Melissa Franke

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By Melissa Franke
This is a handy bookmark to help teachers generate text-dependent questions during a Close Reading lesson. This is not for students! It is simply a tool to help teachers during text-based discussions. Teachers can keep this bookmark/guide handy so
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.00
402 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
California Regions are part of both the third and fourth grade Social Studies curriculum in California. This interactive notebook pack works well for either grade. The interactive pages are sized for either spiral notebooks or composition books.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Study Guides, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$2.50
180 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
Students love “Math Around the Room,” and this activity is perfect for the end of the year... minimal prep, review of concepts, and lots of fun! Print one copy of each colored page. (You can print it in black and white, too, using the grayscale
Subjects:
Math, End of Year
Grades:
1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
$2.00
62 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
Posters: There are colorful, letter-sized posters showing each animal and the reading strategy. Polka dot background and chevron background are both included. Mix and match! Small cards: These quarter-page sheets are perfect for laminating and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.00
50 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
This file contains a pattern and student page for the creation of gingerbread projects. Every gingerbread project tells the story of the child who created it. The components convey information about children’s families, birthdays, age, interests and
Subjects:
Math, Visual Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Other, Thematic Unit Plans, Fun Stuff
$1.00
38 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
This version of Go Fish! is designed to give kindergarten students extra practice identifying number cards, specifically numbers in the “teens.” Included are four different versions of the cards. Choose the font you like best, or print one of each!
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Life Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.A.3
$1.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
Verb Cards This colorful deck of cards is for classroom practice with verbs. Each card has a different verb on it, and the cards can be used in a variety of ways. The cards are excellent for vocabulary work, movement, brain breaks, writing, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Games, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
31 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
Included in this unit are interactive, engaging, no-prep products for teaching, re-teaching, practicing, and working with fact families. The set contains: -five different mini-books for students to make -five different blank minibooks (the teacher
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.OA.A.1, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.8, 2.OA.B.2
$3.00
32 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
Here they are! Twenty-eight different cheers to teach your students to maintain that positive atmosphere in your room! It’s amazing the difference that a cheer can make in an otherwise “regular” day! It’s a mood-lifter for certain, and it always
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
Increase the creativity of your students’ play time, and challenge them to think critically. Use these cards to encourage children to problem-solve with a variety of materials that you already have in your classroom. This set contains eight sets of
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$3.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
The Common Core State Standards have arrived, and are being implemented across the country! This file contains Essential Questions to go with the Kindergarten standards for Language Arts and Math. This file is pocket chart-friendly, and can be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Unit Plans, Professional Documents, Posters
$8.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
Being proactive: it’s criticial for creating positive school environments. Children must be aware of behavioral expectations and then they must be taught the appropriate behaviors in a supportive environment. Often, children aren’t trying to
Subjects:
Reading, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables
$4.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
Students love “Math Around the Room,” and this activity is perfect for the end of the year... minimal prep, review of concepts, and lots of fun! Each card is aligned to Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten. Print one copy of each colored
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Geometry
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
19 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
This pack contains lessons for teaching students about Character Education. Included are the following traits: kindness, respect, responsibility, honesty, encouragement, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. The lessons here require
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
This file contains a set of large vowels to hang on the wall. Seeing the vowels separate from the entire alphabet helps young children who are just beginning to read. As students are learning vowel sounds and beginning to decode CVC words, I
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$1.00
11 ratings
3.9
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By Melissa Franke
Brighten up that pocket chart with some cool, happy number cards! These numbers are designed to replace (or use with) those red and white numbers that come with the 100 pocket charts that are hanging in so many primary classrooms. Number patterns
Subjects:
Numbers, Back to School, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$2.50
22 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
This file contains calendars for every month, and not just for this year! The calendars can be used every year! This pack includes twelve thematic, blank calendars. Students love having their own calendar to post on the refrigerator or bulletin
Subjects:
Math, Life Skills, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
These brightly-colored labels will add to your print-rich environment and students can use them for support as they learn to read and write. The set includes labels for common objects in the classroom, plus labels for classroom areas. This set of
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, EFL - ESL - ELD, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
This unit coordinates with my Vowel Posters and Short Vowel Word Family Spinners
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
RF.K.1d, RF.K.2, RF.K.3, RF.K.3b, RF.1.2, RF.1.2a, RF.1.3, RF.2.3
$5.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Franke
These brightly-colored labels will add to your print-rich environment and students can use them for support as they learn to read and write. The set includes labels for common objects in the classroom, plus labels for classroom areas. This set of
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, EFL - ESL - ELD, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.50
16 ratings
3.9
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