Category Archives : 5th Grade


Wax Museum Biography Research 3-5 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

Wax Museum Biography Research 3-5 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

Engaging and ready-to-go project that provides excellent support to the history, writing, and literacy curriculum to engage students and motivate students for learning. Tie in black history / women’s history month, President’s Day, or created your theme for this wax museum. Students can write a 5 paragraph research report or the graphic organizer can be used in place of the report for differentiated instruction. Choose what you want and then print!

There are 6th-8th and 9th-12th versions available!
Wax Museum Biography Research 6-8 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options
Wax Museum Biography Research 9-12 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

*3-5th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*You can choose with or without Common Core State Standards on your requirements page.
*There are reference choices for MLA, APA, and CMS formats.
*There are student choice, scene backdrop, and tri-fold versions as options for this project.
*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.
*Students will write a 5 paragraph research report.
*Gives students a choice for their character representation.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers, parents, and students.
*Permission slip to inform parents.
*Easy scoring on a 10 points each category out of 100 points for the rubrics. Or the rubric totals up to 100 points.
*Zip folder contains 2 PDFs and 1 PowerPoint.
*Aligned with Common Core State Standards.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3-5.4,SL.3-5.5,SL.3-5.6, W3-5.2, W.3-5.7,W.3-5.8

The way I use it…
Students enjoy this project! This is a 2-3 month project. 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 give each student a three pronged folder with the packet inside. As I scaffold and model the information to my students, I have students write in the due dates. I make this an at-school project and have students keep their research folder in a designated location. Also, you can choose themes for your project such as children’s authors, presidents, Native Americans, American Revolution historical figures, American heroes, African Americans, famous people/Americans, scientists/inventors, composers, or historical figures from your state. The choice is yours!

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Creative Writing – November”

by Ashleigh

2nd – 5th Grade

 

 

Use these November themed creative writing prompts to supplement your writing workshop. This activity is a great resource for morning work, students who finish their work early, and more more! These prompts were written to encourage divergent thinking and creativity. This can be printed as a booklet or as full size pages.

 

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Free Number Sense Tiling Task

Looking for a number sense building, critical thinking activity? 
With the challenges of today’s math curriculum, we do not always have time for a consistent focus on critical thinking. Using tiling tasks in the classroom is one strategy that can offer you an opportunity to increase the critical thinking skills of your students. These tasks involve using number tiles, a set of numbered tiles 0-9, to complete a set of problems. Each tile belongs to one space and only one space. Students use their reasoning skills to complete the task cards. Tiling task cards also make great menu activities or fast finisher challenges.
 
Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my “Number Sense Tiling Task” and a free set of tiles.
Read more about using math starters, like tiling tasks, in the classroom here
Enjoy!

FREE MATH LESSON – “Math Homework 5th Grade – FREE Samples”

by In the Math Lab

5th Grade

 

 

Here are 2 weeks of free pages from my 5th Grade Spiral Math Homework — 1 week from Quarter 1 AND 1 week from Quarter 3.
(8 pages total).

These pages provide continuous practice through the year on all the Common Core math standards for 5th grade. For complete descriptions and product previews, click below:

5th Grade SPIRAL MATH HOMEWORK
Quarter 1
Quarter 2
Quarter 3
Quarter 4

Complete Year BUNDLE

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Daily Math for 5th Grade

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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

 


October Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
It’s October Teacher Talk Time…..Well, the first month of school is over and it’s BOO-tober, time for Halloween fun, Columbus Day and beautiful fall weather.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.
 
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How to Talk to Parents and Keep them on Your Side

One of the main things I realized, after years of teaching, is that parents need you to care about their child, they want you to make their learning experience interesting, challenging and fun. The best way to do this is to make sure their little one knows that you are there to listen, and support them with positive reinforcement and encouragement
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 Changing the Face of Failure
 
Facing project failures in class and changing course with a growth mindset

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Project-Based Learning: Three Things to Remember When You Count Like an Egyptian

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

Project-based learning is beneficial for so many reasons, but the reason that I love it so much is that it allows students to discover new passions that the curriculum doesn’t necessarily introduce.Project-based learning, however, is only as successful as the teacher’s pedagogy. Keep reading to hear me out!


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Math IS Fun and Games
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Keeping students engaged and working independently is challenging! Math games and task cards help Math Workshop to run smoothly. Be sure to download your FREEBIE!

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Is Your Classroom NGSS Ready?

By Kari Hammerschmitt of Anchors and ABC’s

There are many questions to consider as you plan for a successful year of science learning. What initial steps will you take with NGSS? 

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Get More From Your Writing Workshop
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

 

At the beginning of the school year, most students can easily write a couple of paragraphs about their summer vacation, a previous accomplishment, or what they hope to accomplish this school year. This is a piece of cake for the students! Then the real writing assignments begins. Many teachers ask themselves, “Where do I start?”
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Cooperative Learning Doesn’t Have to Be Hell
By Rebecca Olsen of 2LivNLearn

Want to know how to implement effective cooperative learning strategies in your classroom? Frustrated trying to manage your students’ behaviors? Cooperative learning doesn’t have to be hell with these expert tips and tricks. 
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What can I do about Halloween at School?
By Greg Litton of Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

Does your school celebrate Halloween? Do you do alternative activities? 

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A Masked Task
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Sptlight

The table was set for dinner. Plastic dishes, spoons, and cups were attached to the tablecloth that covered a large box. Read on to discover, as I did, a unique and motivating format to inspire creative writing for all ages.

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Keep The CreativityBy Michelle Webb of 

Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

 Keep the creativity alive in your classroom.

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Coupon Reward/Incentive Tickets/Coupons-Classroom Management (Editable Template)

Coupon Reward/Incentive Tickets/Coupons-Classroom Management (Editable Template)

 

Rewards for your students! Coupons are a great way to encourage positive behaviors in the classroom. There are 20 black and white tickets on individual pages and an editable template.

Happy Teaching!

Sally


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Thanksgiving Printables Mini Set ~ NO PREP! Reading Comprehension”

by Teacher Karma

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

Thanksgiving Printables – NO PREP {FREE version} was designed to keep your students learning and engaged during the holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!

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This FREEBIE includes the following:

** Thanksgiving Response Prompts
** Thanksgiving Day Story
** Thanksgiving A to Z
** Thanksgiving: Three Truths & a Lie

If this FREE Thanksgiving resource is a good fit for you and your classroom, please keep reading or click on the link found below.

Thanksgiving Printables ~ NO PREP {full version}

The description about The Thanksgiving Printables full-product version is listed below:

Thanksgiving Printables ~ NO PREP {full version}

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This can also be used for Guided Reading during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Using the Thanksgiving Printables in your classroom will give your students an opportunity to:

*Develop an in-depth understanding of the first Thanksgiving
*Encourage students to actively engage in deep thinking and metacognition
*Engage your students in creative learning through interactive printables
*Challenge students to think beyond the text

**You will find a wide range of student printables and activities to meet the needs of all of your students.

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Included in Thanksgiving Printables:

Thanksgiving Printables ~ NO PREP {full version}

**** Printable 2 page copy of The First Thanksgiving story that can be used with the following printables:
** Reading Response Prompts
** The First Thanksgiving Connections
** Connect to the Story
** How the Pilgrims Felt
** The First Thanksgiving Text Elements
** Visualizing The First Thanksgiving
** The First Thanksgiving
** Thanksgiving Day Story
** Thanksgiving: Three Truths & a Lie
** Mayflower: Three Truths & a Lie
** Mayflower: Design a Flyer
** Pilgrims: Many Changes
** Letter to the Native Americans

**** Additional Thanksgiving Printables:
** Turkey: Can / Have / Are Writing
** Thanksgiving: Was / Can / Is Writing
** Pilgrims A to Z
** Thanksgiving Word Scramble
** Thanksgiving ABC Order
** How to Catch a Turkey
** Letter From a Pilgrim
** Being Thankful
** The First Thanksgiving Word Search
** Thanksgiving A to Z
** I Am Thankful
** Thanksgiving Compound Words
** About Thanksgiving
** Vowel Review
** My Life as a Pilgrim
** Life on the Mayflower
** Thanksgiving Traditions
** What Thanksgiving Means to Me {girl version}
** What Thanksgiving Means to Me {boy version}
** Turkey Time!
** Life Aboard the Mayflower
** My Pilgrim Story
** I Am Thankful
** The First Thanksgiving
** The LIfe of a Pilgrim

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You may also be interested in these reading tools and strategies:

Brain Buddies Comprehension Kit

Thinking While Reading – Reading Salad

Metacognition Mega Bundle

Thinking Questions – Metacognition for ANY TEXT

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Save Those Candy Wrappers!

Candy Wrapper Stories

HALLOWEEN FREEBEE!

Fun! Motivating! Easy to do! Clear and simple directions to facilitate student creative writing with candy wrappers within the text of the stories. Check out Halloween Candy Wrapper Stories in the Reading Spotlight Store.


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Thanksgiving Reflections (No Prep) FREEBIE”

by MrsTech

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

There are so many things to be thankful for this time of the year and always. This short activity is no-prep and has students reflect on their Thanksgiving. This activity is great to do as bell work or as a journal activity the first day back from break so that they can tell you all about their break without spending the whole day listening to stories about Thanksgiving Break.

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Free “Rock and Roll Math Problems” Assessment Strategy Tool

 

Looking for an engaging strategy to use when reviewing multiple-choice math problems? 
“Rock and Roll Math Problems” provides engagement while students are completing multiple-choice math problems. This assessment tool encourages student groups to explore various parts of the problem-solving process.
Here’s how it works:
1. Pair students and assign them to be Partner A or Partner B.
2. Provide each pair with a number cube (die).
3. Provide each pair with a concept-based word problem or multiple-choice item.
4. Partner A rolls the number cube and then uses the Rock and Roll activity page to determine which task to complete.
5. Partner B completes the activity indicated on the number cube using the word problem or multiple-choice item.
6. If Partner A does not understand Partner B’s response, Partner A should ask clarifying questions until the response is understood.
7. Pairs should continue alternating rolls until all of the tasks have been completed or for the allotted amount of time.
8. As a class, have pairs discuss their responses to each of the tasks. Be sure to highlight any responses which reveal essential understandings or new strategies.
9. Begin the process again with a new problem if available. (Note: Sometimes, one well-developed question is more effective than several basic ones. Be sure to choose a task that will give you the most bang for your buck.)
Grab your copy here!
Enjoy!

Classroom Job Chart/Cards with Headers & Descriptions (Editable Template)

Classroom Job Chart/Cards with Headers & Descriptions (Editable Template)

Students will take ownership in the classroom with jobs. It’s a great way for you to manage your students’ responsibilities.  There are 96 choices of student job titles. You can use the job cards as a clip chart, on library pockets, or add magnetic tape.  

There are black and white versions to save on ink. There are editable templates to create your own job and change the wording on a current job. See the editable version.  

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT

Clip art and background cannot be edited.  

Included in the Mini-Polka Dot Job Chart resource:

✓ Examples

✓ Class Jobs Title (4 Options) 

✓ Color Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices) 

✓ Black and White Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)

✓ Color Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)

✓ Black and White Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)

✓ Blank Templates 

✓ Job Application (2 Choices) 

✓ Job Tracker (2 Choices) 

✓ Editable Job Header and with Description Card Templates 

✓ Fillable Job Application (2 Options) 

✓ Editable Job Tracker (2 Options) 

Happy Teaching! 

Sally


FREE MATH LESSON – “Multiplication of Multi Digit Numbers {FREEBIE}”

by Katie Jones

4th – 5th Grade

 

 

MAFS 5.NBT.2.5
Common Core 5.NBT.5 

Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

This product comes with the learning goal and scale. I’ve included a version with the common core standard and a version with the MAFS standard. There are 32 task cards for you to use in your student engaged classroom. The answer key is provided.

Task cards can be used for a variety of purposes, such as: 
1. cut apart and insert into academic notebooks for students to solve
2. exit slips
3. place in a learning center for students to practice while you meet with other students for differentiated instruction
4. Scoot!

Scoot! Directions: Place the cards around the classroom. Each student (or pair of students) start at a different card and solves the problem. The student records the answer on their paper. When the appropriate amount of time has passed (dependent on skill), signal for the students to rotate to the next card in numerical order. I like to use music to signal movement. Students continue to rotate around the classroom solving each problem. This is a great review activity to engage students and use movement in your classroom.

This produce is geared toward 5th grade standards. It could be used as enrichment in 4th grade or as an intervention tool in middle school.

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Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 & Templates (Editable) for Classroom Management

Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 & Templates (Editable) for Classroom Management

This set contains EDITABLE calendars for the 2017-2018 school year (August 2017-July 2018) AND templates for future years! Each calendar has editable behavior codes, a place to enter your e-mail address, and label the day if needed. The calendars are in color, black and white, and with regular font. The calendars show Monday-Friday only so it does not confuse the students with weekends.

You might be interested in Editable Behavior Clip Chart, Calendars, Awards, & Trackers for Classroom Management BUNDLE

The behavior calendar provides daily behavior documentation and opens communication with parents. I have my students color in the behavior earned for the day in the square at the end of the day.  

Included In This Resource:

✓ Monthly PDF Calendar (3 Choices)

✓ Monthly Editable PPT Calendar (4 Choices)

✓ Editable PPT Calendar Templates for Future Years!

✓ Parent Communication Sheet

✓ Behavior Class Tracker

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT

Clip art (theme for each month) and tables cannot be edited.  

Happy Teaching! 

Sally


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Close Read “How a Volcano Works” (Informational Text)”

by Talented in Third

3rd – 5th Grade

 

 

This product will help your students learn close reading habits with the help of a free article from ReadWorks.org. The questions included will help you conduct a close reading for this informational text.

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It covers all of the Reading Informational Text Standards for the Common Core Third Grade Standards. It is a mixture of multiple choice, short answer, and extended answer questions. The questions are provided, which takes the guesswork out of close reading and allows you to integrate close reading into your daily schedule.

In order to do the reading, just print the article and questions for each student or group and start annotating this informational text. This would work especially well in an interactive notebook, so students can reference it in the future while doing close reading. This will also work as a class read, projected and read together, if printing is limited or not desired, with questions printed or discussed as a class.

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The close read questions included correlate to ReadWorks.org’s “Eruption” Part 2. This passage is all about how a volcano works. It is written at grade 3, lexile 820 level. This makes it an advanced individual read or a class/small group read. It can be found at: Eruption.

For this close read, I only used the third page of the text. If you are interested in the other part (pages 1 and 2), please see Close Read “Eruption”, Part 1.

This is all aligned to the Third Grade Common Core Standards, with a focus on asking questions that are aligned to the level of complexity the standards require. Many times, close readings will focus on the standards, but not at the right level of complexity, meaning students are answering questions below the level they need to. This practice doesn’t actually help them develop the skills they need. These questions will help you to focus on asking the right questions, so the practice will match the end of the year assessment, as well as helping your students develop the needed skills to do well in the future.

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Top 10 Things I Like about Halloween Freebie!”

by Kathy Babineau

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

Super Simple vocabulary and writing activity freebie! Simply print and copy this b/w worksheet for your students. Allow them to generate a list of activities, things they see, etc. that they love about Halloween. Try to get the kids to put them in order so that they save their most favorite thing for #1.

 

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Free Math Talk Moves Poster

Using mathematical discussions in the classroom is a powerful way to increase our students’ critical thinking and communication skills. Effective communication about mathematics is essential to help students develop the thinking, self-questioning, and explanation skills needed to master required skills and concepts. 
A successful mathematics program emphasizes communicating mathematically frequently in the classroom. In fact, most state standards include competencies related to communicating effectively through mathematical language, justifying solutions, and evaluating the mathematical thinking of others. 
“Math Talk Moves” are moves made by the student during math talk in the classroom. Teachers can use the moves to teach students how to make connections and respond to others during a discussion of math problems. 
Grab a free copy of the poster here or click on the image. 
Want to know more about using math talk in the classroom? Click here.

Enjoy!

Free Solve It! Fall Problem Solving Sampler

 

 Build your students’ critical thinking skills from the first days of school with my Solve It! Fall Sampler Pack !

 
Developing solid critical thinking and problem solving skills in the early grades is essential to support higher-level mathematics in the later ones. Problem solving and critical thinking activities can be infused in a variety of ways. The most important thing is to get our students thinking and communicating about their thinking as often as we can. 

This sampler pack provides seven different types of critical thinking and problem solving tasks that are sure to engage your students’ strategic thinking and problem solving skills. All of these tasks can be used as starters, included on a math menu, or included as a problem solving station option. 

This sampler pack includes 7 problem solving, number clue tasks, and logic puzzles from the first four months of my “Solve It!” series. In addition, a solution guide is included for your convenience. 

Grab a free copy of my “Solve It! Fall Sampler” pack here or click the image above!

Enjoy!


Free Getting Started with Number Talks Pack

 

 

Looking for a powerful routine to get your students thinking and communicating mathematically?
 
A new school year is a great time to try a new routine! Number talks is one of my personal favorites and one that will give you a lot of “bang for your buck.” Number talks is a powerful routine to help students develop flexibility with numbers and solve basic problems without using paper-and-pencil. In addition, students increase their ability to articulate their thinking and refine their mathematical communication skills through the use of number talks. Learn more about how to get started using number talks in the classroom here.
Grab a free copy of my “Getting Started with Number Talks” pack here or click the image above!
Enjoy!


FREE MATH LESSON – “Spider Web Number Patterns”

by Michelle Walker

Kindergarten – 7th Grade

 

These 2 worksheets can be used to practice counting and number patterns. Students complete the number patterns and then describe the pattern in words. The first worksheet is complete with numbers while the second is blank to allow you to fill in the numbers of your choice.

 

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Editable Back to School/Open House PowerPoint

Editable Welcome Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint

This Editable Back to School/Open House PowerPoint has 33 pages of customizable content! It’s a huge time saver for back to school planning. Slides can be added or deleted as needed.

You might be interested in the Editable Open House Invitations

Included in this Editable PowerPoint Resource:

✓ Title Page

✓ Contact Info

✓ Meet the Teacher

✓ Teaching Beliefs Introduction

✓ Daily Schedule

✓ Snacks and Drinks

✓ Birthdays

✓ Donations

✓ Take-Home Folder (2 Slides)

✓ 1st Grade Homework

✓ 2nd Grade Homework

✓ 3rd Grade Homework

✓ 4th Grade Homework

✓ 5th Grade Homework

✓ Reading

✓ Optional Math Homework

✓ Homework

✓ Grading

✓ Missing Assignments

✓ Late Assignments

✓ Technology

✓ Expectations for Behavior

✓ Behavior Clip Chart

✓ Behavior Card Chart 

✓ Rewards

✓ Background Clearance

✓ Field Trip

✓ Volunteer Opportunities

✓ Absences 

✓ Supplies

✓ What Parents can do

✓ Questions

✓ Editable Word Doc & PPT: Parent Volunteer Sign-up Sheet

✓ Editable Word Doc & PDF: Parent Sign-In Sheet

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT

Clip art and background cannot be edited.  

Happy Teaching!

Sally

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Halloween Writing Prompts and Stationery”

by Runde’s Room

3rd – 7th Grade

 

 

Halloween Writing Prompts

This FREE Halloween Writing Activity pack contains writing prompts and Halloween stationery for 4 different forms of writing. Forms of writing include: fictional narrative, procedural writing, news article, and journal writing or personal memoir.

These writing prompts can be used as a centers activity during your writing workshop, assigned as a summative writing activity, or as a free-choice free writing activity.

Completed writing activities can be posted to create a spooktacular bulletin board.

 

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Free Back-to-School Themed Problem Solving Tasks

 

Looking for some back-to-school themed problem-solving tasks for your students?
This problem solving pack emphasizes the use of a variety of problem solving strategies to address the seven differentiated tasks. The beauty of this pack is that there is not a specific strategy that has to be used to solve each problem; however, there are strategies that would be considered more efficient than others. This provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the various ways students solved each problem and expand their problem solving toolboxes with a little math talk. For a free poster of the most common problem solving strategies, check out my Problem Solving Strategies freebie!
Want to know more?
Learn more about how to begin creating your community of math learners right from the start here.
Grab a free copy of the problem solving pack here or click the image above!

Enjoy!


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Types/Kinds of Sentences FREEBIE”

by TeachToTell

2nd – 6th Grade

 

 

Are you teaching your students about the four Types of Sentences? If so, then you will find this resource very helpful.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
✓ 4 color posters on the four types of sentences (Declarative, Imperative, Interrogative, Exclamatory)

✓2 color posters that feature the terminology ‘full-stop’ instead of ‘period’

✓ 4 blackline posters on the four types of sentences (Declarative, Imperative, Interrogative, Exclamatory)

✓ 2 blackline posters that feature the terminology ‘full-stop’ instead of ‘period’

✓ 2 blackline posters of the 4 minimized posters on a single page for students to glue in their notebooks for reference.

✓ 4 color word cards naming the sentence types.

✓ 20 color task cards featuring sentence types to play scoot or to be placed in an independent center.

✓ 1 Recording Sheet

✓ 1 Answer Key (color and blackline)

* Example sentences feature mentor sentences from the book, ‘Enemy Pie’ by Derek Munson.

All the best for the academic year!

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If your students like this resource, they would like the interactive nature of this one too:
TYPES OF SENTENCES NOTEBOOK FOLDABLES, TASK CARDS, QR CODE CARDS COMMON CORE
THE SENTENCE {SIMPLE, COMPOUND, COMPLEX}FOLDABLES, TASK CARDS, QR CODES BUNDLE

 

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Adaptable Short Story Chart (adaptable to all works of fiction)

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Adaptable Short Story Chart (adaptable to all works of fiction)

 

Product Description

Adaptable Short Story Chart

This short story chart is perfectly adapted to all fiction (short stories, novels, plays….)

The document includes an explanation page as well as pages for students to complete.

It is excellent way to have students identify the different parts of plot.

It includes the following elements:
-narration
-Plot (initial situation, climax…)
-Setting
-Characterization
-Memorable quotes
-Themes

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
N/A

Opinion Writing Peer Editing Checklist CCSS Aligned for Grades 3rd – 5th

Opinion Writing Peer Editing Checklist CCSS Aligned for Grades 3rd – 5th

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 opinion essay bundle before you buy it right here…FREE Opinion Writing Basic Rubric CCSS Aligned

*Teacher rubric on one side while student self-assessment is on the other side when printed.
*Rubrics are created with variation to meet your classroom’s needs.
*Can print rubrics front and back to save on paper (cut it in half.)
*Peer edits for students to share and learn from each other.
*It’s a very detailed checklist.
*For a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph opinion essay.
*Checklists are full & half page PDF format.
*Can print checklists front and back to save on paper.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers and students.
*Easy scoring on a 10 or 5 points each category out of 100 points.
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction.
*Teacher and student self assessment to grade a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph essay.
*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. 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 12 and 13 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

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Classroom Economy: Jobs, Bucks (Label Your Money), & Reward System

Classroom Economy: Jobs, Bucks (Label Your Money), & Reward System

A unique idea for your classroom economy! Many students inevitably fidget with things in the classroom. Why not give them math facts and examples to review at the same time? Implement an original classroom economy in which students can learn while they earn! Students will take ownership in the classroom with jobs.  There are 96 choices of student job titles. It’s a great way for you to manage your students’ responsibilities. You can use it as a clip chart, on library pockets, or add magnetic tape.

Included in the job polka dot resource (Click HERE to view the product):
✓ Examples
✓ Class Jobs Title (4 options)
✓ Color Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Black and White Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Color Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Black and White Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Blank Templates
✓ Job Application (2 Choices)
✓ Job Tracker (2 Choices)
✓ Editable Job Header and with Description Card Templates
✓ Fillable Job Application (2 Options)
✓ Editable Job Tracker (2 Options)

There are black and white versions to save on ink. There are editable templates to create your own job and change the wording on a current job. See the editable version.

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

Included in the money resource (Click HERE to view the product):
Included in this resource:
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash in Color
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash Black and White
✓ Math examples and facts for back side of cash (22 Pages for differentiation)
✓ Classroom Pay and Deductions Scale/Classroom Store
✓ Label your money Editable template with tips
✓ Wallet
✓ Coupon Reward Tickets with Editable Template included as a bonus!

There are black and white versions to save on ink. Also, you can label the back of your money with the template! See the editable version.

Included math examples are addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts, place value (standard form, word form, short word form, expanded form, expanded notation, digit value, rounding, and decimal expanded form,), and scientific notation. With the different grade level math examples, you can differentiate for a diverse class or use the math examples specific to your grade.

I use the class money for job payment and positive reinforcement. The kiddos love it when I give money for exemplary behavior. And it will set a positive tone in the classroom. Students will take ownership in the classroom. Every minute in the classroom counts!

Happy Teaching!
Sally

You may also be interest in these classroom management products:
Superhero Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side
Superhero Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions (Editable)
Superhero Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Coupon Reward Tickets
Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Mini-Polka Dot Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Behavior Management Bundle
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) BUNDLE
Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management
Editable Open House Invitations
Editable Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint Slideshow

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Classroom Economy Wallet for Money FREEBIE
Classroom Job Application FREEBIE for Classroom Economy

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Free Group and Skit Evaluation Rubric

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Group and Skit Evaluation Rubric

 

Product Description

Group work is always tricky to evaluate because there is so much going on. In addition, as educators, we are required to give detailed feedback on students’ performances.

I created this FREE document to make the teacher’s job easier, and to allow students to be responsible for their success as well.

Self-evaluation grids are a great way to guide students in their evaluations. Students will know exactly what is expected of them and will be made responsible for their success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer evaluations.

This self-evaluation grid will help students as well as teachers to assess students’ group work. When students use this grid to assess their work, there are no surprises when they receive their final mark. This grid, in particular, allows the students to become organized and responsible for their individual parts.

These self-evaluation grids are also very helpful to teachers:
 Helps the teacher justify the final mark;
 Helps to identify students’ weaknesses and strengths;
 Helps parents and students better understand the task required;
 Helps teachers create rubrics for the final evaluation.

Because of formatting issues, this package was created in a PDF document, but I can easily email you a Word file to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.

It’s teaching made easy!

You may also be interested in the following products: 

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes
Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)
Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)
Death of a Salesman (No prep required)
Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)
Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “My Science Notebook Cover”

by The Traveling Classroom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

This is a fun science notebook cover page that can be stapled, glued, or slid into a sleeve on any notebook. We used it on the front of a spiral notebook to use for all our science recording activities! I hope you find it useful…Enjoy!

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Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 – 9/13/17

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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By A Teacher’s Teacher 

ELA/Writing; Grades 7-10

This three-passage text set is accompanied by an informational prompt regarding the topic of skydiving. It’s a perfect assignment to engage typically apathetic students, as well as those students who are typically successful in your classroom, while still relying on the skills of using the information in the text set.  Modeled after AIR Testing, which is used in numerous states across the country, it would also fit well into a PARCC simulation. The text set, itself, is 5 pages long.

  

By Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

Math; Grade 3

Are you looking for PowerPoint interactive activities to use with 1 to 1 computer time, blended lessons, and more? Do you need a fun and engaging way for your students to practice multiplication? This Scarecrow themed Interactive Self-Correcting PowerPoint Slide Show with sound may be just what you need. This interactive PowerPoint activity addresses CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5 Multiply and divide within 100.  See more details on the product’s page to learn about this great affordable item!

By 2livNlearn

Classroom Management; All Grades

Group your students quickly and easily with these cards! There are a myriad of cards to choose from which can be used in multiple ways. Group in pairs or up to eight students at a time. Included are: Groups of two 21 pairs, Opposites groups of two 18 pairs, Groups of two 10 pairs, Groups of two 14 pairs, Groups of three 6 sets, Groups of four 4 sets and Groups of eight 40 sets.  That makes a total of 320 different cards!  Never have to worry about “randomly” grouping again!

Reading/Social Studies; Grades 3-5

Have students learn about September 11th with this informational text passage while also practicing their reading comprehension skills.  Included in this product are the following: An Informational Text Passage entitled “The Attacks of September 11th,” A reading comprehension Assessment, Student Answer Sheet, Foldable for recording short response, Teacher Answer Key. and Foldable Directions (easy as could be! … no-prep required).  See the full description on the item’s page for a sample video about this terrific product!

By El Jaguar

Spanish; Not Grade Specific

This wonderful “El Grito “Cultural unit is the perfect way to celebrate Sept 16. Mexican Independence Day in your classroom.  The unit addresses the history of the Father Hidalgo in Dolores and his legendary “Grito de Dolores” that started the Mexican Revolution. The unit also describes in detail the reenactment ceremonies done on Sept 15 every year in the Zocalo of Mexico by the President of Mexico. It is a fun unit with wonderful Word Searches both in Spanish and English to reinforce the reading and cognates. Finally a fun coloring activity can be used for Elementary students. You can do it as a class reading and then little ones can just have fun coloring the Sugar Skull on a bed of Roses and doing the English Word Search.  See the item’s page for a full description of what is included for a great price!

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