This is an amazing resource! I constructed each of the 9 reading mini-lessons included. Each of the mini-lessons are quick and involve the students throughout the entirety of the lesson. These lessons are kept in their Reading and Wrting notebooks
This is a great activity when talking about the Patriots and Loyalists, voice, and point of view. Students cut apart different statements and sort them in the correct column: Patriot or Loyalist. Great to introduce differing points of view in the
In my classroom, students keep a reading and writing folder to access all of the mini-lessons that we cover. This cause and effect mini-lesson integrates the social studies concepts that we cover in 5th grade. This is a great resource for students
This is a great form to keep in the front of students' writing notebooks. After each writing assignment, have the students write a short summary about what they learned about themselves as a writer in this unit of study!
This can be used as a study guide AND a quiz! When studying physical features, have the students create a pros and cons list for each of the physical features that they need to know. This activity engages the students in a deeper thinking process.
Use these group assignments for your reading detectives! Talk with the students about becoming reading detectives and what it means to carefully read their work and assignments. These assignments give each student a place within the group. You will
This script was written by myself based on information we study during Westward Expansion. It should be used as a secret with colleagues throughout your building. Take the students to a location outside and "happen upon" Lewis and Clark. The kids
This is such a great source for parent communication. I feel strongly that writing, and all of the steps involved, should be communicated with parents. I staple this paper onto the front of a file folder. The students place all of their work inside
English Language Arts, Grammar, Informational Text
This form is used in several ways. Each student is given an individual copy and their is also a large copy in the classroom so that students can sign up to complete book commercials for the classroom! Print and use immediately! This is a great way
This packet includes vocabulary definitions and quizzes, as well as organizers for your students. The organizers help students to research major battles of the American Revolution and important historical figures. Quizzes allow students to show