Journal Prompts FREE
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Do you have students who say they don't like to write or those who say they don't know what to write about? Watch pencils fly across their papers when they're given my 280 prompts that be used for daily journal writing or to encourage class discussions. Suggestions of how to use them are included. Great for morning meetings and centers! Take a look at the comments teachers have made about my prompts and you'll understand why they've been downloaded thousands of times!
IMPORTANT If you've downloaded my prompts previously, this is a new packet of 280 prompts that was uploaded 8/20/2016.
Why do I offer this as a FREE resource? Because I know what it's like to have journal prompts that students don't relate to!!
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ALL TIME FAVORITES
Novel Response Cards
Use with any book or story. This is one of my most popular resources!
Number the Stars 19 Page Packet
This is now a 70 page packet. An informational article about World War II for pre reading, activities, was added with questions and answers. Also included are maps of Europe and Denmark with questions and answers.
Similes Metaphors and More
Use with any book or story! Examples and definitions are given on each page.
Figurative Language Chart and Student Worksheets
A very handy reference chart with examples of figurative language as well as other activities. Students use their copies of the chart as they work on written assignments in class. . A VERY popular resource all teachers must have!
BOOK REPORTS AND OTHER REPORTS
Book Report Trifold Use With Any Novel
Design a Game Book Report
An amazing book report. Students create games based on stories they've read. All time favorite activity with my students and their parents! Be sure to have a game day!
Bloom Ball Reports
Inspires students to “think out of the box” to create reports for any subject, book, or story. Based on the latest verbiage of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Students, teachers and parents LOVE these reports!
The following resources can be used with any book or story!
Common Core ELA Informational Text PostersCommon Core Figurative LanguageCommon Core Reading ThemesCommon Core Reading Standards Main IdeaCommon Core Setting ComparisonsCommon Core Foundational Skills Task Cards
Great informal assessment to determine who needs review or who has achieved mastery. Use year to year
Common Core Character ComparisonsCommon Core Problems and SolutionsNONFICTION
Close Reading Informational Text Polar Bears
A great way for students to become very familiar with nonfiction features.
Nonfiction Detective Task Cards
Nonfiction Find It and Check It
This packet helps to reinforce nonfiction text.
Common Core Informational Text Article (Cheetah)
LITERATURE GUIDES AND BOOK ACTIVITIES
Al Capone Does My Shirts
A Wrinkle in Time Literary Activities
A Wrinkle in Time Whole Book Assessment and Extension Activities
Bridge to Terabithia Student Worksheets
Brians Winter Student Worksheets
Gary Paulsen's survival books keep students on the edges of their seats!
Chasing Vermeer 65 Comprehension Activities
Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
Fairy Tales Worksheet Packet
Fun! Imagine Cinderella's glass slipper is a sneaker and she arrives to the ball in a limo. Students love these activities!
Freak the Mighty Themes
Frindle Literature Guide
87 pages. Includes an informational article about the Bill of Rights and Freedom of Speech with questions and answers. Is freedom of speech different in the classroom than what is says in the Constitution?
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Activities
Hatchet Student Worksheets
Holes by Louis Sachar Student Worksheets
Hoot Student Worksheets
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Lord of the FliesLove that Dog,Test
Maniac Magee 32 Page Packet
Maniac Magee Task Cards
Maniac Magee Bullying
Maniac Magee Vocabulary
Maniac Magee Fortunate and Unfortunate Events
If you purchased my Maniac Magee packet, please do no purchase this. It is in the packet.
The Kite Runner
The Tiger Rising Activities
Where the Red Fern Grows Activities
Who doesn't love a contest? You'll notice that even your most reluctant readers will join in this weekly fun! See the links for more details.
Vocabulary Detectives Task Cards 4
Pronouns, Proper Nouns, Conjunctions
Vocabulary Detectives Task Cards 5
Similes, Metaphors, Personification
Vocabulary Detective Task Cards 6 Common Proper Nouns and ContractionsGRAMMAR AND SPELLING
Parts of Speech Animal Theme Posters
Laminate for future use!
Subject and Predicate ActivitiesIrregular Past and Participle Forms of Verbs
Adjective Adverb Game Common Core SupplementAdjective Adverb Task CardsCommon and Proper Nouns Practice for the Common CoreSpelling Activities To Use with Any Spelling ListHow to Spell Plural Nouns
Common Proper Nouns Game
Scoot Fun! Adjectives
Scoot Fun! Nouns
Scoot Fun! Nouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs
Scoot Fun! Prepositions
Scoot Fun! Subjects Predicates
Scoot Fun! Verbs
READING AND WRITING
Making Connections Packet
Reading Response Cards PacketFacts or Opinions You DecideIdioms are Fun Packet
Have a frog in your throat? Students don't seem to know what common idioms mean. They'll have fun discussing the literal and true meanings of them.
Writing and Journal Prompt Task Cards
Topics students relate to!!
Literary Packet Generic Worksheets High School or CollegeMovie Review for Students
Keep your students focused as they watch videos in class. Add these sheets to your sub folder!
Creative Writing 48 task CardsEducation Quotation Posters Student Activity
FREE! Inspire your students to think about education and learning by displaying these 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch posters year round. A perfect monthly writing activity. Students discuss the meanings of the quotations and write their interpretations.
SOCIAL STUDIES, MATH AND SCIENCE
Color the StatesUnited States Reports Travel Agent Edition
Students role play as travel agents as they research the U.S states.
You Decide Articles of Confederation or the ConstitutionClimate and Weather Match up Card Games
Geography Flash Cards
Moon Exploration Activities
Students create a moon exploration time line. Math is integrated.
Isaac Newton Laws of Motion
Activities students relate to!
Inventors Research Project
Extensive list of inventors. accompanies this research project!
Rockin Math Addition Subtraction Multiplication DivisionCool Cells Flash CardsHOLIDAYS AND SEASONAL PRODUCTS
St.Patricks Day Legend of Irish Leprechauns WorksheetsIreland Mini Report for St. Patricks Day
Thanksgiving Activity Five Kernels of Corn
A true story about the Pilgrims starving time when they had only fiver kernels of corn to eat each day.
Thanksgiving Word Art Poster
Valentine’s Day Fun CardsValentine’s Day Fun Alphabet Cards
New Year Resolutions Mine My Town My Country The World
School is included in this packet. Students think "out of the box" to write the resolutions.
Autumn and Fall Writing Papers
Autumn ELA Student Worksheets
Halloween Task Cards and Writing Activities
Christmas and Holiday Language Art Activities
North Pole Headline News
Students have fun writing news articles about the North Pole. Examples of headlines are: Santa Loses His Cell Phone, Santa Buys an iPad, Rudolph’s Nose Turns Blue and many more! Fun!
North Pole Prepositions
FREE! Fun!! You'll love your students' illustrations of the sentences with prepositions!
An inspiring project that’s loved by students, parents and teachers!
Langston Hughes Dreams
FREE! A fantastic resource to encourage your students to follow their dreams. Use during Black History Month, to celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday or add it to your poetry unit!
These activities can be hands on cut and paste activities or students can write their answers on the snowballs.
Snowball Math Addition Subtraction
Snowball Math Multiplication and Division
Behavior Reinforcing Student Responsibility
Behavior Forms for Teachers
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