The Pensive Sloth

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By The Pensive Sloth
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Persuasive techniques can be a challenge to teach, but with this product it will be a breeze! Students will read a passage and find simple examples of comparison, causality, parallelism, exaggerated statements, contradictory
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Test Preparation, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
467 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
Electrical conductors and insulators sort for science notebooks or science stations plus two other activities! DESCRIPTION This product is great for 4th or 5th grade science notebooks or science stations while studying electrical energy,
Subjects:
Science, Other (Science), Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Science Centers, Interactive Notebooks
$1.25
448 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
#bestfansever DESCRIPTION *Insect life cycles sort includes 24 unique insect life cycle cards plus 2 category cards to teach students about complete and incomplete metamorphosis. All clipart is original and unique! *This card sort is a great way
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
$3.25
359 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.63 MB)
By The Pensive Sloth
STAAR expository essay graphic organizers to help struggling students succeed on the 4th grade writing test. DESCRIPTION There are 4 graphic organizers and a final copy page. Note that the Organization Chart and Detail Chart are on the same
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.25
298 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
4th grade social studies and Texas history interactive notebook activities for teaching about the Revolution and Texas Republic. Includes INB pages for a variety of topics including the Alamo, important people and documents of the Texas Revolution,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
270 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
#bestfansever 5th grade Texas financial literacy mini-unit to teach students about taxes and help them prepare for the STAAR test. Integrated lesson addresses math, social studies, and reading. This product also available in Spanish! Click HERE
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Word Problems
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Test Prep
$3.50
295 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
DESCRIPTION Support your students as they learn to enjoy and interpret poetry...all while helping them prepare for the Texas STAAR test! This product includes 10 STAAR formatted comprehension questions for Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken."
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Test Preparation
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Assessment
$0.50
251 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
#bestfansever DESCRIPTION If you’re trying to teach students about weathering, erosion, deposition (W.E.D.) and sedimentary rock formation in a creative way, you’ve come to the right place. Meet Steve. He’s a sedimentary rock that will tell you
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
237 ratings
4.0
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DESCRIPTION “Andrew Meets Sally” is a two-page reading passage (realistic fiction) with 10 multiple-choice questions for 2nd grade students. It is about a boy and his mother deciding what pet would be best for their family. It can be used to
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
$0.50
184 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
DESCRIPTION Teach about the Bill of Rights with this PowerPoint presentation, notes, and test. Slides are written for 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students. This mini-unit includes 13 PowerPoint slides, student notes, and a 30 question test! *This
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Unit Plans
$3.00
163 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
1st grade spelling, phonics, and word work with fluency passages for the whole year! A complete spelling curriculum to help your first graders learn essential phonics skills and grow as readers and writers. There are two versions of this product
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
$9.50
195 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
*5th Grade Science STAAR Vocabulary lessons for Earth science with word wall cards, Snip-Its for interactive notebooks (INBs), and quizzes. ***NOW includes QR codes*** (version without QR codes also included) Easy, fun way to help your students
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Test Prep
$4.00
176 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION *This product includes three sets of task cards for adding and subtracting decimals using strip/tape diagrams, each set contains 24 cards, for a total of 72! *There are also two recording sheets, one if you want students to
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems, Decimals
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Task Cards
$3.50
183 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
DESCRIPTION This product includes 30 slides to be used when teaching properties of matter such as magnetism, solubility, relative density (sink/float), and conductivity. It is designed to be used as a daily warm-up or review to supplement a
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$4.00
138 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
This unit is also available in a bundle—You get 2 complete units, Two Digit Addition WITH and WITHOUT re-grouping, for only $5.75 that include both the PDF and an editable Word Doc file! See the product HERE in my TPT store. DESCRIPTION Complete
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
$3.50
122 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
DESCRIPTION “Tia Maria's Garden” is a two-page reading passage (realistic fiction) with 10 multiple-choice questions for 2nd grade students. It is about a woman who plants a spring garden and notices something is eating her plants. It can be used
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
$0.50
126 ratings
4.0
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By The Pensive Sloth
*5th Grade Science STAAR Vocabulary lessons for life science with word wall cards, Snip-Its for interactive notebooks (INBs), and quizzes. ***NOW includes QR codes*** (version without QR codes also included) Easy, fun way to help your students
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, General Science
Grades:
5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Test Prep
$4.00
117 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.55 MB)
By The Pensive Sloth
2nd grade math unit to teach place value to 999. Includes challenging multiple choice test to prepare students for success in 3rd grade on the STAAR test. There are two versions of this product so that you can download it in the format that best
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$3.50
132 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.33 MB)
By The Pensive Sloth
This product is a bundle of two different math units, Two Digit Addition Without Regrouping and Two Digit Addition With Regrouping. The bundle is a ZIP file with both the editable Microsoft Word documents and an easy to print PDF file of each unit.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$5.75
118 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (2.48 MB)
By The Pensive Sloth
There are two versions of this product so that you can download it in the format that best meets your needs. They are both the same price. *Click HERE for the zipped file that contains both the easy to print PDF version and an editable Microsoft
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Numbers
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Test Prep
$3.75
127 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.00 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Mrs. Pensive Sloth has a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a M.Ed. in public school administration. She is certified to teach early childhood through 8th grade, but most of her years have been spent with 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. With a decade in the classroom under her belt, she looks forward to working with kiddos for many more years. Mr. Pensive Sloth attended school on an art scholarship and has a B.A. in film. He is the artist of the family and does the clipart, photography, and design work for The Pensive Sloth. He grew up with a camera in hand and has been drawing as long as he can remember!

MY TEACHING STYLE

FUN--Teaching and learning should be enjoyable for all! As a teacher, it is my goal to maximize the school experience so that students not only succeed academically, but also enjoy the journey of learning and growing.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Mrs. Pensive Sloth was campus Teacher of the Year in 2008.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Mrs. Pensive Sloth has a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies and a M.Ed. in public school administration. Mr. Pensive Sloth has a B.A. in art and film.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

You can reach The Pensive Sloth at pensivesloth@gmail.com. If you ever have a question about a download, don't hesitate to email. I also blog at thepensivesloth.com. I'd love to see you there!

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