Man, summer sure goes fast, doesn't it? I just finished setting up my new classroom in a new district, and thought I'd share it (and some FREE RESOURCES!!!) with you!
So, I hope you all have a great school year full of students that have fun and interact while learning your content, and I hope the resources I gave or offered here help. If they do, please leave me some comments to let me know, and if you haven't yet, please visit my TpT store for great Social Studies resources that are fun, inclusive and Marzano aligned, and don't forget to follow this blog for more of the same!
During a lecture, do you notice that about half of your students do a great job listening, but don't write anything down while the other half does a great job writing things down, but aren't really listening? My interactive notes solve both of these problems while giving students opportunities to engage in, talk about, and apply what they're learning while also helping them develop the skill of identifying and recording critical content. As an added bonus, there is absolutely no cutting or pasting involved!
Here's How it Works
If my interactive notes sound like a good fit for your teaching style, or are something you want to take a risk and try, I have made a number of them, and plan on continuing to add to the list. Their links to my TpT store are linked below, and remember to check out the rest of my store for other great inclusive, entertaining and Marzano aligned social studies resources that you and your students will love!
A - Z Content Review is something I came up with that gets students excited, competitive and thinking very deeply about the content they have learned over the course of the year! An added bonus is that it takes almost no prep on the teacher's part!
So, that's it. Another quick, fun, low prep way to review content with your students. If you try this out, please let me know how it went in the comments, and if you liked it, look through this blog for more quick and easy ways to review with your students along with a lot of other great stuff. And, if you are looking for interesting, interactive or inclusive Social Studies resources, please consider checking out my TeachersPayTeachers store.
I found myself with a few extra minutes of class and a room full of restless seventh graders who were wiped out from a day of NWEA testing when I came up with this great idea to quickly and competitively review content. The best part is there is ABSOLUTELY NO TEACHER PREP INVOLVED!
So, that's it. That's my quick, fun, no prep way to review content with your students. If you try this out, please let me know how it went in the comments, and if you liked it, look through this blog for more quick and easy ways to review with your students along with a lot of other great stuff. And if you are looking for interesting, interactive or inclusive Social Studies resources, please consider checking out my TeachersPayTeachers store.
I like to play games in class, and I LOVE teaching content area vocabulary, so here's another quick, easy, low (or no!) prep way to review vocabulary terms with any slush time you may find yourself with!
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