Category Archives : 4th of July


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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Social Skills All Year

by Kathy Babineau

Grades KG – 5th

 

This kit contains 240 cards covering seasonal scenarios and topics. For each month of the year (including summer months), there are 4 Topic Talker cards, 4 Role Playing cards, 4 Facial Expression/Body Language cards, 4 Problem Solver cards, and 4 Perspective Taker cards, for a total of 20 cards for each month of the year. Cards are simply marked with the month of the year, but they can also be mixed and matched throughout the year if you would rather not focus on themes.

The Topic Talker Cards offer suggested topics of conversation, many of which are related to timely topics and holidays. Some other generic school based topics have been included in order to be sensitive to students who may not observe particular holidays. These topic talker cards are helpful for students who are trying to work to maintain on-topic exchanges with peers, addressing attention to conversation and even general expressive and receptive language.

The Role Playing cards also address many timely topics. When using the Role Playing cards, I like to have multiple teams role play the same scenes, because there may be several correct ways to “act out” the situation. It is also fun sometimes to role play the situation in an inappropriate way and then discuss why it may be hurtful or inappropriate or offensive. Be sure to brainstorm and discuss how body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice and word choice are all important to communication.

The Facial Expression/Body Language cards are fun to use to think about and practice ways that we communicate with our faces and our bodies.

The Problem Solver cards offer students opportunities to think about social situations, analyze the problem and generate practical solutions. There is not always just one correct answer to these problems.

The Perspective Taker cards encourage students to put themselves in a situation or in someone else’s shoes and decide how they might feel.

To use this kit, simply print out all sheets and then cut apart and laminate (optional) the cards, and you are good to go! They are all in black and white (except the cover page) to go easy on the color copying budget.

I hope you like this and find it helpful when working with your students!

Kathy Babineau

Here are a few other social skills products you may like:

Super Problem Solvers

Social Skills for Teenagers

Social and Safety Skill Discussion/Question Cards


20% Off Sale at Gifted and Talented Materials By Joyce Lansky

This is the place to find high level materials 

for your bright students at great prices. 

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At my store, you will find:

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Is Independence Day More than Just Fireworks?

Sharing is Caring Elite Teacher Blogging Cooperative*** Activities for the 4th of July***sharing is caring

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Is Independence Day more than just fireworks? Read what these educators have to say about it.

 

American Flag for July 4th

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Freedom in the Classroom

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Teaching kids about freedom and keeping it simple.

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Foster Freedom in Writer’s Workshop

By Marypat Mahoney of Just Add Students

Giving students choice on what they write about and the mode in

which it’s written puts the power back into students’ hands.

Not only that, but in the real world — our students will be

writing letters of complaint, business proposals, notes of condolence,

emails to explain or convince, blog posts to explain opinions…

the list goes on. So, how do we do that? 

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Stars & Stripes

By Deann Marin, of Socrates Lantern

When I think about July 4th, I think about our American Flag and what it represents.

I asked my class what this day means to them. A young boy stated, “It’s when you get to see fireworks.

This is one of the responses I expected, so I asked why do we have fireworks?

He just shrugged his shoulders. Another student responded and said,

“To celebrate our Independence from England.” Great answer I told him.

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Celebrating the 4th With Kids?

By Mary Carr of Carrberry Creations

Celebrating the 4th with kids and want to keep them busy?

Learn how to have kids make a little notebook craft for 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day from Carrberry Creations!



Goodbye June SALE! Summer School and 4th of July Resources…

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BUNDLE VALUE! 5 Centers for the Fourth of July… Save $5.00!






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★ Five Literacy and Math Centers for the Fourth of July! 


★ 170+ Pages Download in this Fourth of July Bundle





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**Summer DIBELS Onset Rime Center

**Summer Sight Word Center for the First 100 Dolch Sight Words.


Click here to view my summer products…

Teaching Summer School?  Or just want to keep your own children’s skills in tact?  Then these Summer Themed activities may be just what you are looking for… Here are a few of the activities you can find by visiting my TpT store and clicking on the “Summer” category…




Color and Black and White versions of all 3 emergent readers plus a “Write Your Own” version, and an “Illustrate Your Own” version for students to show their comprehension skills.

Work on DIBELS onset rime, real or nonsense…

Summer Swimmers Onset Rime – Level 2

Sight Word Practice

Below are a few sample pages from this product…

Here are a few sample pages from this product…

Color and Black and White Versions of All Songs…


4th of July Themed- El Patriota- Label Body Parts and Review Clothing in Spanish

This exciting coloring lesson of “El Patriota” with a 4th of July theme is a great tool to review colors, clothing and body parts. The lesson includes 12 body parts vocabulary words that need to be used in order to complete the coloring key.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-of-July-Themed-El-Patriota-Label-Body-Parts-and-Review-Clothing-in-Spanish-1925159

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Great lessons to review clothing vocabulary. Please download for FREE ” La Ropa ” from my store.

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TO PIN THIS LESSON

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I’m Having a SALE!

Gifted and Talented Materials by Joyce Lansky is having a sale now through June 4th. I have 267 products on sale for 10% off

Your best savings will come from my many literary guides or book units.

But I also have a lot of math lessons and logic. I have it all!

Please stop by my store to take advantage of savings of 10% off these next few days.

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Logic Problems to Last The Year

Logic problems are a fun way to keep kids engaged, especially at the end of the year. My store is packed with these that may be purchased for a dollar a piece or in bulk for a discounted price. Why not plan ahead and take care of all the holidays at once with one of my logic problems to last the year packets.


This original packet was made to challenge students in third through fifth grades, but some of these problems are tough and most likely would meet the needs of older students in the regular classroom. 


The booklet contains twelve logic problems from the first day of school until the Tired Teachers at the end. Along the way, students will tackle challenges centered around Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas (2), Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, April Fools Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day. Right now it’s set at a reduced price of $8.75, so please check it out.   https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Logic-Problems-to-Last-the-School-Year-IG-1264788

If you teach younger kids, no worries, I have the materials for your kids, too, with Logic Problems to Last the Year (Book II) for grades 1 – 3. This mini version of the original book contains six logic problems surrounding the holidays of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and our American Independence Day. These matrix logic problems contain one grid to challenge our bright younger students, but once again, they could also challenge an older child in the regular classroom. Book II sells for the reduced price of only $3.95. 


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If you like logic or any activities to challenge bright students, please check out my store at:

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Summer Fun For Kids

Here in the south, we’re looking at the last week before it’s off for summer vacation. Before you get too green with envy, please note that teachers started this school year in July. Luckily, the powers that be got some sense, and we won’t see our classrooms until August this next school year.


Being a lover of summer, I never understood the concept of, “I’M BORED!” over the summer; however, we all know kids who yearn for things to do. Why not send your kids off with my Boredom Busters at the end of the school year? Once they take up your text books, you can even keep them happy with these fun puzzles to challenge minds.


This booklet is for the young minds in grades 1 – 3. It contains three summer themed logic puzzles, a sedoku, a maze, and a quote puzzle. It is targeted to gifted and talented students and I’ve marked the price down to $3.95 this week. That’s a real bargain since I sell my puzzles individually for $1 a piece.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Summer-Boredom-Busters-Puzzles-to-Keep-Bright-Minds-Challenged-Over-The-Summer-1855292

For those older intellectually gifted kids in grades 3 – 5, I made the original Boredom Busters. Inside, you will find three logic problems, a sedoku, a quote puzzle, and a funny story, “Beware of Cooties,” that is guaranteed to bring a chuckle. This, too, has a reduced price of $4.25. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Summer-Boredom-Busters-Puzzles-to-Keep-Bright-Minds-Challenged-Over-The-Summer-1845582

I’d love for you to stop by and check out  these products or others at my store.

If logic is your thing, my store is loaded with it!

 

So how about it?


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Thanks for stopping by our Word Press blog, The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative.  Click on the categories posted on the right hand column to find particular lessons. Below is a list of the categories.

Have fun exploring TBOTEMC,

Vicky

 

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