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Started by Allan Richards in Teaching and Methodology Oct 27. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue


Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26. 1 Reply

How does implementation help you out throughout the year? I am curious to know what things have worked for you and what things have not worked for you through an implementation standard.  Continue

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19. 74 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

Tags: 5, top




We have lots of simple templates, graphic organizers here on the community to get your students "brainstorming". 

It's an underrated lesson type and skill set that really gets students using higher order thinking skills. Plus, it is super simple to do and can lead interesting places. 

Here is an example of all the brainstorming books on Gif Lingua - Things That Are Slippery. Registered teachers get pdf worksheets for all these books. Simply print and do the lesson as follows;

1. Ask students to name a few things that are slippery. Make sure they understand the concept.

2. Provide the worksheet and ask students to brainstorm in groups or pairs. 

3. As a class take up the answers from the students. Have one student record the answers on the board or on the screen. 

4. View the book together and check answers. Each answer that matches the book gets a point. Who got the most points?  Or alternatively, just have the students read the book and study the quizzes / flashcards for the book on Gif Lingua. 

That's it - fun and simple! 

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