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Skill Builders

These are real-world inspired practice that focus on the practice of a key skill. They are designed to allow for students to be self-led over one class period. However many also include teacher guidance to introduce an instructional element.

Real World Skill Builders follow one of the several formats

Essentials 
Students answer questions and undertake tasks in a real world scenario or relating to a real world topic. The focus is on repeated practice of a skill.
Available in Math grades K-3 and ELA grades K-6.

Choose Your Own Adventure
Students answer questions focused on a skill with increasing difficulty and after each result, they gain a piece of information to help them determine what mystery country they are in.
Available in Math grades 6-12.

Crime Scene Decoders - Whodunnit
Students answer questions focused on a skill in order to piece together clues and solve a crime.
Available in Math grades 3-12 and ELA grades 7-12.

Crime Scene Decoders 
Students answer challenging questions built around a traditional unit of content. After solving each crime scene, they are able to determine who committed the crimes.
Available in Math grades 3-12.

Person Puzzles
Students answer questions focused on a skill in order to gather information about an important and influential person.
Available in Math grades 3-12 and coming soon in ELA.

STEM-ersion
Students encounter a single real world challenge in which they have to make a decision or recommendation after an analysis of the evidence.
Available in Math grades 9-12.

 

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