This fun, engaging group activity combines figurative language with poetry's rhyme schemes. Your students will write their own original raps or songs using specific types of figurative language - simile, metaphor, personification and onomatopoeia. Students will create four verses and a chorus. Your students will then perform these masterpieces!
*Google Classroom Link Included
There are so many company slogans out there, but the best advertising slogans are the ones that truly bring out the very reason a brand exists. As a class discuss how the best advertising slogans determined? What makes an advertising slogan average, good, or the best?
Best advertising slogans are the ones that truly describe what a brand, or a company, stands for in the shortest way possible; something that sticks to the consumers mind and helps the product to stand out.
I've compiled a list and made a challenge to see how many brand slogans we can identify.
Looking for a math project that incorporates REAL WORLD math applications and critical thinking? Look no further! The Spend A Million Dollars Project is classroom tested and student approved!
Your students will use their all decimal operations to find a minimum of 10 items to purchase with their million.
Google Classroom Link
Google Slide Project Enrichment
Student Example Provided
This project is ready to go! Just share the link in your Google Classroom or print out the balance sheet and let your students get to work! Math CAN be fun in the classroom!
Looking for a real world application to teach money and decimals?
Need something that is engaging and gets students out of a math slump? Want to show students the value of understanding money?
The Restaurant Math Challenge is a perfect supplement or culminating activity to your decimal unit.
Students will add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. They will use money to compare prices and figure out how to manage real world prices.
ELA Lesson Extension included.
***Want to bring more real-world learning to your classroom?****
This is the perfect project to get kids excited about learning how to research, plan and budget for a road trip.
They will choose their destination, the accommodations and three attractions to visit - all while having to stay within their $1000 budget.
This project includes math and language arts. Students will answer word problems and balance their budget. They will also write their opinion on attractions they have visited.
The final part of the project is creating three virtual postcards from locations your students have "visited". I have provided a template in PPT and a link for the Google Classroom. All you have to do is print this out and the project is ready to go.
Complete Student Examples Included for each step of the project.
Project rubric included.
Looking for a fun, interactive and engaging math activity to end your Measurement & Data Unit?
Using Roller Coaster Data your students will:
-Use data to represent specific pieces of information about roller coasters
-Demonstrate the ability to collect, organize, and display data in number lines, bar graphs and line graphs.
-Explain that data come in many forms and that collecting, organizing, and displaying data can be done in many ways.
Student will collect data on roller coasters from two different theme parks. They will then design their own graph interpreting the data. Once they have completed their two data graphs, students will compare & contrast both graphs.
Want to bring more real world, project based learning to your classroom? Here is a ready- to- go math activity for your classroom. Keep your students engaged with this individual or group activity.
Have your students shop for a Thanksgiving meal using a Target sales paper. It's all about math and what you can purchase to save the most money. Students will use the attached sales paper and find the items listed on their shopping list. Students will have to choose between Column A and Column B to decide which item is the most cost effective. Students will use addition, subtraction and multiplication of decimals for this activity. Student handout, answer key, sales ad and enrichment activity is included.
In my classroom, I like to use real world scenarios to enforce the importance of learning and truly understanding math skills. Too often students say "Why do I need to know this?". This worksheet is about planning a birthday party for your classmates. Using the data in the world problem, students will collect, organize and analyze the information to solve the problem. This worksheets applies to these standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.1 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.2 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.3
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5. Even though it applies to 6th grade standards, I use these types of word problems for 4th grade and up.
Want your students to dig deeper in their Titanic research?? Here is a 20 question Web-quest. 18 fill in the blank and 2 higher level thinking questions.
Links for the research websites provided.
Google Classroom Link provided.
Sunday Sale Paper Math
Solving Real World Math Problems Using Critical Thinking and Data Graphing
•Use a sale paper and have your students get to work using real world applications to solve word problems.
•Data graphing extension
Prepare your students for solving multi-step constructed response performance tasks. Students will break it down one step at a time by using the What I did/Why I did it strategy and graphic organizer.
Three levels of word problems
Answer key included
This is the Ultimate Novel Study for "I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912" by Laura Tarshis.
Over 30 pages of student engagement to teach book clubs, whole class lessons or independent reading
• Reading Comprehension Questions
• Fact Vs. Opinion
• Figurative Language
• Independent Research
• Graphic Organizer
• Vocabulary Word Wall
• Text Evidence
• Novel Test
• Answer Keys
Classroom Tested - Student Approved!
This interactive math activity to great for Back to School or after a long Holiday Break.
Who doesn’t have a favorite number?? All of my students do and this fun activity gives them a chance to be creative and solve for their favorite number.
Students will review Math Vocabulary: Equation, Evaluate, Sum, Difference, Product and Equation
Use Critical thinking to come up with their own equations for each operation
Evaluate these equations
Students then exchange paper to solve for their peer’s favorite numbers.
**ELA component for early finishers
**Student example provided
**Just print & go! No prep! Ready when you are!
Want your students to easily keep track of the different countries medal count during the 2018 Winter Olympics? Use this easy to read medal count data catcher!
Google Classroom link also provided to keep track electronically.
Perfect data catcher resource for real world Data and Graphing lessons.
Classroom Tested- Student Approved!
Have your students plan a trip to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Your students will research the flight information, hotel accommodations, South Korean general information, Olympic events, Olympic tickets and Olympic mascots. Everything your students need to explore and get excited for the Winter Games. All links provided for web research.
Google Classroom link provided as well.
Looking for a differentiated word problem that you can use with your entire class? I have a word problem based on the familiar story of Stone Soup. This word problem is divided into three levels. Level I included a data table with pictures and tables filled in. Level II contains the data table and Level III is for your advanced students and includes enrichment.
This word problem is also great to use to demonstrate the C.U.B.E.S. strategy for solving "wordie" word problems.
CUBES Anchor Chart reminder included
Answer key included
Looking for a Back to School Project to engage each and every student? Do you want your class get to know each other better at the beginning of the year? Want to learn more about your students? Looking to have some fun for your first class project?
It's All About Me Museum Project includes:
Student handouts with Due Date Checklist
Ten Facts About Me
Wants and Needs Collage Project
Student Grading Rubric
The student handout is editable so you can put in your own due dates.