One of my favorite ways to cover the history/story of Thanksgiving is by integrating Social Studies and Language Arts. This way, my students are learning some important history while practicing various reading and writing skills.
This unit includes a variety of activities that can be used to teac
I am so excited to post my... Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Fables Unit! This download is Common Core aligned with coded standards for second grade but any grade level could use the resources. You will receive 142 pages of fairy tale fun and excitement! I've included reader's theatr
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This unit is created for reading and writing. It includes 3 activities for each of the folowing books.
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Lilly's Big Day
A Weekend with Wendell
Sheila Rae the Brave
Julius Baby of the World
This unit includes fun activities and resources for 2D and 3D shapes and meets the Common Core Standards! This unit is perfect for teaching and reinforcing skills and information about shapes. This was made with kindergarten standards in mind, but could also be used for first grade review at the begi
This is a geography unit for second grade that is aligned with Second Grade Common Core Social Studies. This unit can be copied and stapled into a student book or the pages can be used alone. There is also a study guide and test. This unit includes:
classwork for 5-10 days
a page for definitions
This unit was planned to be used during a month long span. In this unit the students will understand:
How inventions have affected our lives?
How our lives have changed over time?
How our lives will change in the future?
Through these big ideas students will explore different inventors and how the
This folktale and fractured folktale comparative book study was created for use with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and a more traditional retelling of The Three Little Pigs. These are fantastic stories for introducing point of view, compare and contrast, an
This pack was created to accompany the books The Hat and The Mitten, both by Jan Brett. It would be a great addition to a Jan Brett author study. Includes comprehension questions, story maps, writing prompts, and more! All the activities are designed to help students read for unde
animals in winter
Do bears hibernate in the winter? Not really! With many interesting facts and fun activities, this unit is sure to blow your socks away! Jam-packed with everything you need for a unit on animal adaptation!
Thanksgiving Unit: Thankful in Third - Your students will have a blast and stay academically focused with these Thanksgiving activities. This unit is loaded with fun and engaging Thanksgiving activities that include reading, writing, math, and social studies.
This 59+ page Thanksgiving unit include
This unit was designed to be used with any traditional version of Cinderella (my favorites are by James Marshall and Marcia Brown) and Cindy Ellen by Susan Lowell. Although these books were kept in mind when creating this unit, the materials could be used with any version of this story!
This unit i
“Perfect organizers to help my students keep track of the different types of folktales.”
In order to analyze plot, understand characters, appreciate illustrations, and uncover the moral or message of folktales, students must first have a good understanding of the characteristics of
This comparison fairy tale unit was created for use with Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young and Red Riding Hood by James Marshall. The activities included can be used whole group, but also work well as literacy centers in grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3.
This product is a bundle of 4 fairy tale units combined.
Fairy Tale Classics
Hansel and Gretel by Paul Zelinsky
Beginning, Middle, End & Sequence, Text to Self, Opinion Prewriting and Writing
Rumplestiltskin by Paul Zelinsky
Beginning, Middle, End & Sequence, Story Recall, Making Words, Na
Leo Lionni Author Study Updated May 2016
Do you love reading Leo Lionni books? This Author Study is filled with a ton of activities to go with his amazing literature. Included you will receive…
A Color of His Own
Beginning Middle, and End
Text to Self
Animal Research Project (Common-Core Aligned)
Need to incorporate research writing into your curriculum? Well, look no further because this Animal Research Project is sure to keep your students engaged in composing their research writing. While they conduct research on an animal of their choice, s
This comparative book study unit is filled with Common Core aligned comprehension activities and literacy center ideas to use with the folktale Goldilocks and the Three Bears as retold by James Marshall and The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett. If you do not own Marshall's version of t
This comparative book study was created to accompany the books The Gingerbread Man as retold by Karen Lee Schmidt and Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. (If you do not own Schmidt's version of the tale, any traditional retelling should fit well with the activities included.) All the ac
Thanksgiving Fun! Math and Literacy Activities Aligned with the Common Core
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Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! These math and literacy activities are a great way to bring the harvest celebratio
Use this companion with the Ann McGovern story version.
Page 3: Soup Place Mat
Page 4-6: In My Soup Articulation Activity. Give each student a Soup Place Mat. Print out pages 4-6, cut and laminate. Place the cards face down on the table. Have student take turns choosing a card. Use the item on the
This is a 30 page Johnny Appleseed and Apple Unit. Included in this unit are:
Writing Craftivity (with 3 Prompts)
2 Emergent Readers
Nonsense & Real Word Sort
Apple Ten Frames
Apple Taste Testing Survey
Apple Food Taste Testing and Sequencing
Your feedback is greatly appreciated
My Cinderella Tales from Around the World unit is one of my favorites to teach to my second graders. I’ve included activities for the Cinderella stories Cinderella, Cendrillon, The Irish Cinderlad, The Egyptian Cinderella, The Korean Cinderella, and The Rough-Face Girl in order to e
Filled with rich vocabulary and meaningful life lessons, Aesop’s Fables have been enjoyed by children for centuries. Reading, discussing, and writing about fables encourages students to think deeply and connect actions with their consequences. This fables resource has everything you need to teach so
This unit is sure to help your little ones with their beginning of the year standards.
This unit has small and whole group activities, as well as math and literacy centers.
Included in this unit are letter recognition and writing, letter sounds, sequencing activities, graphic organizers, number ac
Wheeee! Are you looking for a dynamic, engaging unit for your students to practice measuring, aerodynamics, and so much more? The unit is for you...and them!
Are your students ready to fly the friendly skies? Are they ready to test their skills as a pilot? Are you looking for an integrated unit?
This is an 8 day unit to teach Common Core Social Studies Standards 2.C&G 1.1-2. There are lesson plans, a student book and a unit test. Students will explore the concept of communities, citizens, rights and responsibilities, government services, laws, rules, consequences, and authority. This
This is an 8 day unit to teach Second Grade Common Core Math Standard 2.MD.7, telling to five minutes, telling a.m. and p.m. and identifying quarter hours. Students will read clocks, draw hands on clocks and tell if a situation is a.m. or p.m. This unit includes everything you need to teach 2.MD.7
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 informational text.
By purchasing this bundle you
This cute and colorful ( UPDATED MARCH 2016) - 91 page plant unit will get your kids excited about how things grow. It is a complete study of plants covering first grade common core science standards as well as many reading and language standards. In it you will find many printables that may be us
Over 100 pages, with a total of 14 math and literacy activities all developed around the Kindergarten Common Core Standards. Activities and skills addressed include;
*Base Ten Memory- ItÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s a Hoot (Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using
Charlotte's Web Novel Study Printables can be utilized to explore and enhance the classic Charlotte's Web novel written by legendary author E.B. White. The printables can be are designed to reinforce the common core standards of developing proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend texts ac
This unit was made to work on the Common Core Informational Text. Included you will recieve a non-fiction book on reindeer. The book was created for two per page. The book includes a table of contents and glossary. The children will use this book to work on common core standards such as table of
24 pages of activites that will definitely make learning about Helen Keller more interactive than just reading a book to the class!
- There are several pages of Senses experiments with tasting and smelling.
- Braille Cell activity with writing your name
- Using your senses to learn
All About Amphibians
Are you teaching your students the characteristics of amphibians? This packet includes guided reading strategies to learn about amphibians with a focus on frogs and toads. Included you will receive:
A mini book about amphibians, (copy two per page) with 4 acti
This is a complete nonfiction unit on Bats filled with engaging information about different types of bats. I have shared activities that will work for most elementary grade levels and will go along with your nonfiction unit. This unit includes informational text, inquiry, writing, nonfiction text fea
This unit covers the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) for:
Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems:
2.6 The student will investigate and understand basic types, changes, and patterns of weather. Key
a) temperature, wind, precipitation, drought, flood, and storms; and
Thanksgiving Activities: Thankful to the Core (4th Grade) - Your students will have a blast and stay academically focused with these Thanksgiving activities. This unit is loaded with fun and engaging Thanksgiving activities that include reading, writing, math, and social studies.
This 50+ page Than
Halloween Fun! Math and Literacy Activities Aligned with the Common Core
This math and literacy unit is a great way to incorporate some fun Halloween activities into your classroom this October!
Aligned with the Kindergarten Common Core Standards. Corresponding standards are listed on each activi
All About Mammals
Are you teaching your students the characteristics of an mammals? This packet includes guided reading strategies to learn about mammals. Included you will receive:
A mini book about mammals, (copy two per page) with 4 activities to go along with it.
8 colorful po
This is a complete nonfiction unit on owls. I have shared activities that are perfect for most elementary grade levels. It's works well for differentiation in your classroom. This unit will go along with your nonfiction study of owls with reading passages and other elements of nonfiction. You can eve
Hello Third Grade Teachers! Here is a great big product that is sure to make planning your next Reading Unit a snap! This is a Fifteen day (or more) Common Core Unit coinciding with the book "And Then What Happened,Paul Revere?". This is one of the Georgia Frameworks suggested texts all wrapped up an
Table of Contents:
2 different Owl crafts
Building Schema-Before and After Learning
Owl Mini Book
Owl Word Wall
Owl Fact Writing
Fact vs. Opinion
Text Connections for:
Owls by Gail Gibbons
Owls by Jim Arnosky
Goodnight Owl by Pat Hutchins
I used this as a 5th grade WWII unit.
Just about EVERYTHING you will need to teach your students an engaging and memorable WWII unit. Perfect for teachers grades 4th-7th who teach WWII. My students loved this unit.
This 85 page (15 pages of PowerPoint Slides) will make planning your world war II u
Common Core Writing ALL YEAR!! This bundle includes all individual months in one file for a reduced price! Find the following for every month of the year:
In this pack you will find writing prompts that address the three Text Type Purposes as outlined in the Common Core Standards for first grade, se
This is an apple math unit that goes right along with the Kindergarten Common Core Standards. In this unit you will get activities covering 5 frames, 10 frames, number sequencing 1-10, and much more. This pack was created for kindergarten but could be used for advanced pre-k, K, and as a review for
Common Core Christmas Math: 5th Grade - Keep your students motivated and focused on Common Core math skills during the month of December! This set of 12 math games will keep your students engaged during this busy time of the year.
The games include the following -
- Decimal Face Off
- Decimal Rea
***This product is offered as a bundle at a discounted rate! Save $5.00 by buying the whole bundle plus you get and additional Safari resource pdf!***
Included you will receive:
Fact vs. Opinion
Mini Booklet, copy two per page
Writing Activities (Opinion, I
This product offers a fun way to introduce giraffes to your students.
Included you will receive:
Fact vs. Opinion
Mini Booklet, copy two per page
Writing Activities (Opinion, Informative, Fill in the Blank, Can, Have, & Are Chart)
Mini Report Templa
This unit has several activities for both The Gingerbread Girl and The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers.
Beginning, Middle, and End
Main Idea & Details
Class Book Colorful Cover
Class Book Page
We Wish You A Common Core Christmas: Math and Literacy Activities: 3rd Grade - Keep your students motivated and focused on the 3rd grade Common Core Standards during the Christmas season! This bundled set of Christmas activities includes the following-
* 12 Christmas Themed Math Games
* A Unit based
The holidays are here! December is the perfect time to teach your students about Christmas and Hanukkah. I like to cover both celebrations with my students to help them understand the various customs and traditions that go on during this time of year.
This unit includes a variety of activities t