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Activity Books

Our books and eBooks offer a variety of approaches, including independent seat work, scripts for full-class activities, learning centers and bulletin boards.

Activity Books

Whole-Year Program

Are They Thinking?
Grades 2-6.

The title poses the question and we provide the answer: YES! Or they will be once you put these ideas into action. This outstanding thinking-skills program is sure to fascinate your students with its diverse challenges.

$28.00

Learning Centers

Brain Stations
Grades 2-6.

Here are 50 thinking centers, 50 stops along an exciting thinking track. These innovative ideas are easy to implement. Everyone will have fun with "Your Face," "Silly Questions," "Blocks on Parade," and many more.

$16.00
Is It Friday Already?
Grades 2-6.

This book is often called a classic—and it may deserve the billing since it’s been in print for over 30 years! It has an enthusiastic following among teachers who want to incorporate learning centers in their classrooms. We're offering the final copies of this wonderful book for half price—just $10!

$10.00

Direction Following & Listening

Going Places
Grades 2-6.

Take an imaginary trip to the zoo, to a fair, to the mountains, on an airplane and to City Hall. Students work on activity sheets as you read from a script. Excellent analytical thinking practice for gifted students.

$17.00

Thinking Challenges

Gotta Think
Grades 2-6.

A sequel to our popular book, WakerUppers. Use these upbeat thinking activities as enrichment rewards when other work is finished, or save them for special occasions. Designed to get kids thinking, and to have fun in the process. More than 300 activities in all—challenging yet friendly.

$16.00
How Would That Look?
Grades 1-6.

Each activity begins with a carefully structured statement, such as "An invisible person is running. The person's clothes and shoes are not invisible. How would that look?" The children must process information, formulate a visual idea and then draw it on their own paper.

$13.00
Ideas To Go
Grades 2-6.

Yes, this is a book of reproducible activity sheets. But with lively challenges like "1-2-3 Think," "Picture Puzzlers" and "How Things Move," these 50 activities offer something entirely different from your run-of-the-mill worksheets.

$16.00

Language Development

Just Write!
Grades 2-6.

Get students writing in spite of themselves! These 50 reproducibles each have a different theme, such as the "Happy Page," the "Bug Page," and the "Tiny Page." Helps students approach the daunting task of writing with less dread and more confidence.

$16.00
Letter Getters I
Grades 2-6.

Each Letter Getters book includes 100 word challenges. Students complete sentences based on letter prompts. For example: "It's hard to look up a word in the dictionary when you don't know how … t s i" (to spell it). Or, "If you flip a coin and guess how it will land, you'll be right about … h o t t" (half of the time).

$16.00
Letter Getters II
Grades 2-6.

Each Letter Getters book includes 100 word challenges. Students complete sentences based on letter prompts. For example: "A stream is smaller than a river and a pond is … s t a l" (smaller than a lake). Or, "Not all houses have basements or second floors, but every house has … d a w" (doors and windows).

$16.00