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Brain-Compatible Activities, Grades 6-8
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Brain-Compatible Activities, Grades 6-8



November 2007 | 96 pages | Corwin
Sophisticated medical instruments provide a unique glimpse into the learning brain, generating information for both researchers and educators. Using brain research, educational leaders can develop instructional techniques that facilitate the brain's innate learning capacity. The more teachers know about how the brain learns, the more instructional options they have. This activity book, based on David A. Sousa's How the Brain Learns, Third Edition, provides ready-to-use, brain-compatible activities for all content areas in grades 6-8. Each step-by-step lesson includes detailed instructions for the teacher and all the necessary reproducibles.
 
Connections to Standards
 
Introduction
 
Put It Into Practice
 
1. Language Arts
Idiom Interviews

 
Uninvited to Tea

 
Sinking Sub

 
Hink Pink Think!

 
 
2. Mathematics
Is it a Deal?

 
Metric Measurement Run

 
Situation Cell Phone

 
Acting Out

 
 
3. Social Studies
1950s Hoop-la

 
Family Totem

 
Guess Who?

 
To Vote or Not to Vote

 
 
4. Science
We Will Rock You

 
Mitosis Focus

 
Heart Walk

 
Picturing Chemical Equations

 
 
5. Physical Education and the Arts
Personal Petroglyphs

 
Mozart Metaphors

 
Cartoons Can Teach

 
Fitness Instructor

 
 
Answer Key
 
References

“The different grade levels and approaches of these workbooks make them a top pick for any library strong in classroom workbooks and activities for teachers. Each workbook holds some 96 pages of projects, with fill-in blanks and ideas perfect for photocopying and classroom use. All are outstanding workbooks that teachers will appreciate.”

California Bookwatch, March 2008
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