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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Higher Order Thinking Skills Centers for Dec.

It's about time for some HOTS centers to exercise your students' critical thinking.

Christmas Confections Square Puzzlers are excellent for exercising your students’ problem solving skills. The challenge with these puzzles is to reconstruct the square so that all of the images match on every interior side.

3 Square Puzzlers are included. The 2x2 square is perfect for introducing the task. It is also most appropriate for K - 2nd grade students. The 3x3 square is quite challenging and can be used successfully with 2nd – 5th grade students, middle and high school students. In fact, it is plenty challenging for adults, as well. The 4x4 square is for experts only! This activity is perfect for fast finishers because they can't finish it quickly!

Corral some of that holiday excitement and add some learning to the Christmas season. Your students will love working on vocabulary, parts of speech, synonyms, rimes, making inferences, and interpreting data while having fun with Christmas Hink Pinks, Hinky Pinkies, Hinkity Pinkities, and Hitinkity Pitinkities.

Hink Pinks are riddles wherein the clues lead you to a 2 word answer. Each answer word must have just one syllable and the 2 words must rhyme. Hinky Pinkies are 2 word rhymes with 2 syllables in each word. Hinkity Pinkities are rhyming pairs with 3 syllables each. Rhyming answers with 4 syllables are Hitinkity Pitinkities.  

Here's how it works: 
Hink Pink clue: playthings for male children 
Hink Pink answer: boys' toys 

In this packet you will find 40 cards with Christmas themed clues and, of course, an answer sheet. They work well in a literacy center. Or, if you prefer, use them as a warm-up activity, sponge activity, or anchor activity. Solve several together to ensure your students' success. This activity is CCSS aligned.

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