Thursday, December 29, 2016

Grab 'Em with Guinness World Records

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As teachers, we've all seen it...  groups of elementary school kids crowded around a dog-eared, well worn copy of Guinness World Records.  Kids are mesmerized by the pictures of the tallest man and the longest fingernails.  They giggle over the flamboyant tattoos and the shocking piercings.  Many dream about being the fastest person, having the most home runs, or any other number of records just waiting to be broken.

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Guinness World Records is a great way to entertain students, but did you know that is is full of fascinating facts and interesting information that'll peak your class's curiosity and set them up to learn?

If you've ever taken a close look at the inside of Guinness, you've seen it is ripe with possibilities.  So many great ideas, in fact, that the people at Guinness have created a Teachers Guide for the new 2017 edition.

You can use the Teachers Edition with a hard copy of Guinness World Records 2017 (see the end of the post for a giveaway of the book) or the guinnessworldrecords.com.

The lesson plan guide contains activity ideas for grades 2-5 and connect to the Common Core Standards.  Activities include ideas for measurement and mapping, language arts, and science.
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In my classroom, I used the teachers guide to create a measurement math station.  Students worked with a partner to measure a variety of body parts and then compared their measurements to the record holders.  I've provided the sheet I used HERE as a free download for you.
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The measurements for the middle section can be found in the Teacher's Edition. 

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I have to be honest, I always thought that Guinness was just a book full of records, but it is SO MUCH MORE!  It is packed full of interesting facts and information for just about anything you can think of.  As I looked through the 2017 edition I found myself continually thinking about how this book could be used to enhance just about every science and social studies unit I teach in 4th grade!  I'm going to give you a quick pic-tour so you can start thinking about how you could use Guinness in your own classroom.

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If your students learn about space as part of your curriculum, sharing some of the facts in this section would be a great way to peak interest at the beginning of your unit!
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If you study geology, clouds, weather, oceans,  or plant adaptations, this section if packed with fun facts students will love!  
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 Every kids loves learning about animals!  This section is full of interesting information students will get excited about.  If you teach animal adaptations, habitats, spiders, or dinosaurs this is a great section to find attention-grabbing facts!
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Another great feature you'll find at the bottom of many of the pages is a time line.  
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This section would be great for teachers starting a unit on body systems! 
 The Journey's section is a wonderful compliment to your study of explorers and explorations.  
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 The "Do Try This at Home..." section is full of fun challenges students can try at home such as how many sugar cubes can you balance on your chin or how fast can you drink a bottle of ketchup.  
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 And some crazy things you DON'T want to try at home or anywhere else! 
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Every kids loves toys and games!  There are some great writing prompt ideas you could get from this section! 
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 For students who love to build!  The facts and information inside this section would be a great way to inspire a STEM unit!  There are also a lot of measurements in this section you could use to have students compare and contrast, find the difference, etc.
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The Arts & Media section is another wonderful section to find ideas for writing.  
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There are so many different possibilities with this section!  Writing prompts and facts to grab learners at the start of a science unit are just a couple.   
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 The sports section is another favorite of students!  
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As you can see, Guinness World Records is a valuable resource for any classroom!  It is not only a favorite of students, but there is a lot of great attention grabbing content inside of this book for teachers to use as a support and enhancement to your grade-level lesson and units!  

Don't forget to download your FREE Teachers Guide by clicking the link above and as a "Thank You" for visiting Literacy Loves Company and reading this blog post, the people at Guinness World Records have given me a copy of the NEW 2017 edition to give to one lucky reader! 

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GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES:
  • Since, if you win,  I will have to ship the book to you, the giveaway is only open to people with mailing addresses within the continental United States. 
  • The giveaway is open from December 29, 2016 through January 9th, 2016.  
  • I only have one book, so there will only be one lucky winner!
  • To enter, please enter your information in the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post.  
  • The winner will be randomly chosen by the Rafflecopter widget.
  • The winner will be announced Tuesday, January 10th on my Facebook page, Instagram account, here on the blog, and by email. 
  • The winner will need to respond to my email by January 15th with a mailing address so that I can get your book in the mail that next week.  

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Thank you for visiting Literacy Loves Company!  I hope this post has inspired you to take a closer look at your Guinness World Records books for inspiration!

9 comments:

  1. Once again, I am able to grab inspiration by one of your posts. What a marvelous way to nourish the excitement of gaining new knowledge!

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  2. My kiddos would love this! There would be instant buy-in and thousands of way to implement across contents!

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    1. Hi Miranda! I e-mailed you a couple of weeks ago about winning the Guinness World Record 2017 book. I haven't heard from you. Please e-mail me at literacylovescompany@gmail.com with your mailing address so that I can send the book to you. Thanks!

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  3. This would be a great point to use for an escape classroom adventure, it seems chock full of facts for them to research!

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    1. ohhh... I would love to know more about how to do an escape classroom adventure! That sounds like a great way to hook kids. Please let me know if you have a blog post or some information on that. Thanks!

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  4. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oops! My previous comment didn't answer your rafflecopter question. I can see a lot of tie-ins to math with comparing numbers.

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    1. Thanks, Tobi. There are so many great tie-ins!

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