This daily, scaffolded approach to paragraph writing is perfect to help get your students writing good, solid, detailed paragraphs. Students will write one paragraph weekly, focusing on the organization and format of the paragraph itself.
There are 36 weeks worth of writing prompts in this 300+ pag
Writing Interactive Notebooks ~ Sentences and Paragraphs for Common Core 3-8. This IWriting Interactive Notebook is a companion to my TpT Best Sellers for Reading Literature and Reading Informational Text.
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6 original reading passages for teaching and reviewing figurative language: simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, idiom, and allusion.
These activities are perfect for weekly homework, daily/bell work, classwork, review, test prep, or assessment.
Each of the 6 pa
This super-cute paper backpack craft and learning activity is a great way to build community with your students! It also helps students develop the critical skills of following step by step directions and speaking and listening to members of a group!
This product includes step by step directions wit
** If you like this freebie, please rate it and leave a comment. Bio Poems Made Easy is one of the top 15 free downloads on TpT because so many of you have taken time to do just that! Thanks so much! **
A bio poem is a simple poem written about a person, and it follows a predictable
Paragraph writing activities and Writing Prompts for the Entire Year! Paragraph of the Week, a weekly paragraph writing practice system, will provide your students with LOTS of practice opportunities in writing well-organized paragraphs in a fun and enjoyable way.
There is a total
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This download is for circular scalloped and dotted wall letter (A to Z) labels. I have included two font choices and sizes. The packet also includes three variations of "Word Wall" to place above your word wall. These items coordinate with my other bright polka dot items.
I have many choices of W
This 188-page pack has everything you need to help your parent teacher conferences run smoothly. Increase your attendance, report what your students are learning, and set and communicate goals easily, all while staying organized! It's also editable so you can type in what you need!
Grammar - Grammar Dots - Room Decor
Are you tired of correcting the same errors in your students' work? Post these colorful grammar dots in your classroom and watch the errors disappear. 24 common grammar errors are included covering homophones, contractions, possessive forms, and more.
This ready-to-use set of printables includes everything you need to provide your students with fun and effective paragraph writing practice. You can use this as a Paragraph of the Week program, at a literacy center, as homework or in whatever way works for your classroom.
This resource is organized
I know your students will love their INTERACTIVE Reading Response Notebook! This 110 page resource reflects the common core standards and is divided into 4 sections. The sections include:
1. Genre Study
2. Comprehension Skills
3. Comprehension Strategies
4. Non-ficiton Study
The format of this book
ENGLISH BELL RINGERS
These English bell ringers / warm ups are one of the top 100 best-selling resources on Teachers Pay Teachers!
Have your students in their seat when the bell rings! Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these engaging daily bell ringer routines! This c
This terrific resource includes 37 pages of poetry writing activities. The vast majority of these are ready-to-use printables for 21 different kinds of poems. Each introduction worksheet includes a description of the poem, the poetry pattern, an example, and opportunities for guided practice. Most of
*45 weeks of activities!* Think It Through is 45 weeks of activities to ENGAGE, enrich and extend your students' thinking.
This bundle includes weekly activities for August through June!
Each of the 45 sheets begins with a child-friendly quote to interpret. I have found that interpreting quotes ch
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 co
*Use for fun, motivating morning work, writing prompts, or literacy centers!
*Print one copy of the emoji prompt for each of your students. (Students will each get a ¼ page slip.) Your students will take their slip of paper and cut out each of the emoji. They must then create a story (you create the
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Mustaches seem to be a big hit with kids right now! My own 5th grade daughter used the campaign slogan “I ‘MUSTACHE’ you to vote for me for President!” to win her spot on student council. For
Whole class writing journals are a great addition to your classroom or writing center that will keep your students engaged! This file contains printables to create 10 different class writing journals. Each journal has a different topic and a handy word bank sized to fit a standard composition book. S
Simile and Metaphor Activity Bundle
This *NEWLY UPDATED* simile and metaphor activity bundle is just what you need to supplement your unit! The activity pack includes the following Simile and Metaphor Resources...
• 2 Options for Simile and Metaphor Interactive Notebook Notes
• 4 Differentiated Si
Be an art-infused classroom with my interactive coloring sheets plus writing prompts for all major holidays (over 90 unique designs to use all year long)! My original interactive "pop art" coloring sheets are a teacher and student favorite! This popular collection features coloring sheets and writing
Looking for engaging, creative, and versatile word work activities for your upper elementary students that will last the YEAR? This no-prep mega pack contains 18 word work (vocabulary) activities that your kids will love-- along with menus and anchor charts! This product is appropriate for grades 3-6
Completely updated with new look and fonts. You get 2 versions (that are identical) to choose from to best suit your classroom theme - chalkboard and polka dot. Each is 78 pages and includes an editable skill card template so you can make your own cards the way YOU like them worded.
This bulletin b
WRITING - An easy-to-use set of activities, graphic organizers and templates to help students write persuasive, narrative, descriptive and expository paragraphs.
Includes 5 of my writing packages with detailed assignment sheets, grading rubrics, brainstorming worksheets and more! Includes 50 work
This simile unit is my gift to you and features fun and creative ways to involve and motivate students while teaching similes. The pages included are:
1. Simile Definition Poster
2. I Sense a Simile- student activity and sample
3. It Came From Planet Simile- simile/art activity (includes three diffe
A set of 32 fun and engaging End of the Year Memories Task Cards for students to complete that will get them thinking about their school year! Includes a wide variety of tasks, ranging from writing scrips, designing advertisements, creating games, interviewing friends, etc. all with an end of the ye
This Work on Writing Folder Kit is ready for you to print on either white paper or sticker paper (for easy application). Once they are printed you may paste them onto 2 manila folders. Make about 6 folders for your class, so your students can use them during Work on Writing and have private, quiet ti
Build a Better Sentence! Writing Workshop CENTER, Task Cards, & Worksheets
upper elementary and middle grades - meets Common Core L.3, L.2, L.5, as well as W.4 and W.5.
Download preview file for a comprehensive overview as well as detailed teacher instructions for using this unit.
This daily, scaffolded approach to essay writing is perfect to help get your students writing good, solid, detailed 5 paragraph essays. Students will write one essay a school month (20 days), focusing on the organization and format of the essay itself.
There are 20 separate writing p
SHORT STORY AND NOVEL ASSIGNMENTS
Gone are the days of boring book reports and reading responses! This multi-faceted resource provides fun ready-to-use assignments that will work for any novel or short story that your students are reading. Each of the one page assignments can be printed and handed
This complete, print-and-go unit plan will excite both teachers and teens by ramping up traditional poetry lessons with modern-designed, multimedia materials. My MASSIVE poetry lesson bundle includes FOUR WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed for high school and advanced middle school students.
This product includes TWO rubrics for easy and effective student assessment. There is a rubric for narrative writing and a rubric for informational writing! Great for 6-traits, writing workshop, or ANY writing program. The rubrics are very teacher friendly and student friendly. This product was speci
These centers work on a huge variety of writing skills. All centers have visual cues, simple text, and are very easy to understand and comprehend. These centers target descriptive writing, narrative writing, sentence building, sequencing, making inferences, vocabulary building, imaginative writing, a
Paraphrasing is an essential skill for many types of writing, but a difficult one to master. Each of these 32 paraphrasing task cards features a different informational text (nonfiction) paragraph for students to paraphrase. These paragraphs are ideal for working on this skill because their shorter l
Persuasive Writing Unit
The overall purpose for this persuasive writing unit is for your students to understand the key components (audience, leads, claims, support, etc.) that need to be included when writing a persuasive piece. Full lesson plans with examples are included.
Included in thi
BEST SELLER!! Does it seem like you give students the same generic compliments on their writing over and over? Do you struggle to find kind, supportive ways to suggest improvements? Have you given up on detailed feedback because it's just too time-consuming to provide?
This document contains hundred
Your students will love this FUN St. Patrick's Day writing activity!
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Figurative Language Concept Posters
This figurative language resource contains posters for students to complete, including:
• a general figurative language poster
• plus a blank poster in the same style if y
*EDITABLE* A Year of Journal Prompts Bundle includes: Over 300 writing prompts aligned with the ELA Common Core Standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and history strands. The prompts are provided in Powerpoint, so they are completely editable!
This jumbo bundle contains t
Do your students need help generating good opening and closing statements? How many of your students leave one or both out? Well not anymore! This pack will give your students a few ideas to get them started. You'll be amazed how much better your students' opening and closing statements improve!
Welcome to M.U.G. Shot Monday, where students master Mechanics, Usage, and Grammar by working together to proofread real-world writing examples. These 19 weekly grammar editing sessions address the most common errors made in middle-school and high-school writing.
I present these lessons on Mondays
Persuasive writing is a fun writing unit to teach, and this packet makes persuasive writing come alive and gives it a Christmas twist!
Included in this resource:
6 Christmas-themed persuasive writing prompts
-Prompts come in single strips to cut and pass out or as colorful posters
One of the first things we teachers try to do when we embark on a new school year is get to know our new batch of students. Most of our students are quite eager to introduce themselves to us, too! This flipbook was designed to meet both needs in a fun, creative way! Students write and draw facts they
Figurative Language - Figurative Language Snowglobes - A Winter Literacy Craftivity
Get your students working with and writing figurative language examples with this fun snowglobe craftivity. You can use these Figurative Language Snowglobes as a whole group lesson (modelling how to complete on
Help your high school and advanced middle school students win their written arguments with these easy-to-follow essay writing materials. This bundle of interactive, step-by-step materials will inspire even reluctant students to put pen to paper. Activities/handouts featuring modern design elements an
*Updated November 23, 2014*
Many of my blog followers have been asking me about the fonts I use and here they are! Fonts may be used for personal and commercial use. Credit on products would be greatly appreciated!
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New This Year:
-Optional Pieces that can replace the "0" and the "7".
-Spanish Edition Included (Thanks to Ms. Sandza-Donovan for help in translating!)
Those first few days back from winter break can be difficult, but with the great interactive FREE
This unit is packed full of engaging activities to teach your students about economics. Included in this pack:
1. Goods & Services
2. Producers & Consumers
3. Importing & Exporting
4. Overhead, Wages, & Profits
5. Running a Business
6. Assembly Lines
7. Types of Resources