Enjoy 5 days of dictionary skills lesson plans and worksheets in this product. Each lesson includes a mini lesson, work time, and closing. Each day there is one engaging activity and a worksheet for additional practice. Skills practiced include: why use a dictionary, using guide words, finding wo
6 different spelling tic-tac-toe forms for students to use as weekly homework. Each week has a space for students to write 10 spelling words and then a choice of 9 different spelling activities! Students are expected to choose 3 to complete each week.
For a year's worth of homework, cycle the sa
Do you need something to display to dress up those bland walls during standardized testing? These rockstars should do the trick! Get students to buy into the test and get motivated with this rockin' mini packet.
This packet includes:
-Set List for Success Mini Anchor Chart
-Shhh! We are Rockin
UPDATED JULY 1, 2014
This product is a take on the classic "Homeworkopoly" game board. I have used it in my classroom for five years and have seen my kids day after day rush to the board, roll the die, and move their game piece to see what their reward is! They love it and I love the fact that the
This Mega Pack is crammed with 81 different templates for student use. They are sized on a full sheet of paper and have marks for cutting and folding that coordinate throughout. These are perfect for Interactive Notebooks in your classroom and will definitely save some time with the marks for cuttin
Looking to to teach students personal information? Utilize this interactive book to help students learn personal informations including:
All About Me: Name, Age, Birthday
Looks: Hair color, eye color, gender
Address: Street name, city, zip code, state, country
School: School name, tea
Mystery Vocabulary Detectives is a cooperative learning and critical thinking game for reviewing vocabulary. You can play it as a whole class, or students can play it within cooperative learning teams. Included are two sets of game directions, playing materials, and a variety of prepared vocabulary c
Character Bio Reports is a great way to teach kids how to write an organized report or essay about a person or character... without copying and pasting facts from a website. This assignment requires students to choose a famous person or character, research that person, and write a short character ana
This resource features 300 science vocabulary terms with definitions and illustrated examples. The words are presented in two different formats, word wall card size and interactive notebook size, so you are able to use this one resource for a variety of classroom objectives. Please
Ready to sit crisscross applesauce? This set of posters helps to remind students of the characteristics of a good listener. Posters are printed on "Bright Dots" backgrounds to coordinate with my "Bright Dots Classroom Kit."
Hope you love the FREEBIE! :)
Learning to set goals is a powerful skill that most of us were never taught in school. Yet, knowing how to set goals can mean the difference between success and failure for many students. The Classroom Goal Setting teacher's guide describes a program that will help your students learn to set goals fo
This continents and oceans geography resource includes a student book created for classroom or homeschool use when studying the seven continents and five major oceans. A cover page, label by number student maps, and pages picturing an outline of each of the 7 continents where students are asked to la
Make standardized test prep more exciting with a baseball theme! Instead of calling it test prep, call it Spring Training. And instead of test day, call it Game Day!!! This unit is full of printables and craftivities that will make your Spring Training test prep so much more fun and meaningful!
**There are items included in this set that were included in my original data binder set. There are new items added to this set, including items that can be edited.**
Set up data binders in your classroom. Help your students learn to hold themselves accountable for their learning.
This pack includ
This is a great tool for setting up your "Words Their Way" self-paced spelling program.
This would also work for any word family spelling program that includes word sorts.
It is designed as a reference for students to remind them of the activities that they are permitted and required to complete th
***UPDATED*** Newly revised file is now an editable PDF with highlighted fields!
This file is intended for students to track their own data. It's simplistic for any primary learner.
The 45 page collection of data will encourage student participation and accountability in learning goals. I've
Update: I have added rockets that can be printed on 11x17 paper so more clips can fit on the rockets.
Note: This is a rocket motivational program. There are NO math facts in this pack.
Helping kids master math facts has been one of the things that I have always struggled with...that is until we sta
Science Interactive Notebook - Earth's Atmosphere
Students (and teachers) will love the activities from this next chapter in the Earth Science Interactive Notebook Series: Earth’s Atmosphere. Each chapter in the series will showcase many activities for the students (both middle and
Text Feature I Have... Who Has can be used as a whole group activity to practice common text features and their purpose. The set includes 18 different I have cards.
Text Features Included
- Bolded Words
- Table of Contents
This is a product created for third grade Georgia teachers, (maybe others as well). Two pages of this pack allows for students to practice locating the equator, prime meridian, lines of latitude and longitude, and the continents. The other two pages are designed for students to practice locating th
UPDATED in June 2015 with brand new interactive activities!
Science Notebook Printables and Activities pack provides you with a variety of materials for your fifth graders' science notebooks based on the Next Generation Science Standards. This 100-page pack supports every fifth grade standard for th
Grading Rubric for Interactive Notebooks that takes a look at Creativity, Completeness and Color to prompt students to take ownership in their Interactive Notebooks.
This paper is typically placed right behind the cover sheet in my classroom for our Interactive Notebooks and allows students to under
Economics skills are organized into one place for students to learn, manipulate, and study with this Interactive notebook. *The parents of my students LOVE this notebook when it comes time for their child to study for a test. *My students love making them!! You can either add each concept througho
This is a five piece Halloween themed Multiplication Mosaic activity designed for students needing practice with multiplication facts. These work well for small group activities or even math centers. They are very engaging for all students. Please see my other mosaic fact bundles as well! I have rece
Do your students need support with taking effective notes while reading in the content areas? Do they struggle with Cornell notes? Are they visual learners? Are you looking for ways to incorporate non-fiction texts into your English classes?
This template can be printed and used with any history/
This in an all inclusive unit that will effectively introduce and expand students understanding of non-fiction text features.
To see this unit in action... http://www.thrillsandfrillsinfirst.blogspot.com/2013/11/non-fiction-text-features-and-freebie.html
This unit includes the following materials:
Looking for an interesting way to keep track of vocabulary in your Interactive Notebooks? These diagonal frayer models allow for you to place the vocabulary word with space for definition, characteristics, examples and non-examples.
- Teacher Directions with suggestions for use and a pictu
Preparing for student-led conferences? Guide your students toward setting realistic goals by reflecting on their work so far this year. This is a newspaper-style self-reflection activity designed to help middle school students reflect on their progress and set behavior-specific goals. I designed t
Ready for some notebooking fun? If your kids can create it, draw it, write about it, and explain it...they KNOW it! Get your students involved in some interactive math notebooking. There are now 8 math notebook units included. 1. Place Value/Numeracy
2. Addition/Subtraction 3. Money 4. M
Who Am I Icebreaker Activity
Do you teach kids about the learning styles, right and left brain, and the multiple intelligences? This easy to assemble layered flap book has short quizzes on each, as well as an area for students to add information about their results.
Short descriptions of right and
This pack includes 80 worksheets for students to practice skills tested on the NWEA Map Test. Questions are designed in the format similar to the way they will be asked on the test. They are also designed to be 10-15 minutes "quick checks" to review skills quickly in the weeks prior to MAP testing. A
Cause and Effect - 32 task cards to support your Cause and Effect lesson.
These task cards are INCLUDED in my "Cause and Effect Detective Unit" which has more activities. Check it out HERE.
Other task card
Don’t Flip! Study Skills Flip Book
As teachers, we know that strong study skills are an essential ingredient to success in school and in life. Yet, some of our students still think it’s enough to simply show up! It just doesn’t work that way. Fortunately, the Don’t Flip! Study Skills Flip B
Mustache art is all the rage! Use it to encourage your students to ‘stache their knowledge for the test with this bulletin board kit. This kit contains title letters that say “Questions you MUSTACHE Yourself About the Test”.
Also included are 12 questions that can help students recall test taking
This is a 17 page resource for upper-elementary students. Mini-offices are a type of lapbook for students. You put file folders together and glue resources such as multiplication charts, symbols, vocabulary, definitions and other resources that students commonly need to reference. I love to use th
Guide Word Fun!
This 31-slide PowerPoint Presentation will offer guidance through the understanding of dictionary guide words, and how they aid students in study skills. Students will learn what guide words are, how they are used, and will practice using their alphabetizing skills
PowerPoint lesson on how to use an encyclopedia, interactive PPT presentation, 28 task cards with QR codes, matching game, and 5 posters
*The encyclopedia lesson is a 6 slide presentation which includes information on print and online encyclopedias.
* 28 task cards with QR codes for self checking.
These are a SUPER fun way to practice teaching and learning personal information in the classroom. This is a great tool to implement in your life skills curriculum for any special education program or autism classroom. Each of the 5 styles comes in 3 formats: small ID with text support, small ID wi
Want to get your students excited about learning their multiplication facts? Try this fun incentive program with your class! I’ve used this with my students for over a decade and have found it to be very successful and motivating for my students to learn/memorize their multiplication facts. It only t
This mega bundle comes with everything needed to teach your students about reference materials! You can download the five reference materials posters for FREE by previewing this product and view many of the pages included in this unit!
In this download, you will receive:
*all printables needed to c
6 posters that feature learning skill criteria for the Ontario report card in kid-friendly language. Teachers can use the posters to feature each learning skill individually or as a whole on a bulletin board.
Ontario, curriculum, learning skills, kid-friendly, poster, report card
This is a homework log sheet that my students use when they come to class with an incomplete homework assignment. It puts all the responsibility of the "missing" homework on the student. It stays in my classroom (in the student portfolios) and when students come without their homework completed, th
Story Elements FREE
-These cards will accompany the student during independent reading time to make sure they understood the story they just read.
Teacher could also use this in whole group after each story read. Partner children together and ask questions.
Story Elements Used:
Just the thought of doing a research project is enough to send some students into a permanent state of shock, (and fill teachers with dread!). End the fear with this fun and easy method of organizing and writing research projects. Once I started using this method with my own students, they started do
Effort Rubric - I've used a "Pizza Analogy" in my classroom for years to help my students understand the difference between Meeting Expectations (basic cheese pizza) and Exceeding Expectations (deluxe pizza). I have used it in classrooms ranging from 5-12th grade with great success. The "pizza anal
This is a two-week unit of study for both the reading and writing workshops. Included are:
* descriptions of all 20 lessons and class chart examples
* suggested read-alouds
* 25 vocabulary study cards with example test questions, definitions and synonyms
* 25 vocabulary practice cards with exam
This set includes 6 various kids thinking. This set would be great for worksheets, posters and more. The kids thinking clipart set contains 12 image files, which includes 6 color png images and 6 black 7 white png images. All clipart images are 300dpi.
This set includes:
* 3 girls t
**This activity can be used for individual students or as a group activity.
**These look great when copied on bright colored paper.
Suggested Front loading: Prior to providing the students with their papers, brainstorm test-taking strategies.
Discuss, together, what the strategies mean and how stu
Keep your students organized with these fun daily, weekly, and monthly planner pages. The monthly calendar can also be used as a classroom calendar for your students' take home folders. They can be printed and copied for your students, or filled out in Adobe Reader first before printing. This feature