Create-a-Story – a Creative Writing Board Game for All Ages

Published by: Create Press www.createpress.com P.O. Box 2785 Carlsbad, CA 92018-2785 760-730-9550 $44.95 plus S&H Online Teachers Manual available at website Ages 5-99 (adult assistance is required for younger children) Can be up to 6 individuals or up to 6 groups of 2-4 players =========== By Joseph Grayhaim Create Press has developed an ingenious approach to teaching creative writing and guiding students to work the imagination...

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Perfect Poems – 4 Books of Poems for Many Reasons

POEMS FOR IDIOMS – CLEVER POEMS TO EXPLAIN IDIOMS All published by Perfect Poems POB 896 Washington, UT 84780 www.perfectpoems.com Ph: 435-628-3504 Email: mail@perfectpoems.com By Janet Esposito Ask anyone learning the English language, and you will hear that idioms are one of the most difficult things to grasp. Even if you understand all of the words and the meanings of those words, often the phrase still does not make sense. “Cat...

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World Peace Game & Teacher, John Hunter

http://worldpeacegame.org/ by Emerson Sandow There is a documentary film called World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements that is a must-see for any parent or teacher who wants insight into the fascinating capabilities of a fourth-grade class by watching one in in Charlottesville, Virginia in action. This is accomplished by playing a live action game invented by their teacher, Mr. John Hunter. The original (simpler) version of...

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Writing the Basic Analytical Essay: Part Two

The Introduction  By Dr. Rosette Liberman, www.cooperhillstylebook.com This copyrighted article is the second of a series that teaches students how to write an effective essay.  The first installment, Writing the Basic Analytical Essay Part One, is available at http://cooperhillstylebook.com/archive/  Function of the Introduction The Introduction hooks the reader’s interest in the topic or theme of the essay. The Introduction states...

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Nurturing a Culture of Thinking

www.mentoringminds.com  By Dr. Sandra Love and Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh Nurturing a culture of thinking in classrooms requires moving from memorization to deeper applications of knowledge. Teachers must intentionally plan cognitively-demanding experiences in order for students to practice and develop their thinking capacities. When critical thinking is integrated in classroom instruction, students experience varied opportunities that...

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The Private Eye® the Looking/Thinking by Analogy® Program (a review)

Age Range: 4+ Cost Range: $3.95 – $99.75 Subject: Science/Analytics/Art Location: Lyle, WA   Website: www.the-private-eye.com  Phone: (509) 365-3007 By Matt Barnabei The basis of The Private Eye program is thinking by analogy, something that prominent educators and neuroscientists consider to be a principal factor in understanding. The Private Eye defines themselves as a learning process and professional development program...

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