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siubhanbridge
Buyer re: Write from the Start! Writing Activities for Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Hi! I'm from Australia and my children have trouble writing on American lines, is there an easy way of making the lines either plain or dotted thirds? Thanks! :)
July 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Monica Gadson
Monica G. re: Quick Check Common Core Assessments for 1st Grade
Sorry my same question posted multiple times. The send button was not working correctly.
July 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
No worries! I deleted the duplicate question :)
July 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Monica Gadson
Monica G. re: Quick Check Common Core Assessments for 1st Grade
How many quick checks are there for each standard? Thanks
July 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Monica! There is only one quick-check assessment for each standard. I worked hard to make them as thorough and comprehensive as can be though!

I hope that helps!
July 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Nicole Marlowe
Nicole Marlowe  (TpT Seller)
Hi Susan! You are so right! My first graders thrived last year when I saw your spring pack and purchased it. I would love the bundle and was wondering if there was any way you could bundle the summer, fall and winter packs for me since I already own the spring pack?

Nicole
July 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nicole! Unfortunately, there is no easy way for me to bundle the other 3 packs for you. You could wait until they are all on sale again to get them at a discounted price, however!

I am sorry for the inconvenience!
July 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

The Weekly Sprinkle
The Weekly Sprinkle  (TpT Seller) re: Close Reading for 1st Grade (The BUNDLE!)
Does each passage come with a separate vocabulary sheet and a separate comprehension sheet, or are they both on one sheet? The preview shows some graphic organizers (I think) are there some for each passage or are they generic organizers?
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Weekly Sprinkle!

Each and every story (fiction and non-fiction) comes with their own vocabulary and comprehension questions that were chosen by me specific for that story! The vocabulary sheet and comprehension sheet are two separate pages.

I also included generic vocabulary and comprehension sheets that can be used for any book during that season!

Hope that helps!
Susan
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Jenelle Malone
Jenelle M.
Hi Susan! I love your close reading packs and see the bundle on sale. I already have the spring edition, and would love the others. The problem is when I add all 3 editions I need, it is $1 less than the bundle with 4 included! What can I do?
July 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jenelle,

I see that it is about 1.50 less to buy the three seasons you still need. I guess it is up to you which is easier! Some people buy the bundle even if they already own one, so they have it all in one file. But to save some money you could just buy them all separately.

Hope that helps!

Susan
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

looneyslitblog
looneyslitblog  (TpT Seller)
Not a question, however I wanted to let you know I found your close reading bundle on my Primary Collaboration Connections Collaborative board and will be featuring this product in my July newsletter. Here is a link to my newsletter: http://www.thinglink.com/scene/545766981752586242
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Wow! Thank you so much :)
July 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Sheryl Petersen
Sheryl P.
I appreciate your fixing of these typos so quickly! You rock!
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
No, YOU rock! Thank you for your understanding! :)
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Sheryl Petersen
Sheryl P.
Thank you!
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
You are very welcome!
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Sheryl Petersen
Sheryl P. re: Close Reading for 1st Grade (Summer Edition)
I noticed a typo on page 35. I think it should say "rest his leg" instead of "rest is leg". Thanks for making these packets. They are awesome!
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Fixed!
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Sheryl Petersen
Sheryl P. re: Close Reading for 1st Grade (Winter Edition)
As I was getting this packet ready for next winter, I noticed that on page 36, there is a mistake in sentence #1. I think "the" needs to be "there".
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Fixed!
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Sheryl Petersen
Sheryl P. re: Close Reading for 1st Grade (Fall Edition)
I just purchased the Fall Edition of Close Reading. I noticed a typo in the story "A Gift for Teacher". The first sentence is missing the verb. Thanks for making this packet. I can't wait to use it this fall.
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Oh goodness! Thank you for letting me know! I swear I could read those things over and over and miss something every time. I will fix it ASAP and re-upload :)
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Lisa Hahn
Lisa H.
Are all of your products 20% or just a few?
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lisa!

Just my close reading ones for today and tomorrow. If you look at my blog (http://thankgoditsfirstgrade.blogspot.com) you can see which items will be on sale for the next 12 days. Hope you find what you're looking for!
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

amanda burke
Amanda B. re: Quick Check Common Core Assessments for 1st Grade
Any plans to make a kindergarten set?
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Amanda! I do plan to make a kinder set and it should be out right around the beginning of August! It will be for the same skills: all phonics and math standards for Common Core!

Thanks for the question!
July 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Angie Nicholes
Angie N. re: Quick Check Common Core Assessments for 1st Grade
I teach in Texas. Anyway you would be willing to do this for first grade TEKS?
July 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Angie,

Unfortunately I do not have that on my radar right now. You can look closely at the standards listed to see if it will still work for you first graders in Texas. My understanding is that the TEKS and CCSS aren't that far off.

Sorry for the inconvenience!
July 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

First Grader For Life
First Grader For Life  (TpT Seller) re: Close Reading for 1st Grade (Summer Edition)
Do you know the levels of the passages in this packet?
June 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi First Grader for Life!

I do not have the exact levels for the passages as I wrote them myself, however, I created all 4 seasonal close reading packs with my end-of-year 1st graders in mind. (DRA: 16-18, GR: I-J)

I hope that helps!
July 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kathy Croghan
Kathy C.
Will you be creating a 'Close Reading' packet for the Fall/Back to School?


Hoping the answer is yes,
Kaycee
June 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
I am working on it now :) It will be uploaded before the end of July!

Thank you for the interest!
July 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

kelz300
Buyer re: Writing through the Seasons (Prompts for the whole year!)
Is this really Americanised? I ask because I live in NZ and love the look of it however our seasons are vice versa?? If not can you recommend a cool writing book for me?
June 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Just received and answered your email! I think that will help you decide :)
July 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Abbey Ingebritsen
Abbey I.
I LOVE your primary classroom decor set! I would buy it in a heartbeat but my district uses the modern alphabet. Is there any chance you'll be making that alphabet set with modern print? Thanks!
June 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Abbey,

Thank you so much!

Unfortunately I don't have any plans right now to make it with the modern alphabet. This summer is just too busy right right now. I'm sorry!
July 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Karym Postigo
Karym Postigo  (TpT Seller) re: Close Reading for 1st Grade (Summer Edition)
Hello! I love these! Will u b making a fall packet?
June 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Karym, Thank you so much! I will certainly be making a fall pack this summer! Look for it in early July!
June 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

MyFirstGradeHappyPlace
MyFirstGradeHappyPlace  (TpT Seller) re: First Grade Common Core Language Activities & Printables [Part One]
Hey there...This packet is amazing! I bought set one and set two! Love them both! On Page 109, "Illustrate It" the first sentence doesn't read quite right. I totally understand how hard it is to make sure the whole packet is perfect! Just wanted to let you know so you could check it out. Thanks so much!!!!
June 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for letting me know!! I will look it over ASAP and re-upload :)
June 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kourtney Robinson
Kourtney Robinson  (TpT Seller) re: First Grade Common Core Language Activities & Printables [BUNDLE]
Do you make a Kindergarten version of the language arts packet? I could see some of the pages are appropriate for Kindergarten, but wouldn't want to pay for the whole mega and only be able to use a portion if it. Love it though!!!
June 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kourtney! Unfortunately, I do not have a Kinder version of this pack as of right now. I had started a 2nd grade one a little bit ago and will likely finish that one before I start a kinder one. I don't see it happening any time soon though. I am sorry!
June 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Chrissy French
Chrissy French  (TpT Seller)
Miss Susan, Are you going to create a Fall Close Reading bundle?
June 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Chrissy! I most certainly am creating a Fall close reading pack and I will bundle all 4 seasonal packs for a discounted rate!

My goal is to have it out by mid-July :)
June 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

emelia
Buyer re: A little practice with Bossy e!
Why is it that when I download this product some o the pages do not come out? On the preview the second page has a description of bossy e coming to town, but, when I download it is just a black smudge across the page?
June 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi there, I am so sorry but it must be a troubleshooting issue. Please contact TPT and they can help you!
June 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Bonnie C Nivens
Bonnie C N.
Hi Susan,

I purchased your summer close reading for first and love it, but noticed on the "parrots" third page, it says "wear" instead of "where." Looking forward to the fall pack! Thanks
May 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Oh goodness! I have been meaning to fix that. I will do it ASAP, Bonnie!

Thank you for letting me know :)
June 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Jeanmarie Sette
Jeanmarie Sette  (TpT Seller)
I just downloaded your summer close reading for first grade. It is great! One issue I noticed is that on pages 8, 9 and 10 the printables for other reading selections say "spring" not summer story. Just a quick fix but not sure how I can get that? Thanks!
May 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Woops!! Thank you for letting me know! I will fix it ASAP and you will be able to re-download it from the "my purchases" section on TPT.
May 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Pamela Hickman
Pamela H.
I purchased your numbers to 120 and it has wide black lines throughout. What do I do to fix it?
May 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

alisonbuescher
Buyer re: Close Reading for 1st Grade (Summer Edition)
Will these ever be available in a bundle? Thanks!
May 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Yes, once I create the Fall one this summer, they will be bundled together for a bit of a discount!
May 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Spots and Dots
Spots and Dots  (TpT Seller) re: Kite Craftivity - Writing for Beginning or End of the Year
I love this, is there any way you would add 3rd grade to it? :)
May 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Spots and Dots - thank you for the question. I did not plan on adding third grade into the unit at this time. With the end of the year, it is crazy busy! I am sorry!
May 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

tiger34856
Buyer
FYI one of your worksheets on the Language Megapack has an error. It is on the past present and future page. Numbers 1 and 6 are the same. "We played our last game on Saturday."
May 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Oh goodness! I am sorry! I will fix it ASAP and re-upload. Thank you for letting me know.
May 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Mattina Maloney
Mattina M. re: Mother's Day Recipe
I have a student in my class whose mother passed away. She lives with her grandma. Would you be able to edit the document so it says grandma's love and email it me?
May 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Mattina,

I am sorry I didn't see this before Mother's Day. I do not usually edit freebies, but I will see if that is possible for next year.
May 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

shanterakiathomas
Buyer re: Money! An introductory unit for K-1
I just purchased the product and didn't know the coins would look like they do. Is that the best the coins can look?
May 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi there,

I am so sorry, but I am a little unsure about what you mean. The coins should look just like they do in this clip art pack:

http://www.teachersnotebook.com/product/glauren5/money-set

If it does not, it is likely an issue with the viewer or printer that you are using. If it does look like that clip art and you are unhappy with the purchase, please contact TPT.

Thank you!
May 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

micmck
Buyer
Thank you for your answer. I appreciate the help. I am looking forward to using the behavior management system that you have.
Again,
Thank you,
Michelle
May 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Elizabeth Wolf
Elizabeth Wolf  (TpT Seller)
I'm a Spanish Immersion teacher and I love your All About packet, have you ever thought of having it translated? I would love to use it in my class but would need to be able to translate/edit the words.
May 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Katie Baxley
Katie B.
I have purchased the 1st grade common core Language standards part one at the beginning of the year and was wondering if there was a part two or not?

Thanks,
Katie
May 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Katie,
First, thanks for the purchase! Second, yes, there is part 2.

The link is here:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-Grade-Common-Core-Language-Activities-Printables-Part-Two-979016
May 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Ashortt412
Buyer
hello! I just paid for your ALL ABOUT pdf. However, almost all the pages are blurred with big black lines on them. I cannot use or even read the pages. Wondering if you can send the pdf via email? Or could I get a refund?

I cannot use the pdf as is. Thanks

Allison
April 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Allison,

If you contact TPT (Contact Us - at the bottom of the page) they can help you troubleshoot the issue! I can gaurantee you that the file should not have big black lines on them! It is likely an Adobe or printing issue. Sorry for the trouble.

Thanks!
April 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Tiffini Thompson
Tiffini T. re: Close Reading for 1st Grade (Spring Edition)
What text levels are most of your passages? :)
April 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for the question - I am unsure of the exact Lexile level of my texts, however I made them appropriate for the large majority of MY first graders to be able to read. At the beginning of the year, they are more difficult and we complete the close reading activities together. As the year progresses, they begin to read the passages and complete the activities on their own as needed. The goal is that by the end of the year all my students can read these by themselves. I hope that helps!
April 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

micmck
Buyer
On your money behavior management could you please give me some examples of how much each thing costs. Also could you give me examples of how much money you give the students and for what? This is just what I have been looking for. Thank you so much.

Michelle
April 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Michelle! Thanks for your question! Here are a few examples from my classroom:

5 cents - stickers!
10 cents - pencils, erasers, bookmarks
25 cents - little mcdonalds type toys
50 cents - lunch with Ms. Moran

After Christmas break, I started finding some fun little toys in the Target $1 section (like a slinky or rubik's cube or something) and I would put a few in the treasure chest and explain that they were special, "limited time only" toys and I would set those for random amounts (7 cents, 18 cents, etc)

When you pass them out is up to you and your management style. I passed them out quite often at first for students following the directions the first time, walking nicely in the hallway, treating others with respect, etc. After a few weeks, I slowly pass them out less and less so that students have to work harder to collect the coins.

I hope this helps!
April 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

tamara theunick
Tamara T.
Hi there- I am looking at your 1st grade common core standards... (on the sly-because lucy caulkins is the end all be all..) ugh- I just can't handle her books... did you reference them when writing your units??
I am hoping to find something a little easier to follow..
April 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
I created this unit to specifically go with the CCSS writing standards as we didn't even have Lucy when I started teaching my units!

The narrative portion aligns specifically with W.1.3
The informative portion aligns with W.1.2 and W.1.7
The opinion portion aligns with W.1.1

All three align with W.1.5, W.1.6, and W.1.8
April 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Amy Aarhus
Amy A. re: Money! An introductory unit for K-1
I did the stars when rating this unit, but they're not showing up. ? I tried editing it to show that I gave a perfect score for everything, but I can't get them to show up. Sorry.
April 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Amy! It looks like its all fixed :)
April 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

mfenchel
Buyer re: Writing through the Seasons (Prompts for the whole year!)
do the patterns come with this
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
I am sorry but I am not exactly sure what patterns you are talking about? The crafts all include a pattern and those are in the pack!
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Shelby Culver
Shelby C. re: First Grade Common Core Language Activities & Printables [Part One]
Hi Susan! I found a tiny error in this packet & thought you would want to know. On page 59 (printable for verb tenses), numbers 1 and 6 are the same sentence. No biggie as I've had the packet since October and never noticed it until now, ha!
April 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the find, Shelby C!! I will fix it ASAP and re-upload :) :)
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Melissa Jenkins
Melissa J.
I wanted to apologize to you for asking you for the long a activities. They were from another blog site. I got you two confused because I am on so many blog sites. I love your work though! Thanks for sharing! :) Melissa J
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Oh gosh, don't worry about it at all!! I am always getting confused between all the blogs!
March 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Monica Hartmann
Monica H. re: Close Reading for 1st Grade (Spring Edition)
Will you be making a Close Reading Back to School or Fall edition? Or did I miss it?
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Monica! I will be making a back to school AND a fall edition, but I will be making them over the summer. I am currently working on my summer version, but then I will work on those 2!

Thanks for the interest :)
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Galit Markovich
Galit Markovich  (TpT Seller)
Hi I am not a teacher yet but I need to create a Lesson plan. I need a detailed lesson plan that has all the sections like objectives, common core standards, accommodations etc. I need a lesson that is ela based. I need a lesson plan that states step by step how to teach a specific topic. Thanks.
March 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Galit. I am a little unsure of what I can do for you! I create units with lessons and activities in them, but I rarely will have a typed out lesson plan included since every state and district have different requirements. If you are looking for a template or one that is already finished for you, I suggest googling or searching for an "ELA lesson plan" for your grade level online. Hope that helps!
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

dcooper22
Buyer re: Close Reading for 1st Grade (Spring Edition)
when printing the packet, on the writing pages, the dashed lines did not print. is this typical and how do I get it to print the dashed lines?
March 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for the question! It is not typical and all the answer lines should have dotted lines for the 1st graders to use! I am so sorry. Please contact TPT and they should help you with some troubleshooting issues!
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Melissa Jenkins
Melissa J.
I saw some long a activities on your web site but I can't find them now. It was a game called Shake, Read, and Color. It had a copy of a long a die that the kids used to roll to play the game. Where should I look for this? Thanks for sharing your crreativity. I love your work. Melissa
March 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Melissa! Unfortunately I believe that activity is on a different blog! I did a little searching, but I couldn't find the link for you. I'm sorry!
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Edna Colville
Edna C.
Thanks Susan. I actually meant adaptable for me. I wouldn't ask you to make changes to your unit. I will check out the preview although it is hard to see all of the pages clearly. Thanks for taking the time to answer.
March 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Edna Colville
Edna C.
Hello Susan I am wondering if your numbers to 120 unit is easily adaptable for just numbers to 100? I am in Canada and our little grade ones don't have to count beyond 100 just yet. I can certainly challenge those that are ready but for those that aren't I would like to be able to easily adjust it to meet our curriculum needs. Thanks!
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Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Edna! I am wondering if you mean adaptable on your end or mine.

I can tell you that on your end, you should be able to complete most, if not all of the activities I have in the pack with your students to 100. There are number cards that go up to 120, but you can just use the ones up to 100. There are plenty of 120 chart games that could just as easily be played with a regular 100 chart. However, on the assessment there are a few questions that deal specifically with those number higher than 100 since they are a little trickier.

On my end the file would be a bit difficult to adapt for you and unfortunately that isn't something I am looking into right now. If you download the preview, you might get a closer look to see if the unit will help meet your students' needs.

I hope that helps!

Thank you!
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Stephanie Stancil
Stephanie S.
I just purchased your All About Animal Research packet, and I'm excited to start it this week! I do have a quick question. Where do your kids write their rough drafts...on the same paper in the packet? Do you just have them rewrite it for the final?

Thanks!
March 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Susan Jones - TGIF
Susan Jones - TGIF  (TpT Seller)
Hi Stephanie! Sorry for the late response. I do have them use the same paper and re-write it. I think it is easier for them to visualize the final product when they do it this way! I hope that helps!
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