What's Your Guess?
In this visual thinking instructional activity, students flip or turn the letters of each mystery word to find the answers to four riddles. Students then match the answers to the riddles.
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Mini-Lesson Planning for Inferences
Making inferences and drawing conclusions is a key component to successful active reading. Encourage your class to use context clues and prior knowledge to infer different elements of a story, including the setting, plot, and character...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan: Making Inferences
Making inferences is an important part of reading any text, but especially text that conveys information. Equip your middle schoolers with this educational skill through a series of activities that focus on making inferences based on...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Games for Middle School
Spice up your vocabulary instruction with some games! Here is a collection of various game descriptions, organized into three different groups. You will definitely be able to find a game or two to assist your pupils with that tricky task...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How Do You Solve an Equation by Guessing and Checking?
Guess and check. Pick a few values and plug them into the equation. Did any of your guesses work? If not, then narrow it down and make another guess or two. It's really just about learning the process of guessing and checking.
5 mins 6th - 9th Math
How Do You Find a Missing Term in a Polynomial?
The instructor does a very good job of explaining all the things you need to do to find the integer values of this given trinomial. She demonstrates how to set up a template to be able to check the signs of the terms. Next step, what are...
5 mins 6th - 12th Math