Wednesday, November 13, 2019

FREE MATH LESSON - “Skip Counting by 2s - Cherries (FREE)”

by The Teacher Treasury
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

2 pages

Each pair of cherries has 2 cherries. Skip count by 2s to find the sum.

Students are asked to skip count by 2s up to groups of 10.

For more advanced students, I recommend having them write a repeated addition and/or multiplication sentence to represent each question.

If you find this helpful I would also recommend the following FREE worksheets:

Skip Counting by 3s - Ice Cream Scoops (FREE)

Skip Counting by 5s - Fish (FREE)

Skip Counting by 10s - Roman Numerals (FREE)

Skip Counting by 100s - Zebras (FREE)

For even more practice I suggest:

Skip Counting Packet: 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, and 100s Printable Worksheets

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Skip Counting by 2s - Cherries (FREE) by Felisa Williams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 - 11/13/19

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By All-American Teacher Tools
ELA; Grades 2-5

Great Grammar presents the usual suspects in misused words in a fun PowerPoint program that includes information and mini-quizzes to indicate mastery of each word set. The last slide challenges your students to develop a fun story using ALL of the words correctly. Can they do it???

By Charlene Tess
ELA; Grades 9-12

This fun exercise helps students practice Higher Order Thinking Skills. Students will examine ten groups of four items and determine into which general category they fit. Then, they will determine which item is different in some way from the other three and remove it. What remains will be a specific category that they will identify.

By Mistakes Allow Thinking to Happen
Math, Seasonal; Grades 1-3

Fall/Thanksgiving themed Adding Task Cards 2-Digit plus 2-Digit Numbers is an amazing progress that can be used with students in first through third grade. The task cards provide students practice adding numbers up to a sum of one hundred. This item includes 36 Task Cards and 36 Matching Answer Cards.

Thanksgiving Writing Paper - $2.50
By Sunshine and Laughter by Deno
ELA; Grades K-5

These Thanksgiving writing papers are perfect to get your students excited about writing!!! This unit includes 15 Thanksgiving themed writing papers - wide ruled, 15 Thanksgiving themed writing papers with dotted line in middle, and a back side of lined paper. There's plenty to be thankful for here!

By Believe to Achieve by Anne Rozell
Math; Grades PreK-2

Are you looking for a fun way for students to practice the multiplication facts 2's to 12's? This resource will delight your students as they solve the multiplication facts and color the picture based on the code! This resource is great for morning work, homework, tutoring or early finishers!   

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

FREE MATH LESSON - “Christmas Themed Story Problems Word Problems”

by Reading and Writing Redhead
1st - 3rd Grade

Get some extra word problem or story problem practice with this fun freebie!
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Monday, November 11, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON: Making Inferences With Life Mottos

Students in grades 4-8 can learn to make inferences by matching these altruisms to their meanings.

Unique! Effective! Easy to Use! These four lessons in making inferences contain well-known adages that are derived from centuries of human experiences. Students in grades 4-8 can practice making inferences by matching the altruisms to their meanings. Answer Keys included.


FREE MISC. LESSON - “Christmas Nativity Following Directions Freebie”

by Kathy Babineau
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Merry Christmas!
The Christmas Nativity Following Directions activity is fun and easy. Simply print and copy enough Nativity scenes for each of your students. Read the directions aloud to your students as they listen carefully to color in the scene as you have instructed. These following directions activities are great for listening skills and vocabulary.
Kathy Babineau, MS, CCC-SLP
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Reindeer's Feelings: Free Posters”

by A Teachable Year
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Looking for bright, uplifting posters to decorate your classroom with the purpose of encouraging your students to learn new words?
These posters are perfect for any grade classroom! 
Spanish Version here
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Saturday, November 9, 2019

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Fact and Opinion with Kandinsky”

by One Room Schoolhouse
2nd - 5th Grade

This is an arts integrated lesson using Kandinsky's paintings to teach fact and opinion. It is designed to be projected on a screen for the class to see. The lesson begins with an explanation of fact and opinion with student practice identifying the two. Then the students learn some background about Kandinsky. There are several paintings for the students to view. The lesson ends with the students creating their own painting using a random fact and opinion they were given.

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Writing doesn't have to be boring!

By Teach To Tell
Grades 3-7

One of the most challenging tasks of teaching students to write a particular genre is instilling a passion for it. A majority of students find writing tedious, time-consuming, and just plain old boring.

Teachers too often dread marking work of these 'reluctant' writers. We often go on about drilling students on the different stages of the writing process, adhering to the structure of the required genre, and stressing on the importance of using figurative language devices in a piece of writing, but how often do we actually painstakingly  model each phase or each device that intricately makes up the coherent whole?

When I started designing my units on the Narrative, Opinion, and Non-fiction (Biography) genre, I envisioned the entire process from start to finish, and being an avid advocate of interpreting the abstract, set about designing lessons accordingly. I designed from a student writer's perspective, how would I begin? where would I start? And so I decided to write mentor texts and have most of my lessons revolve around them.

elements of a plot narrative writing
openers and sizzling starts

comparative writing
 ethos pathos logos

This also involved lessons that featured the use of Cornell-style guided notes that students wrote as they viewed PowerPoint presentations. This mode of lesson delivery, I found was effective because it resulted in students being alert and actively engaged as they followed along while I presented the writing lesson.

elements of a plot

I also found that anchor charts displayed in the classroom to be an invaluable point of reference for students as they wrote and these were displayed for the genre in question we were focussing on.

writing to persuade
writing to convince

exposition orientation
rising action and external internal conflict

time line in a biography
factual information in a biography

Moreover the combination of interactive notebook templates and plain old-fashioned sheets also sought to motivate the most reluctant of writers.

writing hook opinion thesis
writing  plot problem characters

opinion writing techniques
 persuasive writing

I also found that focus on one writing skill at a time was extremely beneficial for all students to really get comfortable with the writing process and polish their writing technique at the same time.

Below are the snapshots of a lesson we did solely on sizzling starts in a narrative. Students learned all the different interesting ways to start and not stick to the boring opener of 'one day...' or 'once upon a time..' for that matter.

openers introduction

Needless to say the integration with QR codes made writing all the more fun!

openers introduction
 openers introduction

And finally to assess the application of writing skills taught during the year, I like to give my students a writing prompt to write on via a flipbook. This is work in progress and students love seeing how the parts of a flipbook get completed  - besides it makes a very eye-catching bulletin board display too.

                  factual account

fictional account narrative

persuasive techniques flipbook

Students know better than to submit their finished pieces to me as is - they self-edit and peer-edit to see where they can improve using the checklists below depending upon the genre under study.

text structure introduction body conclusion
 text structure introduction body conclusion

audience text structure dialogue

But for me, the art of teaching writing has still not been mastered - it still remains a very abstract subject, one that still requires much trial and error, much creation and much shaping of teaching techniques. Nevertheless, if you would like to be a part of this teaching and learning curve, then sample the creations while they are in the making and provide constructive feedback. The bundle below is a growing one - that means purchase now and you will get all lifetime updates for free. Now how good is that? Together we can make writing for ALL our students not mundane, monotonous and boring - but liberating and fun!

writing to narrate persuade convince