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Thesis Writing Poster

Product Description

As any English teacher can tell you, the thesis statement is the most important part of the essay. It defines the arguments and orients the reader. Unfortunately, many students have difficulty with the thesis statement. This is why I have created the “7 Steps to Writing an Effective Thesis Statement” poster.

The poster is a step by step guide on how to write the thesis starting with selecting a topic the student understands and walks them through the process until the end.

I am making the poster available in different formats for facility of use in the classroom:

– The first format measures 70 cm (27.6 inches) (easy printing) PDF

– The second format measure 97 cm (38.2) – information can be more easily read from further away (easy printing) PDF

– One smaller poster PDF

– An image format JPEG

You may also be interested in the following resources:

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

Teaching The Essay Package

Total Pages
4 different formats of posters
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


Congratulations to the Winners of the THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates!

Congratulations to Sally Phillips for 

winning the FIRST $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

Congratulations to Real Cool English for winning the SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

Congratulations to Humble Bee-ginnings for winning the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

I always have my THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates before the TpT Sitewide Sales and TpT Conferences.  


I also have other giveaways like our $100 PayPal CA$H Giveaway.


If you would like to receive notices about future giveaways and promotions, go to http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2016/12/sign-up-for-future-notices-of-my-three.html and complete the questionnaire.  I promise that I will not sell your email address…


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at vleon999@yahoo.com.


Wishing you the best,

Victoria Leon

http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html


Setting up Book Clubs in the Elementary Classroom

Book Club is an ELA activity that combines reading and discussion of “at level” books in an organized manner. Reading groups are determined by the student’s current reading levels and no more than six students are placed in each reading group to allow full participation by each member of the group. Modifications and adaptations can be made to make Book Club work in any classroom setting. Book Club was created to be used in grades 3rd-5th classrooms and was developedcwith the help of a Reading Specialist.

This 23 slide set includes all you need to set up a Book Club in your Elementary classroom. The set includes:

  • An explanation of what Book Club is
  • Job Assignment explanations
  • Worksheets for each Job Assignment
  • Job Assignment Labels
  • All documents in both an orange pattern print and in black/ white easy to print versions

For more information or to purchase please check out my TpT Store or click the image below:

Elementary Book Club Starter Set

Thanks,

Kris McWilliams

Mistakes Allow Thinking to Happen

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Congratulations to the Winners of the THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates!

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I always have my THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates before the TpT Sitewide Sales and TpT Conferences.  


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If you would like to receive notices about future giveaways and promotions, go to http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2016/12/sign-up-for-future-notices-of-my-three.html and complete the questionnaire.  I promise that I will not sell your email address…

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at vleon999@yahoo.com.

Wishing you the best,

Victoria Leon

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Short Story Bundle Unit Plan

Product Description

The Short Story Bundle is 4 short story mini-units for the price of one. See the preview for more details.

Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit is a great way to start any literature unit. Suitable from grade seven to ten, this unit reviews literary elements and allows students to practice identifying all important elements.

The unit includes:

-A Copy of the short story

-An anticipation reading guide

-a two-page literary element cheat sheet

-plot graph

-word wall

-Character trait explanation sheet

-Characterization activity

-Writing evaluation (or activity) with evaluation sheet

-Comprehensive answer key for all activities.

18 pages total

“The Elevator” Short Story Mini-Unit is a one-stop-shop for teaching the short story. Other than photocopies, all of the work has been done for you.

This mini-unit is suitable for grades 7 through 10 and includes:

-a copy of the short story

-questions for comprehension

-a plot chart organizer

-activity to help students discover the author’s purpose for writing

-an instructional sheet on how to develop themes (with a practical example)

-an instructional sheet on how to develop a theme in paragraph form

-a graphic organizer to help students organize their paragraphs

-an example of a completed graphic organizer to plan the paragraph

-an example of a paragraph for “The Elevator.”

-a comprehensive answer key for all handouts

-a three-day lesson plan to accompany the story

This short story mini-unit features Shirley Jackson’s short story “Charles.” Appropriate for grades 7 to 10, the lessons focus on the development of theme and paragraphs.

Included in the mini-unit is:

• A copy of the short story

• A prediction chart

• An anticipation guide

• Activity sheet (select important passages in the text for theme and paragraph support)

• Author’s purpose activity sheet

• How to develop a theme sheet with an example

• A graphic organizer to help students plan their paragraph

• An answer key for all activities

• 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

The Rain Rain Go Away Mini Unit includes all materials to teach this short story. Students also get the opportunity to be creative and collaborate with others in the creative process. This unit is always a hit in my class.

The resource includes:

-An anticipation guide

-A copy of the short story

-Questions for comprehension

-Plot graph activity

-Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity

-A personal word wall to improve students’ vocabulary and understanding

-A comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:

-An individual evaluation where the student must write an alternate ending to the story

-A group evaluation where students must work collaboratively to produce an alternate ending

24 pages total

Individual Short Story Mini-Units:

The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit

Seventh Grade Mini Unit

Charles Short Story Mini Unit

You may also be interested in the following products:

Intermediate Poetry Unit

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

FREE Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Spelling Flip Book

Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
74 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks


THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates!

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♦ Get more followers to your TpT store, personal blog, Pinterest boards, Facebook page, or personal email list by joining our THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates Rafflecopter Contest which is held during the TpT Sitewide Sales and TpT Conferences. TBOTEMC supplies the $300 and members agree to cooperate and advertise the promotion in their personal blog, Pinterest board, or Facebook page.

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♦ Bring more traffic to your personal blog by joining Teacher Talk. Each month, members of this marketing team write a blog post on any educational topic. The links from all of the blog posts are then displayed on all of the team’s blogs and our five TBOTE blogs. All of the blog post titles, graphics, “teaser” sentences, and links will be compiled into a free eBook at the end of each year. Thus, your blog posts will continually be seen for years to come and bring even more traffic to your personal blog and TpT store…

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All members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative will automatically be entered to win the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate on July 22, 2019.

The three winners will be announced at our blog, The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs – http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneurs.net.

Wishing you the best,
Vicky

P.S.

I always have my THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates during the TpT Sitewide Sales and the TpT Conferences. If you would like to receive notices about future giveaways, go to http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2016/12/sign-up-for-future-notices-of-my-three.html. I promise I will not sell your email address.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Done? Read. Classroom Poster”

by Lisa Frase

1st – 12th Grade

Print this free classroom poster to remind your students that when they are done -READ.

As of 6/6/11, I changed the file to a zip file and included a 300 dpi jpeg. I sent my jpeg to Walgreens and had them make a 16 x 20 poster. I framed the poster in a silver frame to hang above my reading center. It turned out great! The original pdf file is also included.

*The picture seen is compressed to fit on TPT as a thumbnail. 

Lisa
My TPT Store: www.lisafrase.com
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Congratulations to the Winners of the THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates!

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 for winning the FIRST $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

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I always have my THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates before the TpT Sitewide Sales and TpT Conferences.  


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If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at vleon999@yahoo.com.


Wishing you the best,

Victoria Leon

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THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates!

Follow these directions to enter to win THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Certificates… 

Directions on how to win the 

FIRST $100 TpT Gift Certificate:

Complete the Rafflecopter Contest Application at the bottom of this post to enter to win the FIRST $100 GIVEAWAY of a TpT Gift Certificate.  Click on the link, A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY, located under “BETTER ODDS THAN VEGAS!!! ” to earn the raffle ticket entries.  (You may have to wait a minute for it to appear on your computer.)  The FIRST $100 GIVEAWAY of a TpT Gift Certificate will end at 12:00 A.M. Pacific Time on June 3, 2019.

Directions on how to win the 

SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate:

All new members and members who have renewed their membership in The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative from March 22, 2019 – June 3, 2019 at 12:00 A.M. Pacific Time will be entered to win the SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate.  


Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and take your TpT store to the next level.  Use the precious minutes you spend on marketing your TpT products in a strategic manner. 


♦ Members advertise their TpT products in our holiday eBooks.  The eBooks are promoted on our blogs, Pinterest page, Facebook page, and Rafflecopter Giveaway Contests.  More importantly, all of the holiday and Teacher Talk eBooks are promoted again in each new eBook. Thus, the time you spent to create one product page for our eBook will bring more potential buyers to your TpT store again and again throughout the years…


♦ Get more followers to your TpT store, personal blog, Pinterest boards, Facebook page, or personal email list by joining our THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates Rafflecopter Contest which is held during the TpT Sitewide Sales and TpT Conferences.  TBOTEMC supplies the $300 and members agree to cooperate and advertise the promotion in their personal blog, Pinterest board, or Facebook page.

♦ Our TpT Sitewide Sale & Holiday Social Media Team…Weekly Social Media Team…TBOTEMC Tailwind Tribe…Facebook Promotional Team…and Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 Marketing Team will help get your TpT products flying all over the Internet.

♦ Bring more traffic to your personal blog by joining Teacher Talk. Each month, members of this marketing team write a blog post on any educational topic.  The links from all of the blog posts are then displayed on all of the team’s blogs and our five TBOTE blogs.  All of the blog post titles, graphics, “teaser” sentences, and links will be compiled into a free eBook at the end of each year. Thus, your blog posts will continually be seen for years to come and bring even more traffic to your personal blog and TpT store…

♦ Get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products by advertising your free products, priced products, sales, and promotions on our blogs (The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs, TBOTE II, or TBOTE III.)  Since the LINKS OF ALL OF THE POSTS FROM THE VARIOUS TBOTE BLOGS WILL BE ADVERTISED AGAIN IN ALL OF THE TBOTE BLOGS, your TpT products will be seen by thousands of potential buyers…

The TBOTEMC annual membership may be purchased at http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html.

Directions on how to win the 

THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate:   

All members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative will automatically be entered to win the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate on June 3, 2019. 

The three winners will be announced at our blog, The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs – http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneurs.net.

Wishing you the best,

Vicky


P.S.

I always have my THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates during the TpT Sitewide Sales and the TpT Conferences.  If you would like to receive notices about future giveaways, go to http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2016/12/sign-up-for-future-notices-of-my-three.html.  I promise I will not sell your email address.

BETTER ODDS THAN VEGAS!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Congratulations to the Winners of the THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates!

Congratulations to Anne Rozell for winning the FIRST $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

Congratulations to Winnie Kids for winning the SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

Congratulations to Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching for winning the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

I always have my THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates before the TpT Sitewide Sales and TpT Conferences.

I also have other giveaways like our $100 PayPal CA$H Giveaway.

If you would like to receive notices about future giveaways and promotions, go to http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2016/12/sign-up-for-future-notices-of-my-three.html and complete the questionnaire. I promise that I will not sell your email address…

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at vleon999@yahoo.com.

Wishing you the best,
Victoria Leon
http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html


Future Followers Fest: First Dozen Downloads Free!

Dear Future Followers,
Do you enjoy using carefully crafted free materials in your classroom or in your homeschool space? If so, thank you for clicking the Follow Me button at the top of my shop on TpT! 

That little effort is about to pay off in a big way, I hope: The first DOZEN downloads of every new product in my store will now be free to followers. Additionally, the first ten raters who send a ratings screenshot to me at teachingsajoy@gmail.com will receive directly from me any nonbundled item in my store for free.

Since you’re about to be a follower, there is good news for you. If you’ve ever wanted one of my products but were tapped out already on your personal school spending–I get it—this is your chance! Every product in my store that hasn’t yet been downloaded a dozen times is now free. As soon as I hit the magic number of downloads, the price will be changed.

Also, be one of the first 10 to rate the product fairly, send me a screenshot at teachingsajoy@gmail.com, and earn yourself whatever other unbundled item you request in that note.

Teachers Pay Teachers has been a blessing to me and my family from both sides of the storefront. Through purchases, it has given me back tons of time that I could spend with my family and friends. Through sales, it offers me the chance to reach far beyond the walls of my own classroom to, hopefully, enrich the lives of students—and save their teachers that magic “T” word. (Time is absolutely a teacher’s most prized possession. NOT all of it should be spent on schoolwork!)

Of course, TpT has also been my “side hustle” and has given me just a teeny bit of financial confidence. However, since after 5 years of uploading my heart and soul, I’m still only earning a cup or two of coffee each day and need those coffee funds in retirement now more than ever, I’m eagerly looking for ways to boost my sales.

Did you know that the fewer ratings a product has, the lower it appears in a search result? Awesome products may be on page 132 of a search! I don’t know about you, but I never had time to go digging that deeply for an activity. I’m hoping that this scheme of mine will be mutually beneficial, so please spread the word about this amazing opportunity! #FDDF:FirstDozenDownloadsFree
#FTRFP:FirstTenRatersFreeProduct

With love,
Sally Phillips
Teaching’s a Joy!

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The clip art is Krista Wallden of Creative Clips https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden-Creative-Clips

Special fonts are by AB Fonts https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Its-A-Teacher-Life  


Female Firsts Crossword

Women’s History Crossword Puzzle
Inspiring! Motivating! Informative! Easy to Use!  This crossword puzzle, with answer key, matches the names of 32 modern female trailblazers with their notable accomplishments. The set is useful for homework, seatwork, and learning centers.  It is also helpful in inspiring female accomplishment, learning internet search, and in transferring spelling accurately




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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
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.

                                                              

 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.
 

Inlinkz Link Party


Valentines and Adjectives


 

Encourage friendship and community in your classes while improving vocabulary at the same time—so much better than those common, perfunctory, pre-printed Valentines! The set includes a Matching Exercise (with KEY) for improving knowledge of adjectives that explore character traits. They are then used as prompts for the blank, individual Valentines that are included. Ideas to make this process easy for busy teachers have also been added.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Little-Love-Letters-Valentines-and-Adjectives-3577781


Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries


Product Description

Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

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

This mini unit contains 8 lessons that teach students the proper way to form an argument. Many times students will use the right information, but they don’t quite know what to do with it. Through a series of crime scenes, students learn how to collect information (data), collect evidence, and explain how this evidence supports a logical conclusion, all while having fun. This unit teaches students skills that are needed in all literature units. 
These lessons allow students to learn the importance of collecting data by taking careful notes, how to select only information that will help support a thesis (or a claim), and how to properly use the information by incorporating pertinent explanations to develop an irrefutable argument. 

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

A Student Guide with 12 pages of activities and notes
A Teacher Guide with 8 comprehensive lesson plans and activities
An answer Key with 13 pages of answers and sample texts to help model proper format for students
A downloadable Prezi Presentation introducing the argument and how to develop it.
An end unit evaluation with answer key and evaluation grid 6 pages
Material is available as both PDF and in Word format for easy modifications

Pages total 58 pages

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
Poetry Through Song Unit
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

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 58 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 1 Week


We Teach So Hard….A Teacher’s Winter Break Potluck: Food, Booze & Books

We’ve worked so hard. YOU’VE worked sooooo hard! It’s time to kick your feet up, stay in your jammies all day, eat some good food, drink some yummy cocktails and read some great books. Remember? Some authors actually write fiction for adults, too! Join us as we potluck together. We’ve curated our favorite winter break recipes for entrees, cocktails, and desserts. And, we’re recommending some great reads to keep your heart happy. PSSSSTTTT! We’ve included some winter break freebies for you, too! Because YOU TEACH SO HARD!

Click here to Listen on iTunes.

Visit our blogs to snag recipes, book recommendations and freebies! Just click below on the blue link up button


Congratulations to the Winners of the THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates!

Congratulations to Tina Hernandez for winning the FIRST $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

Congratulations to Virginia Musmanno for winning the SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

Congratulations to Kathy Babineaufor winning the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

I always have my THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates before the TpT Sitewide Sales and TpT Conferences.  
I also have other giveaways like our $100 PayPal CA$H Giveaway.
If you would like to receive notices about future giveaways and promotions, go to http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2016/12/sign-up-for-future-notices-of-my-three.html and complete the questionnaire.  I promise that I will not sell your email address…


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at vleon999@yahoo.com.
Wishing you the best,

Victoria Leon

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The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit






Product Description
“The Elevator” Short Story Mini-Unit is a one-stop-shop for teaching the short story. Other than photocopies, all of the work has been done for you. 

This mini-unit is suitable for grades 7 through 10 and includes: 
-a copy of the short story
-questions for comprehension
-a plot chart organizer
-activity to help students discover the author’s purpose for writi-an instructional sheet on how to develop themes (with a practical example)
-an instructional sheet on how to develop a theme in paragraph form
-a graphic organizer to help students organize their paragraphs
-an example of a completed graphic organizer to plan the paragraph
-an example of a paragraph for “The Elevator.”
-a comprehensive answer key for all handouts
-a three-day lesson plan to accompany the story

It's teaching made easy!

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Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A


We Teach So Hard….Episode 19 STOP the INSANITY! Teacher Self Care

We might be aging ourselves, but remember that fitness guru Susan Powell and her “Stop the insanity” commercials? That sums up our teacher angst this time of year. Stop the insanity…cuz we wanna get off this bus! December always feels like cardiac arrest for teachers. Give us a listen as we laugh and cry our way through self-care ideas!

Listen to our podcast on iTunes

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Kathie @ www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com/
Deann @ socrateslantern.com/
Retta @ rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com


MATH PRACTICE – TEK 5.7 and CCSS 5.MD.A.1: Measurement Conversions Super Bowl

Football season is in high gear, AND it’s time to teach measurement in fourth and fifth grades!

Product Cover:  Giant Football on Football Field Background

One buyer said, “Converting isn’t really all that fun and this made converting fun! Some of us (me) learned about goal lines and end zones!!”

Full of engaging, entertaining Super Bowl and NFL trivia, “TEK 5.7 and CCSS 5.MD.A.1: Measurement Conversions Super Bowl” includes ideas for differentiation, a lesson song and “dance,” teaching strategies, 2 versions of 24 task cards (multiple choice and open-ended), 2 answer keys, a football field diagram, and a Roman Numeral chart.  (Gotta know what all those X’s and I’s mean, right?!)

TEK 5.7 and CCSS 5.MD.A.1 expect children to apply mathematical process standards to select appropriate units, strategies, and tools to solve problems involving measurement. The student learns to solve problems by calculating conversions within a measurement system–customary or metric. Though this product is written specifically to fifth grade, it is suitable for advanced fourth grade mathematicians as well.

One buyer said, “Converting isn’t really all that fun and this made converting fun! Some of us (me) learned about goal lines and end zones!!

Follow me at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teachings-A-Joy, and you’ll be the first to know when this product is available in digital, no prep, no grade format!

Happy teaching,
Sally
Teaching’s a Joy


Make Ten, LEARN Ten!

 

Fourth grade teachers LOVE it when their students arrive moving into and out of ten with fluency and ease–something students are expected to learn in Kindergarten and First Grade. This zero prep, digital product has your students practicing reaching the sum of ten with addends 1 through 9, using ten frames (with drag and drop counters) and If/Then thinking. Product is suitable for repeated (REPEATED) use by any age student.

 

Happy teaching!

Sally

Teaching’s a Joy!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teachings-A-Joy


Word Search Puzzles: Vowels

Review Blues? Phonics practice does not have to be boring!

Help your students review vowels in a unique format. Improve the fluency, reading rate, and spelling skills of all readers. 9 different Word Search Puzzles are included in this Bargain Bundle: 3 Puzzles for Silent e, 3 Puzzles for Regular Double Vowels, 3 Puzzles for R-Controlled Vowels. Perfect for homework, seatwork, and learning centers! The extra practice this set provides helps to imprint the words for more automatic recognition later. Besides, it’s really fun!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Word-Search-Bargain-Bundle-Vowels-3823331

There are many other Phonics Word Search Puzzles in the Reading Spotlight Store. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Reading-Spotlight

 

 


History of Sports Grammar Stories

The perfect way to start the new school year!

Assess the grammar skills of your new classes while providing an interesting and effective way for them to review grammar rules. You can evaluate individual and/or class strengths and weaknesses while the students enjoy learning about the history of 10 popular worldwide sports. History of Sports Grammar Stories uses Reading Spotlight’s familiar format but includes two new charts for class evaluations.

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Grammar-Review-History-of-Sports-3941451

 


We Teach So Hard…Episode 2 Keeping it Real on the First Day of School

Heeey my friend… Grab some coffee or a glass of wine and give us a listen as the fearsome foursome share tips and ideas for a successful first day. As an added attraction, you’ll even learn how to wash the parent nose prints off your classroom windows. Listen for fun activities to teach procedures, foster community, and thrive instead of survive.

Press this link if you’d like to listen on iTunes

Like what you hear? Then follow us at the links below:

Deann right here @ socrateslantern.com/
Tracy @ mossyoakmusings.blogspot.com/
Kathie @ www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com/
Retta @ rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/ 


Child’s Play: Phonics Bingo Games

Perfect Activity for Last Days of School!

Simple to Use!

Great Phonics Review!

Provide extra review of short and long vowels with this Bargain Bundle: Vowels. Includes 24 classroom-tested cards and uncomplicated format with directions. Enjoy the smiles while your students review important phonics fundamentals. All Bingo Games are also available individually in the Reading Spotlight store.

 


THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates!



Follow these directions to enter to win THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Certificates… 

 

Directions on how to win the 

FIRST $100 TpT Gift Certificate:

Complete the Rafflecopter Contest Application at the bottom of this post to enter to win the FIRST $100 GIVEAWAY of a TpT Gift Certificate.  Click on the link, A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY, located under “BETTER ODDS THAN VEGAS!!! ” to earn the raffle ticket entries.  (You may have to wait a minute for it to appear on your computer.)  The FIRST $100 GIVEAWAY of a TpT Gift Certificate will end at 12:00 A.M. on July 16, 2018 Pacific Time.

Directions on how to win the 

SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate:

All new members and members who have renewed their membership in The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative from March 6, 2018 – July 16, 2018 at 12:00 A.M. Pacific Time will be entered to win the SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate.  


Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and take your TpT store to the next level.  Use the precious minutes you spend on marketing your TpT products in a strategic manner. 


♦ Bring more traffic to your personal blog by joining Teacher Talk. Each month, members of this marketing team write a blog post on any educational topic.  The links from all of the blog posts are then displayed on all of the team’s blogs and our five TBOTE blogs.  All of the blog post titles, graphics, “teaser” sentences, and links will be compiled into a free eBook at the end of each year. Thus, your blog posts will continually be seen for years to come and bring even more traffic to your personal blog and TpT store…

♦ Members advertise their TpT products in our holiday eBooks.  The eBooks are promoted on our blogs, Pinterest page, Facebook page, and Rafflecopter Giveaway Contests.  More importantly, all of the holiday and Teacher Talk eBooks are promoted again in each new eBook. Thus, the time you spent to create one product page for our eBook will bring more potential buyers to your TpT store again and again throughout the years…

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♦ Get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products by advertising your free products, priced products, sales, and promotions on our blogs (The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs, TBOTE II, or TBOTE III.)  Our premier blog, The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs, has more than 38,000 average daily viewers.   Since the LINKS OF ALL OF THE POSTS FROM THE VARIOUS TBOTE BLOGS WILL BE ADVERTISED AGAIN IN ALL OF THE TBOTE BLOGS, your TpT products will be seen by thousands of potential buyers…

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Directions on how to win the 

THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate:   

All members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative will automatically be entered to win the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate on July 16, 2018. 

The three winners will be announced at our blog, The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs – http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneurs.net.

Wishing you the best,

Vicky


P.S.

I always have my THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates during the TpT Sitewide Sales and the TpT Conferences.  If you would like to receive notices about future giveaways, go to http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2016/12/sign-up-for-future-notices-of-my-three.html.  I promise I will not sell your email address.

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FREE – Classical Musical Instrument Cards

Stepping Into STEAM

FREE – Language Arts Comprehension Check: Ten Sentence Format

Measurement – Cups, Pints, Quarts, Gallons (24 Task Cards)

FREE – Teen Number Matching Game Using Ten Frames

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Earth Day Script

Easy to Use! Inspiring! Builds confidence! No memorization! This simple  Earth Day Script  can be adapted to elementary classrooms of various sizes and reading levels. The 20 simple statements, designed to be read over the school’s P.A. system, can be easily divided or subtracted according to class size. Teacher instructions, a simple format, and individual pre-separated lines make this script easy to use for busy teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to the Winners of the THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates!

Congratulations to Angela Rooney for winning the FIRST $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

 

Congratulations to Charles Kastens for winning the SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

 

Congratulations to Lori Wolfe for winning the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

I always have my THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates before the TpT Sitewide Sales and TpT Conferences.  


I also have other giveaways like our $100 PayPal CA$H Giveaway.


If you would like to receive notices about future giveaways and promotions, go to http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2016/12/sign-up-for-future-notices-of-my-three.html and complete the questionnaire.  I promise that I will not sell your email address…


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at vleon999@yahoo.com.


Wishing you the best,

Victoria Leon