If you’re one of the thousands who made the BIOGRAPHY LAPBOOK a best-selling item, you’ll love this one, too!
Designed with third and fourth graders in mind, this animals resource includes materials for
This 118 page unit combines research, observation and experimentation to allow students to dive head first into basic weather concepts. This unit includes 10 lessons that can be taught during a three week weather unit. Here is a look at the lesson breakdown:
Lesson 1: Welcome to Chewandswallow
In Let's Learn About Poetry your students will learn about 12 different types of poems and make a poetry book. As they learn about each poem, they will have the opportunity to write their own poem. Poems included:
1) Acrostic Poems
2) Autobiographical Poems
3) Cinquain Poems
4) Diamante Poems
American Symbols This is what happens when Chit Chat Messages & Close Reading Collide!
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This resource is perfect to use for Shared Reading and Interactive Writing in a K & 1 clas
Research doesn't have to be lifeless!
Invigorate it with a WAX MUSEUM!
If you're like me, you're tired of spinning your wheels when it comes to research projects. You want something more than the typical elementary school reports! Having my students study biograph
Kindergarten Data Binder - Folder
Supports Common Core!
Some pages are EDITABLE!
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This packet has some editable pages: sight words, reading levels. This is NOW saved in PPTX. Make SURE you have this power point program before you buy. :o)
Do you use data fo
Reader's Notebook Response Pages: A huge collection of flexible, differentiated, reading response pages in an engaging reader’s notebook format, to use with almost any piece of literature or informational text!
This bundle combines the following two resources:
Informational Writing - Research Project - Ecosystems / Biomes Report: With this informative writing research project students will research and write about different ecosystems or biomes. Then they'll create an ecosystem report booklet to share!
~lesson plans aligned to CCSS
Are you looking for a biography research report that puts students in charge of their learning? Students "become the person" during the culmination event wax museum or classroom speech with this fun biography project.
Students gain access to my website collection of 125+ web pages of famous peo
One of the most challenging parts of teaching is when the students constantly ask how to spell a word. Not only is this frustrating to me, but students are not learning independence. To solve this little dilemma of mine, I created a spelling dictionary for my students to use in class. My spelling di
Update: a rubric to evaluate your students on their project
This packet is a fun way for kids to research and show what they have learned about a person they have researched. It is a creative way to meet the writing standards for research for all of the elementary grades. Of course, speaking and li
UPDATED in June 2015 with brand new interactive activities!
Science Notebook Printables and Activities pack provides you with a variety of materials for your fifth graders' science notebooks based on the Next Generation Science Standards. This 100-page pack supports every fifth grade standard for t
This Planet Model and Research Project will be a fun and meaningful learning experience for your students!
Note: This resource has been newly updated with new research project choices as well as editable rubrics and parent letters!
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This is a great booklet for students to learn about their town, state, country, continent, the oceans and world! They fill in each name along with places in their town and even their "absolute location" (address!). I use this with my second graders but would be perfect for f
This resource will help your first grade students write an animal report. It includes a graphic organizer, sentence frame outline and links to free online resources. The report can be edited and published in a variety of ways. Children's work samples are included.
Meets the following Common Core
Lapbooks are a great way to make learning interactive, engaging, and meaningful. They aren't just for homeschoolers, my students love putting these together to show off their learning. Tons of knowledge can fit into these compact books.
With this lapbook students will create mini-books and foldable
Your students will have a BLAST writing their own Animal Research Report using Hefty ZooPals plates! This packet includes everything you will need.
- 2 page Teacher guide
- Planning guide for students
- Title page
- Four writing pages
- Table of contents
- Grading rubric
I have included pictures i
The days of SLPs are no different than the days of teachers: There just aren't enough hours in the day. Let me help you with these cheat sheets of SLP strategies that you can provide to your general ed teachers and other coworkers to help meet the needs of your speech therapy students, all aligned t
What You Get:
~Directions, Pictures, and How-to Assemble Guides
~Animal Project Outline~ description, requirements, and expectations (student handout).
~Biome Buddies Sign-up Sheet
~Biome Foldable Covers (11)
~Biome Foldable Templates and Prewriting paper (p. 22-29)
~Websites for research and how to
This unit covers ELA and Science standards. Students will collect data about sharks and whales and make educated opinions about which they think is better the shark or the whale. I completed this unit with my kindergarteners, however I feel like this un
An eleven-page EASY research bat project, perfect for teaching the common core shared research standard with even your earliest researchers!
My First Research Project Includes
1) A Title Page
2) Have You Ever Seen a Bat? (A way of activating prior knowledge)
3) Myth or Fact (Anothe
Do you want to bring the excitement of the Olympics into your classroom? This writing pack includes the suggested website links for research purposes and 3 different styles of printable writing posters you'll need to have your class write Olympian biographies.
This 95 PAGE animal research packet includes everything you need for to do 6 completely different animal projects! The pyramid display craftivity/research project ROCKS! Your students will absolutely LOVE it! These projects are perfect for after your field trip to the zoo or the farm! The kids w
This is a BUNDLE and includes Fact Files for October, November, December, January, February, March, April and May (as was initially promised when this resource was developed). It is *possible* that I will add files for August and September, but I have not made that decision at this time (4.28.15),
Animal Report / Pet Research Project / Informational Writing: With this informative writing research project students will use research skills to learn about a pet's appearance, behavior and care. Then they'll create a animal report / pet booklet to share!
~a list of Common Core Stand
Isn't the month of October just so much fun? I love all of the activities that this month allows to really get students super excited about writing. I mean...who doesn't want to describe Oobleck or write a spooky story about a silly skeleton? Along with putting our dead words to rest, in the month o
Informational Writing ~ U.S.A. Symbol Research Project: With this informative writing research project students will research and write about government buildings, statues, memorials, symbols, songs, and oaths. Then they'll create a patriotic report booklet to share! This would be a great project fo
Groundhog Day - This is a Groundhog Nonfiction Book with Activities perfect for Groundhog Day!
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Congratulations! You've received a very generous donation that allows you to start your very own zoo! Students work in teams to create their own zoo, and practice a few math skills along the way.
Teams begin by selecting the animals they want in their zoo, then they draw the animal habitats and
The Glyph Girls have designed the perfect polar bear glyph for you to use this winter! It even has two options - vertical or horizontal. Both options come with writing templates students can use after researching polar bears. Look what is included:
Glyph Survey (with fun questions about polar bears)
Often times we don't have time to do long projects, but it is still important that students learn about the people who have come before them. Not only that, biographies offer our students the opportunity to have a choice in their learning. They can read about who they are interested in.
Periodic Table Element Superhero Project by Miss Middle School Teacher ~ This project incorporates research skills, creativity, and a chance for students to express original ideas. I use this with middle school students to teach elements on the periodic table. Students choose one element to research
Paired passages, or paired texts, meet the demand for more rigorous, complex texts with Common Core- especially these passages that students can use to compare and build knowledge to integrate information and draw conclusions. The passages in this set are great to stretch your 4th and 5th graders, a
This packet is a great way to welcome spring AND the Common Core into your classroom (or any not-so-common-core standards)!
Included in this Informational Writing Pack:
*Graphic Organizers (5)
*Writing paper (6)
*Bulletin Board Idea
*5 Sentences Writing Poster
This pack can go along with any biography study your students are working on. All of the students could have the same papers even if they are studying different people.
* Biography student booklet - can be used in guided reading groups or independently (**9/13 - two new options have b
Does your curriculum require you to have your students write a non-fiction report? Research CAN be fun! Lure them in with creepy, crawly, furry creatures they already love - ANIMALS! Students will self-select an animal to research using three different sources: a non-fiction book, an encyclopedia, a
I started creating these mini-flips as a way to help my students document their learning about the topics that we are learning about. Throughout these books the students will be note taking, explaining, comparing, and much more! My second graders love using them!
How will this growing bundl
Students will learn about the Civil War through research activities using graphic organizers and writing activities. Students will learn about the Civil War as an important event in U.S. history. Teachers will be able to help their students have a better understanding of the Civil War by providing t
Looking for research resources for your Living and Working in Ontario Unit? These information pieces will provide your students with some age appropriate information about the land regions and 8 specialized communities in Ontario
For each of the 3 Land Regions of Ontario
This is a HUGE plant unit that can be used just about anyway that works for you. I teach science using a PBL model, so if you would like to use it that way, you can. It an also be used in pieces or without the PBL component. Some images are in color but I was sure to use simple patterns that
***Now revised to include a NEW supplemental pack and my dinosaur-themed Bloom's Taxonomy posters! This 114 page best-seller is sure to be a favorite in your classroom!***
This resource is an excellent accompaniment to a study of dinosaurs, archaeology, paleontology, prehistory, etc. In "Dinosa
In this research assignment students research different gods, goddesses, creatures and humans from Greek Mythology. I had my students work individually at home and I had them pick names from a hat. You can have them work in groups and do it in class using laptops if you wish. Some of my students pre
If you are interested in finding out your student's learning styles based on Gardner's 8 Multiple Intelligences then this survey is appropriate for your class. There are 40 questions aligned with each of the multiple intelligences (musical, spatial, logical/mathematical, inter-personal, linguistic,
Moon ~ Mr. Moon, Are You Shrinking?
* NEW PAGES ADDED!!
This Moon Common Core research project addresses Common Core Standards for Research Writing.
Through guided and supported research, the students will resolve any misconceptions that the Moon is changing its shape. They will learn that the m
This Texas State Facts and Symbols unit contains hands-on learning activities so students can learn facts about symbols of Texas in a fun way. Students can design their own little Texas Book and play Bingo with other classmates. I've also provided books and websites for additional resources.
A 16 question scavenger hunt to use with the book, "Shh! We're writing the Constitution", by Jean Fritz. There is a blank grid for students to write their answers on as well as a KEY!
A great activity for Constitution Day on September 17th!
Titanic Booklets make learning about the Titanic fun and engaging. Use this printable booklet to teach the history of one of the most famous ships, the Titanic. The pages have many blanks for students to fill in as you explore the History Channel's interactive websites on the Titanic. Great place
Share these informational paired passages with your students when teaching about germs or infectious diseases. These passages meet the demand for more rigorous, complex texts with Common Core- especially paired texts that students can use to compare and build knowledge to integrate information and d
Don't just research the famous landmarks and symbols of the USA. Create a fun flipbook! This project requires the students to research pertinent facts about eight famous American landmarks and then actively engages them in putting together a project that they will be proud to take home.
The eight f
This is by far the most popular center in my library!
Center Objective: students will use library resources to answer a trivia question.
This center includes:
✼ CCSS connections
✼ detailed set up information
✼ center sign
✼ 44 questions with answers (questions come in two sizes -