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This hands-on, zero prep, zero money STEM lesson is a fun way to incorporate STEM in the English Language Arts classroom! It will work with any novel or story in which the character needs to create a shelter in the wilderness. Examples include: Lord of the Flies - Hatchet - My Side of the Mountain
Use this engaging revising and editing lesson plan to help students improve their expository, informative, and explanatory writing. Students engage in a whole-class revision activity providing constructive and standards-based feedback to their peers. This product includes a lesson plan following the
1st Grade Informative Writing Freebie This freebie comes from the 1st Grade Informative/Explanatory Writing Unit. In that unit, there are ten lessons. This specific free lesson focuses on writing strong introductions for informative pieces. The lesson activities may take between 3 and 4 days to comp
Three lessons in one!!! This activity is designed to help students differentiate between Argumentative, Explanatory and Narrative essay/story Writing. This is a great lesson for Common Core Standards and test prep. With your purchase, you get 12 sorting cards (4 cards for each writing type). Ea
*** This produce is part of a COMPLETE WRITING UNIT Bundle for Explanatory/Informational Text Based Essay Writing***************My students became more confident in their writing when I taught them the importance of pre writing and helped them with pre writing strategies.This product is to be used i
Looking for a simple way for students to practice answering "how do you...." questions? This set of 15 differentiated writing prompts will easily fit into your explanatory writing unit as students work on completing "how to" writing pieces. This set can be used in so many ways!Writer's WorkshopMini
Teaching informational/explanatory writing? Engage your students with the no-prep Informational/Explanatory Writing Activity packet. This 8-page product includes three prompt options (for student voice and choice), two pre-writing graphic organizers, student writing pages, and a comprehensive info
"Start Now!" Begin the school year with small increments of this type of writing; at least once a month. Great product to begin review or prep for State testing and in light of PARCC's recommendation to include 28+ writing pieces a year across all classes, here's an opportunity to write 9 differe
Puts their informative/explanatory writing to the test and smiles on their faces! Students get to be creative and have fun, yet they must also use their best writing skills. The purpose for their writing becomes so clear during this lesson -- which is to have their partners draw exactly what they've
Writing instructions or How To Do activities from the simple such as making hot chocolate to the complex such as making peanut butter provide hands-on and oral language practice to support emergent writers. Here is a dozen plus activities to get you started in meeting the Writing Informational Text
Aligned with the CCSS. This fun writing activity has your students creating a treasure map from a brown paper bag. They then write and explanatory piece (using the map as their guide) on how to capture a pot of gold. This activity has been a favorite in my classroom for a number of years. This dow
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Printed on Tabloid size paper, this writing task is great for students to display their final explanatory writing pieces that communicates tips and tricks for how to train their own dragon. Additional ideas: As a fun "launch" activity, students can use colourful quick-dry modelling foam (ordered fro
This is the perfect explanatory / expository writing unit for kindergarten, first or second grade. We are learning about How-To writing.This is the fourth unit in my new Primary Writing Series!I will be taking you from the the first few weeks of the school year all the way through the end of the ye
You will never have to scramble for another writing prompt again with this year long bundle of engaging writing topics. Your students will respond to a variety of writing genres including: personal narratives, opinion writing prompts, explanatory writing prompts, and informative writing prompts.
Music Worksheets Activities Bundle5 Studentsavvy music products all bundled into one! Update 10/17: Music Around the World 2 has been added to the bundle!This product includes Music Around the World Units 1 & 2, Music and Rhythm Fun Activities, Music Exploration by Genre, and Music Activities -
This resource provides materials for students to create a Biomes Lapbook. Designed with third through sixth graders in mind, this ecosystems & biomes resource includes materials for students to use while conducting research using informational texts, as well as materials for the presentation of
Teach your students about Veterans Day with these engaging Veterans Day activities. Informational reading passages are perfect for close reading strategies and give students the background knowledge that they need to understand and reflect on this holiday. This set includes a printable AND digital v
Celebrate Earth Day with content-rich activities including Non-Fiction articles about water pollution and conservation. High-interest print and digital activities, enough activities to keep students engaged and learning all month long!Also included are fiction activities based on the popular book Mi
This NO PREP activity packet contains eighteen (18) ready-to-use printables. Just copy and go! The scrambled paragraphs in this unit are similar to those in Scrambled Paragraphs Mini Unit: Early Elementary Edition. The two products can be used together to differentiate instruction. Scrambled par
Vocabulary Visionary Menu, Task Cards, Digital Task Cards Are you and your students stuck in the drudgery of antiquated vocabulary activities? Are you ready to lead your students down the path to become a “Vocabulary Visionary”? This product features a menu of 12 engaging vocabulary activities that
Learn about the different types of storms while practicing important reading skills! The 8-page informational mini book covers what is a storm, thunderstorms, windstorms, dust storms, tornadoes, winter storm, blizzards, ice storms, cyclones, and hurricanes. Product can be used in a variety of ways
Engage your students this Groundhog Day with these print and digital non-fiction reading articles and activities, perfect for close reading practice! This pack also includes highly engaging ELA activities, writing and challenge writing activities, and math activities. This set includes BOTH a printa
A great common core aligned “copy and go” activity for the end of the year or to leave for the sub! It’s so fun to find out what your students think a principal really does all day. Two pages (with and without lines) are included. Sample directions included as well that could be projected on a sma
Finding kid-friendly resources to teach about the circulatory system can be difficult. This complete 10 day unit has everything you need to teach about the circulatory system! Lessons cover parts of the circulatory system, functions of the circulatory system, circulation, the heart, blood, types of

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