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| Grades 5
A daily critical-thinking and problem-solving program!. Resource Manuals for Daily Tantalizers...Math provide teachers with black line masters of 180 critical-thinking activities. Beside each daily activity is a section for the teacher, which includes answers, extension questions, and suggested teaching strategies to direct students or to analyze their work. By Thomas O'Brien. Grades 1-8. Each Resource Manual contains:180 critical thinking activitiesA variety of extension questions, including writing prompts, oral questions, and fun factsCross-reference the activities to an NCTM Standards ChartSuggested teaching strategies
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Discover how the people of Japan use modern technology to solve overpopulation problems.
Discover how islands are made and about different populations in an island ecosystem.
Text type: traditional tale
Hoa Moc Lan is not like most other young women her age. She is a champion sword fighter and an expert with a bow and arrow! She has to put on a different act entirely, however, when she becomes part of the king's army. Discover
her determination in this play from Vietnam.
Who was Alberto Ruz LhuillierTM How did he discover something that had been lost in timeTM Read about his curiosity and commitment for Maya archaeology, and find out what led him to discover a hidden tomb.
Text type: adventure/fantasy
In this story set in the jungles of Mexico, we step back in time and join a young Mayan prince as he discovers friendship and adventure outside the protection of the royal palace.
| Grades 1-K
Developed by Brooke Brown—a National Board Certified Teacher, public speaker, and teacher resources developer who specializes in all things STEM and literacy—this hands-on STEM solution is a creative and developmentally appropriate form of engineering for elementary students. The STEM Bins® Comprehensive Kit contains a 16-page Teacher Guide with teacher questions and prompts; blackline masters including a blueprint recording sheet, foldable recording booklets, and writing templates; picture task cards; upper-grade written task cards; 8 challenge yourself cards; 8 writing prompt cards; a wide variety of consumable and nonconsumable products that are in the Essentials Kit, plus wooden blocks, rods and connectors, magnetic tiles, wooden building planks, and 16 storage bins and labels. STEM Bins align to Science and Engineering Standards.
STEM Bins® allow students to:
Think divergently, inventively, and imaginatively
Solve a problem with specified constraints
Build creative design skills
Apply structures to real-world designs
Construct a variety of two-dimensional shapes, three-dimensional shapes, lines, and angles using basic geometry
Examine multiple perspectives in visual arts
Build fine motor skills
22 different manipulatives to use with open-ended STEM activities
16 Storage Bins for the manipulatives
8 Challenge Yourself Cards that take structures to the next level, allowing students to improve and enhance their structures
8 Writing Prompt Cards that allow for literacy extensions
1 Teacher Guide with questions and prompts
100 foam Base Ten Units
50 foam Base Ten Rods
10 foam Base Ten Flats
100 foam Pattern Blocks
100 Snap Cubes®
200 Pipe Cleaners
50, 3-oz. Cups
100 Craft Sticks
200 Hook and Loop Fasteners
100, 3""x5"" Index Cards
100, 4""x6"" Index Cards
2 Tape Dispensers with Tape
4, 3-oz. Containers of Play-Doh
24, 1-in. Foam Balls
10 Cardboard Tubes
100 Wood Blocks
50 Wood Building Planks
1 Magnetic Blocks Kit
242 Rods and Connectors
16 Plastic Storage Bins and Labels
8 Challenge Yourself Cards
8 Writing Prompt Cards
Great for illustrating so many concepts: solubility, density, miscibility, the salting out effect.
When the 1L bottle is shaken, blue and white beads mix as expected. However, when allowed to settle, the beads separate, white at the top and blue at the bottom. Then, the two separated colored beads slowly come together in the center of the liquid. How often do you see something floating in the middle of the liquidTM To be used with alcohol (Rubbing alcohol not included.)
Bottle with beads
| Grades PreK-PreK
Students learn to utilize fine motor skills as they stack the deck to build high-rise towers, bridges, or skyscrapers up to 5’ tall. The blueprint cards are designed to fold in half to make the stacking easier, and the orange steel beam cards are used for building up levels. Includes 200 cards and Activity Guide.
Bright, see-through strips are perfect for emergent readers or students who are learning to read left- to-right and top-to-bottom. Includes 30 strips in 3 different colors (10 yellow, 10 blue, 10 pink). Strips measure 7 x 1 1/4”.
| Grades 3-8
Facilitate creative problem-solving, combining electronic building blocks with approachable drag-and-drop block programming with this kit. It brings coding into the real world, keeps students hyper-engaged as they build and play their own fun games, and gives them a foundation of coding as a creative tool that can power innovative inventions.
Students get started inventing four interactive games: tug-of-war, hot potato, ultimate shootout, and rockstar guitar. From there they can customize the code, and even create new, unique inventions and games. During gameplay, students develop coding & engineering skills as they embrace failure, think critically, make their own rules, and collaborate. Plus, the kit was co-designed with teachers, for teachers. This ensures it's easy to integrate into any curriculum, makerspace, or library, and aligns to Next Generation Science Standards & Computer Science Standards.
10 sets of 16 bits
A rechargeable battery & accessories
Activity Guide with 100+ activities and lessons
The littleBits Code Kit app
3 Storage boxes
Implementation Checklist Quick tips for getting your learning space up and running.
Curriculum Guide Choose your learning pathway and plan for your unit rollout.
Curriculum Crosswalk Easily align your lessons to CSTA and NGSS standards.
FREE Sample Lessons
Introduction: Hello World Explore littleBits basics and inventing with the Code Kit app.
Tutorial 1: Inputs and Outputs Use inputs and outputs to control image, sound, and motion.
Tutorial 2: Loops Use loops to make animations.
TMusp=drive_web"> Tutorial 3: Use conditional logic to program rules into games.
Tutorial 4: Create and use image, number, and coordinates variables.
TMusp=drive_web"> Tutorial 5: Create unique code blocks to level-up a game.
Invention 1: Ultimate Shootout Create and code a score tracking game.
Invention 2: Put a new spin on a traditional game
Invention 3: Rockstar Guitar
Invention 4: Tug of War
Challenge: Change the World Arcade Design a game to tackle a community issue.
| Grades 4-6
Help students build their vocabulary through funny engaging cartoons. Just one cartoon a day, complete with clear, simple definitions and sentences, will help build students' vocabulary and boost their reading, writing, and test-taking skills.What better way to make vocabulary words stick than through funny and engaging cartoonsTM 96 pages.
Blast away summer learning loss and prepare students for fifth grade with the engaging cross-curricular activities and parental support tools in this standards-based resource.
Excite and energize students in the summer months with 9 weeks of fun, theme-based units focusing on key skills and objectives from fourth grade and the beginning of fifth grade. Full-color student practice pages bring 27 language arts, 27 mathematics, and 27 critical and creative thinking activities to life while supporting content learning in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and art. With critical-thinking puzzles and a theme-based art activity for each unit, students will develop important 21st century skills.
Including a Parent Handbook for Today's College and Career Readiness Standards, this resource also addresses key features and shifts of today's standards which prepares parents to help their child successfully navigate Common Core and other state standards. Additionally, parents are provided with easy-to-implement family activities that foster everyday learning, including:
what to do during common family field trips
website-based science labs with online procedures and ideas
top 5 lists of books to read aloud, games to play in the car, and recommended educational websites and apps
FREE Sample Lessons
Summer Blast: Getting Ready for Fifth Grade
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| Grades 5-6
Keep students busy with interesting learning activities all summer long!
With daily, 15-minute exercises kids can review decimals and using commas and learn new skills like ratios and word connotations. This workbook series prevents summer learning loss and paves the way to a successful new school year.
Designed to prevent a summer learning gap and keep students mentally and physically active, the hands-on exercises can be done anywhere. These standards-based activities help students set goals, develop character, practice fitness, and explore the outdoors. With 12 weeks of creative learning.
Summer Bridge Activities Grades 5-6 View Sample Pages
INVENTION STARTS HERE.
Easy to teach. Fun to use. The littleBits STEAM Student Set is the easiest way to integrate powerful STEM/STEAM learning into the classroom. Designed with educators, the toolbox engages students in learning through creating inventions while linking to NGSS/Common Core standards.
Student Invention Guide with 8 challenges and 10 companion lessons
Teacher’s Guide 120+ pages of detailed instruction and classroom management tips.
Invention Log A workbook for students to document each step of their journey
NGSS Connections All lessons link to NGSS Engineering Design standards & the Common Core
72 Page STEAM Student Set Invention Guide Step-by-step instructions that guide you from easy circuit building to epic mind-blowing inventions.
16+ Hours of Lessons Comes with 10 lessons, with tips for creating your own!
Created by You Developed in partnership with educators to ensure it fits your curriculum.
Curricular Connections Aligns with NGSS & Common Core standards.
Group or Solo Works for classroom & makerspace instruction or independent learning.
No Experience Necessary Educators of every level can bring STEAM learning to life.
It’s All Reusable Reuse your Bits in unlimited ways to create new, imaginative inventions.
BUYING FOR A CLASS
We offer the littleBits STEAM set in class pack bundles.
littleBits STEAM Education Class Pack for 16 Students, $1,199.95
littleBits STEAM Education Class Pack for 30 Students, $2,899.95
| Grades 4-8
Designed to teach writing effectively to students of different ability levels, this resource offers lessons, leveled organizers, and writing models to make planning and gathering materials a cinch. Seventeen units cover topics from structuring paragraphs to using elaboration to develop ideas, to persuasive essay writing. Helps ALL students master the writing skills and concepts they need to succeed on standardized tests and beyond.
Students climb to new heights in reading and writing with these engaging, reproducible word-building games—now also available for whole-class participation through the interactive whiteboard! Students read clues on each rung, then change and rearrange letters to create words until they reach the top. All the while, they’re boosting decoding and spelling skills, broadening vocabulary, and becoming better, more fluent readers!
Includes a teaching guide with teaching tips and printable word ladder worksheets—PLUS, all 100 daily word ladders in a full-color ActivInspire flipchart, to use with your interactive whiteboard! 112 pages CD.
Teach essential vocabulary in ten minutes a day with this cluster approach to help fifth grade students learn many semantically related words at once! This resource provides opportunities for students to explore and expand vocabularies, increase reading comprehension, and improve writing composition. Lessons provided are simple and easy-to-use, activity results can be used for formative assessment, and digital resources include lessons and teacher resources. 144 pages.
Vocabulary Ladders: Understanding Word Nuances Grade 5 View Sample Pages
Build word power with these 24 ready-to-reproduce, 3-page lessons.
Each lesson teaches ten words, and includes research-based activities that tap students' prior knowledge for greater understanding and give them multiple encounters with new words so they really remember them. Topics include synonyms, antonyms, compound words, homophones, root words, prefixes and suffixes, and much more.
| Grades 3-6
Students learn the importance of engineers, scientists, and inventors. Examples are provided to show how things had to be done before a particular invention and how a single invention can inspire others to improve or add to it, or create an entirely new way of doing something.
These informational text passages are organized around high-interest topics connected to the curriculum and to key comprehension skills. The readings are specially formatted to provide practice with text marking, a proven, powerful tool for building comprehension skills, such as finding main idea and details, identifying cause and effect, and sequencing events.
You may wish to extend the text-marking strategy by having students identify other aspects of writing, such as confusing words, expressions, or idioms. Moreover, you can invite students to write their own notes and questions on sticky-notes!
Support strategic reading through conferring, small groups, and assessment. Develop goals for every reader, give students step-by-step strategies for skilled reading, and guide readers with prompts aligned to the strategies. 400 pages. Paperback.
The Reading Strategies Book View Sample Pages
Twenty-two high-interest stories, paired with comprehension-building puzzles, facts, and activities!
Give students practice with main idea and details, making inferences, following directions, drawing conclusions, and sequencing. PLUS—challenges that help develop vocabulary, understand cause and effect, and distinguish between fact and opinion! 48 pages.
| Grades 2-6
Classroom-tested lessons and teaching tools guide students step-by-step through close reading grade level texts. Covers how to select appropriate text for instruction, develop high-level questions to guide student thinking, teach students to use evidence to support their responses, and facilitate
discussion to further deepen student comprehension. 128 pages.
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