Daily Archives: December 6, 2015

Language Arts – “Open Syllable Bundle Packet”



Open Syllable Bundle Packet-compressed

This reading bundle packet provides 106 pages of the open syllable type word lists, activities, and games. The open syllable words in this packet include words using each vowel in conjunction with one, two, or multi-syllable words. The activities are presented in a fun and basic way so that students can easily and quickly grasp the idea of open syllable words. After some practice, students will easily locate the open syllable in the words–whether at the beginning, middle, or end of a word.

Here’s a list of the activities/games in the packet
1. Bubble Yum Relay
2. Flower Power
3. Open Syllable Word Count, Sort & Write
4. Open Syllable Cut, Sort & Glue
5. Open Syllable Count & Divide
6. First or Last Syllable Open?
7. Fill Up the Jar
8. I Spy
10. First or Last Syllable Open Picture Sort
11. Hear, Write & Draw
12. Open Syllable Booklets
13. Dominoes
14. Try Spelling/Draw & Spell
15. Move the Cow to the Barn
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FREE LESSON – “Social Studies Causation Cards”

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Grades 3-6

Causation Cards are the newest and next best thing since task cards!

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What Are Causation Cards?

Causation cards are a fun, interactive way to review vocabulary and concepts that students need to learn. In addition, this engaging activity helps improve fluency and listening skills.

How Does Causation Cards Work?

The method is similar to the “I have… who has…” cards, where each student has to listen carefully to other students to know when it is their turn. However, causation cards do not contain a repeated language (like “I have… who has…”). Instead it will state an action that a student must perform and a statement they must say. The action can be something simple from jumping in the air to drawing on the board. The statement can be a definition of a term or related concept.

Why Are Causation Cards Important?
This activity is a great resource for practicing those all important speaking and listening skills while building fluency. This resource is a great way to improve student’s reading accuracy, prosody, and fluency rate.

How Do You Use Them In The Classroom?

Have the class read through the set of cards multiple times giving each student a different card each time or read to each other by taking turns. 

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LANGUAGE ARTS – “5 Sight Word Games – Differentiation”

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This packet includes 5 fun but simple games that your kiddos will love to play! The purpose of the games are to give students exposure and experience to reading the Dolch sight words.  With each game board give each team a certain level of sight words such as, preprimer, primer, or first grade, ect.  Students are to form a deck of cards out the sight words included.  All the games boards are interchangeable with each level of sight words.  Differentiate and place the games in reading centers. The games included are: SWEET SHOP HOP,  PIG, BLOCKBUSTER, SHARK, CIRCLE IN & OUT.





FREE MATH LESSON – “Pentomino Exploration”

by Middle School Math Moments

4th – 7th Grade




Use pentominoes to get your math class discussing, problem solving, persisting, and thinking! Students really have fun with pentominoes, and the great part about the “fun” is that they are having fun thinking and solving a problem (which they don’t seem to realize!).

I’ve used the activity with a very wide range of students and it has quickly given me valuable information about my new students (I do this on the first day or two of math class). This type of problem solving is accessible to all students, and provides a great opportunity for teachers to observe who’s willing to share ideas, who sits back and watches, how students speak to each other, how well they can verbalize their thoughts, and so on.

The activity is very “simple” – fit the pentominoes into the “frames,” leaving no gaps and having nothing sticking beyond the edges of the frame (not as easy as it sounds:)

There are 3 different sized sets of pentominoes in this product, with 3 different sized frames for them to be fit into.

These pentominoes do need to be copied (I’d recommend using card stock), cut, and laminated. There are frames provided that should be laminated as well.
There are colored pentominoes and black and white ones, in case you want to copy onto colored card stock.

Enjoy the exploration!
You might also like:
6th Grade Math Resource Bundle – resources for the entire year.
Common Core Daily Math Warm Ups for Grade 6
Fold It Ups and Notes for Math Concepts
Footloose Math! 6th Grade Bundle
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