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A fun, unique way to get to know students at the start of the school year. Works especially well in math and/or science classes, although it can be used anywhere. Students are asked to create a self-portrait following specific instructions to use
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A fun, hands-on reading comprehension game that helps students master the skill of sequencing (order of events). Students become detectives, organizing data from a classroom theft into a logical order to discover who committed the crime. A great
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A perfect activity to use when discussing classroom rules, procedures, and expectations. An excellent way to bring up the topic of showing respect in your classroom in a fun, engaging way. Students will take turns reading and acting out common
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Everything you need to start a 3-week drama unit tomorrow! 12 Angry Men is a short but powerful play that will hook your students' attention and keep them engaged throughout the unit. Students will build background knowledge about the legal system,
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A complete literature unit to use when reading author Gordon Korman's popular "Island" series. This unit is for Book One: Shipwreck. The unit includes reading comprehension questions for each chapter, an opening activity, activities on
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A wonderful handout to keep students on-track while viewing the movie "Holes," based on the awesome novel by the same name written by Louis Sachar. The worksheet includes 25 questions: multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer that
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A fun get-to-know you activity for any class/subject. Announce to your students that you like to get "the Hardest Test of the Year" over with quickly, in fact, you like to get it over with on the first day of school! Pass out this fun 10 question
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A fun, hands-on reading comprehension game that helps students master the skill of sequencing (order of events. A perfect cross-curricular activity for a science class and/or a Language Arts, English, or Reading class. Students read about a
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A thorough, interesting, final test for a literature unit/novel study on "My Side of the Mountain." Not just a multiple-choice test, this assessment contains questions on vocabulary, characters, plot, motivation, cause and effect, theme, and
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A fun project to help your students gain familiarity with the number of interesting creatures and monsters that populate the world of Greek Mythology. In this project, students choose 8 different "monsters" from Greek Mythology (i.e. Pegasus,
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A complete, interesting, easy-to-use literature unit to use with Scott Westerfeld's very popular novel, "Uglies," the first novel in a trilogy. This literature unit contains: - anticipation activities - study questions for every chapter (with
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Perfect for those last few days before Winter Break when you’ve wrapped up your last unit, the students want to do something fun but you still want them to be engaged in a worthwhile activity. This video follow-along guide provides interesting
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A quick, easy, and fun experiment you can use in your science class to reinforce the steps of the scientific method with your students. Your class will make a hypothesis, design an experiment, observe results, and record their data as they watch
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This is a complete unit for Jean Craighead George's, "My Side of the Mountain" that I used with a 5th Grade classroom containing both Regular Education and Learning Support students. The activities are easily adaptable to students in all reading
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A fun back-to-school activity that allows your students to write a letter to their future selves that you will keep and give back to them at the end of the school year! Letter guides the students through great get-to-know you questions like "My
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*Highly Updated in June 2014* A great download that will help your students understand finding the main idea that can be used as either a fun learning center that students can work on independently or as a great classroom activity that all students
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A hands-on activity gets students interacting with their textbooks and each other within the first week of school, has them practicing their previewing skills, AND gives you a great bulletin board all year long! A fun, worthwhile activity for older
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An exceptionally easy-to-use but HIGHLY EFFECTIVE positive behavior plan to support your classroom management plan and reinforce positive classroom citizenship! This plan helps teachers keep their students focused on good behavior rather than
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A fast, easy, and FUN experiment to do with students of any age. Students make observations, form hypotheses, perform an experiment, analyze their data, and form conclusions about the density of salt water and fresh water through an easy experiment
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A complete 2-3 day friendly letter writing project perfect for fall leading into the Thanksgiving holiday or at the end of the school year as a reflection piece. Students are asked to consider and define "gratitude." They then look at two
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