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Developing Thinking Skills Task Cards for the IB PYP

Developing Thinking Skills Task Cards for the IB PYP

Thinking skills combined with reading, speaking, listening and drama! These printable task cards are a terrific way to actively practise the growth mindset directly within the Thinking skills developed within the IB PYP’S Transdisciplinary Skills or Approaches to Learning as they are now known. The task cards can be used in a variety of ways that encourage the children to reflect and think positively of themselves and others in various scenarios that are easily relatable to them. They are asked to reflect on situations that require analysing, synthesising, categorising and evaluating, present doubt, possible antagonism, confidence issues and other difficulties. As you help the children with these thinking skills in a safe, familiar environment, it will greatly benefit them throughout school and particularly as they approach the IB PYP Exhibition. A great review activity! Differentiated for 3rd-5th grade. The orange cards are more challenging text. UK and USA spelling. Suggestions: Whole class - sitting in circle, each child will have a card to read aloud and then share their opinion. These can be discussed as you go around the circle. Teacher led – read aloud a card to a small group and have them interact with each other to solve the problem or scenario. Small groups- Place a pile of cards face down in the middle of the group. Each person will take a turn to read a card, act out or offer their opinion and then those can be discussed within the group. Independent work - Each child can work with a few cards and write or draw how they would solve the social problems presented on the task cards. You will find 32 task cards ready to print and go. I also have similar sets for all of the skills: Research, Self Management, Social and Communication. You can find many more tools for implementing the IB PYP within my store and on my blog. You may like my posters explaining the Approaches to Learning Skills . There are separate sets for big kids and also for younger kids. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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Drama Key Terms Glossary ABC Keyword Wordsearch Crossword Anagrams Brainstormer Starters Settlers

Drama Key Terms Glossary ABC Keyword Wordsearch Crossword Anagrams Brainstormer Starters Settlers

1 x Wordsearch 1 x Anagram sheet 1 x Crossword 1 x Keyword Definition sheet 1 x IDEA (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) Analyser 1 x Alphabet Brainstorm Analysers on the theme of the theme of Drama: Key Terms beginning with ABC. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Drama Communication Keyword Wordsearch Crossword Anagrams Brainstormer Starters Settlers

Drama Communication Keyword Wordsearch Crossword Anagrams Brainstormer Starters Settlers

1 x Wordsearch 1 x Anagram sheet 1 x Crossword 1 x IDEA (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) Analyser 1 x Alphabet Brainstorm Analysers on the theme of the theme of Drama: Communication. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Drama Dramatic Irony Keyword Wordsearch Crossword Anagrams Brainstormer Starters Settlers

Drama Dramatic Irony Keyword Wordsearch Crossword Anagrams Brainstormer Starters Settlers

1 x Wordsearch 1 x Anagram sheet 1 x Crossword 1 x IDEA (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) Analyser 1 x Alphabet Brainstorm Analysers on the theme of the theme of Drama: Dramatic Irony. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
EMOTIONS IN CHILDREN: IT'S OK...

EMOTIONS IN CHILDREN: IT'S OK...

This is a bundle of 17 original short poems, each dealing with an emotional issue, such as anger, silence, crying, and saying no. The poems can be read alone by a child, with parents or carers, or as part of a classroom activity. They might provide some comfort and ideas for the child, and/or start a useful discussion. Following shortly will be a set of classroom activities associated with each poem, under the heading 'It's OK: activities for...' and the name of the poem.
Arnie57
Drama Theatrical Expressions Keyword Wordsearch Crossword Anagrams Brainstormer Starters Settlers

Drama Theatrical Expressions Keyword Wordsearch Crossword Anagrams Brainstormer Starters Settlers

1 x Wordsearch, 1 x Anagram sheet, 1 x Crossword 1 x IDEA (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) Analyser and 1 x Alphabet Brainstorm Analysers activities on the theme of the theme of Drama: Theatrical Expressions. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Drama Language Keyword Wordsearch Crossword Anagrams Brainstormer Starters Cover Settlers Literacy

Drama Language Keyword Wordsearch Crossword Anagrams Brainstormer Starters Cover Settlers Literacy

1 x Wordsearch, 1 x Anagram sheet, 1 x Crossword 1 x IDEA (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) Analyser and 1 x Alphabet Brainstorm Analysers activities on the theme of the theme of Drama: Language. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Taboo Game vol. 2

Taboo Game vol. 2

UPDATED: New for September 2017 - Vol. 2 of my popular Taboo game. 125 brand new cards and brand new clues. I have used it as a starter, a plenary and as a reward to help pupils to work on their use of spoken language, The students love this game and really get into it! I have also used this in both debate club and public speaking training. This can be adapted to a particular subject (or topic) or you can add some more words to make it longer (I have added a blank template at the end). If you like the game then leave me a nice review!
laumorrow
Famous British Actors Wordsearch Drama Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Famous British Actors Wordsearch Drama Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'British Actors'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean