Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of misnomers
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of Spain vs Germany.
Who will win the tournament of mythological creatures!?
Which inventor and invention will win the tournament?
Students will determine which river is not like the others.
Students will determine which cephalopod is not like the others.
Students will determine which flower is not like the others.
Students will determine which US President from the 19th century is not like the others.
Students will determine which of these US Presidents is not like the others.
Students will determine which of these US Presidents is not like the others.
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of regular polygons.
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of capital cities.
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of Countries vs Smaller Regions.
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of Saltwater vs Freshwater Organisms.
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of Deciduous vs Coniferous.
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of Kinetic vs Potential Energy.
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of Reptiles vs Amphibians.
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of Arctic vs Antarctic.
Which domesticated animal will win the tournament?
Which type of energy will win the tournament!?
Who will win the tournament of Countries in Oceania!?
Who will win the tournament of Natural Disasters!?
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Students will determine which country in Africa is not like the others.
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of archipelagos.
Students will determine which US National Park is not like the others.
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of electrical conductors!
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to arrive at the topic of living vs non-living things.
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to arrive at the topic of invertebrates vs vertebrates.
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Students will determine which of these types of diseases is not like the others.
Students will determine which desert bird is not like the others.
Students will determine which type of penguin is not like the others.
Students will determine which of these tiny countries is not like the others.
Students will determine which of these microorganisms is not like the others.
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Who will win in a tournament of eight plants with Interesting adaptations!?
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Which location is the most wondrous place in the solar system?
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Students will determine which type of ant is not like the others.
Who will win the tournament of European countries!?
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Which of these eight wonders deserves to become the Eighth Wonder of the World!?
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Who will win the tournament of African Countries!?
Who will win the tournament of North American countries!?
Which of these pieces of exploration technology is most important? Most underrated? Most long-lasting?
Eight types of precipitation battle it out in this tournament.
Which of these inventions of the ancient world is most influential? Least useful today? Most taken-for-granted?
Which animal has the most interesting, most valuable, or strangest adaptations?
Which object in the solar system is most habitable?
Which part of speech is most useful? Interesting? Strange?
Which of these types of volcanoes is not like the others?
Which of these rocks is not like the others?
Students will determine which snake of the rainforest is not like the others.
Which of these deserts is not like the others?
How is each of these stars not like the others?
How is each of these states not like the others?
Which of these mountains is not like the others?
Which of these four birds is not like the others?
How is each part of the United States Government not like the other parts?
So who was the strangest of these eight presidents?
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of nocturnal vs diurnal animals.
Students will be working with examples and non-examples to deduce the topic of cubism.
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Students will determine which type of natural disaster is not like the others.
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
How is each of the states of matter not like the others?
How is each of these four countries not like the others?
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Students will determine when "may" is used for possibility and when it's used for permission.
What's the deal with these four sided polygons?
Students will determine which of the characters is not like the others.
Students will determine which creature of the tundra is not like the others.
Students will determine which founding US president is not like the others.
Which of these planets is not like others? Well, it sure looks simple at first. But quickly, you start to realize… there's more to it than you thought. Each option could be the one that doesn't fit in.
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Want to move beyond memorizing the characteristics of biomes? In this lesson, students work through a Tournament of Biomes, explaining which biome wins in each round (based on criteria you choose). In the end, they crown a 👑 Champion Biome!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Can the concept attainment model make transitive and intransitive verbs interesting? In my experience, it sure can!
Can your students puzzle out the differences in these types of figurative language - without any instruction!?
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Which set of fractions would be the trickiest to order from least to greatest? Let's have a tournament!
What makes these clauses different?
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
A mysterious image. Slowly reveal it. Let your students wonder!
Can your students puzzle out the differences in these two types of sentences - without any instruction!?
Can your students puzzle out the differences in these sentences - without any instruction!?
Can your students puzzle out the difference between these two types of sentences without any instruction!?
Can your students puzzle out the differences between these two tenses - without any instruction!?
Can students figure out the differences between sentences with past progressive and simple past tenses using the concept attainment model?
Your students will set up a tournament to determine which person or character best demonstrated resiliency.