Sunday, March 26, 2023


by Kennedy's Korner
2nd - 3rd Grade

Earth Day is so important, it should be Earth Day, Everyday!

This differentiated Close Reading Activity will help you teach the importance of Earth Day.

Included in this FREE product:

* 2 Close Reading articles
* Vocabulary
* Comprehension Questions
* Organizer
* Assessment
* Writing Organizers
* Writing stationary

If you would like your students to learn more about Earth Day check out our Earth Day printable booklets in our store for only $2.50!
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Earth Day Mini Booklets

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Free Three R’s Emergent Reader {Earth Day}”

by Mrs Thompson's Treasures
Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Beginning readers can learn about the Three R's for Earth Day with this cute take home emergent reader book.

Easy to assemble: color, cut, and staple!

Also includes an anchor text to introduce the Three R's.

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Friday, March 24, 2023

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “FREE Butterfly Life Cycle Craftivity and Writing Response”

by Mrs Ds Corner
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Butterflies are the epitome of the spring season! Celebrate the budding season with this FREE life cycle of a butterfly craftivity and BONUS writing response paper.

What is included?

• Picture "How To" guide to putting it all together

• 3 different wing versions (for differentiation)

• First, Then, Next, Last writing response paper

• Spring Coloring Page (put it all together to make a bulletin board display)

You might also enjoy these other Spring resources.

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Earth Day Fun Freebies!”

by Mrs Magee
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Need a quick something to do with a fun Earth Day theme? Enjoy these three freebies!


Earth Day word search

Earth Day sentence writing page with word bank

Happy Earth Day coloring sheet


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Other RELATED RESOURCES for Your Classroom:

♥ Earth Day Math Picture Pages

♥ Earth Day I Have...Who Has... Editable Game & Template

♥ Earth Day Simply Sentences

♥ Earth Day Cards for Students - Editable in color & black and white!

♥ Earth Day Handwriting Scoot and/or Write the Room

♥ Earth Day ABC Order Center/Station with differentiation options

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

St. Patrick’s Day

 St. Patrick’s Day is a great time for ESL teachers to teach their students about idioms. Not only will your classroom enjoy a cultural lesson, but it will also provide an opportunity for English learners to learn some new phrases. Idioms can help ELs practice their English and enrich their understanding of the language.

Introducing St. Patrick’s Day

A great way to introduce St. Patrick’s Day idioms is by telling stories or reading books that involve them. For example, “The Leprechaun Who Couldn’t Find His Gold” by Liz Curtis Higgs is a delightful story. It includes plenty of Irish sayings. By providing context about the characters in the story, it is easier for students to understand and remember the idioms.

Get Students Excited About Learning

Get your ESL students excited about learning St Patrick’s Day idioms by hosting a “guess the idiom” game. Begin by introducing the idioms. Give some examples. Consider “a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” or “the luck of the Irish”. Then hand out cards with specific idioms written on them to each student and have them guess what they mean. The first one to guess correctly wins a small prize, like a candy or sticker! This game will get your students engaged while they learn to recognize common St Patrick’s Day idioms.

Another idea is to create a St Patrick’s Day-themed story that incorporates multiple idioms into it. Begin by explaining that everyone in the class will help create a story together. Each student will add one idiom at a time until you reach the end of the story. Make sure to review each idiom before it is added. Make sure that all of your students understand what it means and how it should be used in context. This activity gives your ESL students an opportunity to practice using these St Patrick’s Day idioms in conversation.

Don’t Forget to Review

Finally, as with any language learning activity, follow up with some review games! This could involve an assessment quiz where each student must correctly use one of the idioms they have learned in a sentence; alternatively, you could create bingo boards where students need to use specific words in order to win prizes. As an extension activity, ask your class to come up with their own St Patrick’s day idiom and have them share it with each other!

In conclusion, teaching ESL students about St Patrick’s day idioms is a great way to get them engaged while practicing their English language skills at the same time. With some careful instruction and creative activities, elementary ESL teachers can make this festive holiday fun for everyone in the classroom!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Using the Mnemonic Device SIFT to Analyze Poetry - Video and PowerPoint Lesson”

by Juggling ELA
6th - 12th Grade

I love using mnemonic devices in my classroom. Many of my students struggle with poetry. The SIFT method can be used for any poem.

Watch this FREE video and use the accompanying PowerPoint Lesson (fully editable) in your classroom.

The video is 2 minutes and 21 seconds and the PowerPoint is 7 slides.

*This is the first video I've ever made and I was pretty nervous so please be kind :-)

**This is the first video in a series that will come out over the next few months. Please check back for more videos.

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Wednesday Weekly 5 under $5 - 3/22/2023


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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STEM daily discussion starters, journal prompts, and fillers for April - $3.00

by All-American Teacher Tools 
6th - 12th grades 
Printables, Task Cards, Centers

I've done all the work for you! Each date has a STEM-related discussion-starter that you can use as a daily introduction, conclusion, or fill-in when needed. Each day includes what happened on that date, a bit of information for your students, an appropriate image, and a thought-provoking question for discussion. You can even post them as journal-entry prompts! Each date is connected to further information links for your use, or a student's independent learning.

2D Shape Challenge - $1.50

by My Creative Maths
1st - 5th grades
Activities, EASEL

With this Easel activity kids drag the correct name to the corresponding 2D shape. When they finish the challenge there is a certificate to boost their confidence! Great for a quick review and as a fun activity or work filler. 

Word Endings Spelling Activities & Printing Worksheets - Science of Reading - $4.50

by Primarily Learning
1st - 2nd grades
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Printables

Step up your phonics teaching game with Handwriting Practice & Sound Recognition for 18 Alternative Spellings of Word Endings! Aligned with the Science of Reading, students will practice letter formation while learning to recognize and print alternative word ending spelling patterns. See it. Say it. Trace it. Print It. Draw it.

Bunny Rabbit’s CVC Words and Pictures BOOM Cards™- $3.00

by All Therapy Resources
K - 1st grades

Every bunny will love this engaging carrot patch themed reading and decoding CVC Words and Pictures spring BOOM Cards™ phonics deck. Learners select the correct picture on the carrots for the CVC word on the garden sign. All of the answer choices on each card begin with the same sound so learners don't automatically know the correct answer after looking at the first letter. This deck works well for Easter, farm, garden, spring, and rabbit themes or may be used at any time during the year. 

Story Grid - FREE

by Reading Spotlight
All grades
Worksheets, Activities

Do your students have trouble generating ideas for writing? This Story Grid makes it so easy to create characters, settings, and plots for stories and plays.  Soap opera and sit-com writers use it to produce new ideas. Your students, too, can almost effortlessly become prolific creative writers with a multitude of story ideas! Ideas galore and crazy fun, too!  

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Renee Heiss

All-American Teacher Tools
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