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Friday, October 16, 2015

Teaching Character Analysis with Halloween Pumpkin Characters!

Teaching Character Analysis
Here are some great mini-lesson ideas to get started!

Character Analysis Graphic Organizers

Create a Report Card for Your Character

Character Analysis Anchor Charts

Character Analysis Rubric

Halloween Book Character Pumpkins

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Halloween Writer's Workshop: Common Core Aligned

Persuasive Writing 

Building Vocabulary by 

Building strong descriptive writers

Yummy opinion writing!

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Fall/ Halloween STEM Projects


CSI Mystery Project

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Connecting STEM Projects to 
Real World Problems
Great projects and lesson ideas to actively engage students in real world challenges that face today's scientists and engineers.

Start Thinking Like A Scientist
Have a discussion with your students about what scientists do and then create a classroom poster!
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A FREE printable that students can attach inside their science notebooks to remind them that they are scientists too!

Discuss & Display 
The Engineering Design Process

STEM Classroom Packages
Get Organized!
Check out the editable STEM packages for interactive notebooks, bulletin boards, "I Can" strips, focus walls 
and much more! 
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Celebrate Student Success
Easy printable brag bracelets...

Students Create Their Own Engineering Firm
I designed an editable PowerPoint "Engineering Firm" package 
for a fun and engaging group work project!


More Resources!

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