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By The Balanced Classroom
This unit is designed to be used with any folktale, fable, or myth. It contains ELA common core aligned activities to follow up each type of story. This unit also contains a tall tale writing activity. This unit has been updated to include an
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$4.00
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This product contains labels and pictures for your students to create a metric measurement layered flipbook. The metric units of length, capacity, and mass/weight are represented along with the tools to measure each unit. Colorful pictures
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
74 ratings
3.9
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Your students will be penguin experts with this is integrated unit designed to correlate with the common core standards of informational text and writing in addition to Science Standards of Living Things. An original reading selection about
Subjects:
Other (Science), Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.00
49 ratings
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This is an integrated project based on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Your students will create a time line about important events in Dr. King's life. The download includes frames for organizing events and pictures to place on a time
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Martin Luther King Day, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics
$1.50
23 ratings
3.9
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The basketball fans in your classroom will enjoy learning about the inventor of the game with this common core aligned integrated unit. This pack contains an original nonfiction selection title "Who Invented Basketball?" with follow up discussion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$3.00
20 ratings
3.9
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The activities in this Christmas unit are common core aligned in both math and language arts. The main theme of the unit is candy canes in which the children will read three retold legends of the candy cane, write and illustrate their own legend,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$5.00
17 ratings
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In Part One of this Bundle your children will learn about the earth's gifts with an original reading selection and follow up based on the common core standards. They will also create a Natural Resources Foldable with terms, definitions, and
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.00
18 ratings
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This is a bundle of kid friendly ELA Third Grade common core I can statements. The standards that are grouped together make it possible to integrate them into a unit. Each statement is written in a polka dot frame with coordinating text color. Clip
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Posters
$2.00
15 ratings
4.0
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This bundle contains specially designed graphic organizers to use as teaching tools or assessment of common core reading literature and information text standards. Each organizer has a coordinating colorful I Can Learning Targets to post with the
Subjects:
Literature, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
12 ratings
3.9
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This printable contains activities to celebrate the 100th day of school for grade 3 and up. The contents includes an original 100th Day Mad Lib for the children to complete and illustrate. Other contents included are: -100 Item Weigh In-measurement
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
11 ratings
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This is a set of kid friendly ELA Third Grade common core I can writing statements. Each statement is written in a polka dot frame with coordinating text color. Clip art illustrations are included in each frame. Although the unit is geared toward
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Posters
$1.25
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This bundle of monster themed resources can be used with literature circles, book clubs, guided reading, or whole group core reading instruction. The strategy organizers are similar to My Fable, Folktale, and Myth Unit organizers in that they are
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
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This is a packet of fall themed common cores activities. These activities can be used as practice or assessment of the listed common core standards. The contents of the packet it listed below with the standard. Nutty Nouns----L.3.1 Perfectly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Autumn
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$2.50
6 ratings
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Guide your students in writing stories about themselves with this bundle of resources. This bundle contains an integrated social studies activity as well. Bundle Contents: *Colorful Anchor Poster *Mini-Anchors to teach mini-lessons of first
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Geography, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.3.3, L.3.1, L.3.2
$3.50
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Download the Preview for Images of the Contents. Contents of Packet Turkey Talk…………………………..Creative Writing Turkey Math…………………………..Estimate Sums by Rounding Thanksgiving P.I.E.…………………………..Author’s Purpose Pilgrim ‘s Sort…………………………..Fact and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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This genre set contains green and blue polka dot frames for labeling book baskets or to use on a bulletin board. Each frame has a clipart picture relating to the genre. The genres included are Mystery, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Fables, Realistic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
3 ratings
3.8
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This is a common core based persuasive writing unit with a close read lesson about what type of tree to choose for Christmas. Your students will analyze a text titled "Let's Talk Trees" and form their own opinion on the topic supported with
Subjects:
Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.6, W.3.1
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Your students will practice multiplication, fractions, probability, and graphing with this Easter themed math packet. The contents of the packet includes... *Egg Multiplication-color eggs according to their products *Fraction Eggs-design eggs by
Subjects:
Fractions, Graphing, Easter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
3 ratings
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By The Balanced Classroom
The third grade word wall set contains alphabet letters and 131 high frequency words. The letters and words are framed with alternating green and blue polka dots. I have included two blank green frames and two blank blue frames for your own words.
Subjects:
Spelling, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables
$2.00
1 rating
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This product contains lessons for the Reading Literature Standard of Asking and Answering Questions for third grade. The lessons and materials included can be easily adapted for second and fourth grade as well. The lessons are formatted to address
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.3.1
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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