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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Cyberbully Movie Graphic Organizer, Sub Plan, Any Subject, End of Year”

by Julie Faulkner

7th – 12th Grade

Cyberbully Movie Graphic Organizer, Sub Plan, End of Year, Bullying Month

This movie viewing pack is hinged with a graphic organizer that highlights 6 CCSS skills to cover during the viewing of the movie, ABC Family’s Cyberbully. It covers plot, cause/effect, setting, characterization, and character motivation. The questions range up the Bloom’s levels. To supplement this set of questions and to dig more deeply with your film experience, a paired info text lesson and a writing prompt is also included are also provided. Plus you’ll get a bright, positive classroom poster as a bonus!

Several links to the full movie are provided for FREE, and the DVD can be purchased online as well!

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Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ “Great activity; I paired it with your argumentative cyberbullying writing prompt. Both are excellent.”
♥ “This was perfect for my middle schoolers! The movie was very engaging, and the organizer helped them process and keep track of everything that was happening.”
♥ “This is a great follow up to the video Cyberbully. Definitely for my higher level students, I teach junior high. Great for a sub plan!”
♥ “The movie kept my 8th graders attention the entire time…this was a perfect resource to hold them accountable for what they saw.”
♥ “I show this video every semester to my computer students, and I must say, this graphic organizer is much more interesting than the question handout I have been using. Thank You.”

If you are considering expanding your conversation of cyberbullying, or if you teach English and are looking for an interesting writing prompt, take a look at my cyberbullying argumentative writing prompt pack. Click Here

Looking for more interesting and engaging movie guides to make showing film in class more rigorous? Check out the following titles:
The Great Gatsby
The Giver
Ransom of Red Chief
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Speak
The Hunger Games
Frankenstein
Beowulf

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREEBIE Memorial Day Rhymes”

by Reading and Writing Redhead

1st – 3rd Grade

Need something for Memorial Day and do your students need to work on rhyming skills? Try this free Memorial Day Rhyme Match from Reading and Writing Redhead! Students match up the rhymes and glue them on a record sheet. Would be great for grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 and homeschoolers!

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Episode 38 Excedrin-Free End-of-the-Year Organization: Get Out Your Packing Tape!

The end is in sight, and you have to think about packing up your classroom for the summer. Whether you’re required to pack up your entire room for the summer, or tuck your teaching goodies away in cabinets and closets, this episode is for you. It doesn’t have to be a headache. Listen in as we discuss ways we keep ourselves organized… or not (SOME of us are a little unorganized, but we get an A+ for effort). We laugh a little, and bitch a little, but you’ll come away with a new idea or two!

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We Teach So Hard…Episode 37 Glue Gun At The Ready? It’s Almost Mother’s Day!

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day craft for your kiddos to do this week? SO ARE WE! Seriously though, sometimes Mother’s Day can be difficult to navigate. We’ve all had students who have lost mothers, are in foster care, or have absentee moms. This holiday can be emotionally challenging. In this episode, we share creative writing and craft ideas, a few good books, and some ideas for helping our kiddos who struggle this time of year. This episode is for you because YOU TEACH SO HARD!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Mother’s Day Activity”

by Teaching Second Grade

2nd Grade

Mother’s Day Activity
FREEBIE

Looking for a simple and easy to put together booklet for Mother’s Day? Then this flip book is the answer.

There are 3 different versions of the book
*Mother’s Day
*Mother’s Day (grandma)
*Mother’s Day (step-mom)
*Special Person’s Day

Just copy on white or colored paper, cut out, put in order, then staple. Each page has an activity for your students to fill out.


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Mother’s Day Seeds”

by Simply Special Ed

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Mother’s Day Seed Bombs!

Students can follow the visual directions to make these recycled seed bombs out of paper you have hanging around the classroom!

Includes:
+ Gift Tags
+ Ingredients
+ Recipe
+ Sequencing
+ Quiz Page


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We Teach So Hard…Episode 36… So You’re Teaching Summer School?

You’re tired…bone tired, but someone has got to pay the bills, so you’re teaching summer school this year! It doesn’t have to be doom, gloom and drudgery. Summer school can be a fantastic time to try out new teaching ideas, themes, projects and lessons. It doesn’t have to be worksheet-driven. For your sanity, and your kiddos’ survival, give this episode a listen. We’ve got great ideas for you, because you TEACH SO HARD!

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Reading Games: Vowel Bingo

Great class activity for the last days of the school year! Students have fun while reviewing short or long vowels. Each set includes 24 classroom-tested cards and simple instructions for easy use by busy teachers. Enjoyable and effective practice! Several other Bingo games are also available individually in the Reading Spotlight Store.  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bargain-Bingo-Bundle-Vowel-Families-Learn-to-Read-2108465


Main Idea Game

Are you looking for some crazzzzzy fun for the whole class at the end of the school year—something that is simple, effective, and easy to use? This category game is an enjoyable and helpful way to get students thinking in broad terms about main idea and supporting details. It helps to ingrain the metacognitive structure of an important reading strategy, and it is also useful in improving verbal communication skills. 112 categories and complete instructions for easy classroom use are included. Enjoy the learning and the smiles!

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Word Search Puzzles


Fun! Motivating! Effective! Easy to Use!


Perfect end of school year activity for busy teachers!

Reading Spotlight’s Word Search Bargain Bundles provide practice in scores of phonic clusters in a different and enjoyable way. Since our brains remember in patterns, these sets help to imprint the words for more automatic recognition later. 

Each Word Search includes an easy to use Answer Key. Puzzles are also available individually.

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We Teach So Hard…Episode 35 Outdoor Education: The Antidote for Waning Attention

Do we hear wailing and the gnashing of teeth? The end is near, and your students are squirrely and CHECKED OUT. Don’t freak out! Take them outside! In this episode of WE TEACH SO HARD, we share fun end-of-year ideas for taking the learning and teaching outside. Spring is in the air, don’t despair! Take it outside. Student engagement will soar!

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We Teach So Hard…Episode 34 Granola and Peace Signs…Lesson Ideas for Earth Day

 

We’ve got the future of the planet in our classrooms. Earth Day is a fantastic opportunity to begin conservation conversations and education with your students with the intent that Earth Day might be celebrated EVERY DAY. This episode is chocked full of ideas to use with your students throughout the spring months…literacy, math, science and social studies! We’ve got all the bases covered for your Earth Day celebrations.

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The Earth Day Special (referenced in the podcast) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz0HzS1O-ug

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We Teach So Hard…Episode 33… Interdisciplinary Projects Can Save Your Sanity

We’re galloping toward the year’s end. There’s standardized testing to get through…HOURS of it, in fact. Field trips, assemblies, learning celebrations, and don’t forget about your evaluation, report cards, common assessments, and closing up your classroom. When we think about our school life in the months of April, May and June, it’s hard not to hyperventilate. BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE TO TEACH, and let’s face it-our students are checked out! Interdisciplinary projects can save your sanity. They really can! They’ll keep the learning going, engage your kids, and help you get in all those standards you still have to teach. TURN UP YOUR VOLUME and get ready to rock your end of the year teaching!

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Easter Ten-Frames”

by Math Coach’s Corner

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Easter-themed ten-frames help students build a conceptual understanding of numbers to ten. Includes suggestions for use.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Free Easter Bunny’s Multiplication and Division Game! Math Centers!”

by Alferi

3rd – 5th Grade

A fun freebie to review multiplication and division facts!

Great for centers!

26 problems and answers included

One player must be Bunny to check answers!

Enjoy!

Thanks for all you do and have a great week!

Sincerely,
Kimberly Sullivan


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Hoppy Easter Candy Bag Toppers”

by Doodles and Kreations

Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Give your students and your friends a treat for Easter with this cute candy bag topper.

Included:
1 page of 4 candy bag toppers

As per our copyright law, please only use in ONE classroom.
Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
Doodles and Kreations

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free! “SPRING INTO READING” Bookmarks for Easter or Spring”

by Christine Maxwell Hand to Heart

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Free! Here are two pages of bookmarks for Easter and Spring. One page is in color and the other is grayshades.

They can be used to motivate reading with the words “SPRING INTO READING.” The clip art is appropriate for a wide range of groups.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Cracked Easter Egg Match-Up”

by It’s a Wicked Good Life

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

An Easter/Spring themed upper and lower case ABCs match-up. 

An additional use for these cards is giving students half and egg and their matching upper/lower case letter section of the egg is their partner for group activities.


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FREE MATH LESSON – “FREE Easter Math Activity”

by Apple House Learning

1st – 2nd Grade

FREE Easter Math Skip Counting. 

This activity is from my Super Easter Math Packet.

: Dr. Pearlena Wallace, Apple House Learning℠
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The Easter Egg Square”

by Learn for the Long Haul

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

The Easter Egg Square by Charles Akins is a heart-warming and beautifully illustrated text with a powerful message of hope. It is about a very special little egg named Kubely who longs to be chosen to be an Easter egg for the King’s Easter celebrations.

If you are looking for a fun Easter story with cartoon illustrations that will inspire your little artists, this book is perfect for you! The Easter Egg Square is readily available as an e-book.

Includes:

* Descriptions of four of the elements of design
* Questions and activities for each element of design
* Activities and questions inspired by the text
* Higher-order thinking questions 

Artist reflections make a great accompaniment to any art display. These free Owl Artist Statement templates will do the trick!

Learn for the Long Haul

More time-saving resources by Learn for the Long Haul:

Addition and Subtraction Task Cards

Multiplication Mastery

Music of Dolphins

Quick Reading Assessment

Art Activities based on The Easter Egg Square by Charles Akins by Learn for the Long Haul is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


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March Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

St. Patricks Day and so many more tried and true teaching ideas are here
for you to check out this March.  Best yet,soon it will be spring and
the end of the year will be here before you know it.

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A Stranger in a Strange Classroom, It’s Standardized Testing Time!

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

For a multitude of teachers and kids, the anticipation of spring and excitement of summer break are shrouded by stressful thoughts that emerge during testing season.  Of course, if you’re an educator, you can’t get away from it, stress is your ever present companion, it’s an inherent part of the job, especially during this time of year. To add insult to injury, if your students do poorly, it’s on you.

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The Thief of Joy
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning 

 Finding joy in the selection of read-alouds this month.

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Slope for Vertical and Horizontal Lines

I work in the Math Lab at the community college where I also teach. Last week, I had two College Algebra students who were having difficulty with slope. They knew the equation y = mx + b, but were unsure when it came to horizontal or vertical lines. Read how I used visuals to help these students.

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 Advice From The Coach
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight 

Check out this advice from a famous basketball coach. It can be effectively applied to teaching, too.

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 Watermelon Subtraction
By Margot Gentile of Margot Gentile

Watermelon slices naturally look like big smiles, don’t they? There will be smiles all around as children manipulate the movable parts to “bite” into watermelon slices and remove seeds. They will be delighted to “see” and understand the concept of subtraction and teachers will love this freebie!

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 6 Confusing Words to Master
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Learning to master confusing words, is an essential skill for all writers.

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Today We Are Leprechauns

Learn how you can use STEM in your elementary classroom this March with a fun Leprechaun activity. All smart Leprechauns hide their gold, but a truly tricky one will also build a protective container to keep out humans. Check out the ideas my students came up with in this St. Patrick’s Day STEM lesson.

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 Classroom Seating Arrangements for Grades 4-8
By  Marcy Howe of It’s A Teacher Thing

Classroom seating arrangements can make or break a classroom. Learn about four classroom seating arrangements that work and the benefits and drawbacks of each.

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Striving & Thriving: Remembering Purpose in the Reading Classroom
By Tracy Willis of Mossy Oak Musings

Sometimes, your teaching attitude just nose dives into the concrete pavement, and sometimes it takes new learning opportunities and our students to remind us that we are striving and thriving. Grab a box of tissues!
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Building Student Empowerment
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

 It was my first year of teaching and I was a little nervous and very excited about my first parent-teacher conferences. 3 parents out of my 27 students showed up. 30+ years later. . I have 100% parent participation.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Page Freebie”

by Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

FREE Coloring Page for some St. Patrick’s Day Color for Fun in your classroom!
This resource is from my St. Patrick’s Day Fun! Color For Fun Printable Coloring Pages packet.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Math Freebie: Multiplication Fact Families for Grades 3 & 4”

by Chrysti’s Class

3rd – 4th Grade

Delight your students with these fun St. Patrick’s Day math activities. There are 4 green 4 leaf clovers to a page with 4 pages. The same fact family pages also come in black and white for you printing needs. Great for centers, whole class work, or fast finishers. 

Directions and Ideas for this Product

Color 4- leaf clover

1. Laminate and have kids write each fact family equation on each leaf with dry erase markers.

2. Teacher writes the equations on each of the clover sections. Cut out. Students put the stem and leaves together like a puzzle.

3. Do the same as above, but students quietly wander the classroom to find the 5 pieces that go together. Great movement break.

4. Use as a bulletin board display.

5. Students play a matching game. Cut out all the 5 pieces. Students turn over a stem and then take turns turning over a leaf until they find the 4 leaves that match their stem. The game continues with students turning over a 2nd stem to again find the 4 matches.

Black and White 4 – leaf clover

1. Use the same ideas as above. Students can color the clover leaves and stem.

2. Use as a worksheet where student write each equation in a leaf to match the 3 numbers in the stem. Print out double sided and staple.

CCSS Aligned
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NBT.A.3 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.C.7 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.B.4

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Here’s another St Patrick’s Day Math Game for grades 4-5


St Patrick’s Day Math Word Problem Task Card Review: Shamrock Bakery Game

MORE GREAT MATH GAMES THAT ARE CCSS ALIGNED for GRADES 3 – 5

Thanksgiving Turkey Math Word Problem Task Card Center for 3rd Grade: CCSS Aligned 

Christmas Math Word Problems for 3rd: CCSS Aligned 

Halloween Math Word Problems for 3rd Grade 

UNIT PROJECTS for GRADES 3 – 5


Biography Informational Text Research and Project 

Cinderella, Culture and the Common Core: A Multicultural Fairytale Unit 


The Mystery Genre: Bundled Unit for Grades 3 – 5 
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Biography Informational Text Research and Project 

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Music Math for St Patrick’s Day: Free Music Download”

by MusicTeacherResources

4th – 7th Grade

For Your March Music Lessons – St Patrick’s Day Music Math. It’s a Free Music Download

There are TWO music math activity sheets in this file to cater for two different grade levels.

♫ Students are to complete the music math equations and color the St Patrick’s Day image.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Color by Number Freebie”

by Teaching MrsT

3rd – 4th Grade

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and sneak in some learning by using this St. Patty’s Day multiplication freebie. Students will color the squares to reveal a hidden message and hidden picture. This download includes two different multiplication sheets and answer keys!


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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 Field Trips and ELA and reading ideas, to celebrating Black History Month and President’s Day, you don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators. If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs
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 Adding more to the air than love this February.
 

Ya Gotta Love Field Trips or Not!
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 
I was inspired to write this blog post after listening to my 3 podcast buddies tell about their Field Trip Follies: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, on our podcast, We Teach So Hard. I, too have stories to tell. So pull up a chair, sip some wine and read on… 

Black History Month Celebration
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

 Showcase your students’ learning with a black history month celebration. Show your students learning creatively, inviting parents along the way. 
 

Design a Monster: A Makerspace Activity
By Laura Cripe of Under One Roof 

 Makerspace activities are all the rage these days. Learn how my kids used our makerspace to design and create their own Halloween monster. This is the perfect activity for elementary students who are too excited about Halloween to do any kind of regular school work.
 

How to Choose Between Eager of Anxious
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

 Be sure to say what you mean when choosing between “eager” and “anxious.”

 
 Writing with Colors
 I’ve found that using colors when writing on the whiteboard can be helpful in multiple ways. Colors can be used to create associations in the minds of learners, and the more you repeat the same method of color usage, the more those associations will strengthen in the learners’ minds. Using these associations, students are quicker to find mistakes or identify what they’re supposed to do.
 
Is Dyslexia a Gift?
 Can dyslexia be considered a gift? Read this post before you decide.
Put Your Heads Together to Brainstorm
Brainstorming can be an intimidating and daunting task for many students.  It’s hard for young writers to come up with ideas for a topic without having a lot of life experience.  It is necessary to brainstorm WITH your students in the beginning, then gradually hand over the responsibility to students once you have taught them strategies and skills to use.
 
Valentine Tabletop Decoration Gift for the Family
 Your older elementary(gr.4+) can make this beautiful Valentine tabletop decoration gift for their family. Part construction/part craft, the kids will enjoy making this project. It even lights up.  
Differentiation in the Classroom
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Differentiating in your classroom can be a lot easier than you may think. Learn five easy ways to differentiate in your 4th through 8th grade classroom and help all students succeed.
 
 

By Lisa Robles of LisateachR’s Classroom

  Here’s your go-to for some Valentine’s help!!
 

3 Questions to Get You Through Teacher Evaluation Season
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs 

 It’s that time of year…You’re going to be observed and evaluated. What will you teach? Sometimes, it feels like a dog and pony show. These 3 questions will help you authentically reflect on your growth.

 

 Tried & True Bookmaking: Pop-Up Book

 By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Here’s an oldie but a goodie: the pop-up book. Kids (and adults) never get tired of making these because there are so many options for creativity.
 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Free Downloads St. Patrick’s Day Math Game! Early Finishers and Centers”

by Alferi

3rd – 5th Grade

Free Mouse’s Multiplication and Division Game

Theme: St. Patrick’s Day

Purpose: to review multiplication and division facts

Players move around the coins to the pot of gold finish. One player will have to be Mouse to check answers.

36 lucky shamrock cards with 2 facts on each card.

This game is both fun and engaging! Great for math centers and early finishers.

I also provided a task card recording sheet if you would like your students to review without using the game. 

The title of the game is Mouse’s St. Patrick’s Day Game. I chose this name in case you would like to change things up a bit. You could have your students use addition and subtraction flash cards. They could also make their own cards using more difficult problems , spelling words, or vocabulary words. Students can draw a shamrock on each card they make for the game to represent the lucky shamrock. The same directions can be used with a few minor changes. The game can be used for any type of review. 

I hope your students enjoy this freebie!
All clipart is from Mycutegraphics.com
Thanks for downloading and feedback is always appreciated!

Sincerely,
Kimberly Sullivan


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Treat Tag FREEBIE”

by Mrs Beattie’s Classroom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Let your students or coworkers know how much you appreciate them this St. Patrick’s Day with these cute treat tags. Simply print and attach any gold-wrapped treat. Four cards to each 8.5 x 11 page.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREEBIE St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompt – NO PREP”

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1st – 3rd Grade

FREEBIE St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompt – NO PREP

Need a writing prompt for St. Patrick’s Day? Grab this freebie where students will be writing about what they would like to find at the end of the rainbow. A checklist is also included so children can assess their own work and for accountability. I have also included both Handwriting without Tears and regular lined papers. Just print and go!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Lucky Unlucky ELA Card Game – Editable”

by KinderKay

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

This game can be used for many concepts. Type sight words, CVC words, CVCe words, or concept words onto the editable card templates. To add a challenge to the game, create “Einstein cards. These are cards with a more difficult word or concept. When kids pick a LUCKY card, they get another turn. When kids pick an UNLUCKY card, they lose a turn. Cards are worth points. At the end of the game, students count their point. The student with the most points wins. This game can be used as a St. Patricks Day game, but can also be used year round. Because it is editable, words and concepts can be changed for differentiation and practice. 

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