This packet of informational handouts is aimed at parents of children in grades K-2. Each subject-themed sheet contains tips, ideas, and strategies parents can do at home to build their child's skills. These would be perfect to attach to a weekly newsletter, pass out at the beginning of the school
This series of Facebook handouts can be used to create a mock facebook page for any character(s) from short stories, novels, films etc. This "fakebook" worksheet will be a fun assignment for any appropriate classroom setting. Included are a main facebook handout, an optional facebook handout (it c
Author's Purpose is easy as P.I.E.! Persuade, Inform, Entertain! This adorable cutie pie is perfect for enhancing your author's purpose lessons. Included in this packet are
*P.I.E. Foldable Book
*Blank P.I.E. for your own use or modifications
*Directions and Suggestions page
Letter of the Week Bundle!
This bundle has everything you need for each letter of the alphabet!
159 pages filled with amazing alphabet activities!
This Bundle includes 6 activities per letter! All 26 letters are included! This bundle is perfect for morning work, alphabet centers, and homework.
Our district adopted the new Common Core Standards during the 2011-12 school year. We have gone through the process of unpacking them and we are implementing them. These graphic organizers can be used as an instructional tool or as a way to assess students on the common core standards (perfect for
Obtain language baseline data easily for your students. Questions aligned with over 50 Common Core Standards! Quick and easy to administer-simply read questions and record student answers.
Provides a picture of where the student is currently performing based o
Elements of Poetry, Drama and Prose is a complete set of engaging teaching materials which is filled with fun, original poems, mini-plays, and pieces of prose that your students will enjoy. This set includes 74 worksheets, handouts, a Poetry Flip Book with 9 types of poems and has enough variety to
Parent handouts are an easy way to help parents support their child’s learning at home! It’s super simple. Just print and send home! You can send the parent letters home at the beginning of the year, on various parent nights, at parent teacher conferences, before summer, or attach to your newslett
These 15 mini anchor charts are a great addition to your interactive reader's notebook. Each anchor chart gives an explanation of a reading strategy or skill. Students can glue them in their journal for quick and easy reference while they are independently reading.
Anchor chart set includes:
This packet includes the following charts in 2 color versions and 2 black/white versions. They are perfect for writing folders, as warm ups in Guided Reading, and to build automaticity with letter sounds, blends, digraphs, and long vowels.
Beginning Blends (Bl, Cl, Fl, Gl, Pl, Sl,
Compare and Contrast with Stories, Myths and Traditional Literature is a 52 page set that is a fun and effective way to teach a variety of reading strategies including compare and contrast (stories, characters and story elements), author’s purpose, finding evidence from the text, and making Text to
This packet contains 13 pages of visuals to support vocabulary instruction. You can use these as posters in your speech office. I like to place posters where they can be easily pulled off the wall when we are targeting that skill.
Vocabulary visuals included:
Christmas Around the World:
This unit includes 5 Reading Comprehension Passages that teach your students about the Christmas traditions in the USA & Canada, Australia & New Zealand, Germany, Japan, and Mexico. Each Reading Comprehension passage has four or five short answer or multiple choi
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 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 th
Frindle by Andrew Clements is a funny and inspiring story about a fifth grade student who learns about the importance of words when he creates his own new word: "Frindle!"
This 130 page MEGA packet is EVERYTHING YOU NEED to teach Frindle, whether you're doing it as a whole-class, a small group (i.e
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 a
Add a little fun to your current novel study by turning your students into police officers. This official-looking offense/incident report requires students to collect details from their reading and use real-world writing skills to efficiently report the facts (just the facts, ma’am) of the scene you
The Common Core has a much-greater focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the English/Language Arts classroom. It’s time to start adding more real-world articles and materials to our literary canon. In these easy-to-deliver non-fiction lesson plans, students will read articles/book excerpts by
Literacy Devices Interactive Dictionary: Exploring Figurative Language | This product includes 40+ pages of interactive activities for students.
This product provides an interactive way for teachers to engage their students in the learning of new concepts, figurative language, an
This comprehensive activities resource includes a variety of Thanksgiving activities including nonfiction reading, poetry, writing, speaking and listening, and math activities.
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This is aligned with 3rd grade common core, but may stretch to other grades depend
This Thanksgiving writing pack features 10 different how-to writings where students write what happens first, next, and last. There are different options from pages with just pictures for emerging writers to more advanced writing pages for your higher leveled writers. Topics of Writing include:
All About Me Superhero Pennants: A perfect first week of school activity, your students will have a blast getting to know each other with this fun Superhero theme “All About Me” activity. There are 4 superheroes to choose from, two boys and two girls. An editable PowerPoint is included so that you c
Weary of students who slap quoted material into their essays without any framing or support? Fix this common mistake made by young writers with these interactive lesson materials.
Begin with a “pre-test”/skill assessment of students’ knowledge regarding M.L.A. citation formatting and concrete detai
Parts of Speech Bundle: Grammar Comics
Grammar Comics is a series of comics that teach or review the parts of speech in fun and enlightening ways - through comics!
Join Alex and Neil on a series of entertaining adventures through the parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns,
This is Set Two of my Weekly Word Wizard series. It consists of nine weeks of language arts printables designed to introduce, practice and review essential skills. Each week is presented in the exact same format providing scaffolded repetition to ensure that you students master these skills over the
Research paper complete unit.
Research papers made easy! This complete unit has everything you need to teach writing a research paper from start to finish.
***UPDATED***Now includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines.
For the APA version of this unit, click here:
Morning Work First Grade BUNDLE for the YEAR
This bundle contains 4 sets of 45 sheets in each set, equaling 180 worksheets to use for 1st grade morning work.
This Morning Work pack is common core aligned.
It is also in PDF format and cannot be edited. Each page has math and English language arts t
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.
This 27 page Wax Museum Project will help your students create a biography research report on a famous person. The culminating part of the project is an amazing Wax Museum event, where students dress up as the person they have learned about and stand “still”, like a Wax Museum, until someone walks u
Guide to Reading Levels - a parent's handbook for leveled books ENGLISH ONLY VERSION!
F&P Guided Reading Levels AA - Z
DRA Reading Levels A-1 - 70/80
Reading Recovery Reading Levels 1 - 34
This #1 BEST SELLING PRODUCT can be sent home to explain the characteristics of leveled text
Contains over 130 pages of leveled language intervention targeting the following areas: Antonyms, Synonyms, Homophones, Prefixes, Suffixes and Context Clues. Each skill increases in difficulty, making differentiation easy for you!
This easy-to-create binder provides interve
JULY 2017- NEW UPDATES INCLUDING SCRIPTED MINILESSONS AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
Personal Narratives Writing Unit including tips, resources, and graphic organizers for adding details, stretching moments, and elaborating from planning to publishing! It is also included in a Writi
Morning Work for First Graders will provide your students with a meaningful task. It will be a snap with this Common Core Aligned daily morning work. Take attendance, speak with a parent...your students will have a routine and know that learning begins as soon as they walk in the door.
Common Core ELA Cheat Sheets for Grades K-5
Are you tired of flipping through dozens of pages to figure out what a certain Common Core standard is?! I know I was. I decided to make this 1 page "Cheat Sheet" that I keep in the back of my ELA Lesson Plans Binder. Every Common Core English Language Ar
Our reading comprehension passages bundle makes it easy to incorporate nonfiction science topics into your teaching. This reading comprehension bundle includes 5 of our themed reading comprehension units bundled together at a great discount price of more than 50% OFF! These have b
Thesis Statement Tutorial Write a Thesis Statement in 5 Easy Steps
This thesis statement tutorial will help your students master the persuasive essay thesis is a matter of minutes. Within the product you will find a student graphic organizer as well as a detailed example for stud
"What is Fluency?" is a great reference sheet which provides an overview of the major parts of fluency. Use it with students to introduce fluency in the classroom, or share with parents to reinforce skills at home! Keep it in reading folders, glue it into interactive notebooks, or display it in the
Number of the Day is a great activity for whole group, small group or center work that will reinforce many different ways to represent a number and will build strong number sense.
On this worksheet:
~write/ copy the number of the day
~write the number in word form
~identify if the number is odd
Help your high school and advanced middle school students get creative with this eight-day Personal Narrative essay writing mini-unit. Featuring models of one professional and three exemplar student-written personal narrative essays, this bundle of step-by-step materials will inspire even reluctant
Here are 12 fun and engaging handouts to reinforce the skill of author's purpose. These handouts can be used to guide your whole or small group instruction. They would also work well as a literacy centers, independent work stations, assessments, or homework.
These handouts are also included in my
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate – Complete Novel Study Package
SUBJECT: English, Language Arts, Novel Study
LEVEL: Elementary Grades
Are you looking for engaging resources to teach a novel study on Katherine Applegate’s The One and On
Newly updated - includes new design, notebook-size models, and directions for printing poster size.
For students that struggle with written responses using text evidence - this file consists of a model constructed response for an imaginary story, a template for the constructed response completed fo
This Earth Day Activities Bundle includes a reading comprehension unit and activities for primary (grades 1-2), a reading comprehension unit and activities for intermediate (grades 3-5 or advanced students), 15 themed writing prompts in full size and journal formats, a themed I Have, Who Has? Game,
**Updated December 17th to include an editable PDF and Powerpoint letter for students that may jump more than one level.
I created these reading level explanation letters because I wanted parents to be informed of how their child was doing during my guided reading time. Many of
The purpose of this packet is to guide SLPs (but great for other professionals as well - READ THE REVIEWS!) around the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in a friendly, easy to understand way! It covers CCSS from kindergarten to grade 5. The major sections of the packet are as follows:
1) General P
There are good ways to start an essay and lousy ways. With this combination of 15-minute lecture and reference tool handout, students will learn four specific techniques to use to bust writer's block and bring their reader into their essay. Great ways to launch an essay are featured here with real-w
This pre-kindergarten skill goal sheet is a one page sheet of typical skills that a student may learn. It is a fun and very visual way for the kids to see what skills they have mastered and document the child's learning. When a skill has been mastered, the child can put a sticker in the box. If yo