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The Engage the Brain: Games series offers practical activities that energize students increase brain connections to content and reinforce learning in a nonthreatening atmosphere. Derived from tested research-based strategies found in the bestseller Worksheets Don t Grow Dendrites this book provides activities that incorporate games aligned with national academic standards for language arts math science social studies physical education art and music. You will find brain-friendly activities that can be integrated easily into your lesson plans to inspire enthusiasm and help students achieve. Each game provides learning objectives a comprehensive materials list step-by-step guidelines for playing the game activities for extended learning and required reproducibles such as game cards game boards and scorecards. Discover favorites such as tag bingo go fish telephone and 20 questions applied to first-grade content in games like Keep-the-Change Bingo Catch It If You Can and Name That Instrument. All games include a focus activity modeling guided practice independent practice and a closing. Students actively process content as they play existing games and construct and design a variety of new ones. Use these engaging activities to supplement your curriculum goals inSentence structure synonyms and readingSymbols and landmarksCitizenship and historyPhysical earth and life sciencesMath money making change and more! Watch your students thrive and grow with creative experiences that incorporate movement teamwork healthy competition and interpersonal skills!