This is a fun way to engage students in a lesson, begin a new unit, or use as an activity for inferencing! It can be used with ANY content area or subject.
The Mystery Box is presented to students and students are then encouraged to guess what could be inside - give them as little or as much info
Having your students actively engaged in their learning is the best way to ensure that all of your students are getting the most out of your instruction. My students were always learning passively during calendar time, so I created these interactive notebooks to change that!
Rather than just having
Do your students have trouble writing complete sentences? Do they write in fragments and run-ons? Perhaps they write with complete sentences, but their sentences are short and choppy. Sentence Go Round is a simple and fun cooperative learning strategy to teach students how to write longer, more compl
This resource is a collaborative reader response activity for comprehension checks to be used with small groups in your classroom, while still holding each individual accountable. Each page contains a reading response question (that will work with a variety of texts), information about the type of q
Author's Purpose: Students are sure to have fun with these hands-on, meaningful activities while gaining a solid understanding of this concept.
This differentiated unit provides a variety of engaging materials; look what’s included!
•*PowerPoint Lesson-20 animated slide presentation*
•6 colorful po
Teach character traits in a tasty and tangible way!
This is a tasty lesson your students are sure to remember, and it addresses the Common Core too! Teaching character traits can be difficult, because students require prerequisite knowledge of adjectives and inferring. This lesson
This unit is designed to teach action verbs in a creative way---with super heroes!! Get your students excited and moving with this action verb unit. Your students will love the action heroes created specifically for these lessons!
This Unit Includes:
-Anchor Charts (Color and B&W)
Become fact and opinion detectives with this fun literacy center! There are 8 cases to solve. Read each story and the witness statements. Determine which clues are facts and which are opinions. Record the clues in your detective notebook. Then, compare them to the suspect cards to determine who the c
Implementing Reading Workshop in the primary classroom.
This resource will help you implement reading workshop in your primary classroom. This 150 page file has everything you need to know in order to effectively implement a reading workshop approach with your rockin’ readers. More importantly, it w
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
Main ideas and supporting details are HARD concepts, especially if you are stuck reading a long, boring article. :) So, when introducing main idea to my ‘BIG’ 5th graders it had to be interactive. In this hands-on resource, students work in pairs to differentiated between the topic, main idea, and su
Analyzing Character Traits includes a variety of lessons, strategies, and printables aligned with the Common Core Reading Standards for Grades 3 - 5 that deal with character analysis. In this unit, you'll find a lesson on how authors reveal character traits, two character trait lists, a variety of gr
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
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…
Student Center Directions
Book Clubs are the perfect way to get your readers reading! Your students will love the choice and autonomy of book clubs. You will LOVE the self-direction, motivation, and authentic reading, writing, and responding to literature that book clubs will bring to your classroom!
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Drawing conclusions can be a difficult concept to teach the little ones. This packet is great to use with cooperative groups and even in whole group. There are no stories included, but it is designed to be used with ANY story. I have included a list of books that are great for teaching how to draw
This is a phonics unit designed to teach the suffixes "-er" and "-est".
This Unit Includes:
-"er" Character Poster
-"est" Character Poster
- Create Your Own "er" and "est" Heroes
- 3 Comparative Posters (Big, Bigger, Biggest) w/ Accompanying Worksheet
- Hero Swap Game
- Word Sort w/ Accompanying Wo
Transform your classroom with the help of a few blankets and this product and your students will be so excited about everything that they learn! This Camping in the Classroom Pack could be used as a full day's event or stretched into a week-long unit, depending on your pacing and planning. Either w
Inferencing is such a difficult skills for students! These task cards are the perfect way to provide opportunities for independent, partner or small group practice. Included are 20 different inferencing tasks.
Each card is numbered so students can keep track of which cards they have completed.
This is a fun station that integrates math and literacy. Students work in pairs with Math Mats to read sight words (it is optional to make them also use the word in a sentence). If they read the sight word correctly, then they get to place the correct pattern block on the space, eventually creating
Oral language is the foundation to which students learn! Speaking and listening skills and standards are often not given enough priority within the classroom, and yet your students’ communication abilities are a vitally important component of their success in this world. This pack helps you intention
Compound Sentences! This sentence structure product includes 11 cut-apart simple sentence strips in a story and 7 conjunctions (FANBOYS) plus the semi-colon. It includes directions for a paired student activity led by the teacher. Students will physically manipulate the simple sentences into compound
Want to play SCOOT in your classroom? This freebie will help you set up the routines and allow students to practice playing SCOOT so that you are ready to play!
I designed this set of SCOOT Task Cards to better prepare my students for playing SCOOT! We play SCOOT all year long, for a wide variety
Back To School Activities to kick off your school year! These 10 Back To School Community Building Activities are must have! Building a strong classroom community is critical to having a successful school year. Each of these 10 back to school activities comes with directions, helpfu
This bundle is intended to help students learn a variety of common core related kindergarten math and kindergarten ELA skills. Perfect for practice throughout the year or for end of year review.
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Make Science FUN! This product is stuffed full with over 14 detailed lesson plans, experiments, links, and materials. It includes book titles, anchor charts, recording sheets, Science Journal pages, and more to support your teaching. This download includes lessons that focus on Force, Motion, Gravity
Vocabulary, Activities, Assessments and Games: enrich your Economics Unit with these fun and engaging resources.
Vocabulary Cards – uses include: word wall, matching game, sorting activity, flashcards, or a fun "Quiz, Quiz, Trade" game. The cards include 25 vocabulary terms, a brief
Literature circles unit Includes 14 individual plans for introducing literature circles in an explicit and intentional manner. Lessons are scaffolded to include modeling of each literature circle role, paired practice, and independent practice with the last week spent reinforcing the roles and intro
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
Drawing conclusions when we read can be a tough task, especially for young students! If you need something more to aid in your drawing conclusions and inference lessons this is the perfect addition! These cards are designed to help 2nd-4th grade students think through the text and use their backgroun
Want to enjoy my QR Code Listening Center Stations in your classroom all year long? Purchase this bundle of listening centers while the price is low. Each time a new set is added, the price will increase a little. This is the best way to incorporate traditional picture books and technology into yo
Nonfiction Text Features Kapow is sure to be a hit with your students! This new and exciting game will have your students on the edge of their seats as they practice and review nonfiction text features. Being that the Common Core has a big focus on nonfiction, you can be sure that you are providing y
Looking for poetry lessons and activities for National Poetry Month? This Poetry Lessons and Unit Bundle is a growing bundle that includes 7 of Laura Candler's products for teaching kids how to read, write, and LOVE poetry. Exploring Poetry: Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry will help your
Noun Sort Activities:
---Nouns vs. Not Nouns
---Proper Nouns vs. Common Nouns
---Person vs. Place vs. Thing
---Singural vs. Plural Nouns
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There are 8 games included in this packet that could either be played as a whole group or used with an intervention group. The graphics are eye-catching and children will LOVE interacting with each other while playing these games! Not only will they reinforce letters and sounds, but will help remin
FREEBIE: Fact and Opinion "I have, Who Has"
Help students to practice identifying fact vs. opinion in this whole class game of "I have, Who Has?"
There are a total of 30 playing cards with facts and opinion statements written on them.
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Do your students know how to have REAL discussions where they actually listen to each other and link their ideas to others in the group? If not, Discussion Connections has the tools you need to foster effective collaborative discussions. This product includes five lessons that make it easy for K-8 te
While I explicitly teach root words through our vocabulary program, my 5th graders still need more practice. I created these 40 root puzzles to use during the ‘Word Work’ section of literacy centers. I choose 7-8 puzzles for students to practice each week.
Solar System Spectacular: Calling All Junior Astronauts!!
Thanks for checking out this solar system unit! I hope that you find it out of this world!
Files included in this unit, which total over 200 pages:
1. Solar System Acrostic poems- 31 pages- Astronauts work in cooperative groups to research
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 #hashtagcra
This is a compound words game for small groups.
Includes 30 picture/word cards plus recording sheet. Half of the cards have compound words with a picture. The others have pictures of each word part. Students match the compound words with the corresponding word parts cards.
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This is a phonics unit designed to teach the "ow" and "ou" vowel pairs (example: cow, found).
This Unit Includes:
-"ow" Character Poster
-"ou" Character Poster
-Word Sort w/ Accompanying Worksheet
-Clown Race Game w/ Data Worksheet
-Pin the Owie on the Clown Game
This is a Reader's Workshop Guide that should work well for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. This pack is my method, "Molly's Method" and it explains how I make it work.
If you have been doing reader's workshop in your classroom for years and feel very comfortable with your plan then this product might n
This common core aligned, reader’s theater is a super-cute simple script for “The Gingerbread Boy”. Along with the script there are cards for each of the characters. These cards can be attached to the back of chair or worn around the neck to identify which character is “reading”. The
This phonics unit is designed to teach your students about the long /i/ sound spelled 'y' (it also includes a bit of long /e/).
This Unit Includes:
- Y Character Poster in Color
- Y Character Poster in Black and White
- "POW" Flash Card Game
- Bingo Game
- Fly Swatter Game
- Matching Game
Great to help you manage your guided reading and reading, language arts block!!
Daily Centers slideshow that automatically rotates students through 5 centers/stations for effective small group instruction. Students work on each of their daily centers for aprx 15 minutes and are prompted to clean up
Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes, has to be one of the best back to school books ever! :) It is perfect for looking at the importance of our names and how they make us part of who we are. It is also a good book to discuss how we should treat others and how we would like to be treated.
In this unit
STAAR Review Reading PREP Bundle- 4 SETS INCLUDED! All of my BEST Selling STAAR Reading Materials have been combined into 1 ZIP File for you to purchase together at a lower price! I created this to work my 3rd and 4th grade students and remedial 5th graders in small group settings! Text used are Publ