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40 Great 10-Minute Writing Topics

Candy! History of Candy Webquest

Show your students that even candy has a history! Learn facts including marshmallows date back to 2000 BC and King Tut's Tomb contained licorice. Several additional resources and extension activities,too. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. Great for Valentine's Day activity! My 2nd most popular resource! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/History-of-Candy-Webquest-516787 $2.50

The Star Spangled Banner... Teach your students the words with this FREE download from Light Bulbs and Laughter. Includes a color poster and a coloring page/cloze activity to fill in the blanks while you listen.

Fraction Poke Game Bundle (Common Core Based)

($) This bundle has received over 50 positive reviews and includes six engaging, self-checking poke games to give students practice with fractions: Adding & Subtracting Fractions Star Poke Comparing Fractions Candy Poke Converting Fractions Alien Poke Equivalent Fractions Duck Poke GCF & LCM Space Poke Reducing Fractions

American Revolution, Boston Massacre & Bias! Students find bias in Revolution

5th Grade Financial Literacy, Personal Finance Unit 5.10

EXCELLENT PERSONAL FINANCE UNIT FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK, ENRICHMENT WRITING PROJECTS AND TASK CARDS! GREAT WAY TO TEACH STUDENTS TO BE "MONEY WISE" AT A YOUNG AGE! FROM CREDIT CARDS, BUDGETING AND INVESTMENTS; YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE THIS UNIT! Texas TEKS: 5:10 This is a great unit to teach your students about making wise financial decisions. It is never too young to embed these concepts.

Your students will start off with a 4 corners activity as they explore the essential question - Who is the best president of the Modern Era? Then they will have the opportunity to "visit" each president's library as they learn about the key events that have occurred from 1990-2011. Students will analyze images, read primary sources and take notes on domestic and foreign policies of each president.

Conversational Follow-ups Game-Social Skills- Speech, Counseling, Special Ed

Conversational Follow-Ups Game-Practice using appropriate responses in conversation: being supportive, requesting clarification, perspective taking and more! $

Letters Home - Creative Writing Assignment w/Rubric

In this creative writing assignment, students choose a character from a novel and write a "letter home". They consider what version of events the character might include in a letter to a loved one, deciding what to play up and what to omit. This is a great assignment for any grade level and can be applied to any book that features characters away from home. (6-12)