Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder

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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a St. Patrick's Day-related focus question about four-leaf clovers. Digital and Printable versions included!The focus question for this lesson is: "Is a four-leaf clover actually
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$4.00
928
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Presidents' Day-related focus question. Digital and Printable versions included!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), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$4.00
635
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Two full lessons to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with Thanksgiving-related focus questions. Digital and Printable versions included!This product is a bundle of the following two resources:• Opinion Writing for Thanksgiving {Turkey}•
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$8.00
$6.00
818
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Valentine's Day-related focus question about conversation heart candy. Digital and Printable versions included!The focus question for this lesson is: "Are conversation hearts the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$4.00
620
Digital Download ZIP (3.90 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Two full lessons to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with Halloween-related focus questions. Digital and Printable versions included!This product is a bundle of the following two resources:• Opinion Writing for Halloween {Costumes}•
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$8.00
$6.00
691
Digital Download ZIP (4.42 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Four full lessons to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with Christmas-related focus questions. Digital and Printable versions included!This product is a bundle of the following four resources:• Opinion Writing For Christmas {Gifts}•
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$16.00
$9.00
597
Digital Download ZIP (9.82 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Groundhog Day-related focus question. Digital and Printable versions included!The focus question for this lesson is: "Do groundhogs deserve a holiday named after them?" Eight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$4.00
645
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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 about recycling. Digital and Printable versions included!The focus question for this lesson is: "Should recycling be required?" Eight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Earth Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$4.00
464
Digital Download ZIP (2.76 MB)
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
793
Bundle
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Engaging story starters paired with compelling photographs: these are not your ordinary writing prompts! Includes Digital Versions (using Google Slides) and Printable Versions.This product includes all 10 sets of my story starters: 9 monthly sets +
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Task Cards, Google Apps
$50.00
$35.00
209
Bundle
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Two full lessons to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with snowy day-related focus questions. Digital and Printable versions included!This product is a bundle of the following two resources:• Opinion Writing for Winter {Best Snowy Day
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$8.00
$6.00
280
Digital Download ZIP (4.67 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Opinion Writing for the Year! This bundle includes ALL 18 of my opinion writing resources, designed to give students practice in opinion writing (persuasive writing). DIGITAL and PRINTABLE versions are included in each resource.Here are the 18
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1
$68.00
$38.00
182
Bundle
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 with
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$8.50
244
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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
507
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Engaging October story starters paired with compelling photographs: these are not your ordinary writing prompts! Includes Digital Version (using Google Slides) and Printable Version. Each of the 10 photographs, chosen for the month of October (with
Subjects:
Writing, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Task Cards, Google Apps
$5.00
215
Digital Download ZIP (6.12 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Thanksgiving focus question about turkey. Digital and Printable versions included!The focus question for this lesson is: "Should turkey be Thanksgiving's main dish?" Eight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$4.00
212
Digital Download ZIP (3.00 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Christmas-related focus question. Digital and Printable versions included!The focus question for this lesson is: "REAL or FAKE, which type of Christmas tree is better?" Eight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$4.00
207
Digital Download ZIP (3.60 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a back-to-school-related focus question about class rules. Digital and Printable versions included!The focus question for this lesson is: "What is the most important class rule?"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$4.00
269
Digital Download ZIP (2.63 MB)
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
191
Digital Download PDF (7.01 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Engaging story starters for December paired with compelling photographs: these are not your ordinary writing prompts! Includes Digital Version (using Google Slides) and Printable Version.Each of the 10 photographs, chosen for the month of December,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Task Cards, Google Apps
$5.00
171
Digital Download ZIP (6.08 MB)
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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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