Thursday, January 30, 2014

Students Build Durable Academic Homes with The House of Comprehension

Students Build Durable Academic Homes with The House of Comprehension

by Connie Casserly
Grades 6-9

My book, The House of Comprehension, is a resource for English Language Arts teachers that
  •  offers a complete Common Core and Bloom’s Taxonomy aligned curriculum
  • shows students the importance of every element of literature
  •  reveals how each element is crucial in building a sound comprehension structure
  •  includes planning charts
  •  uses the building blocks- character, plot/conflict, setting, theme, symbols, point of view, and tone to increase comprehension
  • provides step-by-step instructions for teachers on how to use the activities
  •  features 40 printable activity sheets for students
  •  coordinates the activities with the story’s progression
The House of Comprehension Front CoverThe House of Comprehension Back Cover

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014


by Runde’s Room
3rd - 6th Grade

This fun little freebie celebrates the love of books. Included in this file is a Heart Art optical illusion activity and a We Heart Books writing activity which will be completed using a special website that will create student answers in a heart shape. We used this activity for Valentine's Day, but the LOVE of books is something that can be celebrated at any time of the year.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

FREE MISC. LESSON - “‘Love Birds’ Valentine’s Day Craft”

by Vilena Hamilton
2nd - 4th Grade

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Here is a cute and simple craft for your students to make on this special day. 

This product includes: 
* Instructions Page
* Bird Cage Template
* Birds and Heart Template

Thank you very much for stopping by!

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Monday, January 27, 2014

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Love Is Valentine’s Day Freebie”

by Janet Rainey
2nd - 4th Grade

Here are a couple of cute templates to get you ready for Valentine's Day. They are both perfect for having students write metaphors and similes but can really be used for any writing activity.

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English Analysis Activities Duet - "Characters + Conflict = Comprehension"

English Analysis Activities Duet - "Characters + Conflict = Comprehension"

by Constance Casserly
Love may be entwined hands, an arm in arm stroll on a sunlit beach or a conversation showing forgiveness.
The desire for love might fan the flames of revenge, loneliness or fury.

With this Valentine's Day duet of activities, students will bolster their reading comprehension by analyzing character and conflict in the literature that they have studied in school.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

FREE MATH LESSON - “Valentine, Valentine in My Hands, How Many Hearts Do I See? Math Freebie”

by KinderKay
Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Students create two Valentines. They create two sets from hearts and glue onto the Valentines. Students create a math sentence to match the sets that they created on their Valentines. 

K.OA.3 Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

FREE MATH LESSON - “FREE! Valentine’s Day Counting ~ Pdf ~ Common Core State Standards Aligned”

by TIEPlay
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Have fun counting hearts in circles, lines and rectangular arrays! Learners count up to 72 hearts on the last slide.
This pdf file is aligned to Common Core State Standards.

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CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.5 Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.1 Count to 100 by ones and by tens

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

FREE MISC. LESSON - “FREE 100th Day of School Clipart”

by Apple Tree Learning
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade

FREE Clipart for the 100th Day of School. Please check out this clip art sample and let me know what you think.

Thank you and enjoy!

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS & MATH LESSON - “Winter Warm Up Worksheets for Elementary Classrooms”

by Virginia Conrad
2nd - 4th Grade

Get the kids all warmed up with these review worksheets! Basic skills with winter graphics will get them back in the swing of learning after several days at home.

Skills covered:
4 kinds of sentences
compound words
ending punctuation marks
long and short vowel words
noun or verb
synonyms or antonyms
guide words
addition and subtraction word problems
adding 3 digit numbers with regrouping
multiplication facts
place value of three digit numbers
mental math
odd or even numbers
rounding to the nearest 100 and 1,000
skip counting

You could even make this as a homework packet for the hoidays! 
Another idea is to use it as quick substitute plans.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this freebie.

Monday, January 13, 2014

FREE MATH LESSON - “6th Grade Math: Instructional Aids for 6.EE.2”

by J and J Math and More
6th Grade

A sixth grade math common core lesson plan for the 6.EE.2 standard in the Equations and Expressions Domain. There are 18 links to free websites, videos and games. You can click to them straight from the lesson plan instead of having multiple bookmarks on your browser.

These links help both the teacher and the students practice the mathematical skills found in the objectives. The content found in the links will also help you and your students better understand the mathematical concepts that should be mastered. 

This is just one page from our "6th Grade Math: 6.EE.1-6.EE.9: Expressions and Equations Instructional Aids" listed for sale at our site.

These resources could also be used at the beginning of seventh grade to review sixth grade concepts.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Spinners For ANY Game”

by Totally Sweet Math Centers by Tabitha
Pre-Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Need a spinner to create a game in your classroom? Look no further!

This set includes:
-Teacher info
- color spinners, 2-8 equal pieces
-Black and white spinners, 2-8 equal pieces

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

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Friday, January 10, 2014

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “College Letter Application Example”

by The English Teacher’s Pet
11th - 12th Grade

In teaching my juniors how to create their own letter for their college applications, I re-created my own college letter. It is less than five hundred words (standard length colleges and universities are asking for) and answers several general questions of telling Admissions more about yourself, what kind of experiences you may bring to the campus, what inspires a student to lead... it even can be used as an example for private colleges with religious affiliations.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “FREE Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Video Resources”

by Laura Candler
3rd - 6th Grade

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Video Resources is a packet of teaching strategies and printables created by Laura Candler to supplement a free video and its related resources on*. The packet includes vocabulary words and definitions, sentence practice, sequencing cards, and discussion cards. You'll also find complete directions for teaching the lessons. If you like this packet, please rate it and follow me to receive more free teaching resources!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

FREE MATH LESSON - “100 Fun Exercises for the 100th Day of School”

by KinderIrick
Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grade

If you are looking for some fun exercises for the 100th day of school then this is for you! I have made colorful task cards that you can print and laminate. Place the cards around the room, give the kids the check off sheet, and watch them exercise their way to 100!

And best of all... this is FREE!

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Monday, January 6, 2014

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline and Activities”

by Kennedy’s Korner
2nd - 6th Grade

FREEBIE! FREEBIE! FREEBIE! This freebie has your students cutting the events of Dr. King's life and pasting them on a timeline. Then your students will answer questions about the timeline on a worksheet to check their comprehension. 

This freebie packet can be used alone but works best when it is used with our MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Power Point unit. This Power Point unit has a 15 slide power point presentation and 10 ELA activities to complete the unit. The power point is filled with facts and photos about this extraordinary man. It has important information from the time he was born until the day he was assassinated. It is a great teaching tool to use with your students. 

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

FREE MATH LESSON - “I Am 100 Days Smarter!”

by Jessica Hamilton
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

It is the 100th Day of School!!

Use the following activities for student centers, to make crowns, or to make little books. It is a great review for all of the things that your students have learned in their first 100 days!!

Created by: Jessica Hamilton