Identifying similarities and differences is a strategy that students need to be successful. How is a sandwich like a mouse? By practicing with this open-ended game that allows divergent thinking, you are preparing your students with this important skill. Using a fun pirate theme, students will help pirates that have been out to sea remember how items are the same and different. Many answers are possible so students will experience a high level of success. This file includes a title pocket, file tab label, 2 page board game, themed die, 4 playing pieces, answer key, and worksheet including a double bubble thinking map and framed response for assessment purposes.
During the summer of 2011, I found all sorts of wonderful digital teacher-made items to use in my classroom. I decided I could make educational materials to help my students enjoy learning and share them with others as well. I hope your students have a blast!