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Brain-Compatible Activities, Grades 3-5

Brain-Compatible Activities, Grades 3-5

September 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. Each step-by-step lesson includes detailed instructions for the teacher and all the necessary reproducibles.
Connections to Standards
Put It Into Practice
1. Language Arts
Newspaper Noun Narratives

Formal or Informal...That Is the Question!

Holiday Acrostic Poems

Imagine With Nonsense

2. Mathematics
Show Me Y!

Build It Write

Project Big Print

Where's the Acorn?

3. Social Studies
Social Studies Comic Strip

A Different Perspective

Good Character Medal

Show Me the Money

4. Science
Designed to Fit

Reuse, Recycle, Rethink

Memory Test

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a...Cloud!

5. Physical Education and the Arts
Desert Life Mural

Real Life Still Life

Multicultural Moves

The Color of Music

Sequential Movement

Answer Key

“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
Midwest Book Review

David Anthony Sousa

DR. David A. Sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of more than twenty books that suggest ways educators and parents can translate current brain research into strategies for improving learning. A member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, he has conducted workshops in hundreds of school districts on brain research, instructional skills, and science education at the preK–12 and university levels. He has made presentations to more than two hundred thousand educators at national conventions of educational organizations and to regional and local school districts across the United States, Canada, Europe,... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412952729