Back to School and Beginning of the Year BUNDLE for Teachers

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5th - 8th
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    These 11 back to school resources will help you create a positive classroom environment, set students up for academic success, establish productive relationships with your students’ families, and support your teaching. This bundle includes both print and digital versions of some resources and will save you time not just at the beginning of the new year but throughout the school year.

    ✓ Please note:

    * Several of these resources are also included in bundles with other resources.

    * Four of the resources help address various Common Core State Standards but there are too many to list here. The descriptions below indicate which resources are tagged with CCSS.

    Bundle at a Glance:

    What will students learn?

    * How to create a digital poster to introduce themselves to their classmates.

    * Academic vocabulary for English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science.

    * 10 reading strategies to help them comprehend fiction and non-fiction texts.

    * Strategies for doing well on class and standardized tests.

    * How to analyze their work on projects and units in their classes.

    Who is it for?

    * All teachers.

    * All students.

    How does it help teachers?

    * Using these resources helps you prepare to teach your students at the beginning of the school year.

    * These back to school resources are also useful throughout the school year and help you establish routines with your students and their families.

    * All the resources can be used with English Learners, special needs students, and other students with a range of skills and proficiencies (though some students may need more support than others to use some of them).

    * Many resources are print-and-go to save you time.

    * Some resources are available in both print and digital versions for added convenience.

    What teachers who have used these resources are saying:

    ♥ "It was a fun and interesting way for my students to introduce themselves to the class." -- Markii J., about the All About Me Digital Poster resource.

    ♥ "This was very helpful to my lower level readers." -- Beth A., about the Reading Comprehension Strategies resource.

    ♥ "Thank you for your thoughtful, age-appropriate ways to assess overall progress!" -- Jody K., about the Weekly Progress Update Forms resource.

    ♥ "Wow! You made my day. This is extremely well written, and exactly what I was looking for. I cannot believe I do not have to create this on my own. Again, wow!" -- Donald G., about the Student Self-Evaluation Forms resource.

    ♥ "This is simple and easy to use. It helps pin point student success and struggles." -- Monica A., about the Checklists & Rubrics resource.

    ♥ "This really helped me to organize my thoughts and get to the root of my beliefs!" -- Anne S., about the Philosophy of Teaching Statement resource.


    What you get in this bundle:

    All About Me: Create a Digital Poster (Grades 5 - 8)

    * This digital poster activity is an engaging way for students to learn about each other and it teaches technology skills they can use later for projects.

    * 20 PDF Pages & 5 Google Slides.

    * Helps address some Common Core State Standards.

    Respect & Kindness Quotation Posters (Grades 5 - 8)

    * Posters about respect and kindness create a positive atmosphere for learning; includes writing prompts to extend learning.

    * 40 PDF Pages & 12 Google Slides.

    Reading Strategies Graphic Organizers & Picture Dictionary (Grades 5 - 8)

    * These 10 reading strategies graphic organizers can be used with fiction and non-fiction texts to help students develop their reading skills; includes a template for students to create their own picture dictionary about reading strategies.

    * 15 PDF Pages & 15 Google Slides.

    * Helps address some Common Core State Standards.

    ESL Word Walls for Grades 5 - 8 (Grades 5 - 8)

    * Words for middle school core-content subjects are organized by grade level and by subject, and come in different sizes for your convenience.

    * 103 PDF Pages.

    * Helps address some Common Core State Standards.

    Test Preparation Posters, Task Cards & Checklist (Grades 5 - 8)

    * Ready-made research-based test preparation posters and task cards help you review test-taking strategies with students; also includes a checklist for students.

    * 35 PDF Pages.

    Weekly Progress Update Forms (Grades 5 - 8)

    * These forms in English and Spanish are a quick and easy way to keep your students’ families informed about their children’s work.

    * 7 PDF Pages & 3 Google Slides.

    Student Self-Evaluation Forms to Self-Assess Learning (Grades 5 - 8)

    * These forms help your students understand their strengths and what they need to improve by analyzing the work they did on projects, units, and courses.

    * 13 PDF Pages & 14 Google Slides.

    Checklists & Rubrics to Assess Writing (Grades 5 - 8)

    * These checklists and rubrics give you 7 tools for evaluating various types of writing assignments.

    * 50 PDF Pages.

    * Helps address some Common Core State Standards.

    Learning Disability or ESL Issue Guide for Educators of ELLs (Not Grade Specific)

    * This questionnaire about your multilingual students helps you determine what kind of support, if any, would benefit them; includes 6-page blank questionnaire to fill out about students and 8-page annotated questionnaire with info about common issues about teaching English Language Learners.

    * 21 PDF Pages.

    Philosophy of Teaching Statement: Describe Your Values & Beliefs About Education (Not Grade Specific)

    * The 20 prompts and 10 posters help you craft your philosophy of teaching statement, which you can then use to guide your teaching.

    * 31 PDF Pages & 5 Google Slides.

    Open House Sign In Sheet & Parent Teacher Conference Forms (Not Grade Specific)

    * Open House invitation letter encourages families to attend; the Open House sign-in sheet lets you easily collect contact info about your students' families; the Conference forms help you schedule and keep track of who came to your parent (or guardian) teacher meetings.

    * 10 PDF Pages & 3 Google Slides.


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    Prehistory & Ancient History Lesson Plans, Tests, Activities & Project BUNDLE

    Ancient & Modern China - Reading & Writing Activities BUNDLE

    Ancient India BUNDLE - Vocabulary & Charts about Empires, Religions & People

    Viking and Early European Colonies in North America BUNDLE


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