Teaching Smarter Not Harder

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These choice boards were created to be utilized both in and out of the classroom! My version of reader's workshop in the classroom centers around students independently reading and responding to what they're reading while I pull small groups for
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homework, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$1.75
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This is a non-fiction writing created in an A-B-C book format. Each letter of the alphabet focuses on a different sea creature, with a one-page explanation of each animal. Great for lessons on non-fiction writing, informative/explanatory writing,
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Research, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.00
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Peter Pan's wanted poster is used for persuasive writing lessons starting in the first grade. Students watch the movie and write about whether or not Peter Pan should go to jail for being such a nuisance. The wanted poster is the supplemental art
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Arts, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
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A three day unit plan constructed to teach students about the first Thanksgiving. Day 1 focuses on the history of the holiday and day 2 focuses on the first Thanksgiving feast. The last day of the unit is all about what Thanksgiving means to the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans
$3.00
3 ratings
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This assessment was created with a mix of math skills to be able to gauge student mastery of the following concepts: addition, subtraction, rounding to the nearest 10 & 100, multiplication, division, and perimeter. Great for math centers,
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Assessment
$2.50
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This 6 question quiz is designed to be a quick assessment for your study of synonyms, antonyms, homographs, and even the use of context clues! Use it as a whole class assessment, or put into centers as an activity. This could be used as a ticket in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.5.4, L.5.4a, L.5.5, L.5.5c
$1.50
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This slide/ poster and interactive notebook insert was created to assist students in utilizing the RAP strategy for constructed and extended response questions. In the past, I have used R.A.C.E. (restate, answer, cite evidence, explain) but students
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Posters, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RI.5.1
$1.75
2 ratings
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By Teaching Smarter Not Harder
This Smartboard presentation teaches students about a plant's basic needs. The slides include the 4 basic needs of a plant (air, water, light, and soil/nutrients) and a short explanation of why they are important.
Subjects:
Science, Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
3 ratings
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This Smartboard presentation teaches children about commas: what they are and the rules they follow. The slides contain many practice opportunities for students to correctly place commas in sentences. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard, Activboard Activities
$2.50
4 ratings
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This is an interactive story read to students that teaches children about what plants need to survive. Before reading the story about a plant named Flora, the teacher will pass out the associated pictures. The students will place the pictures on a
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
1 rating
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This lesson plan includes a hands-on experiment for students to learn about weathering and erosion. It includes the standards, EQs, common misconceptions about the material, background, rationale, differentiated instruction, and summary of the
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
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This product contains slides that focus on how homographs are used in context and word meanings. Students will practice using context clues and decoding word meanings from reading sentences that contain homographs. This could be used as a whole
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.5.4, L.5.4a, L.5.5, L.5.5c
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This was created to go inside of a foldable as an insert. There are two separate inserts in the one file provided here. Students should complete the insert with a picture of each stage of a plant's life cycle, as well as an explanation of them. Each
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
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By Teaching Smarter Not Harder
This product was designed to allow students to practice determining word meanings and the relationship between words. There are a variety of questions that focus on using synonyms, antonyms, and homographs. They are great test prep for benchmarks or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.5.4, L.5.4a, L.5.5, L.5.5c
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This product was created to be used as an interactive notebook insert to mimic an anchor chart. I love having my students create 'anchor charts' like these in their notebooks to be able to go back and reference their notes on! The half sheets fit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
L.5.5, L.5.5c
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Ashli Borchelt 3rd Grade American Hero Information Booklet: Includes all 9 American Heroes for 3rd Grade curriculum: Paul Revere, Frederick Douglass, Mary McLeod Bethune, Susan B Anthony, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Cesar Chavez, Lyndon B
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
1 rating
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This is a bundle of 5 different products used for teaching synonyms, antonyms, and homographs. Each of these products are up for sale individually in my store: - Synonyms, Antonyms, Homographs Review Organizer (Notebook Insert) - Homographs &
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.5.4, L.5.4a, L.5.5, L.5.5c
$8.00
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This is a story made up of several word problems that are all related to one another. The problems are addition and subtraction that require regrouping to solve. The answers from the first half of the word problems are used to solve the last half of
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
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This activity is great for math centers and small group/ partner work! Students are able to practice MEASURING using a ruler, AREA, and PERIMETER in this hands-on task. Students will use a ruler to measure "room" cut outs (included in the download)
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Measurement
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$4.00
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These slides have been created to help my students to think critically about using context clues within a sentence to determine and decode words and/or their meanings. Students will read a sentence containing a complex vocabulary word and have to
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RF.5.4c, L.5.4a, L.5.5c
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