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This realistic fiction writing unit includes the following lessons: 1) Making a writing goal and generating ideas for a realistic fiction story 2) Generating Ideas: Imagining Stories from Ordinary Moments 3) Selecting a seed idea/story idea 4)
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These mystery writing unit plans include the following minilessons: 1) What makes a good Mystery story? 2) Planning Problem/ Solution 3) Planning Clues 4) Planning Characters 5) Planning Setting 6) Planning story: plot beginning, middle, and
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This is a unique and engaging way to introduce how to make an inference with your students. For this lesson you will tell students that you want them to help you solve a mystery. Tell them that you have some new neighbors that you have never met
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This product includes forty games and activities you can play with students to build your classroom community. Each game is described thoroughly so you can successfully play them with your students! The games that are included are: 1) Hangman 2)
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During this activity students will create two different models of paper airplanes and then conduct an experiment to discover the design that flies the longest using what they know about air resistance, force, motion, and design. The product
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This PowerPoint gives students an introduction to what a memoir is. It lays out the expectations for a typical memoir writing unit. It includes the following: 1) Brainstorming page about what a memoir is and why people write memoirs 2) A reading
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This activity requires students to think deeper about how a bill becomes a law because they will need to write a book about it for children. Here is part of the prompt provided in this product: Soon you too will be the author of a children’s book!
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This is a unit you can use with your students to help them write well developed and interesting realistic fiction stories! The minilessons in this unit include: 1) Goal Setting and Generating Ideas 2) Imagine Stories from Ordinary Moments 3)
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This unit follows Common Core State Standards and includes the following: 1) Detailed lesson plans for you to follow each day. There are 19 lessons, so the unit will take you about a month. 2) Opinions Writing Checklist - handout 3) Quick Edit
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This is a unique and engaging way to introduce how to make an inference with your students. For this lesson you will tell students that you want them to help you solve a mystery. Tell them that you have some new neighbors that you have never met
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This Powerpoint is a great supplement to any mystery reading unit you may teach. It touches upon the following topics: 1) Ingredients of a Mystery 2) Mystery Games - Culprit and Mafia 3) Types of Mysteries 4) Mystery Elements (suspects, detectives,
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This product includes files that every reading teacher should have. This fifty-seven page document includes the following: 1) Friday follow-up assessments: These are quick forms of assessments I use every Friday to make sure students are capturing
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This template is a great way to scaffold instruction when you are teaching students how to write a non-fiction book. By purchasing this book template, you will have the opportunity to show students all of the text features you expect them to include
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This Powerpoint thoroughly explains what schema means and how to use it as a reading strategy. This smartboard compares your schema (background knowledge) to a spider web because like spider webs, our brains "trap" information that help us become
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This minilesson helps students understand why it is important to determine importance while reading. Students go through a variety of activities that help them ask themselves, "What is going on and what is the most important thing I should take away
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This is a great resource for any teacher teaching a unit on Civil Rights. The unit focuses around the novel "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" by Christopher Paul Curtis. Here are the lessons that are included: 1) Introduction to the Civil Rights
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This product is a series of eight reading minilessons which focus on social issues in books. The Smartboard presentation follows the Reader's Workshop model and each lesson includes a connection, a teaching point, a teaching component, active
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This product includes everything you could ever need for the first day of school! This product includes: 1) My first day of school schedule/lesson plans - 5 pages 2) Letter to Me Activity 3) Letter Home to Parents (discussing behavior plan) 4)
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This is an outstanding unit you can use with your students to help them write well developed and interesting realistic fiction stories! The minilessons in this unit include: 1) Goal Setting and Generating Ideas 2) Imagine Stories from Ordinary
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Starting book clubs up with your students? Do you need a Powerpoint presentation to explain what should happen in book club, explain book club expectations, and explain book club accountability? Then this is for you! This Smartboard presentation
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