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Rebus Puzzles

What it is: Rebus puzzles (also known as word puzzles or frame puzzles) is a NIEHS kids site that hosts a collection of Rebus brain teasers.  The brain teasers each have a drop down menu that reveals the answer to the puzzle.  These puzzles are a fun way to get students thinking creatively and ‘outside the box’.     How to integrate Rebus Puzzles into the classroom:  Start your day off with a little brain bending using these Rebus puzzles.  Print out the puzzle or share on a projector at the beginning of the day.  Give students 2-5 min to solve the brain puzzle of the day.  This is a great way to get those creative muscles a work out and jump start the brain for a day of learning.     Tips:  There is more than one page of puzzles so keep exploring!   Leave a comment and tell us how you are using Rebus Puzzles in your classroom. window.google_render_ad();

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Posted by admin | Posted in Interactive book, Language Arts, Secondary Elementary, Teacher Resources, Websites | Posted on 12-09-2007

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What it is: Kidoons brings time-honored, universally recognized stories to life. Stories include tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, Thorton Burgess, and more. Kidoons offers both online stories and games for kids developing literacy skills.

How to integrate Kidoons into your classroom: Offer students the opportunity to use Kidoons during silent reading time, or during a unit on one of the time-honored authors listed above. The online books are not read for the students, so it is best used with independent readers.

Tips: Visit the teachers section to join the Kidoons teacher’s resource newsletter. Kidoons will alert you of any new games, stories, and ideas for your classroom.

Kidoons does have advertisements on it, use this as an opportunity to teach kids about how to spot ads on the Internet.



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