Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder

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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Two full lessons to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with Thanksgiving-related focus questions.This product is a bundle of the following two resources:• Fact-Based Opinion Writing for Thanksgiving {Question #1}• Fact-Based Opinion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$6.00
$4.50
549 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Fact-Based Opinion Writing for St. Patrick's Day: A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a St. Patrick's Day-related focus question. The focus question for this lesson is: "Is a four-leaf clover actually lucky?" Eight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.00
623 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Writing Centers: My “Keep It Fresh! Writing Centers” are designed to keep students engaged in fresh writing practice without having to create brand new centers every week. Each writing center focuses on one form of writing and uses clever and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$30.00
$22.50
680 ratings
4.0
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Two full lessons to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with Halloween-related focus questions. This product is a bundle of the following two resources: • Fact-Based Opinion Writing for Halloween {Question #1} • Fact-Based Opinion Writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$6.00
$4.00
467 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Fact-Based Opinion Writing for Groundhog Day: A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Groundhog Day-related focus question. The focus question for this lesson is: "Do groundhogs deserve a holiday named after them?"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.00
482 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Four full lessons to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with Christmas-related focus questions.This product is a bundle of the following four resources:• Fact-Based Opinion Writing For Christmas {Question #1}• Fact-Based Opinion Writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$12.00
$8.00
386 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Fact-Based Opinion Writing for Presidents' Day: A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Presidents' Day-related focus question. The focus question for this lesson is: "Who was a better president: George or Abe?" Eight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Presidents' Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.00
421 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Fact-Based Opinion Writing for Valentine's Day: A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Valentine's Day-related focus question. The focus question for this lesson is: "Are conversation hearts the ultimate Valentine's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.00
353 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with an Earth Day-related focus question. The focus question for this lesson is: "Should recycling be required?" Eight carefully-selected facts about recycling are included for students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Earth Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.00
321 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
These revising strategies will help students get the most out of a part of the writing process that often gets the short end of the stick. Included are 16 different revising strategies, formatted as half-page cards, plus 3 accompanying revising
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.50
371 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Put some meaningful morning work into your daily routine with these "Top 3 List" activities! Get students discussing engaging topics, creating lists, defending their choices, and analyzing their own and others' decisions. It's a great way to
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$18.00
$14.00
343 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Fact-Based Opinion Writing for Back to School: A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a back-to-school-related focus question. The focus question for this lesson is: "What is the most important class rule?" Eight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
207 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Engaging story starters paired with compelling photographs: these are not your ordinary writing prompts! Each of the 10 photographs, chosen for the month of October (with themes of Autumn, Scarecrows, Pumpkins, Spiders, Apples, and Halloween, among
Subjects:
Writing, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$5.00
170 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Two full lessons to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with snowy day-related focus questions.This product is a bundle of the following two resources:• Fact-Based Opinion Writing for a Snowy Day {Question #1}• Fact-Based Opinion Writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$6.00
$4.50
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Owl Moon Literature Unit {My Favorite Read Alouds}: Owl Moon, by Jane Yolen, is one of my favorite winter read alouds. This literature unit for Owl Moon is packed with lessons and activities for reading and writing. The unit includes 12 lessons
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$8.50
190 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Here’s a set of 8 colorful writing posters, created based on writing prompt grading rubrics, as well as traits of good writing. Each poster includes a memorable phrase, a description of the writing tip/strategy, and a picture analogy with which to
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Posters
$3.00
162 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Thanksgiving-related focus question. The focus question for this lesson is: "Should turkey be Thanksgiving's main dish?" Eight carefully-selected facts about turkeys are included
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.00
130 ratings
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Christmas-related focus question. The focus question for this lesson is: "Is it more fun to GIVE a gift or RECEIVE a gift?" Eight carefully-selected facts about gifts are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.00
128 ratings
4.0
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Writing Centers: This pack contains four of my “Keep It Fresh! Writing Centers,” designed to keep students engaged in fresh writing practice without having to create brand new centers every week. Each writing center focuses on one form of writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.50
175 ratings
4.0
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Christmas-related focus question. The focus question for this lesson is: "REAL or FAKE, which type of Christmas tree is better?" Eight carefully-selected facts about Christmas
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.00
120 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Eleven years of teaching at the elementary level, including 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Five years serving as a Lead Teacher for my school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in helping students become bolder, deeper, better thinkers. I believe authentic, meaningful learning impacts children. I believe in risk-taking, and showing students that making mistakes can help you grow. I believe in expecting a lot from a child, but to guide them in reaching those expectations. I believe that the best way for children to become better readers is to READ, a lot, and usually with good-fit books.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have the honor of being a teacher and a dad and a husband... does that count?

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Miami University Reading Endorsment

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