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By GreatMinds123
This Bats - Common Core Non-Fiction Unit was created as a Common Core aligned non-fiction unit. There are activities for reading and understanding non-fiction text, informational writing based on understanding and comparing non-fiction text. We
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Guided Reading Books, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9, RI.1.10, RI.2.1, RI.2.2...
$5.00
883
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By GreatMinds123
The unit is 40+ pages and includes information about the patterns of the moon, sun, stars and seasons. We created this unit with the new Common Core science standards in mind. There are resources here that are designed to be used in a first grade
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Nonfiction Book Study, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.4, RI.K.5, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9...
$5.00
900
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By GreatMinds123
The unit is 80 pages and includes information about the phases of the moon, as well as day/night (sun/moon patterns). We created this unit with the new Common Core science standards in mind. There are resources here that are designed to be used in
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Nonfiction Book Study, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.7, RI.2.10...
$5.00
817
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By GreatMinds123
This Turkey - Common Core Non-Fiction Unit was created as a Common Core aligned non-fiction unit. There are activities for reading and understanding non-fiction text, informational writing based on understanding and comparing non-fiction text. We
Subjects:
Writing, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Nonfiction Book Study, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.5, RI.1.9, RI.2.5, RI.2.9, RI.3.1, RI.3.5, RI.3.9, W.1.2, W.1.8, W.2.2...
$5.00
515
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By GreatMinds123
This package includes games and worksheets for different common word endings. It includes activities for: verb endings, plural words (changing _y to _ies), double final consonant words, plural _es words, _y, _ful, _ly ending words. See below for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
435
Digital Download PDF (40.58 MB)
By GreatMinds123
This ocean unit comes with printable student books (facts, note taking pages, common core response questions), printable teacher notes, and follow-up student writing papers (rough draft and final copy)! It’s everything you need to teach about the
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.4, RI.K.5, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7...
$5.00
468
Digital Download PDF (14.01 MB)
By GreatMinds123
Summer Work Packet – Over 90 short vowel activities and 40 writing activities! Teachers – We find that parents always ask us at the end of the year for things their children can do over the summer. This is a packet of short vowel and writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$4.00
263
Digital Download PDF (99.86 MB)
By GreatMinds123
This Early America unit focuses on the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe. It includes information about how both groups of people used the land to survive (food, clothing and shelter). There are activities for reading and understanding non-fiction
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.5, RL.1.9, RL.2.5, RL.2.9, RL.3.1, RL.3.5, RL.3.9, W.1.2, W.1.8, W.2.2...
$5.00
937
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By GreatMinds123
This Penguin Unit was created to help us meet the Common Core standards while still using a fun penguin theme! There are many “parts” included in this unit (far more than we can show in the thumbnails). Please see the list below and our preview for
Subjects:
Reading, Winter, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.5, RL.1.9, RL.2.5, RL.2.9, RL.3.1, RL.3.5, RL.3.9, W.1.2, W.1.8, W.2.2...
$5.00
441
Digital Download PDF (13.00 MB)
By GreatMinds123
Our American Symbols Unit covers 9 U.S symbols in a primary friendly way! The unit comes with printable student books (facts and note taking pages for all), printable teacher notes, and follow-up student writing papers (rough draft and final copy),
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.5, RL.2.5, W.1.2, W.1.8, W.2.2, W.2.5, W.2.7
$5.00
468
Digital Download PDF (54.51 MB)
By GreatMinds123
Winter Animal Non-Fiction Reading Reindeer / Caribou Common Core Non-Fiction Unit was created as a Common Core aligned non-fiction unit. There are activities for reading and understanding non-fiction text, informational writing based on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.1.10
$5.00
495
Digital Download PDF (40.68 MB)
By GreatMinds123
2021 Teams UPDATE !Buccaneers versus ChiefsProduct will be updated EVERY YEAR for free!This unit includes math and literacy activities to use in your classroom before and after the Super Bowl:Items Include:Super Bowl Graph Poster LabelsSuper Bowl
Subjects:
Math, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$5.00
$4.00
298
Digital Download PDF (21.41 MB)
By GreatMinds123
This Arctic Animals Unit was created to help us meet the Common Core standards while still using a fun animal theme! Student readers are included in two different formats and can be printed as individual mini books or combined to make one student
Subjects:
Reading, Winter, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.7, RI.2.10
$5.00
312
Digital Download PDF (140.54 MB)
By GreatMinds123
This rainforest unit comes with printable student books written at two different levels to meet the needs of your students. The unit includes MANY common core aligned printable activities (vocabulary, compare and contrast, main idea, questioning,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Environment, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Nonfiction Book Study, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$5.00
235
Digital Download PDF (97.47 MB)
By GreatMinds123
Our Mother's Day unit includes everything you need to make adorable Mother's Day keepsakes for mom! Pages can be mixed and matched and used in whatever way works for you. Also included are student created coupon books, bookmarks, cards, and more!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
398
Digital Download PDF (36.50 MB)
By GreatMinds123
Step Up to Second Grade: Parents – Use with your children as fun summer review activities to prepare for second grade. Teachers – Use as end of the year review activities, throughout the year, or give to your students to take home over the summer.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
198
Digital Download PDF (86.35 MB)
By GreatMinds123
This unit includes non-fiction student pages for each of the 7 habitats focusing on plant and animal adaptations. There are several Common Core aligned follow-up activities, writing pages, and a habitat sharing report included. Activity pages can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.00
179
Digital Download PDF (36.44 MB)
By GreatMinds123
This desert unit comes with printable student books (facts, note taking pages, common core response questions), printable teacher notes, and follow-up student writing papers (rough draft and final copy)! It’s everything you need to teach about the
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Environment, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Nonfiction Book Study, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$5.00
221
Digital Download PDF (56.16 MB)
By GreatMinds123
This bundle includes our Ocean, Desert, Forest and Rainforest units. Ocean Unit: (Click above to buy this unit individually) Student Book Cover Student Book: Our Blue Planet The Sunlight Zone Coral Reefs The Twilight Zone The Midnight Zone Kelp
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.7, RI.1.10, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.7, RI.2.10, RI.3.1...
$12.00
134
Digital Download ZIP (25.75 MB)
By GreatMinds123
Students reflect on their past school year by writing and illustrating in this End of the Year memory book! Pages can be used individually or as a book. This is a fun way to end the school year before summer vacation begins! Includes both color
Subjects:
Writing, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
160
Digital Download PDF (23.51 MB)
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We are two elementary teachers with a combined 23 years of teaching experience in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Currently Sarah is teaching first and Katie is teaching third grade.

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Graduated with honors from Cal State Univ., Chico & Univ. of CA, Berkeley School Employee of the Month: November 2009, November 2011, June 2013

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BA: Univ. of CA Berkeley & Cal State Univ., Chico Multiple Subject Teaching Credential: Cal State Univ., Northridge Supplemental Teaching Credential: Health Education Education Specialist Credential: Cal State Univ., San Marcos MA: Cal State Univ., San Marcos

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