Tales of a Hoosier Teacher

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Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
If the writers in your class/classes consistently begin their stories with "One day..." then you are probably planning a lesson on how to write a strong lead, or how to hook readers. This lesson will: *Ask students to compare two sentences (one
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
12 ratings
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
A very Grinch-y Christmas! This close reading activity is for use with the Dr. Seuss book: How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It includes 15 character traits displayed by the characters (The Whos, The Grinch) throughout the story. Can your students
Subjects:
Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
My 4th grade students love to re-read Dr. Seuss's holiday classic! It's so fun to watch them dig deep with their "big kid" brains while reading a "little kid" book. Pages included: Cover / Author Someone (for summarizing using the SWBST
Subjects:
Reading, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
80 total task cards with real photographs to practice writing similes and metaphors! 40 "beginner" green task cards - prompt students with a sentence that is ready for similes and/or metaphors to be added. 40 "challenge" blue task cards with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.3.5, L.4.5a, L.5.5a, L.6.5a
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
What could be more fun than exploring figurative language through emojis? Use this set to play a game of memory, go fish, write sentences, quiz idiom knowledge, and more! 32 idioms are included in this set Thank you!
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
Are you teaching the metacognitive strategy Make Connections? This miniature anchor chart is PERFECT for the beginning of the school year, reading response journals, guided reading groups, literacy centers, mini lessons, group work,
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Interactive Notebooks
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
Jump into the graphic novel craze with a Thanksgiving comic strip! Includes: *Eight Thanksgiving prompts *Turkey & speech bubble clipart as an alternative to hand-drawing *Four-frame comic strip *Six-frame comic strip *Nine-frame comic strip
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
Are you teaching the metacognitive strategy Ask Questions? This miniature anchor chart is PERFECT for the beginning of the school year, reading response journals, guided reading groups, literacy centers, mini lessons, group work, etc. Includes: *A
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Interactive Notebooks
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
I have found that music is the best way to reach ALL students! Catchy songs rewritten with educational lyrics are sure to grab their attention and get stuck in their heads (a GOOD thing because of the revised lyrics!). Currently this product
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Test Preparation, Classroom Community
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Songs, Posters
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
Whose students LOVE to learn by singing?! Mine do! This song is 21 lines long, perfect for memorizing, and sings to the same tune as DJ Snake/Justin Bieber's "Let Me Love You." It teaches the CUBES problem-solving strategy for math: Circle
Subjects:
Other (Music), Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Minilessons
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
Whose students LOVE to learn by singing?! Mine do! This song is 19 lines long, perfect for memorizing, and sings to the same tune as Juju On That Beat by Zay Hilfigerrr It teaches the Writing Traits: Word Choice Organization Sentence
Subjects:
Other (Music), Other (Specialty), Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
Razzle Dazzle Words, Purple Words, Expensive Words, "Said is Dead," etc. We all put up a valiant fight to help our writers push the envelope! I like to use this as a word wall display for students to reference, but first I challenge students to
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Minilessons, Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
Writing prompts are for the first 31 chapters ONLY (additional sections coming soon!) These prompts are awesome for activating prior knowledge, discussion, reflection, literacy stations, etc. I personally like to display each page on our
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
Motivate student creativity with these open-ended photo prompts! I use them as a writing station and they are extremely versatile! The photographs are of different PLACES (outside/nature). My students like to use them to brainstorm when writing a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.00
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
Let your science word wall in on the Pokemon craze! Students will love connecting visuals of Pokemon with their science vocabulary! Could be used as a station, comparing/contrasting terms, or as a writing supplement. Includes 58 vocabulary terms
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Word Walls, Printables
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
Are you teaching the metacognitive strategy Visualizing? This miniature anchor chart is PERFECT for the beginning of the school year, reading response journals, guided reading groups, literacy centers, mini lessons, group work, etc. Includes: *A
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$1.00
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
Whose students LOVE to learn by singing?! Mine do! This song is 18 lines long, perfect for memorizing, and sings to the same tune as The Chainsmokers' "Closer" It teaches the RUPR strategy for writing/responding to prompts: Read the prompt all the
Subjects:
Other (Music), Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Minilessons
$1.00
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
Motivate student creativity with these open-ended photo prompts! I use them as a writing station and they are extremely versatile! The photographs are of my cat, Yeti (my students are obsessed with him haha). The kiddos like to use them to
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.00
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
This file folder game is great for enhancing students' scientific vocabulary - and it helps me fit in that all-important science time that isn't always built into our day. Students must interact with words in a variety of ways to gain true
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Games, Science Centers
$2.00
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By Tales of a Hoosier Teacher
The following activities, perfect for the week of Valentine's Day, are included!: >>>Figurative Language description cards (simile, metaphor, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification and idioms). >>>Figuratively
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
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I have been teaching 4th grade in Indiana since August 2013!

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Purdue University Calumet

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