Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My Two Cents

When we started brainstorming for our My Two Cents series, we knew we wanted to make activities that were meaningful, engaging, and teacher friendly. To make them meaningful we made sure they supported the common core standards while giving the students time to be creative critical thinkers. To make them teacher friendly we included everything we thought a teacher would need in a snappy little foldable booklet, as well as providing anchor posters and graphic organizers for expository writing. As we know, certain topics can produce a teacher-induced, glazed over, semi-hypnotic state faster than others. While an interesting topic can produce an engaged and motivated audience. In sixth grade, if you are teaching about Egypt and you start talking about mummies- postures straighten and eyes widen.  They're all ears.

Of course, we can't always be teaching the cool stuff...but then again- why not?

You can check out our first My Two Cents by clicking on the pic.

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