Trying to squeeze some social skills and some fun into an already packed school day?
Kids LOVE Reader's Theater, and this short play has a twist: the audience and the actors are encouraged to create the ending themselves, using kindness as their goal.
The situation is one students
Students need to learn to succinctly and respectfully express their opinions, and this is one engaging, fun way to practice that skill! Use these 36 "Would you rather?" prompts to meet speaking, listening, and writing standards! Use them as a whole class, in pairs, in centers, or in writing or inter
I decided to learn more about this strategy several years ago when I was working in the role of academic coach. I had seen several strong teachers effectively using literature circles in the upper elementary grades and wondered how this strategy could be used with 1st and 2nd graders. Here is
Speaking, Listening and Writing Activities:-
Children love to re-tell stories to their parents, siblings, and friends. They enjoy listening to folk tales and other fiction during their play time or in class. From this perspective, I have compiled this learning unit as a tool for both teachers and s
These cute graphics can either be glued on popsicle sticks to create puppets or on sentence strips to create headbands for the dramatization of The Crowded Noisy House. They also could be copied onto card stock to create a matching game with the labels. This story comes from the Grade 1 ELA Listeni
This 23-page teacher's guide is packed with background and consumables for the classroom. Some of the things you will find are:
* Suggested Lesson Procedures
* A Common Core Matrix
* Reading Response Cards
* Discussion Questions
* Author's Crafts Practice Sheets and Answer Keys
The Man Who Named the Clouds
Reading Street 4th grade
Unit 3 Week 1
This is a great partner reading activity to help the students get used to that common core language that we are all trying to integrate into our classrooms! You can use this as a Tuesday/Wednesday partner reading activity, you can u
Get your students begging for their next prompt with these super-engaging task cards! Journal prompts, bellringers, station work - they can be used in various ways, not only for writing but also to promote discussion skills.
With 48 unique cards in 3 different categories (beginning, middle and end
Are you struggling to find something for your students to do during reading centers that still focuses on reading? Then look no further this is for you!
Students love to read the same book as their classmates and this center allows them to do that in a meaningful way. This version of book buddies
Dear Amazing Teacher,
Supporting our students in talking and listening in a structured and thoughtful way can be difficult and especially so for language learners. Students learning a new language are experiencing what Dr. Stephen Krashen* calls the “affective filter” - you may not realize it but
Goodnight Moon Activities for Speech Therapists, SLPs, and Classroom Teachers. Activities correspond to Common Core Standards Speaking and Listening (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY SL.K.1-6) for Kindergarten. Includes progress monitoring chart for each skill. Activities can be used individually or in group thera
This is a weekly student literacy choice tracker. As the students complete an activity, they will draw an X over the smiley face. The tracker includes read to self, word work, sight words, read to someone, work on writing, listening to reading, teacher time, and book shopping. You can edit as you wi
Note: Some of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room.
"Chill light on my sight as my ego becomes
This download targets the phonological process of stopping strident sounds. The product covers the following sounds: s, z, sh, ch, f, v, th.
56 task cards are included in this activity.
Students will trace the targeted sound to make a connection with literacy and phonemic awareness through writing
This packet was designed to help you “show the literacy” in your Dramatic Play Work Station or Center. Your students will love using their knowledge of how plants grow as they pretend to work in their very own garden!
You will receive:
a sign for your garden
pocket chart word cards
labels for items
This unit is designed for 2nd grade and meets the CCSS guidelines listed below. This unit, based off Aesop's fable, can be done in a few days or over the course of a week, depending on time allowed, and can be used in literature circles or be completed as a class.
Please look at the preview for mor
W.6.1. W.7.1. W.8.1. W.9-10.1. W.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
W.6.1. W.7.1. W.8.1. W.9-10.1. W.11-12.1.Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
The Hello Body Module is a comprehensive social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum that targets Common Core Standards as well as specific SEL goals that are becoming increasingly popular in many states across America. It contains all of the Hello Body products availible for individual purchase at
Colorfully designed Anchor Statement Charts can be used as posters for your English Language Arts wall. They are great to post with the 'I Can' Statements.
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Are literacy centers too time consuming to create week after week? Do you get tired of kids getting bored and doing mediocre work? Here’s a solution. Below are what I like to call “permanent centers.”
These literacy centers can be taught one by one so the students are successful with these all yea
Want an easy way to introduce academic language and conversation into your classroom? An effective way to allow students to gain academic capital?
Great assessment prep and a way to get students comfortable with 'talking the academic talk.'
Four stems for small group work.
Easily printed and h
Want an easy way to introduce academic language and conversation into your classroom? An effective way to allow students to gain speaking and listening skills?
Great assessment prep and a way to get students comfortable with 'talking the academic talk.' Common Core aligned to Speaking and Listenin
The One Quiet Minute Workbook contains activity ideas and visual supports to be used in conjunction with other aspects of the One Quiet Minute Module. These components help children crystallize skills exercised in the song/video that are related to attention and impulse control, while preparing the
The Mr. Hummingbird Module is a comprehensive social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum that targets Common Core Standards as well as specific SEL goals that are becoming increasingly popular in many states across America. This multimedia kit includes a semesters worth of teaching resources to enr
The Tortoise & the Hare (by Jerry Pinkney) Seminar Packet
Having a difficult time getting your kids to connect?
Try Socratic seminar!
Having worked in a Paideia school for ten years, I know how seminar can be used to generate dialogue. Students who are proficient in seminar s