Apples and Bananas Education

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Procedural "how to" writing is an engaging and fun way to bring the “real world” into the classroom. What is included: Characteristics of Procedural Texts – a one page description of features usually found in procedural (“how-to”)
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We have bundled 6 common core aligned reading and writing activity packets with interactive notebook templates for each type of writing assignment. The characteristics of each genre are listed, rubrics are included, and there are many graphic
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Research/report writing is an engaging and fun way to allow kids to explore their interests while utilizing reliable print and online resources. What is included: Steps to Writing a Research Paper (1 page) Choosing a Topic (4 pages of
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Narrative writing is an engaging and fun way to allow kids to do what kids do best - tell stories! Check out our full-length preview! What is included: Characteristics of Narrative Texts – a one page list of features usually found in narrative
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Looking for a way to document or focus your Show and Tell time? This rubric with corresponding parent-letter is perfect. And it's FREE as a thank you to all of you primary teachers for the hard work you do every day. Show and Tell is a great way
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Writing a biography is a great way for students to combine reading, research, and writing skills while learning about an influential person. What is included: Characteristics of a Biography (1 page) Reviewing a Biography (2 pages) Taking
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This personal narrative writing packet is a great way to celebrate the end of the school year, while still maintaining an academic, meaningful focus. Packet includes the following: Characteristics of Narrative Texts (1 page) Survey: How was my
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Persuasive/opinion writing is an engaging and fun way to allow students to share what they believe with the world. What is included: Characteristics of Opinion Texts – a one page list of features usually found in opinion texts. Reviewing an
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Here is a great way to address speaking standards while still incorporating an old favorite - Show and Tell. This product includes a rubric (full sheet and 2-to-a-page), and a generic parent letter (2-to-a-page). Students are asked to bring in a
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We are educational consultants - working with all grade levels from PreK to 12th grade in an alternative setting for homeschool and independent study students. We know that one size does not fit all and are constantly looking for unique ways to reach all types of teachers and learners.


We believe that every moment is a learning opportunity. As educators, we should strive to create meaningful learning experiences beyond the four walls of the traditional classroom setting.


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Kelly earned a BA in Liberal Arts and a MA in Math Education from San Diego State University. She has a credential to teach elementary school students, but has also earned additional authorizations to teach high school Math, History, and Science. Kelly has taught a variety of math classes, including middle school math, Foundations of Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Business Math, and Pre-Calculus. Kelly has been working as an educational consultant for 13 years. Diane earned a BA in Diversified Liberal Arts from the University of San Diego and an MA in Education (with a reading emphasis/certificate) from Chapman University. She has 16 years of teaching experience in a variety of school settings with all ages, K-12. Diane has also worked as an ABA therapist with children with autism.


We are two friends that teach and plan together in San Diego, CA. We share a passion for developing useful resources to use with our own students and we are now sharing them with you! Please feel free to contact us at with any questions, requests, etc.


PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff


English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, Statistics, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Algebra 2, Writing, Oral Communication, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, For Administrators, Vocational Education, Early Intervention, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading

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