The Teacher Next Door

 (25,629)
United States - California
The Teacher Next Door
4.0
59,097 votes
http://bit.ly/1SSwbeb
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
You Selected:
Prices
Prices
  • Free
Column Superb
My Products
sort by:
Best Seller
view:
By The Teacher Next Door
This FREE Main Idea Game will help your students master the tricky but very important reading skill of identifying the main idea from supporting details, while using a fun game format. The game format is engaging for students, but easy to prep and
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.4.2, RI.5.2
FREE
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (2.34 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This FREE Character Traits Game for 3rd graders is an interactive way to reinforce this reading comprehension skill. Your students will get lots of focused character traits practice as they match 32 ice cream scoop stories to the character traits
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.3.3
FREE
22 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.35 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This FREE Regular and Irregular Plural Nouns Game will give your students an engaging way to practice identifying correctly written plural nouns in a fun game format. The Plural Nouns Game works well as a language center, for whole class
Subjects:
Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.3.1b
FREE
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (2.82 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This FREE Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs Game will give your students an engaging way to practice figurative language using in a Four in a Row Game format. The Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs Game is a great way to make grammar fun and works well as a
Subjects:
Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.4.5b
FREE
2 ratings
3.8
Digital Download ZIP (2.63 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This FREE Titles of Works Game will give your students an engaging way to practice writing titles correctly using underlining, italics, or quotation marks, in a fun game format! The Titles of Works Game works well as a language center, for whole
Subjects:
Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.5.2d
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (2.44 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This Parent's Guide booklet is a great tool to give to parents at Back To School Night. It organizes important classroom information and serves as a handy reference guide. I love it because it also serves as a talking point guide for my Back To
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, For Parents
FREE
94 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (1.39 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This three page sample (plus a key, record sheet, and teacher notes) is from my complete set of 40 Brain Teasers for Transitions. The brain teasers are higher level thinking activities that are perfect for any type of transition time, when you have
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
88 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.35 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
These four free Close Reading Posters may be displayed in your classroom to serve as a close reading reference for your students. PLEASE NOTE: These posters as well as an entire packet of close reading resources can be found in my Close Reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Posters
FREE
82 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.87 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
These 32 task cards focus on idioms related to school. They are perfect for Back to School but can be used throughout the year. These cards work well for all students whether they are English speakers or ESL students. Each card has a common idiom
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards
FREE
214 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.35 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
These 32 Creativity Task Cards are focused on encouraging creative thinking skills. Each of the task cards has an interesting question for your students to think about and to answer. These task cards are a quick an easy way to help your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards
FREE
50 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.96 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This packet has everything you need to organize a Parent-Teacher Conference. All of the forms are editable in PowerPoint and will help teachers prepare for important parent-teacher meeting times!Specifically, it includes:An editable Conference
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Professional Documents, For Parents
FREE
210 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (2.12 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
These free 32 Holly Jolly Homophone Task Cards will help your 3rd - 5th grade students practice identifying various homophones. Students get lots of focused practice determining which homophone is correct, from more simple homophones (buy vs. bye)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Task Cards
FREE
54 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.86 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
After reading books or websites about important African Americans, kids select six main events from that person's life to make a timeline, which is created using a website. This activity could be a very simple one to two hour project, or it could be
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Black History Month, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities, Internet Activities
FREE
22 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.79 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This freebie has two pages of Martin Luther King's quotes and a student page for your students to write down a favorite quote and illustrate it.I love to have the kids read the quotes as a whole class and to discuss what they mean. They can also be
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
42 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.08 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This Women's History Month freebie will guide your students through a mini-research process (either on the internet or through biographies) to learn about an important woman in history and her life story. Once the student locates information and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Women's History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Internet Activities
FREE
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.24 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
Mentor texts are a great tool to use with students as part of a reading mini-lesson. My hope is that the lists included will help you easily find some great picture books to add to your collection of lesson ideas for each of the strategies listed.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts
FREE
169 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.73 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
The handouts here are taken directly from my blog and I hope you find them to be helpful. I have included my three principles for report cards, as well as 100 report card comments that will help you complete your report cards with confidence. I've
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Handouts, Professional Documents
FREE
172 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.70 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This Kindness/Caring Freebie is a month long unit taken from my Entire Year: Character Education Kit. I love using these materials because it allows you to directly teach important character traits in an active, motivating format. This resource
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Task Cards
FREE
71 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.14 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This free set of 32 Read, Write, and Compare Decimals task cards will help your students practice decimal place value, comparing decimals in word problems, and using standard form, word form, and expanded form. The decimal task cards make great
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Decimals, Place Value
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
5.NBT.A.3, 5.NBT.A.3a, 5.NBT.A.3b
FREE
43 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.46 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This FREE set of 32 Converting Fractions and Decimals task cards will help your students practice changing fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions in equations, tables, and word problems. This resource makes a great math center and while it
Subjects:
Fractions, Math Test Prep, Decimals
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
4.NF.C.6
FREE
71 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.78 MB)
showing 1-20 of 45

Ratings

Digital Items
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:

4.0
Total:
59,097 total vote(s)
Ask The Teacher Next Door a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi! My name is Jenn Larson and I have been an elementary teacher for over 20 years and have taught all grades at least once (K - 5), but upper elementary grades are my favorites! Teaching is in my blood as my mother and father were both teachers and one of my brothers works as a professor of history. My daughter is currently in college to become a third generation teacher! Besides teaching, I am a published author! My first book is called "Perfectly Logical! Challenging Fun Logic Puzzles and Brain Teasers for Smart Kids.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching to the whole child is important to me and while I want my students to do well on standardized tests, and work towards that end, I have never felt that tests were the most important thing that I teach. I believe in motivating kids to become life long learners, while modeling the character traits that they need to grow into happy, well-adjusted adults. I love to add humor to the learning day and try to make even the most dull subject come to life. I truly care about the kids I teach and want them to have the best year possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have served as a mentor teacher, training student teachers. I was selected to be a school representative for the Curriculum Council and am currently on the District Common Core Committee. I was awarded the Woman of the Year for 2013 - 2014 by the National Association of Professional Women.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BA in Psychology and a Master's in Curriculum/Instruction.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two kids, a son who is married and works in San Diego and a daughter who is still in college, working to become a teacher! I have three rescue cats too!

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up