Thursday, January 31, 2019

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Mountain Animals Close Reading”

by Holly Rachel
1st - 2nd Grade

Develop your students' comprehension skills with this fantastic FREE close reading set! Included are five non-fiction original reading passages based on five mountain animals. Alongside each reading passage are questions to develop student comprehensionunderstanding and information retrieval. Also included are five answer sheets, one for each passage and set of questions. The reading passages can be used in a guided group session or during independent reading activities.
The five reading passages are each based on a particular mountain animal. These are: lynx, mountain goats, brown bears, mountain lions and deer.
What's Included:
★ Lynx reading passage and comprehension questions (plus answer sheet)
★ Mountain goat reading passage and comprehension questions (plus answer sheet)
★ Brown bear reading passage and comprehension questions (plus answer sheet)
★ Mountain lion reading passage and comprehension questions (plus answer sheet)
★ Deer reading passage and comprehension questions (plus answer sheet)
Download the preview for an example of one of the reading passages and comprehension questions.
Alongside the US spelling version, alternative UK spelling versions are also included.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

3rd Grade Math for February

This 3rd Grade Math for February resource has 30 pages of math work plus a bonus activity which is perfect for February! Great for keeping math skills strong as morning work, home work, math stations, small group work or tutoring! Also, perfect for sub days or days when you have meetings and a teacher friend or aide needs to continue working with your class!
Answer keys and Table of Contents included!
***This set is also part of 3rd Grade Math Bundle- Year-long math! Save 15% by purchasing the BUNDLE! Here's the link to the BUNDLE:Grade 3 Math Bundle
These activities would work for third graders, second graders who need enrichment and fourth graders who could use some review.

Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom:
✿ early finishers
✿ tutoring
✿ sub tubs
✿ math stations/centers
✿ holiday work
✿ small group
✿ end of unit quick assessments
✿ homework
✿ reinforcement
✿ enrichment

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FREE MATH LESSON - “Number Sense Puzzles”

by SPED Creations by Mariea Drain
3rd - 4th Grade

This winter-themed number sense activity contains 10 puzzles that work on place value concepts (word form, expanded notation, and standard form), decimals, fractions, comparing numbers, and ordering numbers. This product is appropriate for 3rd graders and students in the 4th grade that need extra practice on basic number sense skills. Enjoy!

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Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 - 1/30/19

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 Scipi - Science and Math
Math; Grades 4-7

This seven page handout has 11 ways to practice recognizing fractional parts, naming equivalent fractions, identifying basic percents (25%, 50%, 75% 100%), and reducing fractions to lowest terms. It is a fun and engaging way to practice math and keep the students actively involved. Specific words are given. If each fractional part is correctly identified, when the students write the fractional parts on the lines provided, a new word is created. Each group of new words becomes a snow riddle or answer.

By Mickey's Place
ELA; Grades K-2

Winter Word Match is an activity in which students will practice their winter vocabulary while matching words to their picture. Five different sets are included: animals, clothes/ food, snow, time, and outdoor fun. Assessments are included.

By Sndyer Classroom
Math; Grades 4-6

Engage your students with these self-checking QR code multiplying decimals worksheets, and students love checking their work on their devices. Includes 6 worksheets with a total of 48 multiplying decimals problems. Each problem also has a grid box in which to solve the problem and an accompanying QR code that reveals the answer. QR codes allow students to self-check their work.

ELA/Writing; Grades 7-10

This four-passage text set is accompanied by an argumentative prompt regarding the topic of cell phones in the classroom. It's a perfect assignment to engage typically students of all ability levels due to the interesting topic. It will also strengthen your students experience with the idea of using the text to support their writing, rather than their own personal experiences.  Modeled after AIR Testing, which is used in numerous states across the country, it would also fit well into a PARCC simulation. The text set, itself, is 7 pages long.

By Sally Hansen - Purposeful Plans
ELA/Writing; Grades 3-12

With over 20 compliments and 15 improvement suggestions, the conference card will help guide what to say during a writing conference with your students! Just like when you scaffold and model the requirements for an essay in a mini-lesson, you do the same thing individually for each student through conferencing. Conferencing will help you deliver differentiated instruction.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “FREE Public Speaking Growth Tracking Charts”

by Secondary Sara
6th - 12th Grade

Do your students present the same problems in each speech or presentation without improving? Use these FREE charts and reflection questions to help your students identify and fix their public speaking weaknesses over time!

Great for assessing growth in CCSS standards like SL.1 and SL.4, these charts ask students to get and respond to feedback, self-assess their presentations, reflect on how group assignments went, and track assignments throughout the year to see if changes are happening. 

This 6-page download includes:
• Personal Learning Chart: Identify general strengths and weaknesses
• Feedback Tracker: Improve prior practice by getting feedback from 3 people beforehand
• Growth Tracker: Specifically identify how posture, vocals, eye contact, etc. improve
• Goal Tracker: Set a goal and track how it progresses over time
• Group Work Learning Chart: Identify the positives, negatives, and areas for improvement
• Group Work Reflection: Explain how each person contributed and how collaboration could improve

NOTE: The EDITABLE version of this freebie is INCLUDED in my newly UPDATED Public Speaking Activity Bundle! Check it out to get a combination of speaking tools at a discounted rate!

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My other speaking activities:
Intro to Public Speaking (as taught by TED) lessons
Visual Aids Lesson: Use before your next speech!
Speaking Lesson on Posture & Movement
Intro to Debate Unit
15 Minutes of Fame Speaking Game
Digital Poetry Slam

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