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Practice text based sequencing and word problems with your 1st and 2nd grade students with this quick no prep activity! Students will love this Spring ELA and math activity bundle! This is just what you need to review or introduce sequencing and word problems. Or use it in a sub tub for last minute emergency plans!
❥What does the ELA product focus on?
This product focuses on using a text to sequence events. Young learners are incredibly dependent on manipulatives to see things visually, so I have included picture cue cards that can be ordered by the students while reading. These concrete tools will help students answer comprehension questions about the sequence of events. The cue cards appear in both full color and line art versions.
This product includes manipulatives that aren't found in other sequencing activities. This allows students to move the events around as they learn new information about the event order. The texts include basic words that students will be able to decode through basic phonics and the images on the manipulatives.
❥What does the math product focus on?
This product focuses on word problems for kindergarten and first grade students. This product includes a May version of two of my best-selling resources. You will receive 8 pages of activities: 4 are hands on addition word problems and 4 are addition or subtraction word problems using multiple strategies. All 8 pages have a May/Spring theme. Students will be solving problems about 8 unique topics, including a Mother’s Day card, and Cinco de Mayo.
There are two things about this product that make it unlike many other problem-solving activities:
1) Manipulatives are included. Students will be reading a problem and using pieces to model the problem. For instance, if the problem is about the number of pets in a pet store, students will have to cut the correct number of fish and cats and glue them in the pet store to determine the answer.
2) Extra manipulatives are included. This means students won't be able to simply cut, glue, and count without thinking about their math skills. Each page gives ten of each manipulative, but students will have to read to find out exactly how many of each they will need. (PS the extra manipulatives are also convenient for the pieces that will inevitably be lost!)
This product has minimal clipart (only one small image per page). My product has one image to engage students and give them a clue as to what the problem is about. Also, my product requires students to use 4 different strategies to solve each problem. Students will need to draw a model, use a number line, use an equation, and use a tens frame to solve.
❥What is included with my purchase?
You will receive 4 original texts, each with a sheet of picture cue cards and a sequence based comprehension check. The text titles are: Penelope’s Picnic, Pirate Treasure, Cinco de Mayo, and Spring Break. Students will read the text, organize the cards to match the text, and then use their picture cards to help answer comprehension questions. A full answer key is included!
You will receive 8 pages of student activities (4 pages of manipulatives and 4 pages of multiple strategies). Each problem is one page and in black and white to make printing and copying teacher friendly!
❥Do I have to prep anything?
You do not have to prep anything. The manipulative sheets will need cut, but I let my students handle that. Straight line cuts mean little waste, and faster cutting!
❥How can I use this product?
There are many different ways you could use this product in your classroom. Students could complete this as part of their morning work. It is also a great idea for a rotation during your instructional time. Perhaps you’ll have students work with a partner to read and sequence the events. It also makes a great skills center. You can print, laminate, and Velcro the pieces and students can use them again and again! The possibilities are truly endless! This is also a great activity to include in your sub tub. This is super easy for subs to pull out in an emergency, when you haven’t had time to leave detailed plans.
Answer keys are included for the ELA product only.
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