Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Early Learning Pirate Themed Games & Activities”

by Selma Dawani
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

This is a great FREEBIE! Letter names, letter sounds, matching, colors, color words, counting to 10, one to one correspondence, 1 to 10 treasure chest puzzle, addition, number line, all in this great pack for your preschooler or kindergartner. Please follow me and rate my pack!

Monday, May 27, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Freebie Revision: The Case of the Missing Denominators”

by Turning Frowns Into Smiles Style Teaching
3rd-5th Grade

This Freebie was created to show the growth that I have made since first becoming a seller here on TpT 3 months ago. I have learned so much about using Technology to enhance my classroom ideas and my 5th grade students have thoroughly enjoyed my creations in the process. I encourage you to download this freebie and compare it to my original "The Case of the Missing Denominators" and tell me what you think. Continue to follow me while I upload new and exciting products for you and your students to enjoy! Please feel free to offer any comments or feedback about this and any other products that I have. 

A special thank you to Ms. Wang, a fellow TpT seller who really enjoyed my idea and encouraged me to add critical details to the concept.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Suggested Activities for Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, and Voice”

by  Dianne Mason
10th - 12th Grade

Syntax and diction are important parts of essay writing. This handout suggests activities teachers can use to help students with three crucial aspects of effective expository writing: sentence fluency, word choice, and voice. These are short activities that can supplement a longer lesson.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Order Up! Spelling Patterns {Free}”

by MrHughes
3rd - 6th Grade

Wanna Test Drive Order Up! ???

Good- I am pleased to offer this full version of Order Up! Spelling Patterns to you for FREE. ZIP! ZILCH.

After you have had a chance to test drive it, I ask that you leave feedback AND you will hopefully want to check out my entire line of Order Up! sets. 

I have many math and language arts topics currently in my store with social studies coming soon!

This set of ORDER UP! focuses on Spelling Patterns
and meets the following CCSS and TEKS requirements:
CCSS: 3.L.2.f 
TEKS: 3.24B
HINT: The listed CCSS and TEKS standards are to help teachers know that they can meet those requirements. They are NOT exact grade level designations! Grades 3-6+ enjoy AND learn from using Order Up! sets. So, even if you teach 6th grade (like I do), don't hesitate to try these out!

Each Order Up! Set Includes:
-ORDER UP! cards (9 total problems)
-Work Mat
-Teacher Directions and Suggestions
-Answer Key

Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy Reading and Ordering-
Mr. Hughes

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Multiplication Madness: Square Puzzles For Basic Fact Practice (9’s Times Table)”

by Chalkboard Creations
3rd-5th Grade

This is a fun and simple game puzzle. Simply print and cut out the pieces. Students will have to use their basic fact knowledge of the nines multiplication tables to put the puzzle back together again. This fun game can be played over and over again and would be great for early finishers or for a math center! 

This nines puzzle is FREE! For the remaining puzzles for the 2 through 12 times tables (11 puzzles in all) you can purchase them at: 

Monday, May 20, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Close Read Anchor Chart”

by Betty Sanchez
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

This anchor chart is a GREAT visual for your primary students. It assists in the development of the understanding of a "closer" reading strategy which is a COMMON CORE staple. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Elapsed Time: At the Movies! English & Spanish”

by Schoolhouse Divas
4th -9th Grade

Students use a real world concept, movie theater times, in order to explore concepts of elapsed time. In this activity, students read the sample movie times and answer questions about beginning and ending times.

This worksheet comes in both English and Spanish.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Activity: In Honor of Soldiers - Every One: A Veteran's or Memorial Day Project”

by Connie
6th - 12th Grade

This is an activity to honor and remember all military personnel who died in battle (Memorial Day), and all men and women, living or deceased who served in the military (Veteran’s Day). Students select a book to read from the list provided, or one that they choose. After they read the book, they complete two projects: one more visual, and the second where they write a letter to an active duty soldier (websites are given for addresses).

Teachers can also use the activities in this posting if they are reading a military-based book as a class (example: All Quiet on the Western Front-Remarque, The Red Badge of Courage-Crane, or The Things They Carried- O'Brien).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Let’s Build: A Plant Cell”

by A House Called Home
4th - 8th Grade

This plant cell activity will help your students identify the 10 main organelles that make up a plant cell. They identify the organelle by sight, by name, and by function.

The organelles included are:
*cell wall
*cell membrane
*endoplasmic reticulum
*Golgi body

This file includes a picture, name tag and function tag for each of the ten organelles. Students choose a color (or can be assigned a color) for each one and color the picture, name tag and function tag that color. They then pick a different color and move on to the next organelle. Finally they cut all the parts out and paste them together to make a plant cell they can reference when studying for the unit or semester assessment.

My anchor chart version of this product can be found here: Let's Build: A Plant Cell Anchor Chart

Please email me (ahousecalledhome@gmail.com) if you have any questions about this product.

Thank you,

Monday, May 13, 2013


by Mrs. Teacher
3rd - 5th Grade

This is an informative educational package about the different kinds of lighthouses and their history. The colorful cover page along with the easy-to-understand information will make the information accessible to a young audience. 

There are a variety of subjects that a teacher can explore when presenting this material to the students such as the dangers and challenges of life at sea, the importance of being responsible at work, etc. The students will also be introduced to new nautical terminology and the activity included will help them to remember these new words.

I hope that you and your students will have many hours of fun with this package!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - "Latin Word Root Practice"

by  mrshoward118
5th - 8th Grade

This project assignment sheet gives the student a LARGE list of latin word stems and asks them to blend them together to describe a beast and the powers that it might have. They are then asked to illustrate their beast. As an extension, students can write a story about their beasts or a paragraph describing their beasts powers.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “We Need Plants and Plants Need Us!”

by  Susan Cahalane
1st - 3rd Grade

Please be sure to check out my blog for more freebies & ideas!

**My 4/7/13 blog post has this freebie posted.
Make an easy, fun craftivity illustrating how we exhale carbon dioxide which plants need and how plants produce oxygen which we need! The only thing you will need for this craftivity are brads. Packet includes:

pages 2-3 - Student worksheet entitled "What do plants need?" showing how plants need water, carbon dioxide, sun. Provided in color as well as black and white. 

pages 4-8- - Student craftivity with movable wheel illustrating how humans exhale carbon dioxide necessary for plants and plants produce oxygen necessary for humans. Provided in color as well as black and white. Photo of student's work is also provided so you can view finished product.

Thank you!! 
Sue :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Questioning: A Step-by-Step Method for Building Stronger Readers!”

by AlwaysLearning
Kindergarten - 8th Grade

All good readers, adult and young alike, muster six core strategies to make sense of text: connecting, visualizing, inferring, summarizing, synthesizing, and questioning. This product contains the foundation for a comprehensive instructional unit to help your students learn to ask questions of text and answer those most important for understanding at a deeper level. In the process, they will become stronger readers than you've ever before taught! This reading strategy is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards for K-8 RL.1 and RI.1. 

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Health - Food Freebie - Guess the Food!”

by Linda du Plessis
Kindergarten - 4th Grade

This is a fun PowerPoint where the students read clues and have to guess the correct food. Slides are fully animated so that only one clue appears at a time. Also included is a link to fun food brain break.

This is a great reading activity for the whole class, or you could use it as a listening activity for younger children that can't read yet.

Enjoy 18 slides of fun!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Sale - Last Day to Save Up to 28% on TpT Products!

Today is the last day of the Teacher Appreciation Sale at www.TeachersPayTeachers.com.  Use the promo code TAD13 and you will receive 10% off of all TpT products.  

All of my products are also on sale for 20% off. You may want to buy my bset-selling Test Prep Tournaments For Any Grade and Any Subject.

Revised version now has 12 test prep tournaments. Students will have fun reviewing for your state's standardized tests, district tests, and classroom tests. The 72 pages include football, baseball, and tic-tac-toe game boards & specific directions for 12 tournaments. 

The tournaments may be used for any grade and any subject, but you need to supply the questions you want your students to study. Go to the Internet to access your state's released questions of past standardized tests. Use questions from test prep booklets or your classroom textbooks. Write your own questions to review the skills you want your students to learn.

Students may review spelling words, vocabulary definitions, and important events in social studies in whole class tournaments or at a learning center. Students may work in cooperative groups to solve computation problems or word problems.

These tournaments work! When comparing my students' California Standards Test scores with me and how they had done the year before, one student went from Far Below Basic in second grade to Below Basic to Basic to Proficient with me in third grade and went up three levels. Three of my students went up two levels. Nine of my students went up one level. Three students stayed in their same level from second grade to third grade (one student was Proficient and stayed Proficient & two students were Advanced and stayed Advanced.) The final student in my class last year did not have a second grade test score, but scored Advanced in my class. I receive similar test scores each year. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Sale - Up to 28% Off TpT Products!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, TpT is having a sale!  Use the promo code TAD13 and receive 10% off all Teachers Pay Teachers' products.  Take an additional 20% off all of my products at TpT.  
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Test Prep Tournaments For Any Grade and Any Subject
Teaching Tips From an Award-Winning National Board Certified Teacher
Word Problem of the Day - 200 Word Problems & Charts

Monday, May 6, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Sale on May 7-8

Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing a huge Teacher Appreciation Sale on May 7th and 8th.  Use the promo code TAD13 and you will receive 10% off of all TpT products.  

All of my products will be on sale for 20% off. You may want to add my Accelerated Reader Color-Coded AND Book Level Labels to your wish list.  

Use Avery labels to color-code AND display the book level and points on the spines of your Accelerated Reader classroom library books, book sets, and school library books.   Having students see the actual book level on the colored label is better than just seeing colored dots.

I have created book level labels from 0.1 - 24.0 BL and point labels from 0.5 - 179.0 PTS.   Even though some of these labels are currently not in use, I wanted them available just in case you may need it in the future.

MAC and Microsoft Word users are able to edit the book level and point pages so that a label may be created for a particular Accelerated Reader book. I have also grouped the book level labels and point labels in six different ways to help you decide if it is better to print the page which has 6 sets of 3.0 - 3.9 BL labels or print the page which has 15 sets of 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, & 3.3 BL labels or print the page which has 1 copy each of labels 0.1 - 6.0 BL.

Use Avery labels to color-code the book levels. For example, at my school I used red - 1st grade, purple - 2nd grade, yellow - 3rd grade, orange - 4th grade, green - 5th grade, and blue - 6th grade & above.

You may also use other color-coded file labels from a variety of companies. Just be sure that the labels are compatible with the sizes of the Avery labels (2/3" X 3 7/16" for the book level labels and 1" X 2 5/8" for the point labels.)

Print the point labels using neon yellow, magenta, and green labels to differentiate which Accelerated Reader books are from your classroom library, core literature book sets, and the school library. The point labels inform the students how many points they may receive for that particular book, while at the same time, the neon labels are so bright that I can easily see which Accelerated Reader books are from my classroom library and which books belong to the school library.

I have also included color-coded book level headings which you may display on your bookshelves or book bins. MAC Pages and Microsoft Word users may edit the headings.   By using these color-coded Accelerated Reader book levels, students may quickly and easily find their exact book level.

The labels are formatted for only MAC and Microsoft Word users. Please be sure to test the template with plain paper before you print the actual labels.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “End of the Year Mystery Person (Freebie)”

by Jennifer Dowell
1st - 5th Grade

This mystery person activity can be done with your students at the end of the year. There is a grid that you fill out unique information about each student in your class. The students then try to figure out who each person is. 

I would really appreciate positive feedback on this item. Thanks so much!

Jennifer Dowell

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Grammar Practice Homophones”

by Colleen Bergin
6th - 12th Grade

PPT slides of learning about homophones (excellent for refresher!)
definition of homophones
5 practice slides (one for each day)
more advanced practice for Friday


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Uppercase Letter Reading Practice Strips”

by My Kinder Garden
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

These strips can be printed onto cardstock and laminated for students to practice reading the alphabet letters. Great practice for letter recognition.