Sunday, July 31, 2022

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “Muslim Empires Webquest”

by Leah Cleary
7th - 10th Grade

Introduce three major Muslim "Gunpowder" Empires--the Ottomans, the Safavids, and the Mughals--with this editable webquest. Use the short editable PowerPoint as a visual when reviewing the answers with students.

The web quest includes urls and QR Codes along with an answer key.

***This is a part of my time and money-saving Age of Exploration Interactive Notebook.***

Click hereAge of Exploration Interactive Notebook

If you like this, try:

Triangular Trade Foldable Graphic

Who were the Mongols? Web Quest

Primary Source Analysis

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Word Work *Team Fun Freebie!*”

by Heart2Teach
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

This game is based on the Jeopardy game show. This is great for a quick vowel, spelling review with younger students. To play, students spell the names of the pictures. Directions are included. I would suggest dividing the students into groups to track team points. Have fun!

Also, the words used in the game are listed below.


*Have teams tell you if the word has the long or short vowel sound for BONUS points!*

Check out my other Word Work Activities!

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Friday, July 29, 2022

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Monitoring Comprehension Reading Comprehension Strategy Bookmark”

by Runde's Room
3rd - 6th Grade

Giving your students these bookmarks while studying the Monitoring Comprehension reading comprehension strategy, gives your students a starting point for oral reading discussions and written reading responses. It also helps keep them focused on reading strategy during their independent reading. Print the bookmarks out on cardstock and laminate for extra durability.

For a collection of 9 Comprehension Strategy Bookmarks, check out:

Reading Comprehension Strategy Bookmarks

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Skip Counting

   Hello Teachers!

Counting by 2s, 5s, 10s or 100s also known as skip counting is an essential Math skill to teach young children. Skip counting is simply counting by the same number (other than 1) again and again.  Skip counting helps students with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 


Skip counting increases number recognition, number sense and seeing number patterns.  At risk students, ELs and special education students all benefit from having a firm foundation in these Math areas. 


If you have English Learners (ELs) in your classroom skip counting is a great way to work on articulation.  Make sure your ELs are pronouncing the numbers correctly.  Many times the number three is incorrectly pronounced as ‘tree’.  This is the time to make sure that gets corrected! 


Teaching skip counting to students is easy.


Explain that skip counting is when you add the same number over and over.


Start by having students use a number line.  Students choose a number and then add 2 to that number and circle the answer.  Have students add 2 to the answer and repeat.  Students get a visual hands-on model of counting by 2s.


Skip count by 2s, 5s, 10,s your way through transitions.  When lining up for recess or lunch encourage students to join you while you count by 2s.  This is great for practicing skip counting and creating a sense of urgency to save on transition time.


Another fun game to play whole class is ‘Let’s count by’.  Teacher decides on a number to count by. Then the teacher calls out a number and the class responds with the next number. 

Teacher says:  Let’s count by 2

Teacher says: 4

Students say:  6


During distance learning send flipbooks home or have families print them off.  Flipbooks are a super fun way to keep students practicing at home.  During online class time you explain the rationale of skip counting and model on line how to put the books together. Students make their skip count books with you and share their books later with the whole family.


Skip counting flipbooks are great hands-on Math games and activities for kindergarten, first grade and second grade students.  These engaging books work well in math stations, centers, rotations, review, test prep, early or fast finisher activities and more.   Use them with Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 3rd  grade elementary students. With easy differentiated options, they fit a variety of learners. The critical thinking work for enrichment, GATE, or worksheet alternatives for individual kids, small groups or partners.  Great for ELD and ESL.   


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Let us know which games and activities you use when teaching students to skip count!





FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Fun Phonics Flashcards”

by Elementary on the Eastside
Pre-Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Formatting Titles of Works Color by Number *Freebie*”

by Funrithmetic
4th - 6th Grade

Your students will actually want to practice their grammar skills with this fun, engaging color by number activity! With this activity, students will determine if the work mentioned in the sentence needs to be in italics (underlined) or in quotes. Then, they will color a fun mandala based on their answers! The final product reveals beautiful artwork that makes excellent classroom decor!

This activity is an excellent choice for sub plans, enrichment/reinforcement, early finishers, and extra practice with some fun. It is especially useful for end-of-year practice, spiral review, and motivated practice when students are exhausted from standardized testing or mentally "checked out" before a long break! Teachers and students alike enjoy motivating activities, so engage your students today with these fun color by number!

If you like this, you may also like these other grammar skills color by number activities:

Subordinating Conjunctions

Correlative Conjunctions

Identifying Prepositions

Coordinating Conjunctions

Using Interjections

Past, Present, and Future Tense

Perfect Tense Verbs

Identifying Shifts in Verb Tense

Using Commas in a Series

Commonly Misspelled Words

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Back-to-School Mini-Activities

These mini-activities will keep your students gainfully occupied while you tend to other students, have a partially-filled classroom for any reason, the get-to-know you time, or extra time at the end of the day. The activities for language arts and math for grades 3-6 include:

  • SLAM posters (Student Likes are Marvelous) (students sign their name and favorite under the topic)
  • Cooperative story time (using topic words, students create a sequential story)
  • What I didn’t do last summer (an amusing twist to the traditional creative writing assignment)
  • GOAL! Setting goals for the school year (help your students set yearly goals)
  • Back-to-School Math Review Bingo (good for any level)
  • Create Your Own Math Problem (students create word problems for their classmates to solve)
  • School Supplies Sudoku (this sudoku uses images rather than numbers)
  • School Supplies Sudoku - Answer

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Phonics Fun with Vowel Pattern OW {FREE}”

by Stacy Johnson
1st - 2nd Grade

This packet is a great addition when learning the vowel pattern “OW”.

The first activity is sentence cards with owl graphics. I like to put them up around the room and have students walk around with a buddy and practice reading them. After they read the sentences they need to find the words with “OW” and write them on the sheet provided. They will also make at least 5 new sentences with the words they find.

The next activity is great for writing centers as well. Students unscramble the same sentences from the first activity and glue them on the booklet pages. You can make it into 2 separate books with 4 pages or one book with 8.

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Monday, July 25, 2022

FREE MATH LESSON - “1 More 1 Less Number Sense Activity for Google Drive and Google Classroom”

by Polliwog Place
1st - 2nd Grade

This 1 More and 1 Less number sense activity is designed for the interactive digital classroom using Google Drive (TM). Your students will practice finding numbers that are one more and one less or ten more and ten less than the number shown.

This activity set includes:

* 5 slides for finding one more and one less

* 5 slides for finding ten more and ten less

* Answer key

This is a low-prep activity that works with Google Drive (TM) and Google Classroom (TM). You will receive a pdf file with a link to download the activity. Share the activity with your students, and you will be ready to go.


IMPORTANT:  This activity is a Google Slides (TM) file. If you haven’t set up a free Google (TM) account, you will need to do that before beginning this activity. Each student will also need their own account in order to access Google Drive (TM) and use this activity. If your school doesn't already have Google Classroom (TM), talk to your IT department about setting it up for free.


Why use interactive digital resources in your classroom?

* No paper required

* No ink needed

* Save time - no trips to the copier

* Option to print if want to display final projects or to accommodate IEP needs

* Perfect for 1:1 classrooms

* Access anywhere

* Use with a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer - anything with access to Google Slides (TM)

* Grade online - No piles of paper to carry home

* Great way to add technology to your classroom

* Students are engaged


Related Activities

Function Tables - Addition to 20 for Google Drive

Function Tables - Subtraction for Google Drive

More Activities for Google Drive and Google Classroom


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