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Your students will be able to roll a dice three times to determine their character, problem, and setting. They will write a story using the three e...

Your students will roll the dice three times to determine their character, problem, and setting for a thanksgiving inspired story!

Back to School Writing Prompts {Fall}

Roll-a-story! Students roll a character and a setting and write a narrative. Great for a writing center!

Holidays Around the World - Close Reading Passages {Differentiated}

There are ten nonfiction reading passages based on ten cultures/nations holiday celebrations. I've written each passage on three different reading levels to make differentiation a little easier. There are also three sets of questions for each set of passages that promotes critical thinking.

I have used this is my classroom for three years. It works like a charm. The students love to see how many gum balls they can earn during the given time. I have either set the timer for the full amount of work time or set it for smaller increments of time. As a reward, if they reach the goal, I sometimes give a piece of bubble gum, or something toward a classroom goal for some other reward...For example I might give them a letter toward building the word Compliments.

Fact Families tree map

Integrating thinking maps with singapore math. Use this tree map for fact families. You can have the kids roll 2 dice, finish the number bond a...