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This book will help students understand the importance of map skills and give them a basic understanding of where they're located in relation to the world. Students will be introduced to the following
***Updated May 2015**** This unit is created for reading and writing. It includes 3 activities for each of the folowing books. Chester's Way Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse Lilly's Big Day A Weekend with Wendell Wemberly Worried Sheila Rae the
****UPDATED APRIL 2016**** Bird Group Added and File has increased from 165 pgs. to 557!!! All About Fish & Ocean Animals SAVE $10 BY BUYING THE BUNDLE!! Are you teaching your students the characteristics of fish? This packet includes
Are you looking for a unique journal for your students? You have come to the right place! This memory book has been carefully aligned to the Common Core Standards and reflects the learning your students have done over the course of the year in
Lightning Thief Reading Novel Activities, Questions, Projects, Lessons, Unit, and Keys This is a super bundle resource for teaching the novel The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Included is: -A 29-page reading comprehension guide broken down by
This Unit is a Bundle of 5 Doreen Cronin Stories: Click, Clack Moo Click, Clack Peep Dooby Dooby Moo Thump Quack Moo Giggle Giggle Quack. Each of these units features a farm animal and included an entire project to learn about a farm animal through
These are emergent readers to use for your farm theme or as spring approaches. I have also given you the teacher's version in color to introduce the reader. Dots are provided under the text to help students track the words appropriately. The
Skills: This book study was created using much loved Helen Lester books to teach character ed and classroom community activities. It is perfect for back to school in grades first and second but can be easily adapted for Kindergarten. This file is
This file is a 25 page download of my book study for Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin. This file is filled with a week's worth of ELA activities and a science experiment. You will also find a diary template to use with your class. Included:
Guided Reading- I “Mustache” You a Question About Guided Reading I “mustache” you a question… Do you need some guided reading inspiration…ASAP??? Do you need COMMON CORE guided reading inspiration!?!? Are you ready to kick up your guided reading a
Thank You, Mr. Falker is a must read with every upper elementary class. Thank You, Mr. Falker shares the struggles children with dyslexia experience. Students will learn from this book what it's like to be learning disabled and what it's like to
Enjoy Literature Connections to: Merry Christmas Splat by Scotton If you Take a Mouse to the Movies by Numeroff Mooseltoe by Palatini Bear Stays up for Christmas by Wilson Olive the Other Reindeer by Seibold Each story contains comprehension
This packet contains activities to go along with 4 of Caralyn Buehner's stories. Snowmen All Year: Beginning, Middle, and End Narrative Pre-writing Narrative Writing Opinion Pre-writing Opinion Writing Snowmen at Christmas: Story Recall:predicting
This file is based off the book The Bravest Dog Ever, The True Story of Balto by Natalie Standiford. This file is aligned with the Common Core State Standards RIT 1.3, RIT 2.3, and RIT 3.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical
Enjoy two of my favorite Palatini stories. Gritch the Witch is one funny character. Included you will find 3-4 different guided reading activities for each story writing activities Gritch the Witch craft "oo"broom "oo" cool word sort which "wh"
This 16 page unit includes: *Colored Crayons that you can cut out and put on your wall or during group time. *Emergent Reader: I see colors *Poetry Center Ideas with pictures *Class Book (based upon Mary Wore Her Red Dress) *Graphing My
This Goldilocks and the Three Bears reader with extension printables will be a great addition to your fairy tales unit! Includes: Goldie and the Three Bears 17 page rhyming reader with color graphics and duplicated with line art. This is an
This is a 41 page integrated unit on bugs and other creepy crawly critters. Included in the unit are the following: A KWL, 8 Vocabulary Cards, Writing Prompt, Anticipation Guide for Bugs, Bugs, Bugs by Jennifer Dussling, An Insect fact
This file is a 27 page download of my Weather mini lessons. It is filled with some of my favorite weather activities and experiments. This file includes the following: Weather Song Weather Graph Weather Graph Response Sheet Cloud KWL Cloud
This packet is designed to teach your children about the Colonial Americans voyage to America as well as Colonial American clothing, food, shelter, games, work, and school. Included you will find an interactive book on their voyage to America. The
Bring some literature to your weather unit by reading Thundercake by Particia Polacco. It is a wonderful memoir that recaps how a child learns to overcome her fear of storms by making thundercake. Included in this file you will find the
Looking for a more exciting way to teach the standards? Immerse your students in imaginative, innovative activities as you incorporate balanced literacy and academic subjects intoan Ocean theme. Each 64-page book includes: Language arts, math,
***Updated March 2015*** This is a fun unit that was created with activities for rabbits. chickens and ducks. Perfect for before Easter or as a Springtime Unit. It includes both fiction and non-fiction connections. Each story included comes with
Guided Reading Binder: This Guided Reading bundle of materials addresses fiction and nonfiction strategies to use before, during, and after reading with any book. The table of contents is listed below, and sample pages are viewable on the clips.
This file is an 18 page download that supports the book Rocket Writes a Story. This file walks you through pre reading, during reading, and after reading activities. Your students will love predicting what character lives in the tree and also
Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant: Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant is another descriptive book that works beautifully as a mentor text for author's craft and especially with the Six Traits. Rylant's poetic language and description make this book perfect for
"Myths, Mythology Unit" With this resource you will have everything you need to add fun and creativity to your mythology genre studies. I have included a "Mythology Enrichment Writing Project Menu", a writing outline template for students to
Completely redone and updated! More black and white graphics for easy printing Word Work: Alphabetizing Word Search Syllables Telling vs. Asking Sentences Fact vs. Opinion Posters: Can/Have/Are KWL Schema Penguin Parade Poster for
This file is a page literature study download for the books Remarkable Reindeer by Jeff Bauer and The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett. Included in this file you will find the following: KWL for Reindeer 2 pages of nonfiction vocabulary words
He's BACK! Experience the return of the trickiest leprechaun with your class. This 44 page file has everything you will need to set the stage for some fun inferring about a bitty door and also stir up a little trouble with a learning mess from
Friends~I finally found time to post my newest file. A book study for Enemy Pie. My kiddos loved the book and made the cutest pie graph. They even scanned a code and watched the book read on our ipad. It is a great beginning of the year book or
This packet includes guided reading activities for Pinkalicious, Purplicious, Goldilicious, and Silverlicious. Also included are writing connections, interviewing and graphing activities. Enjoy this super sweet pack with the imaginary Pinkalicious.
Looking for activities to accompany the classic book Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell? This 24-page packet is FUN, ENGAGING, and HASSLE-FREE! Just print, hand out, and watch your students comprehension increase and their
***COMPLETELY NEW AND UPDATED 2/15/15 This packet includes a section on George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and entire section on comparing and contrasting the two presidents. All pages are black and white except for posters and word wall cards to
A set of over 100 short answer, open-ended questions derived from Bloom's Taxonomy. Developed to allow students to gain a greater sense of comprehension, to practice skills needed to become active readers, and to enhance their writing abilities.
**Updated 8/19/14** If you are looking for a guided reading packet to accompany your study of the Magic Tree House: Dolphins at Daybreak than this is perfect for differentiated homework or small group instruction activities. Included in this
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine Book Companion and Lapbook ***************************************************************Product Information Henry's Freedom Box shares the story of the Underground Railroad and Henry's escape to freedom. It is a
This file is a 60 page download that will help you bring the world of Polar Bears to life in your classroom. You will find a book study using the book Polar Bears by Gail Gibbons. Included in this file you will find: KWL Anticipation Guide Buddy
Includes: Writing Pages for students to write their own chapter Story Elements Recording Sheet & Anchor Chart Titles for Character, Setting, Problem, & Solution Main Idea & Details Recording Sheet & Anchor chart Titles Plot with
The book "Hey Little Ant" by Philip and Hannah Hoose is a great one! I used it this quarter to teach about persuasive writing, friendly letter writing, AND integrity! It really got my class thinking about the difference between right and wrong and
This file is a 22 page download of a book study centered around the book Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. You will find prereading, during reading and after reading graphic organizers and response sheets. Your students will love using highlighters to
This file is a 55 page download of an author/book study for When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco. This file is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for 2.RL. Included in this file you will find the following: An About the
Looking for FUN and ENGAGING activities to accompany your study of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book, "One Cool Friend" by Toni Buzzeo? This 12-page packet is just the ticket! It will increase your students' interest and retention, assess their
These Once Upon a Time tales have withstood the test of time! Your students will be ENGAGED, challenged and supported by reading fairy tales filled with magic and rags to riches themes. Check out our preview to see the ENCHANTING ACTIVITIES and
Inspired by Pat Pavelka, use these prompts to create comprehension cubes by labeling a "die" with the underlined prompt. Use the cards to provide an explanation for students. Great for guided reading groups or literacy centers.
Included in this packet you will find: Reading literature activities to go with the books: There was an Old Monster by Rebecca, Adrian, Camp; Ed Emberley Comprehension Rhyming Alphabetizing My Monster Writing Big Scary Monster by Thomas
ZOO Zoo Reader in color and line art graphics Zoo themed Write the Room Zoo themed creative writing and writing papers Included: 2-3 Intro and Tips for Teachers 4-13 Full Color Rhyming Reader “Come to the Zoo” 14-23 Line
Looking for activities to accompany the classic picture book King Bidgood's in the Bathtub? This FUN, ENGAGING, and HASSLE-FREE! Just print, hand out, and watch your students comprehension increase and their imaginations soar! 10 Activities
Dogteam by Gary Paulsen is a great choice as a winter mentor text for figurative language and writing.. It has a vivid description of running a dogsled team on a night run. This unit is intended to be used for comprehension and writing. Students
This unit includes before, during, and after lesson materials focused on building schema with a prereading activity about cooking, tier 2 vocabulary activities (with multiple vocabulary practice), making and confirming predictions, narrative
Combine phonics and writing skills and start a writing center for your class. I use these books weekly as writing center based on what letter I am teaching that week. Great for students in RTI who need more structure to be independent with writing.
Veterans Day Freebies (Mini Fact Booklet and Thank You Writing Page) Two writing pages included: primary paper and smaller lined paper. I hope you enjoy this Friday Freebie! Please follow me for more.