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Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Product DescriptionToday’s students are the problem-solvers of the future. If they are taught factual knowledge only, they tend to respond with conventionally correct answers rather than exploring creative solutions. All students can learn to think critically and creatively.Students need to be able to judge, analyse and think critically in order to participate fully in a democratic and technological society. This can be achieved if the teacher recognises the value of thinking skills and provides opportunities for the thinking processes to be modelled and developed.This ‘Think Outside of the Box’ series provides teachers with straightforward ideas and activities to help students develop these skills.In this pack you will find 80 quick start task cards – 4 cards per page. I have provided 3 options for printing.These ‘quick starts’ are ideal warm-up activities for the beginning of a lesson. They should be used flexibly and can be used in any order at any time. As these task cards are intended for repeated use, I would suggest laminating them for durability.When to use: (10-15 minutes group/class)• at the beginning of a lesson• during circle timeCONTENT• Cover; Teacher Notes• Brainstorm Task Cards x 8• How Could You? Task Cards x 8• It Won't Happen Task Cards x 8• How Do You Do It? Task Cards x 8• What If? Task Cards x 8• What's The Same? Task Cards x 8• How Many Ways? Task Cards x 8• Recycle Task Cards x 8• What's The Connection? Task Cards x 8• Crazy Combinations Task Cards x 4• Predict The Future Task Cards x 4• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 101

By teacherstoolkitUK

Dinosaur fact cards

Dinosaur fact cards

Designed as non-fiction fact cards for Literacy activities, but could be used to research similarities and differences in dinosaurs or also as Top Trump cards. Contains information on how many legs the dinosaur walked on, which period of the Mesozoic era and approx how many million years ago they lived, diet, habitat, length, height, weight and what the name means.

By choralsongster

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Sentence Builder - English Activity -Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Sentence Builder - English Activity -Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to read a sentence and choose the correct word to fit! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraphs Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*6 sentences per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)*Corresponding words to match the sentences. --------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Multiple Choice - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Multiple Choice - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to look at each picture and choose the correct word that matches! This could be a peg clipped on, or a circle drawn with a whiteboard marker! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraphs Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*8 multiple choice cards per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - BUNDLE - 6 Activities - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - BUNDLE - 6 Activities - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels! These activities can be used as an introduction, teaching activity or consolidation. You could focus on one split digraph, or mix the packs to work on all five! I created this as I found it was something my children needed lots of revision on, to allow them to apply it in their daily reading and writing! Save 33% by buying the bundle!*Check my store if you'd prefer to buy the resources individually!*Product includes:*Board Games - 12 board games (6 picture, 6 word - one per vowel plus mixed)*Long and Short Vowel sorting - 16 cards per vowel (8 long, 8 short) and header cards. *Match, Trace & Write - 8 word cards, 8 picture cards per vowel with a template cards for children to use (space for picture card, tracing card and writing guidelines)*Picture & Word Match - 16 puzzles per vowel, choose a picture, find the matching word! *Sentence Builder - 6 sentences per vowel with corresponding missing words*Multiple Choice - 16 cards per vowel, three words, pick the correct word! --------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Long & Short Vowel Sort - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Long & Short Vowel Sort - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to explore long and short vowel sounds, sorting pictures into the correct heading! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraph Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4**Product includes:*12 picture cards per vowel (6 short, 6 long)*Sorting cards for each vowel (Short _, Long _)--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Match, Trace & Write - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Match, Trace & Write - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to choose a picture card, find the correct matching word, trace the word and practice writing it! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraph Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*8 picture cards per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)*8 word cards per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)*Template card for children to work on--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Picture & Word Match - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Picture & Word Match - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to choose a picture card and complete the puzzle by finding the word that matches! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the different vowels! Product includes:*16 puzzles per vowel--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Board Games - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Board Games - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to compete against a friend, reading words or using pictures to guess each word, all containing split digraphs. Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraphs Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*6 picture board games (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e, mixed)*6 word board games (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e, mixed)--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

PowerPoint presentation which details a simple instruction writing model - 'How to Clean Your Teeth' with a clear and concise layout.Each slide is colourful and engaging and allows a teacher to explain the instruction genre.Also included are sequencing, cut and stick flashcards. Children may assemble the instructions as a paired activity cutting and pasting sequentially onto sugar paper. This task is ideal for reinforcement and will support less secure learners in an active way.This can be used and easily adapted for other simple instruction models- e.g. How to make a sandwich These resources promote an active approach to writing instructions. They complement other resources within my shop - 'Writing Instructions- Introducing the Genre in an Active Manner' and Writing Instructions - 'How to Build a Snowman' which has additional literacy tasks included.I have included several slides within the preview to allow teachers to peruse the resource more comprehensively. Hope your earners enjoy the lesson and tasks.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Product DescriptionToday’s students are the problem-solvers of the future. If they are taught factual knowledge only, they tend to respond with conventionally correct answers rather than exploring creative solutions. All students can learn to think critically and creatively.Students need to be able to judge, analyze and think critically in order to participate fully in a democratic and technological society. This can be achieved if the teacher recognizes the value of thinking skills and provides opportunities for the thinking processes to be modeled and developed.This ‘Think Outside of the Box’ series provides teachers with straightforward ideas and activities to help students develop these skills. In this pack you will find 80 quick start task cards – 4 cards per page. I have provided 3 options for printing.These ‘quick starts’ are ideal warm-up activities for the beginning of a lesson. They should be used flexibly and can be used in any order at any time. As these task cards are intended for repeated use, I would suggest laminating them for durability.When to use: (10-15 minutes group/class)• at the beginning of a lesson• during circle timeCONTENT• Cover; Teacher Notes• Brainstorm Task Cards x 8• How Could You? Task Cards x 8• It Won't Happen Task Cards x 8• How Do You Do It? Task Cards x 8• What If? Task Cards x 8• What's The Same? Task Cards x 8• How Many Ways? Task Cards x 8• Recycle Task Cards x 8• What's The Connection? Task Cards x 8• Crazy Combinations Task Cards x 4• Predict The Future Task Cards x 4• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 101

By TeachersToolkit

Quiz of 2016 – Perfect New Year Reflection

Quiz of 2016 – Perfect New Year Reflection

Quiz of 2016 – Perfect New Year ReflectionA fantastic quiz looking back at the highs and lows of 2016.Attractive, 53 Power Point featuring the following rounds:* Round 1 – Name the Month* Round 2 – In Memoriam* Round 3 – Famous Quotes of 2016* Round 4 – Facts and StatsAlso features, bonus, double bonus and trap rounds where you can lose as well as gain more points! The answer slides feature a fly-in answer to help build up more suspense and tension.Ideal for form time fun or fun plenary activities for any lesson.Quiz length approximately 25-30 minutes lesson time.For a great intro lesson on New Year 2017 see here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-year-2017-complete-first-lesson-11467472For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: copy right free images used. Text by https://cooltext.com/)

By EngageinEnglish

Forest School starting up mega bundle

Forest School starting up mega bundle

Save 15% on this start up mega bundle. Includes everything needed to begin your Forest School journey. This bundle includes: over 50 activities including card packs policies, procedures and handbook template risk assessments, planning and evaluation 6 weeks of session plans, termly overviews observation sheetsThe history of Forest Schools, self-esteem, emotional intelligence and research This really is a great bundle for someone starting up.

By mrpeace2010

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

This mini-pack provides you with all you need to teach pupils the story of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot. Included is a bonus fun wordsearch! This little pack is suitable for Years 2 and 3.CONTENT• Cover • Teacher Read Aloud• Pupil Read Alone• 'Remember, remember the fifth of November' poem for display - includes colour and blackline• Sequencing activity: match sentences to pictures, put in correct order and glue onto storyboard template (2 formats: blackline and colour photos)• Storyboard template• Draw and write storyboard• Story Writing lines - 2 formats• Wordsearch and key• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 23

By teacherstoolkitUK

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Pictorial recipe, pictorial sequencing instructions and sequencing pictures. Planning included.

By choralsongster

Alphabet Display Photo Posters

Alphabet Display Photo Posters

These real life photos bring that extra dimension to an alphabet display. Visually stunning, they are packed full of nature's goodness! The photos have been chosen specifically to engage with younger children - most are objects they will already recognise, although some may require discussion!The font used on the posters is Sassoon Infant.*Please be aware: this resource is graphic heavy and will require a colour printer and lots of ink!*CONTENT• Cover• 26 x photo posters• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 29

By teacherstoolkitUK

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Primary Poetry bundle (The Jumblies and Revolting Rhymes)

Primary Poetry bundle (The Jumblies and Revolting Rhymes)

This bundle contains lessons and activities linked to Edward Lear's poem 'The Jumblies' and to 'Revolting Rhymes' by Roald Dahl. They are ideal for World Poetry Day (March 21st 2017), but can also be used at any other time of the year for poetry units.Includes:• Anagram and wordsearch puzzle based on the Jumblies poem.• 2 lessons of poetry analysis and comprehension about the Jumblies.• 2/3 lessons of diary writing linked to the Jumblies poem.• 1 to 5 lessons of activities linked to Revolting Rhymes.Relevant planning, teacher notes, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations and answer sheets are all included in the pack. In addition, the activities are fully differentiated, with appropriate support and extension tasks.Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a range of other useful teaching resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox

By goldtopfox

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The Jumblies lessons and activity bundle

The Jumblies lessons and activity bundle

This bundle contains lessons and activities linked to Edward Lear's poem 'The Jumblies'. They are ideal for World Poetry Day (March 21st 2017), but can also be used at any other time of the year for a poetry study.Includes:• Anagram and wordsearch puzzle based on the Jumblies poem.• 2 lessons of poetry analysis and comprehension.• 2/3 lessons of diary writing linked to the Jumblies poem.Relevant planning, teacher notes, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations and answer sheets are all included in the pack. In addition, the activities are fully differentiated, with appropriate support and extension tasks.Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a range of other useful teaching resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox

By goldtopfox

Means of transport Clip art

Means of transport Clip art

This download consists in 52 png files of different transports, car, tractor, helicopter, rocket, ship, train, motorcycle, airplane and bike.Every transport comes in different colors and in black and white.To develop worksheets or personalized work for your students.Thanks for stopping by!

By paulinarl06

I Am Thinking

I Am Thinking

Save over 60% buying this brilliant set of HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) resources, proven in practice to get significant and sustained results. The more your students get the chance to think, to talk, to reflect, to question, to reason, to care and to share, the more they will make rich, broad and deep progress. Use these resources inside and outside the classroom on 1-1, in pairs, in groups, in teams, and as whole class activities. See the Guide for Seven great ideas on how to use the resources. Brilliant, just brilliant.

By msterry21

Easter Puzzle Fun!

Easter Puzzle Fun!

This Easter themed pack contains a wide range of fun puzzles, some differentiated.Should you wish to compile all the activities together into a workbook for your students, I have created a workbook cover, in both color and blackline. Just print, collate, staple and you're ready to go!The word challenges can be used for small group work or centers.The puzzles, plus keys, have been created in both color and blackline for your convenience.CONTENT• Cover, Notes, Contents• Workbook Cover Page• Word Challenge 1• Word Challenge 2• Lost Chick Maze 1• Hungry Bunny Maze 2• Join the Dots• Wordsearch 1• Wordsearch 2• Word Shapes• Code Breaker• Secret Trails• Alphabetical Order• Word Scramble• Word Links• Color By Code• Color Fun!• Answer Keys• TOU/CreditsPlease Note: P31-59 is the Blackline PackPAGE COUNT: 61

By TeachersToolkit

We're going on a sound hunt

We're going on a sound hunt

To be used alongside a practical sound hunt, listening to sounds in the environment. Using sound vocabulary, such as quiet and loud, other words can easily be substituted. A short song/rhyme has been included at the end, to recap that sounds are heard by the ears, one of the 5 senses.

By choralsongster

Game "The monster wants to eat"

Game "The monster wants to eat"

The monster wants to eat is a fun activity for the little ones. It consists of a digital download containing 6 letter-sized sheets, on the first sheet you will find a template to make a box.In the box there’s a monster that is very hungry!The next sheets contains 30 different food cliparts to feed the monster. It also contains 18 riddles just to have a little bit fun. It includes 30 png files of the clip art and also in black and white.It’s a fun game to use creatively.I have tried it with my kids and they love it!

By paulinarl06

INTERACTIVE BOOK "MEANS OF TRANSPORT"

INTERACTIVE BOOK "MEANS OF TRANSPORT"

This Pdf download is a do it yourself busy book, it includes 12 half page sized activities, full color, with original clip arts, and design for the litlle ones to develop: eye hand coordination, languaje, logic thinking and also to have fun! Is designed for children between 2 and 5 years, so they can use it alone or with a little help. It is a very visual resource so the child can understand it intuitively. The activities are very simple and include:- Search for the same- Arming puzzles- Tracing- Simple InferencesThe concepts to work:- Vocabulary of the semantic field "means of transport" (cars, helicopters, airplanes, boats, vans, bicycles, motorcycles, rockets)- Sizes (Large / Small)- Colors (blue, green, yellow and red)This file contains 10 full-color pages, this is meant to be a medium-sized letter book, if you do not want to make a book you can put everything together and put all the sheets in a box, so several children could use it at the same time.

By paulinarl06

"To Have" and "To Be" Domino Game ⎜Verbs Domino Game and Posters

"To Have" and "To Be" Domino Game ⎜Verbs Domino Game and Posters

Do you want to practice the verbs 'to have' and 'to be' in English ? With your dominoes and posters, you'll learn the present simple of those verbs.INCLUDED1 poster verb to be ⎜ color & black/white1 domino game verb to be ⎜ color & black/white1 poster verb to have ⎜color & black/white1 domino game verb to have ⎜ color & black/white♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ Tu veux t'entraîner à conjuguer les verbes avoir et être en Anglais ? Avec tes dominos et tes posters des verbes avoir et être, tu apprends à conjuguer au présent.INCLUS1 poster du verbe avoir⎜ couleurs & noir/blanc1 jeu de dominos verbe avoir⎜ couleurs & noir/blanc1 poster du verbe être ⎜ couleurs & noir/blanc1 jeu de dominos verbe être ⎜ couleurs & noir/blanc♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ CLARISSE ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎ See more and learn with us on clarisseclassroom.comRead blog postgoo.gl/LlFmxl************************************************************Please take the time to read my shop policies before placing your order ;-)************************************************************You may print the files for yourself as many times as you need. Resale or commercial use of any kind is NOT permitted.All printables and games are owned by Clarisseclassroom © Copyright 2016. All Rights Reserved.***************************PRINTABLE FILES***************************Printable items are available as INSTANT DOWNLOADS.The files will be provided in PDF format or ZIP and are NOT editable.********************CUSTOMIZATION********************I offer custom designs for all my games and printables. Get in touch with me ! ;)

By SuperFrenchT

Thinking Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) This set is about Remembering

Thinking Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) This set is about Remembering

Part of a brilliant set of HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) resources, proven in practice to get significant and sustained results. This set is about Remembering. The more your students get the chance to think, to talk, to reflect, to question, to reason, to care and to share, the more they will make rich, broad and deep progress. Use these resources inside and outside the classroom on 1-1, in pairs, in groups, in teams, and as whole class activities. See the Guide for Seven great ideas on how to use the resources. Brilliant, just brilliant.

By msterry21