This interactive reading notebook has 140 pages including classroom pictures and instructions to make putting together your first interactive notebook super easy. No complex folds here! I have simplified the interactive pieces so that you and your students can make notebooking fun. (
The materials in this pack can be used to help guide your students through a persuasive writing piece where they try to convince readers not to eat turkey this Thanksgiving. A persuasive letter to your class from the Turkeys, graphics organizers, fact page, and turkey craftivity tracers are also inc
Use foldable graphic organizers to teach and review the eight parts of speech with your middle school ELA students. These flaps and flip books are blank inside so that you can have students record your own grammar notes.
This product includes:
Parts of Speech Quick Reference Guide
Do you need concise, scaffolded instruction for small groups, English learners, and struggling students? This resource integrates all 42 4th Grade ELA Common Core Reading Standards for Literature, Informational Text, and Language Standards into ANY text. No need to reinvent the wheel for your daily
Do your students need support with taking effective notes while reading in the content areas? Do they struggle with Cornell notes? Are they visual learners? Are you looking for ways to incorporate non-fiction texts into your English classes?
This template can be printed and used with any history
What You Get:
~Note Taker- for defining and giving examples of shades of meaning words
~Teacher Key for Notetaker
~Sorting Activity (words, sorting mat, and directions)- Students cut the words apart. (They are arranged from weakest to strongest by definition before being cut.) Next, find 7 group
This resource will walk you through how to do shared reading with your upper grades (3rd-6th) students for 10-15 minutes daily to build fluency and comprehension skills. All you have to do is find the weekly articles. Included in the resource is a 5-day instructional plan for both nonfiction and fi
Theme or Main Idea Resource Pack - Do you have students who confuse main idea with theme? Clear up the confusion with this common core aligned, 34 page teaching pack. Posters for Theme, Main Idea, and Comparing Theme and Main Idea are available in a full color, digital format or a print friendly ver
Use this story frame to have students author their own Monster books using adjectives, adjectives, and more adjectives! The 12 page file includes a graphic organizer, a one-page word bank of adjectives grouped into categories such as words that describe color, words that describe texture, and words
Every time my students begin writing their essays, they always get stuck on their introduction paragraphs. They stare at their blinking cursors or unmoving pens and constantly tell me, "I don't know how to start!" It's easy to go over hook sentences, connecting sentences and writing a thesis. It'
This interactive PowerPoint presentation and guided notes resource will help make the challenges of argument writing a breeze!
When I tell my students we're working on an argumentative writing unit, they cheer! Kids LOVE to “argue,” and when they learn the right way to present their argument, their
This ADD-ON Modifications Pack for the full year of Volume 1 (grades 3-5) mentor sentences will help your students who need extra support. These students might include those with disabilities, English as a Second Language, or just slow writers. This should NOT be pu
Do you need concise, scaffolded instruction for small groups, English learners, and struggling students? This comprehensive resource integrates all 34 6th Grade ELA Common Core Reading Standards for Literature, Informational Text, and Language Standards into ANY text. No need to reinvent the wheel
Plate Tectonics EDITABLE RESOURCES
Introducing Earth Science EDITABLE NOTES, POWERPOINT and CHAPTER TEST for Plate Tectonics.
NOTE: This download is part of the
This set of 23 Anchor Charts is designed to help you, the teacher, with a genre study of the various reading and writing genres your students will encounter during the course of the literary year.
There are two types of charts in here. One that is blank, intended for the students to fill in. Th
Writing in Science: How can I write like a scientist?
Students learn tips and tricks for becoming strong science writers! Communication is inherent in the field of science and we owe our students explicit writing instruction that relates to our content. This set of dood
I love using this visually rich PowerPoint presentation bundle as a fun, interactive way to introduce my students to Greek & Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes. I created this presentation, quiz, and answer key bundle for a summer school acceleration class for incoming 6th graders a few years a
In this pack you will get all the printables you'll need to teach literal vs. non-literal language (figurative language). Aligned to CCSS L.3.5.
What You Get:
~Literal vs. Non-Literal Word Meaning Note Taker: Use to introduce key vocabulary, definitions, examples and illustrate examples. Teach
Use this as a scaffold for differentiated procedure writing.
This three-tiered template caters for different levels of ability in the writing process.
Lower ability students cut out and sequence the procedure according to the images.
Middle ability students use cut out an sequence the procedure ac
75 pages of differentiated, reproducible GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS and SHORT RESPONSE TEMPLATES for STORY ELEMENTS! Great for TEST PREP, CLOSE READING, GUIDED READING, comprehension building, NOTE TAKING and CLOSE WRITING practice for grades K - 5.
PLUS 32 pages of examples and in depth, STEP by STEP DIR
One way to get students to use more complex sentences when writing and make sure they grasp the concept of who, what, when, where, why, or how is to teach them to write SUPER SENTENCES.
Begin by developing super sentences as a whole group. Once students have had several opportunities to practice w
34 "Super Sentence" frames for the month of December... The pack includes Christmas, Hanakkah and Winter Activities.
Use these templates to scaffold student writing. Templates are designed from simple: Who? Did What? to complex: When? Who? Did What? How? and Why? to allow for differentiation or to
These are flip flaps for your students' S.S. interactive notebooks. They glue the flap and write the definition or give examples underneath it.
The flaps are for the three branches of the three levels of Government. They include:
Title for Local Government
Title for State Gover
If you have thought about using interactive notebooks, (AKA reading response notebooks, thinking logs, journals, etc.) the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to get started.
This is a bundle of all the interactive notebook pages I have in my store. I use these pages as student "cheat sh
Do your students have trouble getting past "positive" and "negative" in describing tone? This 200-word tone list, grouped into categories, helps students with the nuance of tone. From sixth grade through AP English Language and Literature, students choose a side (negative or positive) and find just
Do you need concise, scaffolded instruction for small groups, English learners, and struggling students? This resource integrates all 44 3rd Grade ELA Common Core Reading Standards for Literature, Informational Text, and Language Standards into ANY text. No need to reinvent the wheel for your dail
This PERFECT PARAGRAPH pack is fashioned after my SUPER SENTENCES. Instead of Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How... these templates have students either creating a Topic sentence, 3 Detail sentences, and a Closing or... an Introduction sentence followed by sentences beginning with First, Next, The
Teaching children how words work is crucial to teaching them how to read independently. Yet little instruction is given to TEACHERS for accomplishing this. Even with Reading Recovery training, I found this task remained mysterious.
After attending dozens of conference sessions dedicated to Word
Do you need concise, scaffolded instruction for small groups, English learners, and struggling students? This resource integrates all nine 5th Grade Common Core Reading Standards for Informational text into ANY text. No need to reinvent the wheel for your daily lesson planning!
Forces that Shape the Earth EDITABLE RESOURCES
Introducing Earth Science EDITABLE NOTES, POWERPOINT and CHAPTER TEST for Forces that Shape the Earth.
NOTE: This download is part of the
Do your students need support or instruction on how to take effective notes? Are they visual learners? Are you looking for ways to incorporate non-fiction texts into your Language Arts/English classes? Are you looking for an alternative to Cornell notes?
This bundle includes 5 products for all l
Recently updated with a fun anime-style illustration of the characters.
This PowerPoint serves as an in-depth and engaging way to introduce your students to The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
The presentation contains several sections
Notes for the teacher
Preview of Literary Concepts
Connections to S
Teaching Nonfiction Writing (A Comprehensive Unit) - Common Core
As teachers, you know just how hard it is to fit everything in to your school day! Students are required to learn so much within a school day, that often science and social studies curriculum gets put on the back burner. This
Over 30 pages of supplements for my 4th grade Prose, Drama, and Poetry PowerPoint located here:
The supplements include a list of helpful poetry websites, guided notes, quizzes, answer key
This pack will have your students making better connections to better their comprehension in no time! All activities are aligned to Common Core (RL.1-3, RL.9 and RI.1-3, RL.9)!
What You Get:
~4 Posters (Text Connections, Text-to-Self, Text-to-Text, Text-to-World, and Text-to-Media) Each includes
Two products in one! This is an informational text specifically written to include all five of the most common text structures. For scaffolding instruction, I have included a “cheat sheet” which gives specific paragraphs and topic ideas for students to use for each text structure. This would also
The purpose of this product is to have a tool that will enable children to acquire two key principles in literacy learning:
1) You can hear the sound at the beginning of a word.
2) You can match letters and sounds at the beginning of a word (middle of/ end of a word).
Using the char
This pack includes templates for creating PERFECT PARAGRAPHS using a Topic Sentence, 3 Detail Sentences, and a Closing or... an Introduction sentence followed by sentences begining with First, Next, Then and closing with Finally.
When students have finished completing the template they will have a
This ADD-ON Modifications Pack for the full year of second grade mentor sentences will help your students who need extra support. These students might include those with disabilities, English as a Second Language, or just slow writers. This should NOT be purchased i
One way to get students to use more complex sentences when writing and make sure they grasp the concept of who, what, when, where, why, or how is to teach them to write SUPER SENTENCES. Begin by developing super sentences as a whole group. Once students have had several opportunities to practice wit
Animal Research Lapbook and Foldables Common Core Aligned: Working with Informational Text
Make working with informational text engaging and exciting! Students can use any informational text about an animal of their choice. Students can research the animal and use the planning packet to help guide
Do your students add periods in the wrong places? Or, do they not include any periods in their writing? Here is a terrific differentiated activity to make teaching where a sentence ends easy!
Included is an example of how to teach this lesson and a 2-page activity for each of 3 levels:
New Year's 2018
New Year's Resolutions can be hard to come up with, especially when you are still learning and growing!
Updated for New Year's 2018!
Are you looking for a student goal setting writing piece to help your class start 2018 off on the right track?
Point of View Simplified - Point of View Simplified is a set of teaching resources. An understanding of Point of View is vital for students to grow and mature as readers and writers. This Common Core aligned, 36 page teaching pack is perfect for introduction and review of this key concept.
Poetry Activity for Back to School! Goes with A Remarkable Adventure by Jack Prelutsky. At the beginning of the year, read a poem about excuses for not doing homework! A fun back to school poem to read with your students. Fun to do the first week of school. Includes a poetry activity sheet (useful f
I use the following PPT and Fill-in-the-Blank Notes (included in a zip file) to introduce The Canterbury Tales and Geoffrey Chaucer.
Background on Chaucer's Life
Background on the Tales themselves
Setting, Themes, Structure of The Canterbury Tales
Medieval Occupations and what
Identifying point of view is not enough for our students with common core. Students also need to notice how the point of view affects the reader's response to characters and situations throughout the text.
This interactive notebook page explains how to identify the most common points of view (1s
Text and graphic features are so important for students' comprehension of nonfiction texts! This powerpoint and guided notes set helps students identify and use 24 different text and graphic features.
I like using guided notes to help students follow along during the lesson, as well as create a re
Many students demonstrate difficulty expressing their thoughts simply because they do not comprehend how a sentence is formed. For many of these children, we need to take them back to the beginning and introduce subject & predicate (who & what). This resource will help you create a kit for s
Who loves planting lima beans at this time of the year? Students really enjoy taking on the role of a scientist and recording their observations. This is an easy way to do this and is referred to as an "Observation Log." It is generic in nature and can be made numerous times. It provides a small spa