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Cooperative Learning & Literature
Stefanie McKoy (Grades 3–4)
Explore literature like never before with this collection of ready-to-do activities. Your students will appreciate and understand literature even more with engaging activities that will get them to think, write, recall, and discuss what they read. The book covers 12 literature selections based on lexile and reading level including:

1) Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon
2) Because of Winn-Dixie
3) The Boxcar Children
4) Frindle
5) Gooney Bird Green
6) Gregor the Overlander

7) Henry and Ribsy
8) The Little House in the Big Woods
9) Ramona Quimby Age 8
10) The Ravenmaster's Secret
11) Stuart Littlee
12) The Whipping Boy

280 pages. BML34 • $29
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Cooperative Learning & Literature
Stefanie McKoy (Grades 5–6)
Delve deeper into your students' favorite books. Literature comes alive with engaging activities that get students to think, write, recall, and discuss what they read. Includes activities for 9 literature selections based on lexile and reading level including:

1) Bridge to Terabithia
2) The Cricket in Times Square
3) Ella Enchanted
4) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
5) Hatchet

6) Holes
7) The Indian in the Cupboard
8) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
9) Matilda

280 pages. BML56 • $29
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Mix-N-Match: Language Arts
(Grades 3–6)
Transform your language arts curriculum into proven energizing activities students love. Students each get a Mix-N-Match card related to the topic. They move about the room quizzing each other and trading Mix-N-Match cards. You call, "Freeze!" They then rush to find a partner with the matching card. "Does your word fit between my dictionary guide words?" "What part of speech is my word?" Students enjoy mixing and matching so much, they hardly realize they are repeatedly quizzing each other and mastering the content. Book includes reproducible Mix-N-Match card sets for: abbreviations, antonyms, classifying nouns, contractions, dictionary guide words, double letter spelling words, fact and opinion, homonyms, parts of speech, prefixes, and synonyms. 208 pages.
BXLA • $19
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Intermediate Literature
Higher-Level Thinking Questions

(Grades 4–8)
Use your students' favorite literature books to develop their higher-level thinking skills. Includes over two hundred questions on favorites such as: Charlotte's Web, James and the Giant Peach, Little House on the Prairie, The Great Kapok Tree, and Sarah, Plain and Tall, plus 11 others! Stimulate your students' range of thinking skills with these ready-to-use questions: “Name the three most important reasons the animals gave the man not to cut down the Kapok tree. Why did you choose those three?” “If Charlotte had been a city spider instead of a farm spider, how would her life have been different? What might happen in the sequel to the story?” Questions are provided in convenient, reproducible, question card format, perfect for the engaging, cooperative questioning activities provided. Also includes reproducible prompts for journal writing and activities for student-generated questions. Release the power of higher-level thinking through your students' favorite books! 160 pages. BQIL • $19
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Many Higher-Level Thinking Language Arts Question Cards are available as ready-to-use classroom sets. $5 each.

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Adventure Stories QA
Book Review QBR
Fantasy Stories QFS
Mystery Stories QMS
Poetry Possibilities QPP
Prewriting: Biography/Autobiography QPAB
Prewriting: Mysteries QPM
Prewriting: Stories QPS
Story Characters QSC
Story Plot QSP
Story Setting QSSE
Story Structure QSST
Vocabulary QV
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Language Arts
Higher-Level Thinking Questions

(Grades 3–12)
Integrate higher-level thinking into your language arts curriculum with this powerful collection of ready-to-use questions. You will find hundreds of use-again questions to promote thinking, writing, and discussion about: Adventure Stories, Book Review, Poetry, Story Characters, Story Plot, Story Setting, Story Structure, Vocabulary, and many more! Questions are provided in convenient, reproducible, question card format, perfect for the engaging, cooperative questioning activities provided. Watch in awe as your students lead themselves through carefully crafted questions guaranteed to promote critical and creative thinking. Also includes reproducible prompts for journal writing and activities for student-generated questions. Mind-stretching questions will transform your language arts class into poetry in motion. 160 pages.
BQLA • $19
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Primary Literature
Higher-Level Thinking Questions

(Grades K–3)
Expand your youngsters' minds with higher-level thinking questions on their favorite literature. You will find hundreds of questions on classic primary literature selections such as: The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and Pinocchio, plus 11 others! The questions are designed to engage and develop the range of higher-order thinking skills: “Did Jack have the right to take things from the giant's house?” “If you were the wolf, how would you get the three pigs out of the brick house?” “What do you think Pinocchio learned from his experiences?” Questions are provided in convenient, reproducible, question card format, perfect for the engaging, cooperative questioning activities provided. Also includes reproducible prompts for journal writing and activities for student-generated questions. Hours and hours of timesaving questions and activities to develop your students' critical and creative thinking skills using primary literature! 160 pages. BQPL • $19
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Same-Different, Fairy Tales
Dr. Spencer Kagan (Grades K–8)
Illustrated by Celso Rodriguez

Students work in pairs or in teams on opposite sides of a barrier to discover what is the same and what is different in carefully designed pictures. Promotes analytic thinking and communication skills. Book includes two blackline masters for each fairy tale, recording sheets, and a key. 84 pages. BKSF • $14
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