Cortez Corner

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By Cortez Corner
The Perfect ONE page rubric based on the Six Traits of Writing! This file includes: --Student friendly 6 point criteria charts based on the six traits of writing --One chart has percent ranges for each point on a scale of 1: Beginner to 6:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
$3.00
267 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
This is a quick oral presentation rubric that can be used for ANY and ALL oral presentations. It is best used for presentations in which the students are being evaluated on delivery, expression, and memorization. This is not a rubric to be used
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Oral Communication
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Classroom Forms, Scripts, Rubrics
$1.00
35 ratings
3.9
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By Cortez Corner
FINALLY, IT'S FINISHED!! This product is to be used to grade any and all oral presentations, speeches, etc. The three areas assessed are: -Delivery -Subject Knowledge -Organization The rubric is 1/2 sheet for each student so paper is cut in half.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Rubrics
$2.00
27 ratings
3.9
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By Cortez Corner
These holiday reading comprehension passages can be utilized to reinforce the common core standard of developing proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend informational texts. I use them in my class to cover prominent holidays so that
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Cultural Activities
$4.00
41 ratings
3.9
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By Cortez Corner
This project is perfect for the end of the year. All you will need is one piece of long construction paper...gotta love no prep! Students will be able to easily assemble this little book for their next year's teacher. (I leave my students'
Subjects:
End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
31 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
This is the perfect project to end your school year. I have used it in my classroom the last two years and the kids loved it--both the students that created it and my new students entering the class. The students in your class now will prepare a
Subjects:
Back to School, End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
This contains 3 different writing activities for the first day of school. Each activity has spaces for illustrations and writing. It provides a quick and easy snapshot of student's ability. I have used these types of assignments for the first
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Homework
FREE
27 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
This project is a wonderful alternative to the traditional book report form with low level comprehension questions/requirements. This product contains two different book report projects, both still biography jars: one is for famous Americans, one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Black History Month, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Nonfiction Book Study
$2.50
14 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
This opinion writing rubric was created to assess and provide feedback for opinion essays. There are a total of 5 rubrics, all are divided into 3 categories that can be aligned with Six Traits of Writing. The categories are ideas and organization,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
This is a project that stretches throughout the whole year. Students pick their state from a “hat” at the beginning of the year. I put all 50 state flags in a bag and students choose their state and find out for homework which state they
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Unit Plans, Printables
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
This is an awesome resource for any primary teacher. This book contains all 25 blends plus one blank page for teacher use if needed. As a former primary teacher, my team and I made these books at the beginning of the year to last the entire school
Subjects:
Reading, Handwriting, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
This is the perfect project for each student to introduce themself to their new teacher. All you need is one long piece of construction paper and you're ready to rock! This project includes: 1. "Allow me to introduce myself..." Letter 2. I'm
Subjects:
End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
These documents serve as references for students to foster meaningful and productive conversations as well as expanding their vocabulary with frequently used low level or Tier 1 words. Distribute these to students individually OR purchase a table
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Math Centers, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
Kiss These Words Goodbye!! Are you tired of making bulletin boards of "Dead Words"? Or buying teacher supply story posters of "Instead of _____, use ________."? As much as I love the idea of these products, I just found that students had to get
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Minilessons, Word Walls
FREE
9 ratings
3.8
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By Cortez Corner
As a first grade teacher, our grade level prepped this journal at the beginning of the year and used as our monthly writing prompt. We were able to keep record of how much progress each student made and it was amazing to watch! Have fun and use the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
FREE
8 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
This product contains 7 different writing forms that can be used all year round as writing and/or center activities. Page 1- Summary: Beginning, Middle, End of Story illustration boxes plus lines Page 2- Summary: Beginning, Middle, End large
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
5 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
Amazing non-fiction and fiction book report templates for upper grade! Instead of using lower-level traditional book reports where the students simply input "story maps", these book reports can be used with any reading program such as AR or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Classroom Forms, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
FREE
44 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
This is an easy oral presentation to assign at the beginning of the year. I have found it to be a great way to really get to know the students in my classroom. It also allows for presentations to be different as each child chooses his/her own 5
Subjects:
Oral Communication
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects
FREE
5 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
This has definitely been done before and passed around from teacher to teacher. I simply typed it out in two columns so it would be easy to cut in half and staple to a brown bag. This is something I have had my students do for one of their early
Subjects:
Oral Communication
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By Cortez Corner
Use for any higher level student in your class. Simple independent contract decided upon by teacher, parent, and student. Student will choose the area in which they would like to "Become an Expert". This way your advanced students can be
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, GATE, Homework
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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