Daily Archives: January 29, 2017

Misc. Lesson – “Following Directions All Year”

by Kathy Babineau

KG – 3rd grade


Following Directions All Year

This easy to use Following Directions kit contains weekly, theme-based b/w coloring pages and accompanying lists of multi-step directions to be read aloud to students by a teacher or speech language pathologist. This provides ready made lessons that address following directions, listening, understanding concept terminology and thematic vocabulary in a fun, easy to understand format!

Updated to include 14 new bonus coloring pages with read aloud directions!

Themes include: Swings/Slides, Pumpkin Patch, Circus, Voting, Birds, Basketball, Cowboys, Butterflies, Kites, St. Patrick’s Day, Earth Day, Gardening, Beach, Father’s Day, Under the Sea, and many more…

Concept terms addressed include: biggest, smallest, right, left, above, next to, between, on, etc.

This product is great for small groups, and for whole class lessons!

If you like this, you may also like this one for your older students:
Following Directions All Year Intermediate

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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries



Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries


Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

This is a great introduction to any literature unit. It teaches students the proper approach to literary analysis, which can be used from grades 7 all the way to 12 in any levels of study.

This mini unit contains 8 lessons that teaches students the proper way to form an argument. Many times students will use the right information, but they don’t quite know what to do with it. Through a series of crime scenes, students learn how to collect information (data), collect evidence, and explain how this evidence supports a logical conclusion, all while having fun. This unit teaches students skills that are needed in all literature units.

These lessons allow students to learn the importance of collecting data by taking careful notes, how to select only information that will help support a thesis (or a claim), and how to properly use the information by incorporating pertinent explanations to develop an irrefutable argument.

This is a fun way of leaning the necessary skills for argumentation.
The unit contains:

A Student Guide with 12 pages of activities and notes

A Teacher Guide with 8 comprehensive lesson plans and activities

An answer Key with 13 pages of answers and sample texts to help model proper format for students

A downloadable Prezi Presentation introducing the argument and how to develop it.

An end unit evaluation with answer key and evaluation grid 6 pages

Material is available as both PDF and in Word format for easy modifications

Pages total 58 pages

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Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)
Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
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It’s teaching made easy!

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Bar Graph Freebie”

by 180 Days and Counting

1st – 3rd Grade



This product is aligned with 3.MD.3 and used as an extension of 2.MD.10…analyzing bar graphs.

I use these items as a quick warm up. They can also be used as a review homework.

You get 3 bar graphs that skip count by 5’s and 3 questions that go with each.






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