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This unique mnemonic device titled C.O.M.M.A.S. lists, with examples, the six main uses of the comma. Each category has a brief explanation and ...
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This game gives students practice at writing and punctuating complex sentences. Amusing dependent and independent clauses are joined after the th...
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Ready to inspire your students? This is an amazing 4 week poetry unit. After 20 years of teaching poetry, I have complied the best 14 sessions I ...
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Ready to inspire your students? This is a four week study based on the Lucy Calkins Writer's Workshop model for the study of poetry. It would pe...
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This is a 7 page script that teaches about Thanksgiving. There are enough parts from a class of 8 to a class of 28 if larger groups are assigned ...
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This narrative writing model encourages students to create narrative stories that 'M.O.V.E.S.S.' readers. It is a unique mnemonic that gives st...
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Ready to inspire your students? This is an amazing 4 week poetry unit. After 20 years of teaching poetry, I have complied the best 14 sessions I ...
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Do you want a break from planning lessons for a month? This is a four week study based on the Lucy Calkins Writer's Workshop model for the study ...
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Teaching the reading skill 'inference' can be challenging. The 'In SPACES' inference reading strategy helps prompt students to organize and for...
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This is an outstanding 14 page unit that supports the Historical Fiction Reader's Workshop Unit. It is an entire unit of reading skills that can ...
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This document can be used to teach students how they can determine which 'part of speech' an unfamiliar word might be. With this information stud...
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This is an OUTSTANDING unit on inventions and inventors. It is a 24+ page reosurce with detailed lesson plans, technology integration links, and...
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This worksheet contains six different ways you could teach your students how to write an effective 'topic sentence'. There is also some advice on...
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If you have to teach the reading skill 'Making Judgments', this is the perfect resource. Three leading images are given for students to make jud...
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Teaching the reading skill 'inference' can be challenging. This is an entire 32 page unit that gives the students an opportunity to learn inferen...
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This is a letter you can send to parents just before the summer or even the holidays. It contains suggestions of how parents support their child'...
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This is a BUNDLED version of both my Fantasy Reading Unit AND my Fantasy writing unit offered at a discounted price. Buy all your Reading and Wr...
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This is a 15 page unit that perfectly fits a class study of mysteries. It was created for use in mystery book clubs, but is also perfectly suitab...
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Buyer re: Poetry Month (Part 1 of 2) CCSS Aligned
What is the link to the Poetry 1 and 2 PowerPoint?
March 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
This powerpoint is a separate file that needs to be purchased
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Poetry-Month-Part-2-of-2-CCSS-Aligned-461545
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Sarah T. re: Writing Complex Sentences
How many pages are included in this packet?
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Buyer re: Poetry Month (Part 1 of 2) CCSS Aligned
Where is the PowerPoint portion?
December 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
There are two separate files" it states that they must be bought separately. Trust me, the second purchase is worth it!

Product description stated:

The two parts are sold separately (only because I cannot upload both of them at the same time to teacherspayteachers). The resources package gives step by step instructions on how to teach each lesson. However, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT TEACHERS PURCHASE BOTH PACKAGES (word file AND Powerpoint file) AS THE POWERPOINT SLIDES USE A STEP BY STEP APPROACH TO LESSON DEVELOPMENT for the best lesson e.g. extended metaphors. At less than 50cts a session – YOU WILL NOT FIND BETTER RESOURCES FOR TEACHING POETRY. The sessions can be adapted from 4th-8th grade with absolute ease. Over a 80hrs of teach time has gone into developing these resources.These lessons all fall within the common core requirements RL.2,4,5,6 W1, SL.1, L.5
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Buyer re: Book Clubs Historical Fiction Reader's Workshop Unit
I cannot get the pages to show or print correctly. The title page is behind the frame which (I think) causes everything to be messed up. Please help.
December 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Make sure your printed settings are on A4 sized paper not letter sized. Let me know if this works OK
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Ellen Weber  (TpT Seller)
Would love to invite you to join a secondary pinning party over at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=31288 Let’s grow the upper class community together – one pin at a time.

Hope to see you there – and I for one am excited to pin your products!
Best of the season! Ellen Weber
December 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Will do - thanks for the invite!
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Lizzety L. re: Christmas Play
How long does the play run?
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
10mins. approx
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Buyer re: Non-Fiction Reading AND Writing Unit Completely Integrated Smart Notebook
Does this have to be opened on smartboard?
November 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
YES - Good question. It is a smart notebook file.
However, you can download the files if you have smart notebook installed on your computer and project it

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Buyer
I am not able to open the non fiction and realistic fiction files. The mystry unit opens fine. Could you send in pdf or other format please. I do not have a mac
November 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
These are Smart notebook files. (it does state this in the product description) - there is no pdf. version. You do not need a mac. You can download a PC version of smart notebook software here.

Choose version 11.3 for windows
http://smarttech.com/Home+Page/Support/Browse+Support/Download+Software

It takes at least 20mins to download depending on your connection.

Hope this helps.
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Buyer
I just downloaded two realistic fiction files from you and I cannot open them because my computer does not recognize the file. Could you please send it in pdf or doc format please.
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
The files are smart board interactive files. There is no PDF. Version. You can download the software at smarttech.com under one of the tabs that go across the homepage. Let me know if you still have trouble. I can try and email you a file of equal value from my store if you cannot get this to work.
November 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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MissWilliams  (TpT Seller)
I use creativity and critical thinking in my room too. I love your products. I am new to TPT and would love any feedback. Thank you.
October 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
get color cover pages or people will not check out the product
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Buyer re: Christmas Play
How many students is this play for?
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
You can use it for a whole class of 24+. There are choral parts that allow for flexible numbers.
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Buyer re: Character Study: Following Characters into Meaning - Reader's workshop Version
It works now and it is a fabulous product! I love the project idea and all of the graphic organizers!
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Glad you like it.

I have other units on historical fiction and fantasy that you might want to look into.
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Marissa Dale  (TpT Seller) re: Realistic Fiction Reading AND Writing Unit Smart Notebook Integrated Units
I don't have a smart notebook. . Is there a way I can purchase this and view it through a different program?
September 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
There isn't unfortunately. It is all interactive and there is no way to print it. Find a product(s) on my store that is of the same value and I will email you them for free.

rbuxton@sas.edu.sg
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Buyer
I purchased the fourth grade expository non-fiction notebook and can't get it to download. I have tried i on two different computers and it can't find a program to open it. Is there another format that you could save it in and send to me at smb6070@aol.com? Thanks.
August 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
The file is a smart notebook file. You need to have smart notebook software installed. It is designed to be used with an IWB. You can download smart notebook at smart tech.com under resources. It takes some time o download as it is a big file. Let e know how you do once you install the software. I'll help in anyway I can, but as it is a smart notebook file, there is no other format I have this in.
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Sarah R.
Yes, I would appreciate if you could send me a PDF to my email. My email is sarahruta@gmail.com

Thanks,
Sarah
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Buyer re: Back to School First Week of School INSPIRATIONAL Activities
Just sent you my email. Please send me the powerpoint presentation.
Thank you!
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Just sent it. It is also uploaded now with the product. Don't forget to place the cups hidden in the desks before the kids arrive for your t.o.a.s.t. 'to success'
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Buyer re: Back to School First Week of School INSPIRATIONAL Activities
I will take your word for it and try out your first week of school activities. I just downloaded it, but do not receive the powerpoint presentation that was mentioned in the product overview. Can you send me this?
August 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Will get this to you immediately. Double check under your downloads again as many have downloaded this product with no difficulty
Please provide feedback once you get a chance to look at the product. Thanks for taking me word. Let me know if you have any questions about the activities. Provide me your email if you do not see the powerpoint in the unzipped file. rbuxton@sas.edu.sg

Also - you might want to check out my back to school night resources too! Great handouts that make the teacher look really smart!
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Buyer re: Back to School First Week of School INSPIRATIONAL Activities
I am a first year 5th grade teacher. I am interested in buying this to help me through my first week. Of course being a new teacher, I have very limited money. Do you think this is a value that would help me??
August 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
I GUARANTEE this product is worth the money. If not, I will reimburse you. The activities are very creative. You will use them year after year after year. I will offer you your money back if you are not 100% satisfied. I've been teaching for 25 years and I have earned an impeccable reputation. It was originally written for a 5th grade class, but can easily be adapted for 4th or 6th. You will not be disappointed!
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Buyer re: Back to School Night - UNIQUE Resource Package
Unable to open any of your products. Has anyone else alerted you?
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
I have sold multiple copies of this product with no problems. Not sure why this is not working for you. It is simply a word doc. Email me your address and I can forward you the product via email. Hope this is helpful.
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Timothy C. re: Reader's and Writer's Workshop BUNDLED Units 3rd or 4th grade
Hello. I recently purchased "Reader's and Writer's Workshop BUNDLED Units 3rd or 4th grade". However, I cannot open the downloaded file. I know its a zip file and the download directions indicated I needed to download 7zip. I did that, but I still cannot open it. Is there anyway you can send me another version of the download? Perhaps word or pdf format? THANK YOU!
July 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Send me your email address to rbuxton@sas.edu.sg and I will forward the files to you one at a time.
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Buyer re: Reader's and Writer's Workshop BUNDLED Units 3rd or 4th grade
Are you creating any more units like this for the other genres?
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
There is a very comprehensive poetry unit for the 3rd grade level. i also have poetry, historical fiction, fantasy, and book clubs for 4th-5th grade levels. All in my store
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Linda Uccello  (TpT Seller) re: Reader's Theatre John Lennon and the Beatles: A Musical Dramatic Play
I am curious about using pictures that may not be royalty free. I would like to do a unit on 2 singers but the pictures I want to use are all on Google Images. Did you have any problem using photos of Lennon, etc?
June 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Updated
This link shows updated version of where to find royalty free images. click where pink arrow shows. Scroll to the bottom once clicked.
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s150/sh/43c9161e-efc7-46c8-9f54-8060f443ef8e/c46020977f248a9bd20944cc1df08871


Thanks for the question. The pictures I added on the ppoint I collected over 10 years ago before google images existed. I don't know whether this makes a difference. This link shows you how you can set up your google search for royalty free images.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHVG9ltdrP0
Hope this is helpful. Thanks for purchasing.
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Michelle P. re: Book Clubs Historical Fiction Reader's Workshop Unit
Hi Russ, I have purchased several of your items and they are great...thank you. I just wnated to mention that the HF Book Club unit I just purchased has some margin errors. When I printed it out, some words overlapped and items from different pages were on pages they didn't belong. Is there any way you can correct that? Thanks so much.
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Send me your email address and I will email you the file directly. I will have corrected the margin errors and will update the product within the next 30mins. Let me know if you still have any difficulties.
Thanks for the heads up.

I've just downloaded product on two different computers and it downloaded fine. I am guessing it might be your printer settings
Make sure they are set to A4 and not 'letter sized' paper. Drop me an email at rbuxton@sas.edu.sg if you still are having difficulties and I will create a pdf version of the product for you. I like to keep my products in word. so people can adapt. I do appreciate the heads up and will make sure you get the product as it should be, so let me know if the printer change doesn't fix the setting. Thanks for being a repeat customer.
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Erin Collins  (TpT Seller)
Hello! I have just downloaded your Fantasy unit of study. What I downloaded is the "booklet" are there accompanying lessons that go with this? Do you have a set of teaching points you use for the unit? I'm a little confused as I thought that these would be included.
April 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Erin, I think you are referring to the reading fantasy unit? The description of the resource is lengthy and also comes with a video showing exactly what the resource entails. The lessons are meant to be taught through mini lessons. ( these are listed on the tic tac toe menu). The purpose of my unit is for independent study support of these lessons. The booklet is designed so students have a place to practice the skills taught in the lessons. It also provides detailed graphic organizers for students to record their thinking and interpret their thinking. The teaching points you seem to be referring to are the list of skills in the grid. Hope this is helpful.
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Erin Collins  (TpT Seller)
Hello! I have just downloaded your Fantasy unit of study. What I downloaded is the "booklet" are there accompanying lessons that go with this? Do you have a set of teaching points you use for the unit? I'm a little confused as I thought that these would be included.
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Erin Collins  (TpT Seller)
Hello! I have just downloaded your Fantasy unit of study. What I downloaded is the "booklet" are there accompanying lessons that go with this? Do you have a set of teaching points you use for the unit? I'm a little confused as I thought that these would be included.
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Erin Collins  (TpT Seller)
Hello! I have just downloaded your Fantasy unit of study. What I downloaded is the "booklet" are there accompanying lessons that go with this? Do you have a set of teaching points you use for the unit? I'm a little confused as I thought that these would be included.
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Buyer re: Poetry Unit (Part 1 of 2) Lower Elementary Writer's Workshop
Are the poems that you refer to in the unit also included in the package. I am in Australia and sometimes it is quite difficult to locate the literature referred to in the US resources.
Unit looks really good.
Thanks and regards
Deborah
April 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
yes - all poems are given both in the teacher's ppoint and a copy of all of the poems are in the package for the students. Buyers have been very pleased by the quality and creativity in this unit. There are some great lessons here Many people try and sell poetry as haiku, acrostic etc. This unit really gets kids to not just write 'real' poetry but also love the genre. You won't be disappointed!
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Stacie S. re: Graduation or Moving Up Script Themed to 'UP' by Pixar
Does this involve the whole class or just a couple students?
Where would the rest of my class be while those students are introducing? Also, is this for the actual graduation ceremony where there is a chance to indtroduce each student and give them "diplomas" and awards?
April 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
yes. it is a template. you would need to adapt - the first scene is to get the ceremony going - depending on the structure of your ceremony and guest speakers, you could easily adapt my content. mine goes 'up' intro, guest speakers, student speakers, certificates, songs close. hope this helps

Let me know what you thought of the resource. It is really a time saver with a great theme if you need to organize a graduation
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Buyer re: Realistic Fiction Reading AND Writing Unit Smart Notebook Integrated Units
I paid for the Realistic Fiction Reading and Writing Bundle. I have tried saving it and then opening it. I,ve tried opening it and it won't stay open. It flashes open and then immediately closes. Help! Thanks.
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Do you have smart notebook? It is a IWB file that will only open in smart notebook. Download it fom smart tech.com under resources tab. Also try downloading on another computer at school with smart notebook on it. Let me know if you still have difficulties and I can email you the files. However, if you do not have smart notebook they won't open.
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I just bought your expository reading unit and am unable to open it after i downloaded it.
Do you have it in a different format?
March 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
It is a smart notebook file. You can download a free copy of the software at smart tech.com under the resources tab...if you do not have a interactive whiteboard then this will be a waste of time. I am sorry that you missed the file type. It would take me forever to change the file to PDF. As I would need to copy one page at a time. I am willing to send you any other product from my store free of charge as a consolation. Email me at rbuxton@sas.edu.sg when you have selected something. In the meantime I will see if I can do something with the file you bought. It would be at least24 hrs before I could do something on this though. Hope this is helpful
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Buyer re: Weather Unit - Investigations and Experiments Smartboard
I just purchased your weather unit for $8.00 - was disappointed about the quality of scans and visuals. Will probably not even use it - so waste of money. Would not recommend it for anyone else. Was my first purchase from TPT, will not be making any more purchases from TPT. I got much better lessons/units on smartboard exchange for free.
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Are you sure you are viewing the unit correctly? This has been purchased dozens of times with many very satisfied customers. I am very confused as this unit is the highest quality and very thorough. I am sorry to hear that you are so disappointed. Send me your email to rbuxton@sas.edu.sg and I will forward you a copy of the unit as it should be. Perhaps you have an issue with smart notebook?
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Tricia Harrison  (TpT Seller) re: Poetry Month (Part 2 of 2) CCSS Aligned
I am looking for a unit that will aide me in teaching stanza, rhyme scheme, repetition, and refrain. Does this unit have lesson that will help me teach these stanards?
February 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
This is a holistic approach to poetry. These elements are mentioned as part of the poet's tool box, but the unit focuses mostly on how to creatively craft poetry, and strategies and techniques on the interpretation of poetry. It's purpose it to lead students through a poetic journey from inside their hearts through to issues that concern them in their societies and the world in general. These standards can be taught through exposure to the poems listed, but the unit does not have these as specific learning targets during the lessons. Hope this is helpful.
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Michelle P. re: Historical Fiction: Reader's Workshop Unit (Common Core Skill Development)
Hi...I noticed that you have mentioned Lucy Caulkins and Reader's Workshop. How do you think this will work with a Historical Ficiton Book Club using the TC Readers Workshop format?
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
That is exactly what it can be used for. The kids will have the most important skills to constantly refer back to from the Hist. Fiction unit. The skills listed are based on that unit. Book clubs would that have a place to write down their thinking or add their stickies. The right side of each graphic organizer is then used to interpret the evidence collected on the left side. There is also a culminating activity that book clubs can use at to present their thinking at the end of the unit.
Alternatively, you can look at my book club unit which is also for sale. This can be used with any of the Calkins unit. It is a very well structured resource that guides book clubs discussions and accountable talk. I normally use my book club unit for the book clubs and the genre specific units on offer in my store ( fantasy, characters into meaning, hist. Fic) for kids to track their thinking under their independent reading books. Hope this helps.
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Alicia G.
Hi! I just purchased your Dr. Seuss poem writing activity. I am unable to locate the printable documents for the activities through the paperclip side tab. Please advise. Thanks!
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
That file was taken down a week ago due to copyrite? How where you able to purchase it. Send me your email and I will forward them to you? Something is a miss here. The file also contains a PDF. Version with that contained the handouts. Did you purchase this file earlier than yesterday?
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Buyer
Hi, I just downloaded Inventors and Inventions, and am having some trouble with the formatting. Some of the pictures are a little off where they should be and some of the pages look like they should be in landscape mode and some look like they should be portrait. I have Word 2010-- was it created in something else? It looks like a great unit, and I just want to figure out if I need to just go in and fix page by page.
Thanks!
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
File was created in word 2011. The file starts in portrait and the last few pages are done purposely in landscape. Many others have purchased product with no problems. File was created on A4 sized paper, not letter sized paper. That is possibly the issue. You would need to change your printer setting to A4 from letter. I am happy to email you a PDF. File if needed. Let me know if I can be of any help. Thanks for purchasing.
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Barbara Weedman  (TpT Seller) re: Dr Seuss Poem Writing Activity
I purchased this writing activity and can not get it to download. my email is bweedman@Sherman.k12.or.us Thanks, Barbara I want to use it for Dr. Suess Day March 1st for a center acitivity.
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
You need to have smart notebook installed on your computer to open it. It states that it is a smart notebook file. I will email you the smart notebook file and I will also email you a PDF file just in case you did not realize that it was a notebook file. I hope you are able to take this into consideration when providing feedback. Thank you for purchasing.
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Melissa O. re: Dr Seuss Poem Writing Activity
I really like this activity but I was hoping I would be able to read some of their "final drafts". Is there any way you could send me the picture to zoom in and read the finished product or do you have one typed. I am not the best at teaching poetry and I'm not sure how to move them from the rhyming words page to the final poem so they turn out well.
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
There are student samples in the lesson as examples. Moving from the rhyming words to the poem works like this. Student will have brainstormed a list of characteristics about cat on left and rhyming words on right. Students write a sentence with word on left and rhyming sentence with word on right eg. Buttons - muffins
My cat wears green buttons - each lunch it eats blueberry muffins
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Buyer re: Poetry Unit (Part 1 of 2) Lower Elementary Writer's Workshop
Hi it looks like you did AN AMAZING JOB!! I am really interested in purchasing, but...I know you wrote lower elementary, but what grade was this specifically designed for and is it updated to the 2013 TC curriculum?
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Written for 3rd grade. It is very comprehensive. The ppoint is very detailed. It does not contain the TC updates for 2013. Based on subsequent units that we have taught and updated, there were very few specific skill changes. Let me know what you think if you do purchase.
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Buyer re: Dr Seuss Poem Writing Activity
I bought Dr. Suess Poem Writing activity and can't seem to download it.
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
I have sold multiple copies of that product with no problems. That being said, send me your email to rbuxton@sas.edu.sg and I will email you a copy
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Shannon Rhem  (TpT Seller) re: Poetry Month (Part 1 of 2) CCSS Aligned
Is this too hard for third graders?
January 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
No... Because the kids see inside the poems at their level, it is ok for that grade level. The extended metaphor lesson will be too difficult, but many will be ok. If you buy it and find that it is too tough, I can send you your money back via PayPal. If you want to be on the safe side, my other set of units, poetry...readers workshop version was specifically written for third grade.
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Carlotta Thompson  (TpT Seller)
I just pinned you, so you should have access to my Pinterest board. Best of Luck!
January 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Carlotta Thompson  (TpT Seller)
Certainly.
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Carlotta Thompson  (TpT Seller)
I do. :) Here it is: http://pinterest.com/vze2157d/
January 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
So, can you send me an invite to pin to your board?
January 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Carlotta Thompson  (TpT Seller)
Hello Russell,

I just followed you. Thank you.

Carlotta Thompson
January 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
Great idea! - we just need about 20,000 more each. Do you have a pininterst a/c? I can add your pins if you add some of mine?
January 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Deborah G. re: Christmas Reader's Theatre Play
Hello Russell,
I am looking for a half hour (or less) presentation to do for the parents during our holiday breakfast. How long do you think this takes to act out?
Thank you!
Debbie
December 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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teaching in room 22  (TpT Seller) re: Writing Complex Sentences
Under the ratings and comments a Mrs. D. referred to a video. I thought maybe you had a unit that went with this activity.
November 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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teaching in room 22  (TpT Seller) re: Writing Complex Sentences
What video is "Mrs. D" referring to? Would also like to know how many pages are included in this unit? Thanks!
November 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
The writing complex sentences is just a single page that is a unique way for kids to practice the skill. I will be putting up a whole unit on sentence fluency techniques in the near future that will cover all sentence techniques plus a few very clever ways to teach students fluency.

Not sure which Mrs. D you are referring to?
November 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Scipi  (TpT Seller) re: Making Predictions about Stories
I saw your store on the home page of Teachers Pay Teachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie. I left you a rating. Well done!

Here are a few suggestions that might help you to better market your products. Add some clipart to add color. Even though buyers will copy this in black and white, for some reason they like color on the original. Also, create a cover page for each of your products which can then be used as an attractive thumbnail to entice buyers.

You might also add a second page which is a directions or suggestions page for the teacher. List several ways you use this product in your classroom. Never assume that a buyer knows how, why, or when to use your product. Use the footer to put the copyright symbol, your name and date of creation on EVERY page. Items, especially free ones, have been "stolen" from TPT and posted on other sites to be sold. You have to protect all of your creations. Also number your pages.

Unless you want the buyer to be able to revise your products (I do for my tests) then save everything in a PDF format as it is more difficult to change.

I would love to have your input on my freebie listed below. I like to get suggestions and feedback froma variety of teachers.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Narratives-146-Different-Ways-to-Say-Said

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Homework-Rubric

I am now your 15th follower, and hope you will reciprocate at my store as well. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SciPi/Products

Check out the Sellers Forum on your dashboard page because they are lots of ideas there. Good luck as you sell on TPT!
April 17, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Cheryl W. re: Character Sketch Character Description- Graphic Organizer
I am a special education teacher and very much in need of some information to help my students with the state writing assessment. They are 5th graders and they are required to do narrative writing. My students are reading on a 2nd and 3rd grade level and one is a non-reader. What strategies do you have that will help me to help my students?
January 8, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Russell Buxton  (TpT Seller)
I have things i call GRAAB techniques and Styling Super Sentences. Each h/out is a set of 5 or 6 sentence templates that help kids present facts in an 'engaging' way. e.g. kids might want to write texas contains fact A and Fact B, but one of my techniques would change it to ..not only fact A but also fact B can be found in texas OR Both fact A and Fact B occur in texas. The idea is to get kids away from starting sentences with pronouns or there is/there are type openings. sorry i didn't read this sooner. I have a lot of stuff that gives kids different ways to express themselves BUT.. the eading level you are talking about is probably too low for them to apply these strategies in any wothwhile way.
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