My school was required to use thinking maps this year, so we transitioned from Venn Diagrams to Double Bubble Maps. This is just an easy template to use to compare and contrast anything in any subject. This will help make sure the little ones have a neat map rather than having them try to draw their
Editable word document that is a template for a bubble map. Great to use when teaching main idea and details, pre-writing strategies, or using note-taking for student engagement. Select "Editable View" for proper alignment.
Pumpkin and Fall Fun...This product includes NO PREP printables, worksheets, and pumpkin activities to keep students engaged during the excitement of fall & Halloween! These printables are perfect for morning work, centers/stations, for a substitute, homework, independent work, bell ringer activ
Thinking Maps are an amazing way for students to organize their thinking learning.
This product contains templates for all eight of the Thinking Maps, as well as a BONUS Flee (Flow Map+Tree Map) Map template.
You can use these in your classroom a number of ways. You can print them out as refer
These cute word family trees are great for helping students learn about word families. I had my students create a word family tree book. Whenever they need to spell a word they always check their word family tree folders to see if they can use a word family to help them! There are also a few bubble
Introduce your littles to weather words with this emergent reader and graph!
Included in this product:
~10 Page Emergent Reader: see the weather, circle the weather,
write the weather on the blank line! Enjoy repetitive text, loads of sight words, and cute picture cues.
~Weather Interactive B
Thinking Maps are an academic tool that allow students to organize information in a way that supports cognitive processes. Each map is a customizable visual tool for learning that is linked to a specific cognitive process. Thinking Maps can be applied to all content areas and all grade levels.
This is just the research sheet you've been looking for! Students may use this bubble map to describe ANY Native American group. I printed out three copies of this bubble for each of my 2nd graders. They used their bubble maps to research the Powhatan, Lakota, and Pueblo with nonfiction texts.
Help your students describe qualities with adjectives and adjective phrases with Thinking Maps! This Bubble Map Bundle includes 2 different sized Bubble Map Posters that can be posted in the classroom for you and your students to reference. Also included in this bundle are 2 different designs of EDI
I created at least 1 of each type of thinking maps, except the bridge map, to correspond with the book Hatchet. These can be printed and given out to the students to complete. This contains 1 circle map, 1 bubble map, 2 double bubble maps, 2 brace maps, 1 tree map, 1 sequence flow map, and 2 one s
This little freebie contains a writing template page and bubble map for each character.
No directions are given on either page, which will allow you to use it any way needed for your classroom.
I plan to use it to allow my students to describe each character based on character traits.
This file includes templates of thinking maps that are ready to use and be written on. Thinking map templates included: circle map, bubble map, double bubble map, tree map, brace map, flow map, cause & effect map, and bridge map, as well as a flew map hybrids.This file is to be used with Mimio
Friends~Back to school is such a crazy time of year. You have so many varied levels going on in your room and you are trying to assess and get to know your kiddos. Well, let me help you a bit with these fun ALL About ME-s! In this file, you will find 10 All About Me and Favorite fill in sheets.
This Unit contains 6 writing prompts for the book A Bad Case of the Stripes. It also include a bubble map template to describe the main character of the story. I have also added some math sheets, for telling time, number patterns, and addition.
The Martin Luther King Activity Pack has 5 MEANINGFUL activities to supplement your study of Dr. King or Black History Month.
- a "Bubble Map" template to fill in with words describing MLK
- 2- part lesson with a compare and contrast chart to complete accompanied by a writing
This is a two-for one deal! It includes the Dunkin for Density SMART board file and the Coke vs. Diet Coke demonstration all in one file! You can have your students complete the lab right in their notebooks by copying it off of the SMART board OR you can convert the slides to a word document by sim
Three great activities to start your school year or a new class section.
*All About Me Poster Activity template for students
*All About Me complete activity with teacher sample, directions and blank Bubble Map template
* Student Profile page template
* BioPoem activity
* Where I'm From po
Fall fun abounds with Little Blue Monster in two new original mini-emergent readers including interactive literacy lessons that will have your students engaged while having fun learning!
This product includes:
**Instructions and Tips for Teachers
**Little Blue Monster’s Fall Walk / an eight page o
Bio Poem Activity and Sample. Includes directions and a teacher sample. This is a great activity for the beginning of the school year and for students to use when taking on the character or persona of an author, historical figure, or other famous person. Can be used for all grade levels.
Part of m
butterflies: life cycles: foldables: lapbooks: writing: science: Spring
This Spring butterfly life cycle unit combines science, reading and writing in a culminating foldable butterfly booklet for your first grade, second grade or third grade classroom. It’s loaded with over 25 highly engaging,
Tomie dePaola: author study: author studies: Little Grunt and the Big Egg: Tony's Bread: The Art Lesson: Strega Nona
Tomie dePaola books are a teacher's dream for effective lessons on comprehension skills, story structure, problem/solution, author's viewpoint, cause and effect, comparing and anal
Chocolate Fever is written by Robert Kimmel Smith. It is equivalent to a 4.8 reading level, but can be used for lower grades as well with the teacher's assistance. This would be a great novel unit for the whole class, or for a reading group.
This novel unit includes:
-12 Comprehension Checks/Quiz
This set of hands-on stations activities and practice helps students to find equivalent fractions and compare fractions that are parts of wholes and parts of sets. Interactive activities give students opportunities to explore manipulate fractions.
Included in this pack...
*Equivalent Fractions Fo
THIS UNIT HAS BEEN UPDATED!!! ADDED EVEN MORE pages!
Weather Research Writing Unit! Over 180 pages of weather graphic organizers, weather writing activities, and a research template!
Great for a PBLor simple research unit for "Mid-Year Kinders"-2nd Grade!
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Thanksgiving: Sarah Hale, William Bradford, Squanto, Wampamoag, Pilgrims, The Mayflower, The First Thanksgiving, Timelines, and so much more!
Turkeys and Thanksgiving Research Writing unit
This packet is two units in one!
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Included in this unit are activities to help the students learn more about his/her family, themselves and how to be a better friend. Included in this unit:
Family Picture Vocabulary Word Cards
Bubble Maps (Me, Family and Friends)
Tree Maps (Me, Family and Friends)
Happy Birthday to
Insects Research Writing Unit
FREEBIE in the PREVIEW! This Insect Unit has been COMPLETELY UPDATED and has DOUBLED IN SIZE!!!! This unit is from my science-"simple research" writing unit. If you have already purchased this unit, simply go to "My Purchases" and click re-download. :o)
Your students are going to love making these fun winter sports crafts!
This craftivity is a perfect way to teach kids about working together. This will help you in the long run, with centers and group work activities for all subjects!
Here are the printables that are included in this pack:
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This ELA bundle will be a great resource to teach the parts of speech to your little ones. Filled with Common Core Aligned activities, this pack will become an integral part of your instruction.
Included you will find...
This writing craftivity is a perfect way to bring Fall to your classroom!
This packet includes:
1. All templates to make these adorable scarecrows.
2. 4 different writing prompt pages
3. Scarecrow bubble map
4. Fall class survey page
5. Bulletin board letters to display projects: Our Writing
Ocean Animals Cut and Paste Set
This craft set has lots to offer and is great for learning about different types of ocean animals or for a trip to an aquarium! It includes:
- 13 Ocean Animal Cut and Paste Projects ( whale, dolphin, turtle, sting ray, starfish, shark, seahorse, gi
This unit for primary age range includes lessons addressing awareness of traffic and safety signs and symbols, stranger danger, car safety, and bike safety. This unit has been teacher tested and taught at the first and second grade level.
*This unit is meant to be a resource for you, the teacher.
This 249-page First Grade Social Studies Bundle includes 12 comprehensive units that are interactive, engaging, and rigorous for your students! The units cover all main first grade Social Studies concepts and are complete with reading comprehensions, graphic organizers, writing activities, student
Flat Stanley is coming to a town near you! With this unit you are set up with all the tools for a mailing project, kite project, reading responses, writing craftivities, a math center and a literacy center!
Here's what you will get:
3-4 Parent letter and letter for loved one. These are used for ou
This is a unit about two beloved characters- Frog and Toad! This 59 page unit includes literature responses, crafts and math and science activities. See exactly what's included below:
Activities for each chapter:
Spring: Story map graphic organizer and Frog and Toad character bubble map
Provide students opportunities to communicate their understanding and interpret a variety of texts and genres using these reading graphic organizers. These organizers will enable students to activate critical thinking skills during targeted small group or whole group instruction, literacy stations,
If you love Froggy, this is the pack for you! A ton of supplemental materials for a book study using a wide assortment of Froggy Books (by Jonathan London)
Table of Contents:
Page 1-4 Photos and Cover
Page 5 Table of Contents
Page 6 Common Core Standards Covered -First Grade
Your students will vote "YES!" to using these activities and printables celebrating Presidents Day!
These Presidents Day printables are ideal for morning work, the writing center, stations, independent practice, small groups, homework, 5-minute fillers, early finis
This 836 page sea life and ocean activities teaching unit provides 4 full weeks of step by step sea animals lesson plans with all the tools to execute them. Lessons cover ELA, Math and Science relating to sea animals. This unit offers detailed plans covering fish and whales and additional
*Please note that this product is not just a worksheet you can give to your students and say "write something." A lot of modeling and whole group/small group instruction will be required to teach them how to use this tool. Brainstorming with your students and teaching them how to write complete sent
Chicken Little is one of my favorite stories to read and use in the classroom! This pack is FULL of great ideas, 16 labeling mats, craftivities, class graphing, graphic organizers, and writing activities.
Table of Contents
Page 1-4 Photos and Cover
Pages 5-7 Template, Photos, and Directio
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February is a FUN filled month! It is a BUSY BUSY month with so much fun learning!!!
This February Writing packet includes the following themes: Super Bowl, Groundhog's Day, Valentine's Day, Love, Chinese New Year, Lincoln, Washington, Famous People, Tooth Fairy, and D
This unit has everything that the busy teacher needs to present a Fairy Tale Unit to their students! Over 200 pages of materials including graphic organizers, response sheets and standards based lessons. Standards based crafts are included with every book that is in this unit.
This 250+ page package is a collection of various dinosaur activities and tools I have created over the past several years. This package offers dinosaur printables, dinosaur worksheets, dinosaur fact cards, dinosaur posters, dinosaur literacy centers, dinosaur math centers and dinosaur sc
#theamygroesbeckanchorchart As seen on Instagram!
Anchor charts are purposeful learning tools because they help students recognize learning goals, review concepts, and establish learning expectations. Students are also able to engage in the learning process when they have an active roll in creating