Daily Archives: August 2, 2016

LANGUAGE ARTS – “Closed Syllable Bundle Packet”

Grades K-3

by Reading on Strawberry Lane

Closed Syllable Bundle Cover 

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15 Games Closed Syllable Pic 2

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Fifty percent of our English language is closed syllable type words. Once a student learns this syllable type, they have a great foundation upon which to build. So it is a well worth our efforts to invest our time teaching this syllable type if we are going to have successful readers.  I created this packet for my students to have fun learning closed syllable type words. There are 6 syllable types, and closed syllable is the most basic type to teach.

This bundle includes two units:  The first unit, ‘Reading Closed Syllables’ provides 158 word lists of the closed syllable type words. Also, a master list of all the words is included as a quick reference. The lists in this unit include words spelled using each vowel in conjunction with common phonograms. These lists of words will help students recognize the common patterns seen in closed syllables. Also, reading will become more manageable for students once they understand the different syllable types.

The unit, ’15 Games & Activities Teaching Closed Syllables’ include 15 fun games and activities that can be placed in literacy centers for the students to enjoy. The following games are included in this packet:

1. Bubble Bath
2. Bubble Yum Relay
3. Scrambled Eggs
4. Bag the Odd Chip
5. Morph the Word
6. Flower Power
7. My Closed Syllable Word Book
8. Recording Sheet
9. Roll a Word
10. Spin a Word
11. Puzzle Words
12. Hangin’ Out the Laundry
13. Map Out The Treasure
14. Connect 4
15. Beat the Clock

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Star of the Week Student Poster Freebie {Back to School Activity}!”

by Curriculum Castle

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade


Star of the Week Student Poster


Our star of the week poster makes a perfect beginning of the year activity! Your students will feel extra special when you give them a chance to be featured as the classroom star! These posters look great displayed in the classroom. You can back them onto a piece of colorful construction paper, enlarge them at your local copy store, or just print and have students decorate them just as they are.

This is a great activity to send home and have your students complete with the help of their family.

* This poster is one activity found in our Teacher Binder & Back to School Survival Kit!

~Curriculum Castle









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Polar Bears, Grizzly Bears, Sun bears – Biomimicry for Young Children

By Sparking Children’s Thinkibility

Grades Kindergarten – 5th Biology, Visual Arts, Critical Thinking

Bears are extraordinary animals. Some bears climb trees others make a wide range of interesting noises.

Do you find walking around in the city boring?

Use the noisy sloth bear as your inspiration and invent singing pavements.
Spectacled bears peel back bark on trees and eat the layer under the bark.
Can you design a log peeling robo?

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  1. Why Teach Biomimicry
  2. Getting Started Guide
  3. How to Observe and Collect Information about the rainforest
  4. Bears Are Can Have
  5. Polar bears are fascinating because. . .
  6. What if I was a polar bear? Invent something fluffy and warm inspired by the fur.
  7. Feet like a polar bear. Use pictures as inspiration to invent something.
  8. Invent a robo using polar bear as our inspiration.
  9. What do grizzly bears eat?
  10. Make a menu inspired by grizzly bears. Invent a glow that selects food. . .
  11. Great at digging – design a gardening/farming tool or machine inspired by grizzly bears.
  12. Sleeping grizzly bears. Invent a sleeping bag.
  13. Giant Pandas are great because. . .
  14. Glove or toy inspired by giant pandas.
  15. Long Tongue – Sun Bears
  16. Spectacled bear – Log peeling robo, Cool sunglasses
  17. Sloth bear – Singing pavement
  18. How to use biomimicry in the classroom – inspiration and ideas
  19. Links to videos and information
  20. Poster

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Link to STEM Biomimicry for Young Children – Bears

Link to free poster STEM Fabulous Observations to Inspire New Ideas – Bears

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