Higher Order Thinking

Collection by Robbie Johnson • Last updated 6 days ago


Education using Common Core Standards and innovative thinking

Robbie Johnson

United States History Activities That Your Students Will Love! – Student Savvy

Interpreting history can seem like a daunting task for students, but with a few creative tools and ideas, teachers can bring historical events and people to life. I love providing students with an interconnection to the people who shaped our country. Our history is on-going and by studying our past, we can hopefully learn

Text Evidence (Proving What We Know!)

"Text Evidence, Proving What We Know" Common core standards that this lessons meets...3.RL.1-Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.4.RL.1-Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says e...

Growth Mindset Notes from the Teacher Digital Stickers Option

These digital stickers growth mindset notes now include THREE OPTIONS... a printable version, a Google Slides™ version, and a digital stickers version (saved as PNG files). Please refer to the final 8 pages of the file for digital instructions and links! You will download a ZIPPED file to access a...

Crime Scene In The Classroom!!!!

*** I have updated the resources and website for this activity. Access the resources here and the website here ! *** If you would like ...

A Stress-Free Solution for Handling Absent Students » Math With Meaning

One of the most time-consuming things teachers deal with is student absences! I no longer worry about this because my students completely take care of it!

Summarizing Activities and Printables (Print & Digital)

Summarizing is a difficult skill for students! Make it fun, easy, and interactive with this WEEK long set of summarizing activities! Both Print and Digital are included! This resource includes 5 days worth of lesson plans, activities, graphic organizer, craftivity, centers & more! Take a lo...

Nonfiction Summary Template Anchor Chart

Wall support for nonfiction writing assignments! This colorful wall or easel chart is a perfect reference for writing elementary nonfiction summaries. One glance helps kids in grades 3 to 6 remember the key steps in fully explaining what they learned from a nonfiction book...and it shows any class...

11 Websites and Apps for Social Studies Reading Passages - Class Tech Tips

Incorporating social studies reading passages into your instruction can help you address learning goals in both subject areas. Here are my favorites!

I Have My Students Create "Fakebook" Profiles for Historical Figures

Invite your students to create Facebook profiles for historical figures with this Fakebook lesson plan. It's one of my favorites, year after year!

The Rhetor's ToolboxResources for connection, collaboration, critical thinking, and cultivating learning in the ELA classroomHow Assertion Journals Can Inspire and Challenge Your Students

They're analytical. They're argumentative. They're intriguing. They're bite-sized. Assertion journals are hands-down my favorite way to teach and assess writing. Here's how they work: Students are given an assertion, usually in the form of a pithy quotation. How much context you want to give your students is totally up to you. I just project the assertion…


Prefix & Suffix Reading Passages

Incorporate prefixes, suffixes, and spelling patterns into your reading instruction with these student friendly reading passages. Each set of passages is organized by either two prefixes or two suffixes.In each passage: Students identify and sort examples of the focused prefix or suffix.Solve three ...


20 SUMMARIZE TASK CARDS, PowerPoint slides and Google slides. Perfect for distance learning! Instead of boring text excerpts, use these summary task cards to share little known facts, thought-provoking concepts and fictional anecdotes to teach important values.Summary Task Cards ZIP file contains:10...

Digital Nonfiction Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizers are an essential tool for differentiating and supporting all students in your classroom or in at home learning. The paper or digital graphic organizers can be used with any nonfiction books, which makes them very useful for at home learning or distance learning.This resource is pa...

Teach your students to have a growth mindset with these free activities. Each activity is available in printable format or as a Google Slides activity. Topics include growing your brain through practice, positive self-talk, dealing with mistakes and failures, and more.

FREE Growth Mindset Activities

Teach your students to have a growth mindset with these free activities. Each activity is available in printable format or as a Google Slides activity. Topics include growing your brain through practice, positive self-talk, dealing with mistakes and failures, and more.

Inferring Character Traits Through Dialogue (Plus a Free Graphic Organizer) - Young Teacher Love

Have you ever come across a mentor text that literally covers five standards and you squeal with delight? Or am I the only crazy person that gets excited about these types of things?! After reading Verdi by Janell Cannon with my students, I just couldn’t contain myself! I have so much to share with you […]

How to Differentiate Without Creating 30 Individual Lessons

We've all heard it... the suggestion to write an individual plan for every single student in your class in order to differentiate instruction. The last time I heard this, I went into panic mode. I