Category Archives : 5th Grade


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Not Your Grandma’s Book Report: 30 Creative Ways to Respond to Literature”

by Aspire to Inspire Classroom Resources

3rd – 8th Grade

 

 

Turn book reports from drab to FAB! This list of 30 creative alternatives to the traditional book report emphasizes multiple intelligences and student imagination. I’ve also included suggested requirements for these thoughtful–and fun–responses to literature.

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Buy the Not Your Grandma’s Book Report Bundle, and get everything your students need to show what they know about what they’ve read!

Includes 150+ organized pages of:

–30 detailed project descriptions with requirements
–Graphic organizers for every project
–Templates to create final projects
–Rubrics specifically written for each project
–Suggested uses
–Table of Contents (what’s included for each project)
–Common Core standards references

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INCORPORATE THESE INTO A LARGER ELA PROJECT:
Looking to replace traditional book reports with a comprehensive Common Core language arts project that includes these response project ideas? Check out the BIG ELA Book Report Project FULL VERSION.

The BIG ELA Book Report Project FULL VERSION combines reading, writing, speaking, and listening tasks, which engages students and allows them to demonstrate what they know in many different ways. Each part of this project is aligned with an ELA Common Core standard.

–Reading: Students read a book of their choice from a specified genre. Then, they demonstrate comprehension and higher-level thinking by completing two response projects from the Not Your Grandma’s Book Report Bundle.

–Writing: Students also demonstrate comprehension by completing a genre-specific handout that requires knowledge of the setting, characters, plot, problem, and solution. Students are also asked to relate the book to themselves with opinion questions that require support from the book.

–Speaking: Students use their knowledge of the book and opinions with support to prepare and give a 3-5 minute book talk to persuade classmates to read the book.

-Listening: Students demonstrate active listening skills by completing a feedback form for each book talk. Students write down details from each book talk and evaluate whether they would like to read the book in the future.

I also offer a LITE version of the BIG ELA Book Report Project that is compatible with Not Your Grandma’s Book Report LITE.

Your questions are welcome, and your feedback is appreciated!

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Creating Measurable Criteria for Student Work”

by The Creative Classroom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

As we all know, a major component of the Common Core State Standards is students being able to self assess their learning and evaluating the work they produce. Therefore, it is our job as teachers to provide students with a list of measurable criteria that they can use to self assess their progress towards a learning target. In addition, the list of measurable criteria can help you to create models of exemplary work that students can also use to self assess. This step by step handout will help you to focus on the learning target to identify essential learning and develop how students will demonstrate mastery of the learning target. You can then take these pieces of the puzzle to create clear and specific statements that describe exactly what your students needs to do to master their learning in any subject. There is also a model handout already completed to help guide you through the process of creating measurable criteria.

Created by Stephanie M. Icenogle, The Creative Classroom © 2013
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.

 

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FREE 5-E Model Lesson Planning Tool

 

Want to know more about the components of a 5-E model lesson plan? 

One of the best ways I have found to teach a good math lesson is through the use of the 5-E model. I love the 5-E model because it allows the students to explore and discover the content on their own before I provide additional information and strategies.

 

The 5-E model also allows me to facilitate the lesson through questioning and assess the students’ understanding throughout the lesson through my observations. While I regularly plan my lessons using this format, I have found it necessary to adapt the format to fit the needs of my students. With that in mind, I will add that this lesson format may take me more than one day to complete and I sometimes complete several explore and explain cycles before getting to the elaboration stage. It all depends on the students!

 

You can get a more detailed look at how I use the 5-E model lesson with my free lesson plan template. It includes a description of each of the five Es and activity ideas that can be used to address each component. 

Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my 5-E model lesson plan template. 
Want to know more? 
Head on over to The Routty Math Teacher website and check out my latest blog post, “5 Ways to Hook Your Math Students Right from the Start”to explore ways to “hook” your students. Read it here!

 

 
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Pineapple To-Do List FREEBIE”

by Rockin’ in Second

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

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February Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our February Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a Happy Valentines Day.  We have so many fab things this month from  proof-reading ideas, to ELA to math activities, to celebrating Black History Month and President’s Day, you don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators. This month, we’re honored to have Daniel with us, as our  guest blogger.
If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs and blogging buddies and our blog linky, sign up here….The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, be sure to mention one of our names. 
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Navigating Life as a Single Dad
By Daniel of Dad Solo whose guest post can be found at Rainbow City Learning 

Single parents have a difficult job, and even in the best of circumstances, it can be a struggle. Moms have it tough, but so do dads.
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I Dreaded my Third Period Class
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It was cold and blustery outside, one of those days that you just wanted to stay under the covers. But it was only hump day and I had a busy schedule, so I dragged myself out of bed, had my cup of coffee and a piece of toast, jumped into my car and was on my way. 
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Is This Routine? Why Not?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

 

Research tells us that routines are the heart of language and symbbol development. Routines are a sequence of actions or events that are repeated over and over again.
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Add Projects to Your Bag of Tricks!
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

 

Have you ever set a goal to cover everything you are required to teach during the school year?  Many teachers try to meet this goal each year and end up frustrated because we are short on time!  It is very difficult to get everything we are required to teach during the school year, take the cross-curricular approach!
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Improving Class Cooperation
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

 

Wishing and hoping, and thinking and praying, for a courteous and amenable class? Then give students a little nudge toward cooperation and affirmation of each other this month.
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Amazon Alexa in Your Classroom
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Learn about using Amazon Alexa in your classroom.
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Building Understanding, One Brick at a Time
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried & True Teaching Tools

 

Getting your hands muddy is a great way to learn! Social Studies is meaningful when students experience content learned.
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How to Select Books for Your Classroom Book Clubs
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

 

Read five essential tips for finding “just right” books for your classroom book clubs. The books you choose are crucial to running successful classroom book clubs.  
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The Fine Motor Advantage
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

 

What does research tell us about the impact of fine motor skills on early academics?
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Colorful Idioms”

by Kathy Babineau

3rd – 5th Grade

 

 

This is a quick figurative language activity targeting idioms about colors. Colorful clipart makes it fun and engaging. Hope you enjoy this free printable available at my teacherspayteachers.com store!

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Kathy Babineau

 

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Reward Coupons FREE”

by Primary Paradise

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

 

 

If you’re looking for some free reward coupons to use with your class, look no further! You can use these reward coupons on their own, or you can follow the instructions to make a tear away reward coupon book!

As always, my goal is to make teaching a breeze!

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Procedures Pack
Student Desk Check Lists
Nameplates in 10 Themes
Primary Visual Writing Rubrics

 

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FREE Math Station Game Bag Labels

 

Need to organize your math station materials? 

One of the most challenging parts of implementing math stations is staying organized. Because math stations have a lot of moving parts, it can be time-consuming to manage all of the materials; however, if you invest the time upfront to organize your materials, it will save you hours of time later.
To help you get organized, I’m sharing a free copy of my math station game labels. The labels are formatted for Microsoft Word and can be printed on Avery (5163)-style shipping labels. After printing, write the name of the game in the center space.
Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my math station game bag labels. 
Want to know more? 
Head on over to The Routty Math Teacher website and check out my latest blog post, “Math Station Hacks to Save Time and Keep Your Organized”to find more tips and tricks for staying organized. Read it here!

 

 
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FREE Math Station Game Labels

 

 

Need to get your math station materials organized? 

One of the most challenging parts of implementing math stations is staying organized. Because math stations have a lot of moving parts, it can be time-consuming to manage all of the materials; however, if you invest the time upfront to organize your materials, it will save you hours of time later.

One of the strategies that has been most useful for me is to keep station games and activities organized in labeled plastic bags that include all of the necessary materials. I can then store the bags in a file cabinet for easy access later.

Click here or on the image above to grab a free set of labels to use in your classroom to organize your game materials. The labels are formatted for Microsoft Word and can be printed on Avery (5163)-style shipping labels. After printing, write the name of the game in the center space. 

Want to know more? 
Head on over to The Routty Math Teacher website (or click the image below) for more ideas to organize your math station materials. Find it here!

 

 
Enjoy!

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Classroom Writing Prompt Journals FREEBIE”

by Mr and Mrs

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

To celebrate 500 followers (seriously, you guys rock!!) Here is a fun freebie to spruce up your writing centers!! It includes 30 writing prompt/classroom book covers. Here’s how I use them (feel free to use anyway you’d like). Print them out (and laminate for durability). Then I run the writing paper back to back, this offers pages with a front and back. Then each student in the class makes a page responding to the prompt. After they are done, I bind each student’s page using the prompt as the cover. Now you have a classroom book! I put them in our classroom library, and do a drawing for them at the end of the year. I hope you enjoy!!

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Word Work Pack

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Writing Prompt Pack

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Parts of Speech Pack

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Spelling Flip Book

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Spelling Flip Book

 

Product Description

The Spelling Flip Book is designed to help young learners become familiar with spelling rules and to incorporate them into their work.

Students can color and personalize their flip books to enhance the spelling learning experience.

I always like encouraging my students to use their flip books as reference sheets when they are working to promote good spelling habits. The goal is that eventually, by using the flip book when working, the student will begin to remember common errors made in the past and correct them. I have had much success with this strategy in my classes.

I’ve also included a color copy and an answer key – a total of 18 pages. 

It’s teaching made easy!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Graphic Organizers for Writing Nonfiction”

by Spatial Projects

1st – 6th Grade

 

 

These FREE nonfiction graphic organizers will help your students to think critically about any nonfiction unit.

This resource is packed full of a wide variety of graphic organizers to practice reading and check understanding of nonfiction units. It includes the following:

❤️ Identifying the main idea and supporting details
❤️ Comparing and Contrasting
❤️ Identifying the Author’s Purpose
❤️ Making predictions before reading
❤️ Stating an opinion after reading

Looking for interactive nonfiction units for science and literacy centers? You can find them here:
All About Harp Seals
All About Orcas
All About Arctic Foxes
All About Polar Bears
All About Deer
All About Owls
All About Rabbits
All About Raccoons
All About Squirrels
All About Honeybees
All About Butterflies
All About Ants
All About Dragonflies
All About Ladybugs
All About Elephants
All About Giraffes
All About Lions
All About Rhinoceros
All About Zebras
All About Cats
All About Dogs
All About Goldfish
All About Parrots
All About Turtles

OTHER SPATIAL PROJECT FREEBIES
Nonfiction Author’s Purpose
Nonfiction Graphic Organizers
Penguin Nonfiction Unit Lapbook and Craft Pattern

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “California Coast Photo File”

by Tried and True Teaching Tools

3rd – 8th Grade

 

 

This set of gorgeous photos of California’s coastal region is the perfect supplement for teaching visual vocabulary and California geography! Photographed by Tried and True Teaching Tools, these photos enhance student understanding!
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FREE Black History Month Crossword Puzzle

 

 

Looking for Black History Month activities? 

The movie Hidden Figures (20th century Fox, 2017) was by far one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. It is based on the stories of three African American women– Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Dorothy Vaughan. Initially hired by NASA to work as human computers, mathematicians who performed calculations for the work of NASA, each woman became an important contributor to NASA and the space race of the mid-twentieth century.

This crossword puzzle highlights the important contributions of these great African-American women. An answer key is included. Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of “The Women Behind NASA’s Human Computers” crossword puzzle. 

Want to know more? 

Head on over to The Routty Math Teacher website (or click the image below) to read more about the movie, see a video clip, and find additional resources you can use with your students. Find it here!

 

 
Enjoy!

The Greatest Stars of the Winter Olympics

New! Timely! Effective! Motivating!

Use the hype of the Olympics to improve grammar!

This NEW set of sports grammar stories, The Greatest Stars of the Winter Games, provides extra practice for grammar skills. Great for homework, seatwork, or as practice for state writing tests, they focus on the most common student grammatical errors. Besides being informative, the stories are easy to use and correct with the Answer Key that includes an explanation for each correction. Ideas for team use are added to the instructions along with paper medals to award.

Grammar practice does to have to be boring!

You might also be interested in Reading Spotlight’s other set of grammar sports stories

for the Winter Games: Grammar Sports Stories: The Winter Games.


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Letter to a Future Student”

by From Chopsticks to Mason Jars

5th – 12th Grade

 

 

This is a way to assess yourself and gather feedback from students about a class or unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Biography Mini Research Project”

by Teaching For A Cause

2nd – 5th Grade

 

 

Check out this FREE Biography Mini Research Project!

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Writing a Stellar Body Paragraph like a Pro!”

by English Oh My

5th – 11th Grade

 

 

These are the slides that accompany the free video. Please check out the link below:

Writing a Body Paragraph like a Pro-Video

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FREE Solve It! February Sampler Pack

Want to bring a little Valentine’s Day fun to your classroom? 

Developing solid critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the early grades is essential to support higher-level mathematics in the later ones.This February-themed sampler pack includes 4 problem solving and critical thinking tasks that represent tasks from my Solve-It! series: traditional problem-solving scenario, number clue puzzle, weight logic, and logic puzzle. In addition, a solution guide is included for your convenience.
Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my “Solve It! February Sampler” pack. 
Want to know more? 

Head on over to The Routty Math Teacher website (or click the image below) to read about how to celebrate the season with a week of Valentine’s Day Math Starters. Find it here!

 

 
Enjoy!

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Pic Collage Book Report”

by MrsTech

2nd – 5th Grade

 

 

Pic Collage is a fun app that is free in the app store that you can download to your device. This product walks students through how to fill in the Book Report Rubric about a book that they have read. They simply save this .png file to their iPad, pull it up in Pic Collage to edit, and then save it as a picture again to share with you. There is a directions sheet to share with students included as well.

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Valentines and Adjectives: Little Love Letters

Improve vocabulary and classroom cooperation

Encourage friendship and community in your classes while improving vocabulary at the same time!

So much better than those common, perfunctory, pre-printed Valentines!

Little Love Letters includes a Matching Exercise (with KEY) for improving knowledge of many adjectives that explore character traits. It improves word power while also serving as written prompts for the personal Valentines.  The notes themselves give students a little nudge toward class cooperation and affirmation.  Complete, clear, and simple instructions and forms for busy teachers are added.

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An Invisible Valentine Card

Yes, it really is invisible!

Enjoy the smiles!

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Chinese New Year Freebie”

by Teaching Treks

3rd – 6th Grade

 

 

Chinese New Year freebie contains the following printable activities: a webquest, two fun thinking trek task cards, a Legend of Nian storyboard and Chinese New Year vocabulary on 5 Word Cards. The cards are suitable for Word Walls and associated learning activities.

2018 is the Year of the Dog!

Visit www.treksntrails.info to find a Chinese New Year pathfinder for kids.

The freebie is a sample of my Chinese New Year Teaching Trek, which contains Thinking Treks – 24 thinking task cards and a student Trek Tracker to keep track of activities completed, mapping/art printables, 50 word cards, printable posters and no prep student worksheets.

You can find it here: Chinese New Year

You may also like: St. Patrick’s Day

or Australian Geography

Get your students thinking about Chinese New Year!

 

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Valentine Monster Clipart”

by Elementary Creations

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

FREEBIE!! This will be free for this weekend only!
These are fun and colorful monster clipart that can be used for Valentine’s day. You can use them for personal or commercial use. There are 5 silly monsters plus there BW set for a total of 10 monsters. All graphics are saved in a PNG format and have high resolution. If you distribute the graphics for a fee or for free I do ask that you give credit back to me. Simple add my store logo or my link to your product.
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FREE Valentine’s Day Weight Logic Pack!

 

 

Want to bring a little Valentine’s Day fun to your classroom? 

Developing solid critical thinking and problem solving skills in the early grades is essential to support higher-level mathematics in the later ones. This pack provides three holiday-themed weight logic puzzles that are sure to engage your students’ strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
This holiday pack includes 3 sets of weight logic puzzles. Each set includes:
• a blackline master for student use
• a solution guideTo complete each puzzle, students use their strategic thinking skills to determine the value of each symbol based on the weight on each scale.
Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my “Valentine’s Day Weight Logic” pack. 
Want to know more? 

Head on over to The Routty Math Teacher website and check out my Solve It! Friday page where you can find a new task, similar to the one above, each week. You can even get free access to my library of nearly 100 problems. Find it here!

 

 
Enjoy!

FREE MATH LESSON – “Probability and Chance Posters”

by Keep Calm and Teach

4th – 8th Grade

 

 

These two posters show the difference between probability and chance.
The chance poster includes a percent symbol and a number line to show how certain, likely, unlikely, and impossible an event is based on the percent of it happening.
The probability poster includes a fraction symbol and a number line to show how certain, likely, unlikely, and impossible an event is based on the percent of it happening.

More Math Resouces and Games:
Geometry Math Game Set: Three Dimensional Shapes
Lines and Angles I Have, Who Has Games
Candy Math: Fractions, Decimals, Graphing, …
Triangle Poster Set
Properties of Multiplication Set
Transformation Posters
Place Value Poster with Decimals
St. Patrick’s Day Math: Fractions, Decimals, Percent

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Digital Paper- Chevron Retro Pack”

by Miss S’s Sixers

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

This is a set of 12 colorful chevron backgrounds perfect for any project…and it is FREE! I have had such wonderful feedback from people about my other background, that I have decided to make this one also free!

Size= 8.5″ by 11″— great for a PowerPoint Slide!

This digital paper is for personal or commercial use. Please just include my logo in the product you use it for.

Comes in a ZIP file

Other FREE Digital Papers:
Curvy Stripes
Colorful Stripes
Pastel Polka Dots

 

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FREE Operation Situations Chart

Want to teach your students to analyze word problems for meaning? 

The use of keywords focuses on looking at the words of math word problems in isolation and not in the context of the problem. Focusing on the word problem as a whole allows students to become better at solving math word problems.

Tina Cardone, author of “Nix the Tricks,” a guide to avoiding non-conceptually developmental short-cuts, suggests having students think about the words of the problem as a whole and focus on what is happening in the problem in context. Students can accomplish this by visualizing the situation and creating a mental picture of the actions that are taking place. Once they understand the actions, students can then connect them to symbols.
After students have had experience with a variety of problem situations, some patterns will begin to emerge as students begin to recognize recurring themes, such as joining, part-part-whole, separating, comparing, equal groups, sharing, and measuring– the operation situations.

Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my “Analyze Word Problems with Operation Situations” chart. 
Want to know more? 
Head on over to The Routty Math Teacher website to read more about the dangers of keywords, the power of the operation situations, and strategies for how to help students visualize a word problem. Find it here!
 
Enjoy!

Informative/Explanatory Writing Peer Editing Checklists CCSS Aligned for 3-5

Informative/Explanatory Writing Peer Editing Checklists CCSS Aligned for 3-5

The 4 peer editing checklists are very detailed (for a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph essay) created for the progressing writer. Excellent for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction. Practical and easy to understand. Students will know what is expected of them and they will have opportunities to reflect on their work.

Included in this resource:
✓ How I Use This Resource
3, 4, 5, & 7 Paragraph:
✓ Peer Editing Checklist Half Page
✓ Peer Editing Checklist Full Page
✓ Terms of Use
✓ Graphics and Fonts Credit

Try part of the rubric/peer editing checklist bundle before you buy it right here…FREE Informative/Explanatory Writing Basic 3 Paragraph Rubric CCSS Aligned

*Checklists are created with variation to meet your classroom’s needs.
*Peer edits for students to share and learn from each other.
*It’s a very detailed checklist.
*For a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph essay.
*Checklists are full & half page PDF format.
*Can print checklists front and back to save on paper.
*Practical and easy to understand for teachers and students.
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3-5.6 by having students research the Internet and type up the essay to implement technology for a cross-curricular assignment.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3-5.7 & W.3-5.8 by having students conduct a research project by assigning a prompt. Have them gather relevant information through printed or digital sources. Be sure to have them add a bibliography.
*3-5th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*Can be used as enrichment for 2nd grade students.

The way I use this resource…
In writing, I scaffold and model information to my students. Each class is different and each year is different; therefore, I can’t do everything the same each time I teach the same subject. I start with the basic rubric and introduce 1-3 new concepts each essay. Once I introduce a concept, I hold students accountable for the concepts I taught. If it appears that the majority of the class does not understand the concept, I do not hold them accountable and I reteach the concept. I try not to stifle their creativity by focusing on spelling, capitalization, and punctuation during the first two terms of school depending on the class. I also can easily use the 6 traits of writing with the rubrics.

Additionally, depending on the class, I may start the school year off by requiring a 3 paragraph essay then work our way up to a 7 paragraph essay. Make sure you choose a topic that is relevant, relatable, and the reasons are researchable.

Next, I introduce the peer editing checklist. I have students pair up and exchange papers. I have clipboards students can use while they sit around the room for this activity. It’s important for you to model for the students how to peer edit. Many times students just want to be nice and not give feedback. However, this is a great opportunity for students to read each others essays and learn from each other. I try not to let the same students peer edit with each other every time in order for students to view a variety of styles over the school year.

Finally, you are able to print front and back! Then you can cut them in half to save on paper. For example, pages 4 and 5 are the same rubric. Simply print it from your computer or printer as two-sided. If this does not work for you, print the first rubric for a full page rubric.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

 


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Valentine’s Day Reward Coupons”

by Lisa Frase

Kindergarten – 6th Grade

 

 

This file contains 12 different reward coupons for Valentine’s Day. Tuck a coupon in your student’s Valentines!

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Editable City, State, Country, & Continent Travel Brochures-Checklists/Rubrics

Editable City, State, Country, & Continent Travel Brochures-Checklists/Rubrics

This is a NO PREP activity! Students gain and apply skills by working to create a travel brochure. There are EditableTrifold Brochures, Rubrics, & Checklists available to customize. There is a checklist (self eval & peer edit), template, and rubric for the city (capitals), state, country, continent, and template brochures. The graphic organizers, postcards, speech outline, or website homepage drawing can be added to enhance or for differentiated instruction.

Included in this resource:
✓How I Use This Resource
✓Editable City Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Editable State Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Editable Country Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Editable Continent Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Editable Template Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Postcards (12 choices)
✓Internet Homepage
✓Speech Outline
✓Peer Evaluations
✓Alternate Rubric
✓Key Words
✓Graphic Organizers
✓Terms of Use
✓Graphics and Fonts Credit

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and backgrounds cannot be edited.

*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students differentiated instruction.
*Requirements and guidelines are detailed and organized.
*Students know exactly what to research with the outline.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers, parents, and students.
*Zip folder contains 2 PDFs, 2 PPT, & 2 PPTX.

The way I use it…
Students enjoy this project! This is a 1-2 week project. As I scaffold and model the information to my students, I have students write in the due dates on the checklist. I make this an at-school project and have students keep their brochure in a designated location.

Lastly, there are additional resources such as the checklist, postcards, key word list, or graphic organizers that are available to meet student needs. The homepage and speech are optional activities that you can use with your students.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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