In this detailed, CCSS-aligned, 10-day unit, students will learn about narrative writing and actively participate in the writing process. Students will write personal narratives about an interesting experience that taught them a lesson. In their personal narratives, students will include key eleme
Halloween activities have never been more fun, while staying academic! What better way to have students use real-life Halloween math, reading, and writing skills than with this creative, high-interest Design a Haunted House Project? Now includes a DIGITAL version! In this unit, students will have th
Thanksgiving Activities for Reading and Writing, Grades 4-8
Forget your old Thanksgiving lesson plans! Your students do NOT want to hear about the first Thanksgiving, and they DEFINITELY do NOT want to write dull paragraphs about the things they are thankful for.
Seriously. They DON’T!
Spice up y
OUTSIDERS: This Outsiders Novel Study Unit now includes both a print and digital version for distance learning! Engage your students with standards-based literacy activities as they read S.E. Hinton's classic novel. The Chapter-by-Chapter Response Pages challenge students to dig deep into the text t
Wonder Novel Unit is a Common Core Standard aligned book study to be used with Wonder by R. J. Palacio. This download contains both a printable format as well as a Google Drive™ compatible format.This is a complete novel study that includes many individual products bundled together to offer you exte
I am always looking for new ways to begin that very first day of the school year. It is an amazing time where we set the tone for what is to come in the days and months of our exciting time together. This year, rather than have students complete a signature scavenger hunt where they are all over t
This is a complete and engaging novel study for the book Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. This print and go book study is great to use in your classroom when teaching across the curriculum during a World War II unit! Just added a DIGITAL Google Classroom update March 29, 2020! Download again to get y
Classroom Book Clubs: Literature Circles Made Easy includes 5 short videos for teachers plus the printables you need to set up and run Literature Circles in your classroom. This method does not include Literature Circle roles, so the program is easy to implement in a flexible manner. Kids love this
Figurative Language: 62 pages - this Common Core aligned pack is filled with fun activities that your students will enjoy. This will help your students learn the 8 common types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, oxymoron, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole and idioms throu
Are you ready to watch your student engagement skyrocket?! Students will work together to solve the mystery AND practice a variety of academic skills including; inferencing, critical thinking, problem solving, reading comprehension, and much more! The material is so fun and engaging, students won'
These 10 simple strategies will engage your students in discussion and help you meet the Speaking and Listening Core standards. The colorful posters are ready to print and hang or project in your classroom for easy reference when you want kids to talk about topics or text. Introduce a few at a time
What better way to have students use real-life math, reading, and writing skills than with this fun, high-interest Road Trip Project? Now includes a DIGITAL version! In this unit, students will have the opportunity to plan a trip and persuade others to visit their chosen destination!Click HERE to SA
These are COMPLETE 400+ pages of Assessments and Teaching Notes for ALL English Language Arts Standards for 6th Grade. These will cover your entire year! Reading comprehension (literature and informational), writing, language/grammar, speaking and listening are all included.Use them for more than ju
This social skills breaks curriculum resource covers a variety of skills including perspective taking, social behaviors, learning the social rules for situations, making impressions, keeping the conversation going, social filter (think vs. say), tone of voice and idioms.
Once this social skills re
Christmas activities are fun and academic with this creative, high-interest, NO MESS Design a Gingerbread House Project. What better way to have students use real-life math, reading, and writing skills than with this Christmas Project Based Learning unit? Now includes a DIGITAL version! Students wil
Thanksgiving activities have never been more fun, while staying academic! What better way to have students use real-life math, reading, and writing skills than with this creative, high-interest Plan a Thanksgiving Parade Project? Now includes a DIGITAL version! In this unit, students will have the o
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis novel unit - 88 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and more aligned with the Common Core State Standards for ELA in Literature for 5th through 7th grade. Designed for as much or as little teacher instruction or intervention as you desi
What happens when a great book, creative task cards and engaging doodle notes combine? A Doodle and Do resource, of course! This Doodle and Do resource is designed for students to complete after reading the novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It combines fun task cards with doodle notes. The task car
Build discussion skills among your students and encourage academic conversations. We use these booklets and posters with questions and sentence starters every day for Socratic seminars, literature circle book clubs, group project planning work, or classroom debate. Product Features♦ Accountable talk
Students LOVE real-life learning, and this "Start a Hot Cocoa Stand" PBL unit will have them asking for more units just like it! Now includes a DIGITAL version! Students will have the opportunity to plan and design a hot cocoa stand, create a menu, write how to make the world's best hot chocolate, a
This resource includes labels for students working in a group. The labels can be used on student desks or passed out at random for group work around the room. When you are ready to print or edit your labels, consider the number of students in your classroom. The ways students can be paired up with t
This back to school activity is a must have for any history or social studies class! Start the first day of school, or the first lesson of any history class, with “WHY” because students always want to know why? Why am I learning about history? Why do we have to study this stuff anyway? When am I
The Literature Circles | Classroom Book Clubs Discussion Bundle includes three products that will motivate your students to love reading as they learn how to have productive team discussions. The most important component of this bundle is Classroom Book Clubs: Literature Circles Made Easy, a series
These daily behavior logs emphasize positive behavior while providing the teacher with important daily data that can be used for progress monitoring and future programming. These are great for elementary and secondary students. Ideal for behavior improvement plans, IEPs (Individual Education Plans