Daily Archives: May 25, 2017

8 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for Next School Year


As we prepare for summer vacation, many teachers will spend hours cleaning out file cabinets, going through supplies, disassembling bulletin boards, and preparing their classrooms for summer storage. While most of us are focused on making it to the last day of our contracts so that we can turn-in our keys and start our long-awaited summer vacation, the most resourceful teachers will use this time to get a head start on preparing for next school year. Now, I know what you’re thinking—Shametria, I’m ready to wave goodbye to this school year and watch it fade away in my rearview mirror. I get it. I totally understand, but now is a great time to complete some of the tasks that we never have time for when we return in August—even with the best of intentions. With this in mind, I want to share eight ways you can get a jump start on next school year.

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FREE Thesis Writing Activity



FREE Thesis Writing Activity

Product Description

Thesis writing is often an abstract concept for students and it is one of the most important things to know when writing an essay.

This FREE activity will help students to correct problematic thesis statements, while learning how to compose their own.

There are lessons for two periods prepared for you :

1) Attempting to write a thesis statement based on the following topic: Do we have the right to play God when it comes to human life?

2) Group activity where students must identify the weaknesses in 5 thesis statements and rewrite them to make them better.


– A comprehensive lesson plan (two days)
– The Student Activity Sheet
– Comprehensive Answer Sheet

5 pages total

You may also be interested in the following resources:

Step-by-Step Thesis Writing Poster

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

Teaching The Essay Package

Wishing you the best at Teachers Pay Teachers,

Louise Cassidy

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Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days

FREE MATH LESSON – “Grade 3 EnVisions Math Lesson 2-1 Power Point Lesson”

by Kristin Jason

3rd Grade



Free! It’s time to learn the properties of addition with the Grade 3 EnVisions Math Lesson 2-1 Power Point Lesson ! The Power Point teaches Lesson 2-1 of Topic 2, which is the Properties of Addition. It includes:

* Warm-up problems
* Literature suggestions to integrate literacy/reading into math
* Think and Write to integrate writing and real-life math
* Explanations of each property with examples
* Practice problems which can be done on communicators/slates
* A poem to help students remember the Commutative Property (integration of math and literacy!)

Download for free today as a sample of what is in my Power Point presentations for the Grade 3 EnVisions curriculum.

If you like this product, consider buying the Topic 2 complete Power Point lesson series along with the whole Grade 3 EnVisions series in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Grade 3 Topic 2 EnVisions Power Point Lessons

*** This product is based on the 2012 Common Core EnVisions series***









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