Belinda Wells

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By Belinda Wells
They're Their, and Their is a collection of 9 printables that will give your students practice, practice, practice. I find humor goes along way, and the binding theme in these printables is they are written from a student's journal writing
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homework, Printables
CCSS:
L.4.1g
$3.00
103 ratings
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By Belinda Wells
Texas need an over the top map project and this is it! It combines research, thinking, and writing and waxed paper! A 3-4 week unit will leave your students "TEX"perts on our state. Included: Teacher notes if you want to modify or leave some
Subjects:
Geography, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 7th
Types:
Research, Unit Plans, Printables
$5.00
60 ratings
4.0
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By Belinda Wells
Trick or "TRICKSTER!" This unit is PERFECT for the month of October, but can be used anytime. It can be used with any trickster tale, but I LOVE to learn from the following: Anansi, the spider, Jabuti the Tortoise, Zomo, the Rabbit, Monkey and Cuy,
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.4.9, RL.5.7
$4.50
27 ratings
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By Belinda Wells
Are your students having difficulty keeping these scientific words straight? Mine were, until we added simple movements to keep them in our science MEMORY! Included: 3 detailed posters on: erosion deposition weathering One teacher poster explaining
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Posters
$2.00
37 ratings
4.0
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By Belinda Wells
Historical Fiction to the MAX! This unit is heavy on vocabulary, character traits, and verification of sources. All skills my students needed to face the rigor of state assessments. The learning was apparent, but the respect and knowledge of the
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
$7.50
31 ratings
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By Belinda Wells
I desperately needed friendly comma practice for my 4th graders. The TEKS for commas did not match with the expectations they were seeing on the more rigorous revising/editing practice. My students were not equipped to confidently select answer
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$4.50
13 ratings
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By Belinda Wells
This mini-unit addresses the TEKS for 4th grade social studies. Students write from the perspective of being at the battle and writing "Dear Mama," postcards armed with facts from the Texas battle or event laced with "voice" by using words with
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables
$3.50
15 ratings
4.0
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By Belinda Wells
This unit is a year long writing assessment that uses ONE writing that students revisit throughout the year. The first piece students write is an extended metaphor using their senses. The pre-write flip book is included as a printable. Students are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Minilessons
$5.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Belinda Wells
Celebrate Freedom Week is September 17-23rd. This unit was developed to teach students about the Bill of Rights. After the mayor of Gruffsville sends a plea to students to help settle the long standing disagreement between the Troll and Goats, the
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
4th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
W.4.1
$4.00
16 ratings
3.9
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By Belinda Wells
The BEST dog novel ever! (just my opinion) Because of Winn-Dixie is experienced by students with talk, written response, and tests. Included in this 2 week unit: *Lesson Plans aligned to TEKS and Common Core *4 Anchor Charts for Grouping and
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.6
$5.00
11 ratings
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By Belinda Wells
As a 4th grade teacher, I needed something to help my students remember the basic comma rules. And, I needed it quickly as the STAAR revising and editing practices have some tough comma errors that the students needed to recognize. So, I stretched
Subjects:
Grammar, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Mnemonics, Posters
$3.00
6 ratings
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By Belinda Wells
Use the humor of a knock-knock joke to help students remember there, they're and THEIR! Plus the added hand actions key into the kinesthetic learner. Anchor chart poster Anchor chart for writer's notebook Knock knock joke and hand movements Have
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$1.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Belinda Wells
Want a measure of beginning of school writing and memories in a quick and fun lesson? AND it is a last week of school activity as well! Then you MUST read -Postcards from Camp- by Simms Taback and have the students write 3 memories from the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
$1.00
4 ratings
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By Belinda Wells
This unit is "dog-themed" and teaches science standards for measuring matter. I use it at the beginning of the year because I LOVE DOGS:) included in the unit: a before you begin "gathering of supplies" teacher notes on the activities Answer
Subjects:
Measurement, Physical Science, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
3 ratings
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By Belinda Wells
A visual is a powerful thing especially with all the texts students must know. Use these posters to reinforce the variety of texts students need to have exposure to for the STAAR and Common Core Standards the are divided into texts into "Literary"
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Belinda Wells
State testing now requires that we teach Greek and Latin Roots. This year long unit takes 71 roots designated 4th grade and groups them into manageable study cards. Each card designates whether it is Greek or Latin root and is followed by a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Belinda Wells
The comprehensive unit covers the affixes noted by STAAR and Common Core. It gives the affix, meaning, and word examples. That is followed by an activity for EACH affix that can be done independently or as a guided practice. Opportunity is also
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Posters
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Belinda Wells
Why? Why did I create this product? At the beginning of each year, I ask students about books they’ve read the previous year. What kind of books did they like or not like? How many books did they read? And each year, I am amazed at how many
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Belinda Wells
This Halloween Unit uses a Texas Themed Halloween book, A Halloween Scare in Texas, written by Eric James *revised to include a generic version for all other Halloween Scare Books. It is TEKS correlated/Common Core It has suggested uses for the
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Halloween
Grades:
4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Belinda Wells
These thirty task cards are perfect for small group, centers, or as a Scoot activity. I designed them to be used as a 4th-grade STAAR practice and review. I LOVE using task cards also as entry/exit tickets. In my classroom, I can never have
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.2a
$3.50
3 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught over 30 glorious years. I am a teacher consultant for Heart of Texas Writing Project, a GEMS trainer, and run writing camps during the summer.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to provide learning activities that cause student ownership and student power. Inquiry and memory making tasks are my favorite. I also utilize technology at every opportunity. Finding joy in learning is my goal for students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I've had articles published in NSTA's magazine, "Science and Children". Lifetime member of PTA.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated from Texas Tech University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live with my husband and big dog, Daisy, deep in the HEART of TEXAS.

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