Thursday, August 31, 2017

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Polka Dot Digital Background Paper”

by Dang's Digs
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Ridiculously cute collection of polka dot backgrounds to use in any production- commercial or personal. These products are a very high resolution and there are 17 different versions! They come conveniently in a PNG format and are in a zipped file. 

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Breakout boxes are so fun and challenging. Students will learn so much about the injustices of the Salem Witch Trials by doing this activity. They will read primary texts and articles to solve puzzles that will lead to opening the locks. This can be used in history, English, science, or any subject that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving.

Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 - 8/30/17

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!

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By Sally Hansen - Purposeful Plans 
Back to School; Grades PreK-6

This set contains EDITABLE calendars for the 2017-2018 school year (August 2017-July 2018) AND templates for future years! Each calendar has editable behavior codes, a place to enter your e-mail address, and label the day if needed. The calendars are in color, black and white, and with regular font. The calendars show Monday-Friday only so it does not confuse the students with weekends.  The product includes the following: Monthly PDF Calendar (3 Choices), Monthly Editable PPT Calendar (4 Choices), Editable PPT Calendar Templates for Future Years, Parent Communication Sheet, and a Behavior Class Tracker.  Be aware that you must have Microsoft Powerpoint to edit.

By A Teacher's Teacher
ELA; Grades 7-11

Are your students going to read (or maybe even finishing up reading) Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet? Would you like a straight-forward prompt to assess students' ability to think critically while also citing text evidence? If so, this is the item for you!  It comes complete and ready to hand out to your students. Just print off the PDF, add in the due date by hand, and you're ready to go to the copier! If you'd rather edit the document in any way, you also will receive the Microsoft Word (.docx) version to make any changes you'd like.

By Susan Berkowitz
Speech Therapy; Grades K-4

Using storybooks in speech and language therapy allows us to target meaningful vocabulary and language objectives within the context of literature and well-constructed narratives. This book, "They All Saw A CAT" is great for building descriptive language skills and talking about point of view. It is a lot of fun to help kids see how the cat is viewed by each of the other animals - bigger, smaller, mean, furry.  Included in the project is a lesson plan for multiple days’ worth of activities. Use the book for up to 4 sessions; Matching cards for playing a Memory-type game; match the animal with how it saw the cat; 3 matching worksheets for matching the animal with how it saw the cat; Mix & match puzzles; and much more.  See the full details on the product page!

All Subject Areas; Grades PreK-6

Integrate geography, math, and writing activities using Edith Baer's book, This Is the Way We Go to SchoolStudents learn about the different ways kids around the world go to school, and use a world map to locate each place. The class creates a tally chart and a bar graph to show how they all get to school. Questions for analyzing the data are included. Students complete a descriptive writing prompt sharing a new way to get to school - fun for sharing and/or making a class book.

By Kamp Kindergarten
ELA/Reading; Grades K-1

Get inviting literacy centers for your learners to practice reading color words. There are 80 clothespin clip cards with a color word and a choice of three pictures printed on each card. Learners read the word and clip a clothespin to the picture of that color object. You may use all the cards, select the cards that address specific color words for your lesson, or select the cards that best meet your learners’ needs. These cards are great for morning tubs, early finishers, literacy centers, and take home practice. The following color words are addressed in this packet: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, brown, black, pink, and white. Please Note: How colors print often varies on individual printers. The free preview has a printer test page included that has a sample of each color from the graphics used in the packet. You may download the preview and print that page to determine how the colors will print on your printer before purchasing the resource. 

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FREE MISC. LESSON - “Abstract Thinking, Multiple Meanings and Critical Reasoning Free Sample”

by Erica Warren
3rd - 9th Grade

Here is a free sampling of Dr. Erica Warren's 58 page workbook. Mindful, multisensory activities help to teach students higher order language skills and mental flexibility. The activities use fun and engaging exercises that encourage critical thinking and visualization.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Biology Graphic Organizers Growing Bundle FREE Sampler”

by The Lab
10th - 12th Grade

Free Sample pages from my best selling Biology Graphic Organizers!
This download includes sample pages from all of my Biology Graphic Organizers. The complete set is available as a Growing Bundle.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

FREE MATH LESSON - “Division Word Problems: Freebie”

by Angelina Kelly
3rd - 5th Grade

I hope you enjoy this freebie! This download contains 12 division task cards in color and printer friendly black and white and a recording sheet. These are great for a math center, independent practice or project on your whiteboard for a whole group activity.

Division with remainders can be found here Division with Remainders Task Cards

Looking for more word problems?
Two Step Word Problems
Mixed Math Word Problems
Money Word Problems

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Silver on the Hearth: A Multi-Cultural Story - w/ Interactive Notebook Pages - Standards Aligned

Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti
An Aesop's tale interactive unit. First students read and illustrate "The Silver on the Hearth" and then they work on engaging interactive notebook pages, formative assessments and more.
"The Silver on the Hearth" is a folk tale from Afghanistan. This Print-n-Go Unit includes the story, standards and 21st Century activity pages and interactive notebook pages.
Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti
Common Core State Standards Aligned. Engaging English Literacy. Templates are in black and white for easy printing and sharing with your students. 
Every page is a formative assessment. See to discover how.
Table of Contents

Page 1 Teacher Page
Page 2 Create Your Story Cover
Page 3: Student Template: Story to Read and Color
Page 11: Problem and Solution Interactive Notebook page
Page 12: Character Traits Interactive Notebook page
Page 14 Inference Interactive Notebook page
Page 15: Character Analysis Interactive Notebook page
Page 16: Problem and Solution Interactive Notebook page
Page 17: Stop and Think Analysis Interactive Notebook page
Page 18: About the Story Interactive Notebook page
Page 19: Story Summary Interactive Notebook page
Page 21: Motivation and Evidence
Page 22: Character Conflicts
Page 24: Sentence Sorting (I use this as an assessment as well)
Page 25: Inferring Character Feelings
Page 26: Cause and Effect
Page 27: Summary and Plot
Page 28: Story Critique
Page 29: Constructed Response Rubric

NOTE: All pages can be used as Interactive Notebook Pages
Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti

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