Elementary 3-5 ELA - Exercising Your Mind
This is a career activity book that provides 22 activities on career exploration, student development, and critical thinking. Children will complete the activities in this booklet.
Exercising Your Mind
Elementary 3-5 Career Readiness
Exercising Your Mind
Lesson Title: Exercising Your Mind
Publisher: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Lesson Description: This is a career activity book that provides 22 activities on career exploration, student development, and critical thinking.
Learning Goals: Children will complete the activities in this booklet.
Print a copy of this booklet for each student (pages 1-34)
Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts 2020:
WI.2020.ELA.SL.4.1 - Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts 2020
Learning Domain: Speaking & Listening
Standard: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing one's thinking clearly. a. Come to discussions prepared, explicitly draw on topics and texts along with personal knowledge and experiences to explore ideas under discussion. b. Follow agreed-upon norms for discussions (e.g., gaining attention in respectful ways, actively listening, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion). c. Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others. d. Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
Standard: Demonstrate an ability to collaboratively and independently build vocabulary knowledge when encountering unknown words including cultural, general academic, and discipline-specific terms and phrases; use vocabulary appropriate to the context and situation. a. Identify and use phrases that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
Students are guided through this booklet as time permits. Activities vary, 5-15 minutes per activity.
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