Thursday, March 4, 2021

FREE MATH LESSON - “Graphing Ratios Notes for 6th Grade Math Print and Digital”

by Cognitive Cardio with Middle School Math Moments
6th Grade

Plan your graphing ratios lesson quickly and easily with these print and digital notes, practice, and exit ticket.

This easy-prep resource includes a PDF with:

1) Print lesson for graphing ratios

  • 1 lesson page
  • 1 practice page
  • Teacher version pages (2)

2) Link to digital lesson pages in Google Slides

3) Print Exit Ticket with key

4) Link to digital Exit Ticket in Google Forms

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021


by Razzle Dazzle Learning
6th - 8th Grade


This expository writing lesson is student directed because it guides the students through the process of writing a descriptive paragraph, up to and including grading their own final paper before turning it in for teacher evaluation. The lesson includes:

1. How to begin teaching paragraphing
2. How to present the lesson
3. How to grade the final paper
4. Instruction on writing paragraphs
5. The parts and types of paragraphs
6. A paragraph guide for writing the paragraph
7. An Example of what a good descriptive paragraph looks like
8. Two scoring rubrics for assessing a paragraph

"Love the Daily Dazzle materials! I have used them for years now and there is nothing better for language arts. This year I purchased the writing materials, Creative Writing, Expository Writing, and The book on How to Really Teach Writing and they are just amazing. I will not teach without them!" -- Jackie Knupp Johnson, Alaska State Teacher of the Year, 2010

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Wednesday Weekly 5 under $5 - 3/3/2021


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By Mickey's Place

PreK - 1st grades

Activities, literacy center

March Color Sort is a sorting activity designed for students who need to recognize their colors. Included in March Color Sort: Sorting mats, Sorting card for the colors: red, blue, yellow, green. orange, purple, brown, black, white, and pink, Leprechaun spinner.

Women's History Month Research and Activities - $4.00

By History at Home

3rd - 5th grades

Homeschool activities, minilessons

This resource includes links for research so your student(s) can learn more about famous women. PLUS - it includes writing prompts and activities that offer student(s) options to explore what they are learning in more detail. It comes in a zip file with both a PDF and PPT.

St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Glyph - $2.80

by Scipi

K - 2nd grades

Activities, printables, fun stuff

This St. Patrick’s Day glyph is an excellent activity for reading and following directions, and requires problem solving, communication, and data organization. The students color or glue different items on a St. Patrick’s Day pot of gold based on information about themselves. Students are to finish the St. Patrick’s Day glyph using the six listed categories. 


Nobel Peace Prize Winning Women - $4.00

By All-American Teacher Tools

4th-10th grades

PowerPoint Presentation

The seventeen women outlined in this PowerPoint program have spanned the years from 1905 - 2018. Each slide presents a picture of the award winner, a brief biography, and a thought-provoking question for your students.  This PowerPoint can lead the way for your students to continue research into the lives of these hard-working women for their own presentations or essays.

St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold CVC Words BOOM Cards™ - $3.00

By Kamp Kindergarten

K-1st grades
Literacy center ideas, fun stuff

Practice reading CVC Words with this paperless St. Patrick’s Day Boom Cards™ phonics resource from Kamp Kindergarten! Learners select the correct CVC Word on the gold coins for the picture on the leprechaun’s pot of gold. All of the answer choices on each card begin with the same sound so learners don't automatically know the correct answer after looking at the first letter. This deck is for use in the classroom or for distance learning situations! 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “‘The Twits’ Alternatives to ‘Said’”

by Ripper Reading Resources
3rd - 6th Grade

This resource includes vocabulary from the novel "The Twits" by Roald Dahl that was used by the author as alternatives to the word "said". As students were reading the novel, a list of alternative words for the word "said" was compiled into an overall list to help students with future writing tasks. This is a one page resource that is in black and white, not colour, as the illustrations in the novel are not in colour.

This resource is for personal/classroom use only and is not to be distributed further. Multiple licenses are now available at TpT for half price. No sharing of this product is permitted through internet groups/blogs, offline groups, school district or regional websites/servers, discussion lists, school websites/servers, or personal websites.

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Close Reading of Images

Close Reading of Images

You've heard of Visual Thinking Strategies, right?  It's where you go deep into an image.   They have a powerful three question protocol:

• What is going on in this picture?
• What do you see that makes you say that?
• What more can you find?

So I've found that sometimes the questioning needs to go deeper and I have to guide it a little more.   I wanted my kids to look deeply at The Bloody Massacre on King Street by Paul Revere.

You've all seen it, right?  We can go superficial and say "I see men shooting" but there is so much more!  I asked things like "What do you notice about the light?", "What signs do you see and where are they? Why were they placed there?" and "Look at the faces.  What do you notice about the people on each side?"  I made an image in Powerpoint and inserted it as a background in Google slides.  I do that so the kids can't delete the picture accidentally.  Then I made a new slide for each question.  It really helps the kids understand the image through different lenses.

I love putting it into Google slides for different reasons.
  1. I can assign it through Schoology for easy grading.
  2. You can create multiple slides with different questions.
  3. I don't have to make any copies!
  4. The zoom tool is great to allow the kids to go in close to see details in the picture.  
This can be done with any art you like.  I just thought this was great for studying the British occupation and propaganda.  

Try making this for your kids about any piece of art.
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FREE MISC. LESSON - “Marzano’s Levels of Understanding (0-4 Point Scale) Poster and Rubric”

by Beyond Traditional Math
1st - 8th Grade

Each day in class we have a learning target. In order for the learning target to be meaningful to students, they must interact with it. My plan this year (for every learning target) is to have students rate themselves at the beginning of the lesson and again at the end.

In this resource you will find a landscape version of the 4 point scale that can be printed and enlarged to put on the wall to help this process. I plan to cut out each box, post it on the wall and put grahics underneath.

At the end of this download you'll notice a rubric where the student can put their name and the learning target. There is also a scale that is all on one page with a place for comments. This is so that you can check in on essential skills or benchmarks periodically throughout the school year. I might even have the student rate themselves in pencil, and I might do my rating in pen. I'll add comments and feedback below.

Marzano's levels of understanding have been around for a long time, I hope this resource could help us all embed it into our classroom language.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

STEM Challenges with the Pigeon


STEM Challenges with the Pigeon

I like to start most lessons with a read aloud!  Everyone loves a story.  STEM lessons can come to life with a read aloud to start it off!  The pigeon is always funny and a great way to kick off a STEM lesson.

Pigeon solar cooker Lisa Robles
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog STEM Challenge: Kids create a solar cooker and actually cook a hot dog!
Pigeon bus challenge Lisa Robles

Don't Let the Pigeon on the Bus!! STEM Challenge: How about if we design a bus just for him? Your kids will have a blast designing a bus and learning about simple machines, like the wheel and axle. 

Pigeon stem challenge bundle Lisa Robles

 Here you go! Two challenges to use with the books: Don't Let the Pigeon on the Bus!! and The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog.



FREE MISC. LESSON - “Free Music: Percussion Charts and Music Composition Activity”

by MusicTeacherResources
3rd - 5th Grade

Create and Perform with Percussion Instruments- FREE SAMPLE

These pages are a FREE sample of similar activities found in the very popular resource:

This resource contains TWO activities:

♦ One page with two short percussion charts. Student choose their instruments and practice keeping a steady beat as they play

♦ One page for students to create and perform their own short percussion pieces.

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