Brain games!: ready-to-use activities that make thinking fun for grades 6-12

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Center for Applied Research in Education, 1996 - Education - 248 pages
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Here's a unique collection of over 170 reproducible exercises to fill your extra classroom minutes with challenging and practical exercises that stimulate your students to think and reason more intelligently and critically! Better yet, the exercises are fun, can be used at any time for a variety of instructional purposes, and are perfect for large and small groups as well as independent work. For your convenience, all of the Brain Games! activities are individually printed in a large spiral-bound format that folds flat for photocopying and are organized into seven sections covering a wide range of topics. Listening and remembering : 18 activities to give students practice in following directions, memorizing, and listening more effectively, for example, "Stand and Deliver" and "Accidents Happen!" Across the curriculum: A collection of 33 exciting exercises in a variety of content areas, including titles such as "Time Marches On," "A Stately Find," and "Which Science?" Language and writing: 34 activities for building written and oral communication skills, including "Mrs. Malaprop Has Arrived," in which students correct mangled proverbs ("You are the apple of my pie"). Logic and reasoning: 20 unique thinking activities, for example, "Mixed Up Advertisements," "The Art of Organizing," and "Know us by our slogans". Math: 21 activities emphasizing fun and problem solving, such as "Number Stumpers" "A taxing situation" and "Math and the movies". The world around you: 28 consumer and career-related activities to broaden students' experience, including exercises like "Countries, Capitals, and Currencies" "The Needed Product," and "Jobs...Jobs...Jobs". Me: 18 activities to help teens better understand themselves, their values, and their interest, for example, "If I were," "Your Personal Timeline," and "The Sounds and Messages of Music". In short, Brain Games! is sure to benefit both you and your students, it gives you a ready store of stimulating activities that will build your students' knowledge and critical thinking skills as it sparks their sense of fun!

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The Teacher Directions for Activity 3 are found on page 3 for Activity 4 on page 3 for Activity 5 on page 4 for Activity 6 on page 4 for Activity 7 o...
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Writing Directions
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Stand and Deliver
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Jack Umstatter, master English teach with over 25 years' experience, is a multiple winner of the Teacher of the Year Award. He is the author of Brain Games! Hooked on English! And other practical teachers resources published by The Center. He lives in Islip, NY.

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