Daily Archives: January 15, 2019

Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit

Product Description

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

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Valentine Math and Reading Activities”

by Shari Beck

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade


This free packet of adorable Valentine Math and Reading Activities will provide fun and excitement for your PreK-2nd grade classes. In the sight words Valentine heart puzzle, students will color various site words from the Common Core a specified color. On the number recognition activity, students will connect the numbers from 1 to 20 in a dot to dot that produces a Valentine heart. On the initial sounds activity, students must identify the initial sound of the given picture and write it in the box to produce a secret message of “Be My Valentine”.

While the free packet contains 3 activities to give you a sample, the same concepts are extended with 6 more activities in another Valentine packet. Please be sure to check out my store for the Valentine packet containing: sight words (different from the ones in the free activity, letter and number recognition, shapes Bingo, addition, ending sounds, and ordering numbers.


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