link to the answers is provided.
In this algebra worksheet, students solve a valentine puzzle using given clues. They complete 3 puzzles dealing with Valentines day. There is an answer key.
Using Insight Puzzles to Engage and Intrigue Gifted Learners
Challenge your smartest kids with these engaging, fascinating puzzles that require real outside-the-box thinking to solve!
Count Forward from a Given Number Puzzle Worksheet
Practice counting on from a given number using this puzzle worksheet. There are 10 starting numbers in the first column, and learners follow them through four columns, counting by ones to find the next number. Although the instructions direct students to draw lines between numbers, this may end up a bit chaotic. Consider following the example, having them shade number paths in the same color. That way you can more easily assess their understanding.
-air Family Puzzle
In this -air worksheet, students cut out and put together sixteen different pieces of a puzzle that contains eight words and pictures related to the suffix -air.