The Curious Apple

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By The Curious Apple
With the CCSS emphasizing informational text, this choice board is a perfect way to engage students. Students choose 3 activities to complete making a tic-tac-toe, and then cut out the corresponding cards to glue into their reading notebook. I
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.25
536 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
These non-fiction reading response choice boards are perfect for Interactive Notebooks, Daily Five, and meet the demands of the CCSS for Informational Text. The prompts encourage students to THINK versus fill out a worksheet or bubble in the answers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.99
535 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
This fiction reading response choice board is perfect for literature circles, Interactive Student Notebooks, and book reports. Students choose 3 activities to complete making a tic-tac-toe, and then cut out the corresponding cards to glue into
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Homework, Literature Circles
$3.25
345 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
This Non-Fiction Reading Response Choice Board is perfect for Interactive Notebooks, and meets the demands of the CCSS for Informational Text. The prompts on this choice board encourage students to THINK versus fill out a worksheet or bubble in the
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.25
235 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.97 MB)
By The Curious Apple
Welcome! I am a fourth-grade teacher in a Catholic school and am always struggling to jazz up my religion curriculum. I designed this product to help students interact with the 10 Commandments in a more meaningful, hands-on way. - Can be used
Subjects:
Religion
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Printables
$3.75
172 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
With the CCSS emphasizing non-fiction text, this choice board is a perfect way to engage students. This choice board focuses on student thinking, and works well with collaborative groups. Students choose 3 activities to complete making a
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.25
128 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
This choice board features Sandra Kaplan's Depth and Complexity Icons to extend student thinking. Teachers can use this choice board in literature circles, reading groups, Interactive Notebooks, or even for homework instead of a traditional
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
$4.25
131 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.38 MB)
By The Curious Apple
* Includes: Depth and Complexity Choice Boards These Depth and Complexity Posters are the perfect visual reminder to incorporate higher order questioning strategies into your classroom routine. Depth and Complexity icons were originally created by
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Posters, Nonfiction Book Study
$4.00
88 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
With the CCSS emphasizing non-fiction text, this choice board is a perfect way to get students reading like detectives. This choice board focuses on close reading, and works well as a center, whole class activity, or weekly reading homework.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
$3.25
61 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
This completely revised and redesigned product is the answer to your paragraph writing prayers! It is designed to meet the CCSS for OPINION/ARGUMENT writing (grades 3-5), but can be used for differentiated instruction at any grade level. The
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Graphic Organizers
$3.75
94 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.87 MB)
By The Curious Apple
These choice boards were created to get students thinking at a higher level. These choice boards are perfect for centers, homework, novel studies, book clubs, and literature circles. Students choose 3 activities to complete making a tic-tac-toe,
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, GATE
$4.25
49 ratings
3.9
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By The Curious Apple
This is a growing bundle of all of my choice boards. Individual choice boards are listed in my store here: The Curious Apple's Choice Boards As I create new choice boards, I will add them to for you to download. Thank you. The Curious Apple
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, GATE, Interactive Notebooks
$9.99
67 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
You are viewing a camping-themed clip chart with *EDITABLE* parent communication correspondence for each month. We all make mistakes, and clip charts recognize this natural human behavior and allow students to redeem themselves and turn their
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.25
83 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
Now includes: ~ Daily Five Posters ~ Writing Process Posters ~ Moose Binder ~ Camping-themed alphabet line {D'nealian cursive} & print version ~ Non-Fiction and Fiction Book Basket Labels (a few editable cards) ~ Camping Theme Clip Chart with
Subjects:
Reading, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$8.00
63 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
*Updated with editable slides 6/11/18* As a California fourth grade teacher, I have struggled to find Native American projects that relate to California. There are many fabulous units on Native Americans, but these focus on the USA. I use this
Subjects:
Native Americans
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Research, Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$3.75
23 ratings
3.9
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By The Curious Apple
In this reading log bundle you will find 5 different non-fiction reading logs for students to use either for homework or during independent reading time in your class. I used the Common Core Curriculum Standards to guide me in creating these
Subjects:
Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Graphic Organizers
FREE
42 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
Latest edit 7.22.16: I added an editable version of this product in PPT for those of you wanting to use Zaner-Bloser font. For those of you interested in CAMPING THEMED PRODUCTS, here is an D' Nealian Cursive Alphabet Line to match your decor.
Subjects:
Handwriting, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
34 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
I created this Mrs. Basil choice board as an end-of-the-unit assessment for my fourth grade students. They have to complete the middle section, but then can choose two additional activities making a tic-tac-toe. Thank you for looking at my
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, GATE
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2
$1.75
23 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
Add some depth and complexity to your social studies lessons with this critical thinking choice board. Students must create complete three activities, completing a tic-tac-toe and passing through the center. If you print these at 90%, students
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, GATE, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.25
28 ratings
4.0
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By The Curious Apple
Since describing a character in depth is one of the CCSS, I created this product to use in my classroom to assess student mastery of this concept. Brain-based teaching supports the use of choice boards as a motivational instructional strategy to
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, GATE
$3.25
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.91 MB)
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I have 11 years of teaching experience in both the public and private school setting. After being at home with my boys for the past 3 years, I am finally returning to teaching in August. Fourth grade here I come!

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Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Teaching credential from National University. Master's Degree in Teaching with Educational Technology Concentration.

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