Daily Archives: April 27, 2016

LANGUAGE ARTS – “Scooping Words with Two Closed Syllable”

Grades K-3

by Reading on Strawberry Lane

Scooping a word is the same as dividing the word into syllables.

Syllables can be divided by saying them orally or by using a pencil and paper. If we orally divide a word into syllables, we usually clap the word out. For example, if we orally divided the syllables of polish, we would clap out ‘pol’ and ‘ish,’ and that would be two claps. If we divided the syllables on paper, we would place a slash between the ‘l’ and ‘i’ in the word ‘pol/ish.’

So rather that placing a slash, there is another way to show the number of syllables in a word, and that is to scoop the syllables. This is how that would look: p o l i s h. This way not dividing the word with a slash avoids the look of a misplaced letter in the word, and it also avoids the idea of students thinking the word has only one syllable since there is just one slash. With the idea of scooping with the finger or with a pencil, students can feel and see the scoops which in turn matches the number of syllables. 

This packet contains 64 task cards that allow students to practice scooping words with two closed syllables.

Simply print and cut along the guidelines. One idea is to print on card stock or on colored paper. Laminate and use them again and again and keep them in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring.





FREE MISC. LESSON – “Ladybug Math Craft”

by Anchored in Learning

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade


Ladybug Math Craft


This cute Ladybug Math craft is perfect for learning math facts and composing and decomposing numbers. We used this math craft in conjunction with our insect unit.









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Free Group and Skit Evaluation Rubric



Group and Skit Evaluation Rubric


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 own 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 own 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 own 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 in order to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.

It’s teaching made easy!