Idea Backpack - April Walker
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30 pages of Graphic Organizers, sentence stems, and activities created for 5th Grade Common Core Reading Literature Standards, but would be great with many grades. This packet includes graphic organizers, as well as suggestions for teaching each of
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This packet includes 10 pages of activities for How I Became a Pirate and Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long. Included are reading activities, writing activities, project ideas, grammar activities, and a math activity. Included: Story
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This pack includes over 80 pages of graphic organizers, rubrics, and lined pages for writing paragraphs. These were created with the Grades 1-2 Common Core Writing Standards. These can be used to introduce paragraph writing to younger students or
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Sideways Stories from Wayside School and any of the other Wayside School books make a great read aloud or small group book. Complete this writing activity as a class or small group when finishing the book. Have each student write their own story
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This product includes writing prompts and calendars for 2016. This was created to be made into a 2016 calendar as a Christmas gift for parents. There is a calendar for each month of 2016. It also includes writing prompts for each month. Each
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Writing prompts with lined paper to get your students to do some self-reflection. Use these periodically as additional writing ideas or do them as a series and make a little mini-autobiography. Prompts: Evaluate your strongest family memories.
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This pack contains a poetry word wall for March with forms for recording the poetry terms and their meanings, as well as four poems for your students to analyze with activities for analyzing the poems. Too often we only have students write poems
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This packet includes 45 pages of essay writing practice for students for the month of December. There is an essay menu for the month with 20 prompts total (4 informative, 4 opinion, 4 narrative, and 4 research prompts). For December, the topics
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This is a file that contains multiple quotes by Martin Luther King for your students to analyze, as well as a form for them to explain their thoughts on the quotes. There is a graphic organizer and forms for them to write about their own dreams.
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Complete a School Year Survival Guide. Encourage your students to reflect on advice (survival tips) they would give to next year's students or as a keepsake of the school year. Put all the pages together to make a little book. There is pages
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This packet includes 45 pages of essay writing practice for students for the months of August and September. There is an essay menu for the month with 20 prompts total (4 informative, 4 opinion, 4 narrative, and 4 research prompts). For August and
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By the time Spring rolls around, Thanksgiving is long forgotten. Spring is a time for new beginnings and sunshine. Remind your students that they have much to be thankful for with these graphic organizers. Best Buds: Students list things they
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This packet includes 43 pages of essay writing practice for students for the month of October. There is an essay menu for the month with 20 prompts total (4 informative, 4 opinion, 4 narrative, and 4 research prompts). For October, the topics focus
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To go with the Dr. Seuss quote "Today you are you..." I have made a student self-awareness inventory. This would be a fun activity to get kids thinking about who they are and their strengths and weaknesses.
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This is a set of reading minilessons and activities based on the Gradual Release model focusing on setting and plot structure. There is also a small anchorchart poster and Guided Reading handout to extend the skill to small groups. There is a
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Here is a little quote for writing inspiration on working hard and not giving up. We all can use a little motivation sometimes.
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Here is a quote by Mark Twain on hope. Ask your students to consider the imagery in this quote and the power of hope. What would a world be like without it?
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Have you students show Mom thanks with a thank you note, certificate, or coupons. Enjoy! ~April @ ideabackpack.blogspot.com
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Here are some simple summer Reading Logs to send home for June, July, and August.
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Have your students design quilt squares for Memorial Day or September 11th to remember the soldiers or heroes that have died. Put the quilt squares together to make a class remembrance "quilt". Included also are activities for traits of a hero,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies for four years. For two years I taught grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 at a private school. The last two years I taught 5th grade at a charter school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal as a teacher was to foster a life-long love of learning and to encourage students to understand their strengths and weaknesses. My strength as a teacher is that I constantly think outside the box and I always have new ideas.

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