Reading Response Journal - Reading Response Questions, Prompts, and Assessment Resources
This Reading Response file contains well over 100 reader response prompts organized into sections for different comprehension strategies and story elements so you can match the response questions to your minile
This spelling menu product has 10 different spelling menus to help run your spelling homework or centers. There are four choices a day, three choices a day, and options for parent signatures. There are also EDITABLE options so you can type in your own choices. There are menus in English and in Spani
Writer's Workshop Folder: This file contains everything you need to make writer's workshop folders for your class- with extras! These handy folders will help students keep their writing organized through every step of the writing process.
This file contains:
3 folder covers in red, green and blue c
Here are 20 no prep printables to help your students learn how to use the dictionary effectively. Some of them focus on specific skills and can stand alone, while others require the use of a dictionary. Worksheets that are used with a dictionary can be used with any English language dictionary. Answ
This is a bundle of 25 ready-to-use language arts worksheets plus answer keys. There are worksheets that reinforce basic grammar concepts as well as figures of speech. These worksheets are meant to be used as supplemental practice material after you have taught the concepts.
This product has been
Book Talk - Oral Language - Reading Comprehension
With a book talk you can lose the traditional book report and still hold your students accountable for their independent reading.
Having your students complete book talks helps them practice their oral speaking skills and allows o
Find "OWL" of your needs for decorating your classroom with an adorable owl theme with this tried and true resource of over 900+ positive ratings..
Pack includes the following printable images:
* Alphabet A to Z with Owls
* Alphabet A to Z with Images
* 6 Binder Covers - homework
Reading Response Questions - Comprehension Strategies - Cootie Catcher Comprehension
Your students already love them, why not use cootie catchers for a fun language comprehension activity? This file for upper grades includes a different cootie catcher for each of the seven reading comprehension st
This set compliments my best seller:Mini Material Posters.
This 37 page PDF contains cards so you can 'show' your students what to do during activities. I use this with my ESL/EFL students and it works wonders. I jus
Give your students hands-on practice with literacy devices with these 8 figurative language puzzles. Students will read “Grandma’s Garden”, identify types of figurative language in the story, and then, define the literacy devices.
Included in this freebie…
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End of the Year Activities: Easy for You, Fun for Them! NO PREP 4th-8th
Finish out the last weeks of school with these NO PREP, fun end of the year activities that include the rigor your principal still wants to see!
Please see the preview file for table of contents and several sample pages from
This 40-piece set is packed with fun and mystery! The preview couldn't even fit all the images! I have included three versions of each of the kid images that you see in the preview. This set includes 29 color images and 11 black and white versions.
The images will have high resolution, so you can
This 136-piece set has it all! Kids, elements, frames and more! This is a great set if you are starting out on TpT or just need some new images to freshen up old products!
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE 9-PAGE PREVIEW FILE FOR THIS SET! I couldn't fit all of the images into the preview thumbnails.
Calendar tasks that are hands-on and visual can help children with autism and special needs increase their engagement and understanding of calendar topics. These materials could be used to make a modified circle time/morning time binder for your student to work on during calendar activities. Many of
Would you like to fully engage your early finishers, rather than telling them to read a book or finish their homework?
Would you like to motivate your students to finish their assignments?
Would you enjoy seeing your early finishers on-task, compl
Subway art is all of the rage right now, so mix that with literature and it becomes the perfect learning too! This pack is a collection of posters that highlight reading and writing genres. 18 posters are included in this pack. Genres in this pack include…
A bundled set of 560 Monthly Reading Skills and Enrichment Task Cards that are aligned to common core standards for grades 3-5. There are 56 cards for EVERY month August-May (No June & July, total of 10 sets)
Each of the monthly cards is themed for the month (54 cards each month). The follow
Most elementary and middle school students are crazy about those yummy Peeps, so I have decided to create a STEM challenge pack based on this popular treat.
This engineering challenge activity pack is one of many that I have created to use in my classroom! I place these challenges, one per table,
After a year of research I developed this "Toolkit" in March of 2013. 100+ pages of intense instruction addressing 100% of the Reading Anchor Standards. With text complexity increasing during this new Common Core era "Close Reading" is critical. Shifting into Close Reading is happening in classrooms
Research doesn't have to be lifeless!
Invigorate it with a WAX MUSEUM!
If you're like me, you're tired of spinning your wheels when it comes to research projects. You want something more than the typical elementary school reports! Having my students study biograph
This venn diagram breaks down the main differences between revising and editing. (See? It's not so hard!) Students can keep it in their writing folders throughout the year to help them learn the writing process.
Do you love using fold-its or lapbooks in your classroom? This is the perfect download to create your own lapbook for ANY subject or content area and a great addition to any Common Core Classroom! These fold-its are a great way to take notes about any informational text in a fun and different way.
Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice identifying the theme in a story! This is an engaging activity where your students read a story and determine the hidden message of the story. The finished products make a unique bulletin board or fun school hallway display! It can also be used as a novel
Poetry Terms Presentation with Song Lyrics Examples: Song lyrics are one of the easiest ways to teach poetry terms/devices such as alliteration, metaphor, simile, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, irony, and rhyme.
This IS included in my mega bundle:
Everything you need to teach a 3 week unit about Poetry! This is perfect for grades 3-5, but could easily be adapted for younger grades too!*This Poetry Pack includes 11 forms of poetry posters and 7 elements of poetry posters. Each poster includes
Use these *iPhones* during word work. Have your students write the words you want them to practice into the chat windows with visa-vi or white board pens. Then they practice *texting* those words. I use them for spelling and sight word practice.
The phones are not grade level specific. You can use
Basic Skills File Folders for Special Education students and independent work!
Use these file folders in your classroom to reinforce basic skills and provide table top learning opportunities. Use these in a work box system or for independent work time to encourage independence and
**Update August 2014**
Additions have been made as of August 2014 to the Word Work Interactive Notebook for Prefixes and Suffixes. The additions were made in order to compliment the Month-by-Month Word Study from Prefixes, Suffixes, & Roots.
For a step-by-step resources for teaching the prefi
This is a test prep resource aligned to the common core standards for 5th grade. This could easily be used in 4th grade or 6th grade for remediation.
This contains 3 passages: 2 informational and 1 fictional about the game show Survivor. Each passage contains 2 pages of multiple choice and extended
Comprehension Skill Charts! There are 8 charts included:
Compare and Contrast
Sequence of Events
Fantasy and. Reality
Engaging clip art and easy to understand descriptions will help students understand and recognize each skill.
I love teaching Greek and Latin roots. English can be a confusing, self-contradictory language. Word meanings sometimes make no sense at all. Greek and Latin roots (also called stems, forms, and morphology) help with vocabulary acquisition because they make sense. They are the building blocks of 70%
This pack has everything you need to teach your students about 22 important individuals during Woman's History Month. There are reading comprehension passages, quotes, hands-on timeline activities, brainstorming pages, and biography pages for EVERY person! I also added photograph pages with lines so
This 54-piece set is packed with fun, creative flare! The preview couldn't even fit all the images! This set includes 44 color images and 10 black and white versions.
**I have also created an Add-On Pack to this set. It included 32 additional images that included pink, gray, brown, black and white
OUTSIDERS UNIT PLAN: This unit plan for The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton has everything you will need to teach the novel. With over 300 pages/slides of eye-catching powerpoints, printable assignments, questions, vocabulary, and interactive class activities, you will have everything you need!
October Craftivity Bundle - Literacy-Themed Craftivities for Fall
This bundle contains 3 different October-themed craftivities. All three activities are literacy-based.
Plot Pumpkins explore the story elements of: plot, character, setting, problem, resolution, and theme.
Personal Narrative Writing - An easy package to use to teach students the process of Personal Narrative Writing. These organizers and worksheets are designed to lead students through the writing process. Through the use of examples and extensive peer and self-editing, students are
This packet of main idea activities and printables is designed to help your students grasp main idea in non-fiction texts. This activity pack takes a whole new approach to learning main idea, starting with pictures and then moving into text. Finding a main idea in a large text requires some abstract
My Mum is a Superhero!
Your students (and their Mum's) will LOVE this SUPERcute SUPERhero themed Mother's Day Writing activity and SuperMum Craft!
Writing sheets feature the wording for:
MUM, MOM, GRANDMA, AUNT plus a *blank* version is included.
Included in this SUPER pack:
* "Supermums - are, c
These 40 spelling task cards can be used in conjunction with any spelling program. Students can complete a given number of cards per week or use at a center for extra practice. In order to accommodate different grade levels, there are also five different tracking sheets included that students can us
**Updated 12/29/12 - Updated cover page and gave more room for constructed response! Please re-download for latest copy! :)**
**NOTE** You will need the book Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg for this activity. :)
I love Chris Van Allsburg and I use his books ALL the time to teach all KINDS of EL
A rigorous, scaffolded, clear cut biography report that will have your students researching and writing about the life of any person you choose! They will then culminate the biography with a fun project where they create a hanger person likeness of the biography subject!
Your students will first g
Main Idea and Details: Bowling for Details Game
Combine the concept of main idea and details with an exciting game of bowling. Students select bowling balls (main ideas) and draw pins (details) to score points. The main ideas and details are nonfiction statements regarding the history, game, rul
Reader's Theater for BIG KIDS!
Cover your reading literature standards while engaging your students with these high-interest reader's theater scripts and reading literature toolkits. Your students will LOVE the chance to perform while working on fluency, comprehension, context clues, and writing.
Christmas Expressive Language includes 42 pages targeting asking questions, comparing/contrasting, sequencing, multiple meaning words, vocab and similes.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Answering WH Questions: 78 questions cards, 6 special cards, 4 cue cards. Each game card has an answer appropriate for
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
Do you want to be the coolest teacher in the school? Your students will think you are #ubbercool if you know what hashtags are and introduce them "for" learning IN the classroom--they are very popular with kids and adults alike and everyone's using them! Don't leave them left out of the #hashtagcr