After downloading the cards, print on colored card stock and cut apart. Keep the set of critical thinking question cards close by when discussing pieces of literature. The handy question bank papers keep close by when you are planning your next lessons. Teachers love having so many questions to choose from in one place.

Common Core Discussion Stems Flip-books K-12
Common Core State Standards are changing the way we teach, beginning in Kindergarten. This booklet helps teachers scaffold their questioning and deepen students' understanding of literature and informational text. It features two levels of discussion stems for whole and small group instruction (one for general discussion and one for turn and talk opportunities), performance tasks, and bonus critical thinking questions. All state standards for the grade level chosen are included in each book. The book functions as a "two-in-one" flip book; flip one way for Reading Literature, flip the other way for Reading Informational Text.
Critical Thinking Question Cards
Available in three different sets: Literature, Informational Text, and Social Studies. After downloading the cards, print on colored card stock and cut apart. Keep each set of critical thinking question cards close by when discussing different pieces of text. Great to place in centers or to use in small or whole groups. The handy question bank papers keep close by when you are planning your next lessons. Teachers love having so many questions to choose from all in one place.
Shades of Meaning Series: Adjectives
Have students work on words and expand their vocabulary with these word play centers that allow students to curb their use of commonly over used adjectives! With these word cards, students sort adjectives into various categories and shades of meaning. Each set comes with 4o, ready to print word cards that can be used to teach synonyms, antonyms, shades of meaning and connotations. Whether working independently or in pairs, students can sort cards and then record their words into their Word Work notebooks. These centers support CCSS Language Standard 5.
Shades of Meaning Series: Said
This Shades of Meaning word sorting center targets one of the most commonly over used words in our language- said. By scrutinizing the synonyms for said in this set, students will begin to understand the nuances and power of the word. Allowing students to play with these said tags provides opportunities to discover how the meaning of a text is influenced by the author’s word choice. Did the character whimper or whisper, shout or argue? This knowledge carries over into students’ reading, speaking, and writing. This set contains 40 words to make your life easier.
Shades of Meaning Series: Verbs
Have students work on words and expand their vocabulary with these word play centers that allow students to curb their use of commonly over used verbs! With these word cards, students sort verbs into various categories and shades of meaning. Each set comes with 4o, ready to print word cards that can be used to teach synonyms, antonyms, shades of meaning and connotations. Whether working independently or in pairs, students can sort cards and then record their words into their Word Work notebooks. These centers support CCSS Language Standard 5.