READING COMPREHENSION FREEBIE
This one page resource includes a short story with matching black and white pictures. The story and related questions are on a full page. Under the short story, there are three questions about the story. The three questions ask "Who? What? and Where? questions about the story. There are many more si...
Classroom Book Clubs-Five Things To Do Before You Begin - It's a Teacher Thing
Learn five things teachers should do before beginning book clubs in the classroom. Student book clubs can be rewarding. With some work in advance, teachers can support students at all reading levels and build confidence in practicing reading, listening, and speaking skills. Literature circles meet many of the common core standards, and are an engaging tool that can get even the most reluctant readers participating. Check out this informative blog post.
Blog Post Showing 6 Ways to Analyze Character in 6 Different Stories With 6 Characters
Blog Post: 6 ways to analyze characterization in 6 stories using 6 graphic organizers for 6 different characters. Samples, links to templates, and links to the stories and novel excerpts used. Great for grades 4-9 or any grade really for classroom or distance learning. Links to online resources and digital templates for distance learning. Easy-print templates too. FREE
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Reading Literature Lesson
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Reading Literature Activity FREE with pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities including learning about World War II Hiroshima and making an origami paper crane in the spirit of the main character who is an adolescent kids can relate to and get inspired by. The novella is available FREE on the web, so you have everything you need for a NO PREP easy distance learning or classroom lesson.
Focus & Engage Students with Musical 4 Corners - SillyOMusic
One of my classroom management tools is to have a set routine so that students can get into good habits. To break up the monotony of teaching the same routine throughout the week, I try to incorporate an exciting, whole-group game at the end of each lesson. Musical 4 Corners is one that is frequently […]
2-Page Informational Text "How to Become President of the USA"
2-pages relevant, historical process explained step-by-step, FREE, perfect for ELA or anywhere Literacy in History and Social Studies is taught. Aligns to multiple reading informational text standards as well as RH.6-8.3 (reading steps in a historical process). In both easy-print PDF AND Google Classroom easy distance learning versions. Also includes a highly visual infographic you can show, share, or print.
Writing About Me Sym-bol-i-cal-ly - Loving Language Arts
Students, grades 4-8 especially, will love writing about themselves using similes to think symbolically. The art part is optional but kids love that part. You can even have them put it on a folder and write an autobiography inside to get more writing. Or even add poetry writing. Middle school students act really well during this ELA activity.
SQUARE ROOTS OF PERFECT SQUARES Assessment | Google Quiz | Distance Learning
FREE- Square Roots of Perfect Square Google Digital Quiz ! This is a 10-question, self-grading quiz that assesses your student's finding SQUARE ROOTS OF PERFECT SQUARES using Google Forms. Topics: Find the square root of perfect squares. 8th Grade math common core 8.ee.2 Google classroom Distance learning middle school
10 Great Ways for Students to Research and Present Information - Loving Language Arts
Creative ways for students to research information and present it to the class or to the teacher in the classroom or via distance learning. 10 great ideas for researching and better presentations in ELA, Reading informational text, writing, and presenting are more fun and interesting with these ideas.
Simple ways to make your classroom lesson fun and memorable
Looking for simple ways to liven up lessons that may need something extra? In this blog post, you'll find easy tips and tricks to increase engagement and learning in your 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and even middle school classroom. Includes examples from my own classroom and a list of easy ideas to use tomorrow with your upper elementary or middle school students. Student engagement increases learning and decrease classroom behavior issues. #5thgrade #classroommanagement
How to Become President of the USA - FREE Informational Text in PDF & Google
Relevant, informative, high-interest, 2-page informational text with infographic, all about how a person becomes President of the United States. At nearly any age, we are curious about how exactly the process of electing a president works in the USA. This explains everything you need to know for the...
Flip-Flop Pair-Up (Short Vowels & Long Vowels)
FREEBIE--This packet can be used to teach the sounds of the short vowels and the long vowels in words ending in an ‘e’. Also, students will learn the difference between two of the six syllable types—Closed Syllables and V-C-e Syllables.
Building Words [Creating Real & Silly (Nonsense) Words]
FREEBIE--This activity gives your students practice recognizing simple word patterns and becoming more fluent readers. These blocks include: • 12 short ‘a’ patterns • 12 short ‘e’ patterns • 12 short ‘i’ patterns • 12 short ‘o’ patterns • 12 short ‘u’ patterns
“Busy Bins” are a way to incorporate play based learning, social interaction, hands-on learning, problem solving and much more into your daily schedule. Busy Bins are filled with resources and activities that allow students to practice standards and extend their learning.