Monday, April 27, 2015

Language Arts - "Adjectives, Nouns and Verbs Bundle"

By Christina L
Grades 2-4



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Here are some fun activities that can be used in literacy centers, small or large groups and when you need something fun to review adjectives, nouns and verbs

Includes:
7 Sorting and Matching Games (includes Answer Keys)

20 Fun Worksheets (includes Word Hunts, Word Challenges, Matching, Adjective Illustrations and much more!)

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Thanks for looking!
Christina L

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Create a Country Project for Elementary Students



If You Could Create Your Own Country, What Would it be like?
This is a Great End of the Year Hands-on Project!  Newly updated and improved with informational articles, vocabulary words with posters, and engaging student activities related to all the different themes such as culture, flag facts, climates, housing, natural resources, agriculture, transportation (and more) of this creative hands-on project. 

I have used it many years as a culminating project for social studies to reinforce and review all that we've learned throughout the school year. It's focused around  Geography Vocabulary and Map Skills all while having fun. 

I have each student create their own "Country" and base it on their name, although it could be done in with a partner or in groups to save time. I also have the students create a "Country Book" or "Country Cards" with the statistical information and facts on index cards that correspond to their country. 

Performance Task: Students will be creating and designing their own country including:
  • Name of your country
  • A map and flag of your country
  • Build a Culture: language, government, traditions, climate, food, school, houses, and much more!
  • Use the country building outline and checklist for students and teachers to use! 
  • There's a Middle Grades Edition and an Elementary Grades Edition available for all ages!




Check out these Second Grade Student Samples!





Creating your own country may be easier than you thought! 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Close Reading Guide for The Fourteenth Goldfish

by Jennifer Holm



This is a guide to a close reading of this wonderful book, The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm. It was first published in 2014 and immediately made it onto blogs and even the Global Read Aloud. It's about Ellie. Her parents are divorced but cordial and her biggest concern is starting middle school. Then one day, her mother brings home a boy. He's a moody teenager...but something about him is very familiar to Ellie. He's a lot like her crazy grandpa/scientist. Could it be? Some themes to consider while reading this book: science ethics, science, divorce, friendship, aging, family, intergenerational relationships, growth mindset, and stereotypes.





I created a close reading guide for The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm.  The book was first published in 2014 and immediately made it onto blogs and even the Global Read Aloud. It's about Ellie. Her parents are divorced but cordial and her biggest concern is starting middle school. Then one day, her mother brings home a boy. He's a moody teenager...but something about him is very familiar to Ellie. He's a lot like her crazy grandpa/scientist. Could it be? Some themes to consider while reading this book: science ethics, science, divorce, friendship, aging, family, intergenerational relationships, growth mindset, and stereotypes.

Close reading will be an integral part of teaching with the Common Core. Students need to know how to be analytic when reading texts and poems. I have outlined the components of authentic literacy and what it looks like in the classroom. I formatted the guide as follows. It begins with an explanation of close reading and how to format a lesson. Then, there is a story summary, themes listed and character descriptions. I created focus questions for each and every chapter. There are explicit gradual release formatted lessons throughout. I included a close reading sheet for each of the explicit lessons. You could use the focus questions to create more close reading lessons using the blank templates or for class discussions. At the end, there is a blank sheet for planning and to use with close reading of different chapters. I hope your students enjoy it as much as my students did.


Immortality? Maybe not so far-fetched.  Watch this!


Awards for The Fourteenth Goldfish:
Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2014, Ages 9–12; Booklist Lasting Connections 2014, Science: New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2014, Stories for Older Readers; ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Middle Readers; VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2014, chosen for the 2014 Global Read Aloud

Watch this final event with Jenni Holm for the Global Read Aloud.  Sign up now if you want to participate in the fall.

Some comments my other close reading guides have received:

"This was my first year using this book and your resources helped me out greatly! Thank you!"
"Love this! My ESL students are struggling with the novel and this will help."
"Thank you for this wonderful product! Walking through a close read with my students, helped them understand the process. It was fantastic being able to reproduce the novel in a close reading graphic organizer. This product saved me a lot of time!"
"Awesome resource! I can't wait to use it. I can see that it will be useful with SEVERAL different grades. Thank you!"

Thanks for taking a look at my close reading guide on my TPT store!  This is a great book.  Read it to your kids/class today!

QR CODE 2-digit Addition With Aliens


QR CODE 2-digit Addition With Aliens contains 32 task cards.Each task card has an addition problem and students can solve these problems using 2 answer sheets and then scanning the QR code to check their answer.

This product is appropriate for reviewing and reinforcing two-digit addition with regrouping and without regrouping.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

QR CODE: Contractions With Bears


QR CODE: Contractions With Bears contains 32 task cards.

On each card there is a sentence. Students are to write the correct contraction for the underlined words or the two words that make up the contraction.
An answer sheet is provided for student answers and an answer key is given for the teacher.

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End Of The Year Fun: Ice Cream Sundae Glyph



Fun ice cream sundae coloring glyph to use in centers or as a whole class data gathering and graphing activity. Makes an adorable bulletin board display. Summer themed survey questions that can be used either at the end of the year or for back to school fun!

Contents: 
2 options to choose from for the Ice Cream Sundae Pattern
1 Glyph Key
1 Graph Recording Sheet (best when printed on LEGAL sized paper)
1 Data Summary Page (students use graph data to answer questions)





Friday, April 24, 2015

Featured Seller - Joy Billeaud



My name is Joy Billeaud, and I am teaching 5th grade Science in China Spring, Texas.  I have been teaching for 22 years, and have taught everything from pre-school to high school PE and girls’ athletics.  I have never had a position that I did not love, but now that I am no longer coaching my favorite spot would have to be teaching in a self-contained 4th grade classroom! 

What I like best about teaching is the feeling I get when a student grasps a concept that they had previously eluded them.  In fourth grade this concept is often long division.  They have to remember all the steps, all the multiplication facts, and all their subtraction facts.  When they’ve gotten through to the quotient and then check their work, a smile creeps across their face that says, “I can do this!”  That smile makes the previous hours of struggling all worthwhile!

My favorite TpT product is my Texas Cattle Drive. It includes reading, writing, math, geography and language translations! Students will decide on a location for their own cattle ranch, then decide where they will drive their cattle to market. They hire and pay trail hands, cooks, and trail bosses according to how many miles and days they travel. (tons of math work!) They will draw a card each day to see what happens with their herd. They will journal their daily drive including all sorts of things they may encounter, such as: bad weather, disease, cattle thieves, and even Native American tribes along the way.  My students love this activity, and have even worried about what will happen to their cattle over the weekends!
                                              Texas Cattle Drive Classroom Game

                                              

New Sellers at TpT should go directly to the forums and learn everything they can from experienced sellers.  I had products listed for almost 18 months before ever finding the forum.  I didn’t know what Pinterest was, and had no idea that marketing was involved.  You can imagine how well my products were selling – not at all!!

Most of my TpT earnings will go directly into my retirement fund – my Texas Teacher Retirement System is not going to keep me happy in my golden years!  The rest will be spent traveling with my children.  We’re going to Universal Studios in two weeks to see Harry Potter!

TBOTEMC has taught me more about marketing my products than I could have ever imagined possible.  I love the new ideas that are shared through this collaborative group, and I feel like I am on the ‘ground floor’ of new and innovative  marketing strategies.

                                                            Joyful Projections

Math Lesson - "Math Board Game 6th Grade - Statistics and Probability (6.SP)"

by Hilda Ratliff

Grade 6        

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This board game is fun for the students while they sharpen their skills and deepen their understanding of statistics and probability. They will draw a card and they must correctly answer the question in order to move along the game board. Questions on dot plots, box plots, histograms, Mean Absolute Deviation, interquartile range, mean and median will be found on the game cards. One person will be designated as the Answer Checker. The rules of the game are explained in the Preview.

This product includes the following.
1. Game Board
2. 45 Game Cards
3. Game Pieces
4. Answer Key

The 45 game cards will allow this game to be used for multiple class periods. 

Click on the title below to preview/purchase the game.