This educator's guide is a comprehensive tool for your classroom or learning community to help get the most out of your Destiny Quest experience. This guide includes: a simple step-by-step guide to understand the components of Destiny Quest, sample lesson plans that follow the U.S. Common Core State Standards, a complementary website complete with extension activities, printable worksheets, assessments and how-to videos.
The end of the American Civil War is not the end of the conflict between Northern states and Southern states. The battlefield shooting is over, but the political arguments about civil rights go on sometimes with new violence between whites and black citizens. It is a confusing and dark time as Americans try to put their broken nation back together. The lessons learned and missed - in the Reconstruction Era will affect American history for another 100 years. This graphic novel will make sense of the social and political swirl at the end of the 1800s.
Get your students writing and thinking about social studies with this collection of ready-to-use writing activities. Students delve deep into social studies issues as they work cooperatively with teammates on activities like writing the correspondence of two historical characters, publishing and sharing political cartoons, discussing and writing about famous historical quotations. Activities incorporate the multiple intelligences. Writing activities are perfect to start the class, introduce a new concept, end the unit, or use as a sponge activity. Book includes 36 activities with ready-to-use reproducible activity pages, and a brief description of dozens of cooperative learning techniques.
Publisher: Kagan Publishing
Product ID: KAPOPBDSS
Grades: Grades 4 - 9
Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School
File Size: 16.55 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781879097407
Apply Nobel Prize-winning brain research into your secondary classroom. Learn about the nine principles for brain-based learning and how to create optimum learning conditions for your students. Learn to build the bridge between potential and achievement, how to provide feedback to maximize performance, and how to motivate unmotivated learners. You'll pick up effective strategies to connect learning, to provide students the BIG picture, to help students demonstrate their new understanding, and to review for retention. Written by the leading accelerated learning trainer in the UK, you'll find this book thoroughly researched, highly readable, and very practical.
Integrate higher-level thinking into your language arts curriculum with this powerful collection of ready-to-use questions. You will find hundreds of use-again questions to promote thinking, writing, and discussion about: Adventure Stories, Book Review, Poetry, Story Characters, Story Plot, Story Setting, Story Structure, Vocabulary, and many more! Questions are provided in convenient, reproducible, question card format, perfect for the engaging, cooperative questioning activities provided. Watch in awe as your students lead themselves through carefully crafted questions guaranteed to promote critical and creative thinking.
This is a cooperative learning book specifically for high school mathematics teachers. It includes a rich array of activities for all levels of high school mathematics. You receive half a dozen Kagan cooperative learning structures: Line-Ups, Mix Pair Rally Coach, Mix-N-Match, Inside-Outside Circle, Rally Coach, Roundtable. For each structure you receive numerous activities and blackline masters for Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus. Activities for fractions, geometry definitions, graphs, probability, algebraic expressions, word problems, slope, angle, proofs, equations, functions, parabolas, and much, much more. Nearly 300 activities in all!
Why don't spiders stick to their own webs? Why do animals play hide and seek in nature? Who are nature's cleaners and what do they do. This giant collection of hands-on, minds on interactive lessons will give you plenty of content and ready-to-use activities and blacklines masters to awaken students’ inquisitiveness about the natural world. Whether you're looking for a complete natural science curriculum or want to supplement your curriculum to nurture students’ budding naturalist intelligences, this is your source.
Develop your students’ thinking skills with hands-on cooperative logic activities. You copy the provided picture cards and clues for your students. They work in teams to figure out how to use the clues to line up their cards in the correct order. Build your students’ deductive thinking skills, spatial reasoning, spatial vocabulary, and teamwork skills with these 72, ready-to-use, logic activities. You'll find problems, answers and reproducible, line-up cards for 12 popular themes: barnyard, bugs, dinosaurs, fantasy, holidays, nutrition, occupations, outer space, pets, seasons, shapes, and under the sea.
Do you have students who struggle with algebra? Do they find the problems difficult to understand, or of little real-world value? The problem may not be algebra. It may be the way students are learning algebra. In this book, master teacher, trainer, and celebrated math author Becky Bride will show you step-by-step, activity-by-activity, and lesson-by-lesson how she used cooperative learning structures to help her students succeed with algebra year after year. Chapters cover: working with rational numbers, expressions, equations and inequalities, linear functions and vertical lines, linear systems, polynomials, radicals, and quadratic functions. Book includes reproducible black-lines.
Providing For ALL Learners in General Education Classrooms Help ALL students reach the social studies standards! This teacher guide will help you reach the standards for all using Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures. The teacher guide includes chapters on the social studies standards, cooperative learning, reaching the standards for students with disabilities, reaching the standards for second language learners, and reaching the standards through multiple intelligences.
Delve deeper into your students' favorite books. Literature comes alive with engaging activities that get students to think, write, recall, and discuss what they read. Includes activities for 9 literature selections based on lexile and reading level, including: Bridge to Terabithia; The Cricket in Times Square; Ella Enchanted; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; Hatchet; Holes; The Indian in the Cupboard; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; and Matilda.
This book offers activity ideas galore to address students’ various learning styles. Students will make posters, draw political cartoons, sing songs, conduct research, create graphs, and role-play events. With these meaningful activities, students are more engaged, more motivated to learn, and more immersed in world history. The book is loaded with great ideas to surpass the Global Studies Standards. The 20 chapters span from Ancient Egypt (4000BC) to recent events in the modern world. The 100 time-saving reproducible blackline masters come complete with a student-friendly description of the historical topic or period to provide context and meaning.
Watch your students “dig into” life and earth science with this collection of higher-level thinking questions. Includes sixteen popular topics and themes: Animals, Bugs, Environment, Health and Nutrition, Human Body, Oceans, and many more! Create a natural environment to nurture the development of your students’ budding thinking skills with hundreds of questions such as: “Should cosmetic testing and medical research be done on animals? Why or why not? Why are people living longer today than ever before?” Questions are provided in convenient reproducible question card format. Bring science to life with this whole world of questions guaranteed to get your students thinking!
Your secondary students will explore chemistry topics and themes like never before with this giant collection of ready-to-use chemistry questions. Topics and themes include: Acids & Bases, Atomic Structure, Biochemistry, Bonding, Chemical Industry, Chemical Reactions, Electron Configurations, Metals, Methods and Tools, Periodic Table, Solutions, States of Matter, Stoichiometry, and Water. Nurture the development of your students' thinking skills with hundreds of questions such as: "How can gas pressure affect the health of someone who goes scuba diving?" "Why does maple sugar flow from a tree in winter?" Promote thinking and active engagement in your chemistry class.
What do fun and energizing activities have to do with learning? A lot! Brain research informs us that we must eliminate threat and provide a secure learning environment. This collection of teambuilders and classbuilders will help you create solidarity and cohesion among classmates. Brain science also teaches us that students’ brains need oxygen and glucose. Feed your students’ brains with the energizers in this book. This eclectic collection of over 300 brain-friendly activities will help you make your classroom a fun place to be and a great place to learn.
Transform your language arts curriculum into proven energizing activities students love. Students each get a Mix-N-Match card related to the topic. They move about the room quizzing each other and trading Mix-N-Match cards. You call, “Freeze!” They then rush to find a partner with the matching card. “Does your word fit between my dictionary guide words?” “What part of speech is my word?” Students enjoy mixing and matching so much, they hardly realize they are repeatedly quizzing each other and mastering the content. Book includes reproducible Mix-N-Match card sets for: Abbreviations, antonyms, classifying nouns, contractions, fact and opinion, homonyms, parts of speech, and synonyms.
Use your students’ favorite literature books to develop their higher-level thinking skills. Includes over two hundred questions on favorites such as: Charlotte's Web, James and the Giant Peach, Little House on the Prairie, The Great Kapok Tree, and Sarah, Plain and Tall, plus 11 others! Stimulate your students’ range of thinking skills with these ready-to-use questions: “Name the three most important reasons the animals gave the man not to cut down the Kapok tree.” Questions are provided in convenient, reproducible, question card format, perfect for the engaging, cooperative questioning activities provided. Also includes reproducible prompts for journal writing and activities.
How do you develop valued character traits? In this book you will find hundreds of questions, quotations, and dilemmas to explore and develop character. Use quotations by famous folks as a springboard for writing and discussing. Use dilemmas to have students evaluate their own values and behaviors: “If someone doesn't treat you with the respect you deserve, would you treat them with the respect they don't deserve? Why or why not?” And have students examine their own traits and those of others with questions. Questions are provided in convenient reproducible question card format, perfect for the engaging cooperative questioning activities provided.
Do you want your students to be active, ask and answer questions, explore literature at a deeper level, and quiz each other on vocabulary? Here's your solution. You will find powerful cooperative learning strategies to make your secondary language arts curriculum come alive Receive activities on: figurative language, literary terms, Latin root words, prefixes, suffixes, text types, idioms, characterization, homophones, parts of speech, and more. You'll also find activities to boost reading comprehension and retention on secondary literature selections such as The Grapes of Wrath, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Pearl, A Tale of Two Cities, Julius Caesar, Romeo & Juliet.
Stretch your students’ interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences with these ready-to-use questions and activities. This book is brimming with questions on topics such as: All About Me, Esteem Building, Emotional Intelligence, Manners, Multiple Intelligences, My Favorites, and more! Questions are designed to promote higher-level thinking and interaction on a range of personal and social skills issues: “If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you be? Why?” Questions are provided in convenient reproducible question card format, perfect for a variety of engaging cooperative discussions formats provided and journal writing. Boost your students’ EQ with these questions and activities.
Based on the same successful formula as her other popular high school math books, Becky now offers you Algebra 2 set to Kagan's full engagement structures. Your students will have fun as they practice math skills using Rally Coach, Sage-N-Scribe, Quiz-Quiz-Trade, and other interactive structures. More interaction means more learning for everyone. It's a full Algebra 2 curriculum with lessons and activities and projectable pages. Chapters cover: Polynomials and Polynomial Functions, Rational Expressions and Functions, Radical Expressions and Functions, Exponential Functions, Logarithmic Functions, Piecewise and Absolute Functions, Trigonometry, and Sequences and Series.
This book is a complete fraction curriculum. Your students will delight in “building” answers to fraction problems with concrete manipulatives and then “connecting” their work to the symbols we call numbers. You teach for understanding, introducing every fraction concept first at the concrete level, then at the connecting level and finally at the symbolic level. Designed to meet the NCTM standards. Loaded with blackline masters, fantastic explorations, and class building activities.
Light up your students’ minds with these “electrifying” questions. You'll find hundreds of ready-to-use thinking questions on sixteen of the most popular physical science topics such as: Astronomy, Electricity, Force and Motion, Inventions, Matter and Energy, Simple Machines, Technology and many more! Skyrocket your students’ thinking into outer space with these provocative questions: ?Why do you think people believed that the Earth was the center of the universe? If gravity pulls things down, why don't airplanes fall from the sky?? Questions are provided in convenient reproducible question card format, perfect for the engaging cooperative questioning activities provided.
Students and parents share the excitement of science discovery with simple and safe send-home investigations. Each activity has a teacher page? Complete with an overview, ideas for introducing the activity, answers, and cooperative classroom follow up ideas and a send-home blackline with step-by-step directions, activity illustrations, and discussion questions. Perfect for parental involvement and in-class success. Science investigations are also terrific for the classroom.
Teach vocabulary and communication skills with this cooperative game. Partners sit on opposite sides of a barrier. Each has a game board and game pieces copied from this book. For example, each student receives a zoo game board and zoo animal game pieces. One student places her animals in the empty spots on the zoo game board. Through talking only, that student must describe how she arranged her animals in the zoo so her partner can “match” the layout. As students try to make a match (“place the zebra in the bottom space that has the tree on the right side”), they must communicate clearly using the target vocabulary. Book includes 30 games focusing on must-know vocabulary.
Engaging Structures & Activities It's easy to make mathematics cooperative and engaging with this book! Inside, you will find 7 highly interactive Kagan Structures and nearly 50 ready-to-use activities that fit the NCTM standards. For example, your students will play Fan-N-Pick to identify mathematical properties. Students will mingle with classmates as they Find Someone Who can solve an area problem. Pairs will Quiz-Quiz-Trade each other as they name patterns. Teams will play Showdown to compare whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. This book will save you tons of time preparing cooperative math activities to engage everyone in your class.
Bands play in perfect sync. Orchestras require everyone to play their part. In this massive, activity-rich resource guide, you will find cooperative structures and activities to teach the fundamentals for singing, playing instruments, reading and notating music. There are tons of ready-made cards and blacklines such as Vocabulary Volley, Bass Clef Bonanza, and Interval Insanity to teach the concepts of music composition including melody, rhythm, harmony, form tone color, texture, and expression. All the activities take advantage of Kagan Structures to encourage active participation by every student to ensure everyone is learning about, talking about, and writing about music.
Take your students on a journey through American History. You'll find more than 1500 activity ideas to engage your students' multiple intelligences for every period of U.S. History: from early exploration and colonization to entering the 21st Century. With 128 reproducible activities that span the eight intelligences, you'll have your students explore history from multiple perspectives while making the content accessible to your different learners.
Exploring quotations about specific virtues and character is a wonderful way to share with students the wisdom of the ages and the importance of developing good character. One virtue is highlighted for each of 36 weeks. Each virtue-of-the-week includes 5 reproducible quote-of-day pages ideal for making a transparency of the quote or posting it on a bulletin board to share with students. Each week also includes a teacher's guide for the virtue with a kid-friendly definition of the virtue, reflection questions for each quote, action assignments for the week, and a full-page, reproducible illustration of the virtue in action. Build character with this ready-made character development program!
Expand your youngsters’ minds with higher-level thinking questions on their favorite literature. You will find hundreds of questions on classic primary literature selections such as: The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and Pinocchio, plus 11 others! The questions are designed to engage and develop the range of higher-order thinking skills: “Did Jack have the right to take things from the giant's house? If you were the wolf, how would you get the three pigs out of the brick house?” Questions are provided in convenient reproducible question card format.
Your primary class is buzzing with enthusiasm as students work in pairs on opposite sides of a barrier to create a "match." In Gumball Wizard, one partner arranges coins in specific places on a gumball machine game board. They, she describes her arrangement: "I have a penny in the top left." Her partner must fine the 1 cent equivalent game-piece and place it in the top left of his game board. Through verbalizing the content, partners master primary Common Core vocabulary and skills. There are 30 games in all covering key content such as: sight words, numbers, letters, blends, community helpers, time, money, weather, solar system, and many more.
What's the most effective way to build students' vocabulary? Do we put research to practice and use a multi-stage approach? Do we respect brain science, multiple intelligences, and learning styles theories and opt for activities that integrate visual, auditory, kinesthetic activities? Or do we do cooperative learning activities that are fun, create interaction, and promote full engagement from every student? The answer: All of the above! This book will give you nearly 100 vocabulary activities. Not only can you pick and choose among these innovative activities, book offers 18 full-on lessons that lead the class through 5 stages to acquire and remember new terms.
This quote book is unique: It provides attractively-illustrated full-page blackline masters so you can create transparencies and bulletin boards, reflection questions, interactive activities for classes and faculty meetings, and an author index. It is a “must have” for every educator's library. Great for administrators - inspire your staff. Fantastic for classroom teachers - make quotes part of any lesson. Quotes are arranged by topics: Attitude, Challenge, Change, Character, Conflict, Creativity, Decision Making, Diversity, Education, Emotional Intelligence, & More!