This week’s round-up has resources sure to challenge and push the rigor in your classroom. We’re featuring critical thinking resources, math challenge bundles, full Spanish curriculum, and so much more! Level up the rigor, and check out these resources — half of which are free! 


Spanish reading: Definite and Indefinite Articles
Spanish reading: Definite and Indefinite Articles by Super Senorita’s Spanish Stuff

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“Reinforce the difference between ‘un’ and ‘el’ with this silly story about a celebrity that your students either love or hate! The reading includes comprehension questions in English to assess understanding of definite and indefinite articles. Good activity for first-year students! It is fully editable and easy to share in Google Classroom, if necessary.”

Spanish Reading: Ordering in a restaurant
“Spanish Reading: Ordering in a restaurant” by Super Senorita’s Spanish Stuff

“This is a silly story using comprehensible input to help students communicate in a restaurant. Includes reading comprehension questions as well!”

Analytical Question (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD)
Analytical Question (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) by Linda Jennifer

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“This product will help your students develop effective discussion questions while encouraging literary and textual analysis. Students will learn to write clearly, concisely, and with purpose.”

CRITICAL THINKING - SOCRATES AND THE INSANITY DEFENSE BUNDLE
“CRITICAL THINKING – SOCRATES AND THE INSANITY DEFENSE BUNDLE” by Linda Jennifer

“These two units go especially well together. The Socratic Method introduces students to the question of human evil and Socrates’ teaching on unwilling mistakes. The Daily Dilemma presents an interesting challenge to Socrates’ teaching and allows students the opportunity to dig deeper into the dilemma of willing versus unwilling mistakes. Furthermore, the questions in the Daily Dilemma ask students to engage in critical thinking – encouraging them to develop arguments using the facts in the case over mere expression of opinion. This ties into The Socratic Method where I explain the difference between truth and opinion.”

Hero's Journey Myths, Fairy Tales & Fables Compare & Contrast Mini Unit
“Hero’s Journey Myths, Fairy Tales & Fables Compare & Contrast Mini Unit” by Jadyn Thone

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“How does the fairy tale, Cinderella, align to the steps and stages of the Hero’s Journey or Monomyth? Identifying and analyzing the acts and stages of the Hero’s Journey can be difficult for students, so why not introduce the monomyth via much-loved children’s fairy tales, myths and fables?”

Hero's Journey Presentation, Writing Prompts & Graphic Organizers Bundle
Hero’s Journey Presentation, Writing Prompts & Graphic Organizers Bundle by Jadyn Thone

“Teach the intricacies of the Hero’s Journey (or Monomyth) with this amazing bundle of worksheets, graphic organizers, writing prompts, teacher notes, deconstructed plot summaries, character analysis ideas, doodle notes, narrative plot arc templates, and more!”

The Hydrological {water} Cycle
The Hydrological {water} Cycle by MrsHildebrand

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“This resource provides foundational background knowledge coupled with fun and experiential chances for review. It provides opportunities for students of all strengths to shine.” 

Math Challenges: Problem of the Week
“Math Challenges: Problem of the Week” by MrsHildebrand

“50 different Problems of the Week challenge students to use their higher order thinking skills and make meaningful inferences and connections with strategies and calculation methods they already have. The emphasis is on HOW we get an answer. It’s not only on getting the right answer; it is all about their critical thinking!”

Ben Franklin: Albany Plan, Join or Die, Experiments, and Discoveries
Ben Franklin: Albany Plan, Join or Die, Experiments, and Discoveries by World’s Okayest Teacher

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“Students will read, highlight, and answer text dependent questions about Ben Franklin, his experiments and inventions, and the Albany Plan.”

13th, 14th, 15th Amendments, Freedmen's Bureau, Fisk University
13th, 14th, 15th Amendments, Freedmen’s Bureau, Fisk University by World’s Okayest Teacher

“Students will read, highlight, and answer text dependent questions for each of the Amendments, the Freedmen’s Bureau, and Fisk University. There is also an assessment included.”