Games for Engagement
Middle and High School
GAMES to bump up the level of engagement in your classroom
Do you ever watch game shows or  play games on your phone? Why do we do this?  Because we are a game-loving culture.  We love to be entertained, but we love to be part of the entertainment even more.  Do you want to get student’s attention and keep it while reviewing meaningful content? Well, then LET the GAMES begin!
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How can I use games and not waste time?
►Make sure you have content rich games. Ensure the instructions are organized and modeled so students understand how to play.  Use a timer when needed.  Provide partners or group options for students who are struggling learners. 

Why are games necessary for student engagement in secondary classrooms?
G-Get student attention
A-Assess content knowledge
M-Motivate students to learn
E-Engage student in learning
S-Save your class from boredom
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All learners want to know what is expected and specific expectations for the task at hands.  These can act as unit rubrics for students to reflect and engage in their own progress. 
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IDEAS for GAMES in YOUR CLASS:
I Have, Who Has
Puzzles
Picture Puzzles
Timeline or sequencing relays
Bingo
Tic, tac, toe
Jeopardy, Survivor
Board games
Who am I?
Taboo
What Am I?
Kahoot
Quizlet


So, ensure your student remain ENGAGED by letting the GAMES begin!                          --Another post by Learned Lessons Teacher Material


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English, Reading, Writing Common Core Just the Essentials Content Outlines

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English Outline Notes, English Test Prep, English Test Review, English Study Guide, English Summer School, English Unit Reviews, English Interactive Notebook Inserts, Common Core Aligned  

COVERS ALL COMMON CORE ELA CONTENT:
-Skills
-Language/Vocabulary
-Content
-Writing 

This JUST THE ESSENTIALS packet is a new and engaging way to create a quick reference study guide, conduct test prep, or just give students an opportunity to reference key concepts throughout a unit. The packet includes an overview of the essential content in each unit and a list of key people to know and places to locate. Each unit set includes the most important information to know in an easy to understand and sequential format. There are also five graphic organizers that can be used with each unit to have students sequence events, research cause and effect relationships, organize vocabulary words, log reading, log their learning, and organize information on key people. This is part of a BUNDLE, ENGLISH MEGA BUNDLE!

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“I Cans”, Student Self-Assessment

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“I Cans” used to guide Student Self-Assessment of Mastery
Do you want your students to buy-in to their learning?  Do you want your students to be able to articulate which skills or content knowledge they have not mastered?  Well, then check out “I Cans”, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery packets.  Use these packets to guide students through each unit of study ensuring that they are on track, understand what is expected of them, and have a tool to gauge their mastery of the content. Below, I will outline what Student Self-Assessment of Mastery looks like, why we should make it part of our daily planning, and a few strategies to help you use this daily in your classroom.  
What are “I Cans”, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery?
I Cans used as Student Self-Assessment of Mastery require students to track their learning and take OWNERSHIP of mastery of content.  Student ownership of learning is the #1 Strategy for student achievement.  I cans allow students to stay ON track, UNDERSTAND the expectations, and act as a TOOL to gauge mastery as the unit progresses.  Students will be able to articulate areas they are weak and ask for help in specific areas of weakness. 

Why have students self-assess their mastery?
All learners need to know what is expected, and want specific expectations for the task at hands.  These can act as unit rubrics for students to reflect and engage in their own progress towards mastery of content.
Strategies for Using I Cans as Student Self-Assessment for  Mastery:
Lesson planning► Use this packet to guide your lesson planning and ensure you hit all essential content for each unit. 
Daily check► Bell ringer reviews, have students use the “I Cans” to reflect on what they remember from the previous day.
Unit Review Use to guide the unit or to review the content at the end of the unit.  
Unit Reference Pages► Place in folders or print 2 to a page for interactive notebook inserts.
End of class check► Check at end of daily lessons to reflect on mastery of content. Also, you can use this as a “ticket out” and check reflections as they leave the room. Have students reflect on their mastery of the content (SELF-ASSESSMENT OF MASTERY).
Test Prep► Use to guide essential knowledge for unit testing or state testing.
Scavenger Hunt► Use the information to have students scavenger hunt or find key topics as a unit review.
Study Guide► Perfect as a study guide, reference sheet and/or review packet.

➤Teacher Planning, Professional Development, Student Research, Student Mastery of Content➤
This is a quick reference guide for using I CANS, STUDENT SELF-ASSESSMENT OF MASTERY in your classroom and when planning. This would make and excellent read for a faculty professional development. It also references back to my blog and is part of a series of professional development resources that I will be providing. I have been in education for over 17 years and have conducted hundreds of professional developments on a variety of topics. Please follow and tune in for more quick reference sheets that are on the way.  

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Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery BUNDLE



Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of Learning, US Facts and Symbols, Background of Government, New Nation, Constitution, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, Constitutional Rights and Freedoms, Citizenship, American Law, Politics, Voting, Elections, Interest Groups, Public Opinion, International Relations, Foreign PolicyCivics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of Learning, US Facts and Symbols, Background of Government, New Nation, Constitution, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, Constitutional Rights and Freedoms, Citizenship, American Law, Politics, Voting, Elections, Interest Groups, Public Opinion, International Relations, Foreign Policy

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These packets are designed to guide students through the expected learning outcomes. Students should reflect daily on their understanding of content and concepts. Research has shown that when students are able to track their own learning, growth exceeds expectations. Use these I CANS in a multitude of ways to increase your student's ownership of learning. You can also purchase these as part of my CIVICS MEGA BUNDLE 
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➤➤➤Includes a place for students to track the date and assess whether they have mastered the content. There is also a place for students to reflect on their ability to apply historical thinking skills. To take a closer look, just click on the preview button. You can also print these 2 to a page to use as interactive notebook inserts. 

➤➤➤Ways to Use I Cans➤➤➤
➤Lesson planning➤ Use this packet to guide your lesson planning and ensure you hit all essential content for each unit.  
➤Daily check➤ Bell ringer reviews
➤Unit Review➤ Use to guide the unit or to review the content at the end of the unit.  
➤Unit Reference Pages➤ Place in folders or print 2 to a page for interactive notebook inserts.
➤End of class check➤ Check at end of daily lessons to reflect on mastery of content. Also, you can use this as a “ticket out” and check reflections as they leave the room. Have students reflect on their mastery of the content (SELF-ASSESSMENT OF MASTERY). 
➤Test Prep➤ Use to guide essential knowledge for unit testing or state testing. 
➤Scavenger Hunt➤ Use the information to have students scavenger hunt or find key topics as a unit review. 
➤Study Guide➤ Perfect as a study guide, reference sheet and/or review packet. 

US Facts and Symbols, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of LearningBackground of Government, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of Learning

Building a New Nation, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of LearningConstitution, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of Learning

Legislative Branch, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of LearningExecutive Branch, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of Learning

Judicial  Branch, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of LearningConstitutional Rights and Freedoms, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of Learning

Citizenship, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of LearningAmerican Law, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of Learning

Politics, Voting, Elections, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of LearningInterest Groups, Public Opinion, Mass Media, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of Learning

International Relations, Foreign Policy, Public Opinion, Mass Media, Civics and Government I Cans, Self-Assessment of Mastery, Student Ownership of Learning


UNITS INCLUDED 
US Symbols and Landmarks I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery

Background of Government I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery

Building a New Nation I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery

Constitution I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery

Legislative Branch I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery

Executive Branch I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery

Judicial Branch I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery

Constitutional Rights and Freedoms I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery

Citizenship I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery

American Law I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery

Politics, Voting, and Elections I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery

Interest Groups, Public Opinion, Mass Media I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery

International Relations, Foreign Policy I Cans, Student Self-Assessment of Mastery


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