Understanding Informational Text • Preamble of the US Constitution and of the Declaration of Independence
Use this skill sheet along with an American Revolution or Constitution Day unit for a greater understanding of the text, or use this resource as a stand-alone activity.
This source was designed with 4th – 7th graders in mind.
Please Note: This resource would also go along well with the Reader’s Theatre titled, “The Exaggerated but True Story of the US Constitution,” Click here to view this item!
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This freebie has a Thanksgiving word wall and two writing pages that can be copied 2-sided for students to write a Thanksgiving-themed story. The word wall is great for them to refer to for spelling and/or ideas. Could be used whole group or in a center. Word wall can be displayed in a transparent sign or stapled to the writing sheet so each child can have their individual word wall.
(basic math skills, place value, math manipulatives)
This is a basic math mat that can be used for center time, independent practice, or in small groups. The rainbow-colored mat enables visual learners to distinguish the different places. The individual number cards reinforce the concept that the largest digit that can ever be in one place is a 9.
This place value mat can be used for students of all ages. A rainbow place value mat, a black & white place value mat, and 4 sets of numbers (0 through 9) are included. This is a free and non-editable product.
For best results, print the pieces onto card stock, then laminate.
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy this freebie from Smartkinderkids!
With this freebie, you get a brightly colorful and happy smartboard puzzle. Students can work whole group, small group, or individually to sequence the puzzle from 2-20 (skip counting by 2s).
This freebie can also be used as an Assessment Tool by teachers to determine if students can count by 2s.
If you like this product, please consider leaving positive feedback in my TpT store and checking out more Smartboard products! I love Smartboard files because I ensure that my students are actively engaged in their learning, are developing fine motor skills as well as technology skills. The biggest plus as a teacher, besides knowing your kids are learning and having fun, is that you don’t have to search for space to store the items as in traditional center games – just save to a thumb drive and VOILA – you are set for next fall. I hope you enjoy!
This 19-question multiple-choice reading comprehension and analysis test on the poem “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out” by Shel Silverstein has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection including: point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, literary devices, figurative language, and other elements of literature. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) to familiarize students with the structure and vocabulary of standardized test questions. Questions are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Teachers are encouraged to remove/add questions as they see fit for their students. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated!
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
These worksheets are designed to help your young ones develop their cutting skills. Being able to cut basic lines is an important fine motor skill for children and these printable pages will give them the practice that they need. They include straight lines, curved lines, zig-zag and other random lines; and make an ideal tool for parents, and teachers who would like to help kids develop their fine motor skills.
The packet includes some easy-to-complete activities like cutting a straight or slanted line and progressing to more advanced activities such as cutting many times on long curved lines and cutting shapes. There are also cut-apart cards that can be used as puzzles when completed.
This A-Z alphabet around the house scavenger hunt can be printed and sent home as part of remote learning packets or shared with students and parents through a secure digital platform or email. Consider placing printed copies in a plastic sleeve and use it them a dry erase marker multiple times. Students trace the letter and find something inside or outside their house that starts with the letter. Start a competition with your students or children to see who can find the most objects for each letter, or who can find at least one thing for the most letters.
Another option is to have them do a picture search in books. Can they find one object for each letter in some of their favorite picture books?
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Great for INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS. Give the students the factoids and have them do one or more of the extension activities.
November is Thanksgiving time and most of us will be celebrating with a turkey dinner. Did you know that the Native American Indians were raising turkey as far back as 1000 A.D. ? Did you know that the Aztecs, of Mexico, were raising turkeys even earlier, about 200 B.C. ? Did you know that the state of Minnesota raises more turkeys each year than any other state? An estimated 44 million were raised in 2013! Share these fun factoids on the turkey with family and friends!
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Other resources to check out for November:
1. A Visit With Love Brewster: A Pilgrim at Plymouth Colony(A Reader’s Theater Script): A Ms.Bie Ograffee Reader’s Theater Script, an interview with Love Brewster, a Pilgrim of Plymouth Colony.Love was an actual member of the 102 Pilgrims that came to America. He was about nine years old. The play includes info on Mayflower, first winter and Thanksgiving feast. Fun facts,Comprehension questions, extension activities, links.
2. Mayflower and Pilgrims: A Webquest: Learn about the Mayflower and the Pilgrims with this informative web quest!There are ten informative text web quests,extension activities,fun facts. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. Mayflower and Pilgrims: A Webquest
3. Turkeys and Thanksgiving: A Webquest: Want a fun and informative activity to teach your students about the history of Thanksgiving?This webquest has ten informative text questions on the history of Thanksgiving(including the Macy’s Day Parade). TURKEY facts,too! Thanksgiving and Turkeys! A Webquest
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This is a play on the symbols from the Periodic Table of the Elements. Using the symbols for Thorium, Iodine, Nitrogen, and Potassium you can create the word “ThINK.” Great for any science or chemistry classroom. Could be used for bulletin boards or anywhere you want people to “ThINK”! Thanks! Science Etc. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
This is a set of black and white realistic turkeys for literacy activities.
There are three different writing grids, so you can pick the right one for your age group. Also included is a blank turkey page so students can add a picture to their story or the littlest learners can just draw and dictate thankful pictures.
Great for students to color, after their story is written or pictures are drawn. They are extra cute when stuff as added, feathers, beads, etc.
There are 3 Title Pages: What I Am Thankful For, How To Cook A Turkey, and How To Disguise A Turkey and an Ending Page: Happy Thanksgiving.
The students love to share their stories! They can be made into a class book to be read and reread or posted for all to see.
This is a fun way to enjoy the meaning of Thanksgiving! Parents can have their child do one every year to keep in a memory collection.
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FREEBIE ALERT!! Spruce up your literacy/word work centers with this adorable (and better yet, free) turkey themed word sort. It focuses on the ee and ea spelling patterns. Perhaps, one of the best parts is that it is common core aligned! I hope you love it, and please remember to leave feedback!!
You may also like my common core aligned November Seat Work:
This craft is a fun activity that can double as a bulletin board or classroom decoration. Students cut out and color the turkey body and feathers. Students then write things that they are thankful for on each of the feathers.
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Freebie! Turkey themed letter discrimination page to help with frequently reversed letters. Students can color the page according the key or use clear bingo chips to save paper. Works great with small groups and independent centers.
I also tucked in a little math at the bottom of the page. (We have the visual color representation of turkeys…..why not?!)
I purchased little plastic containers at The Dollar Tree to hold the bingo chips. I think there were 8 containers in a pack. I packed each one with only the colors of bingo chips they needed for the activity. (I stole the bingo chips from several other games in my room.) Crayons also work if you don’t have a strict copy limit at your school!
This interactive notebook is perfect for technology-based independent or small group work. There are 20 pages in the full file and it will keep your students engaged while learning about the solar system!
You will need access to the internet and sound to complete these activities!
This sampler product interactive notebook includes: -Two INB activities -One quiz with answer key
The full, paid product includes: -Interactive notebook activity for each video or slideshow on Scholastic Study Jams -An answer key for each notebook page -5 quizzes -Answer keys for the quizzes
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I created these Post-It templates for Thanksgiving – all you need to do is print the enclosed PDF, stick Post-It Notes over the 6 templates which are 3 inches x 3 inches, then put the template with the Post-It notes back into your printer, and print again.
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An experienced high school English teacher gives tips and tricks to make your teaching life easier. Today, I’m sharing 11 different stations on my blog that we can use as a fun day of learning and gratitude before we leave for Thanksgiving or Winter Break.
These subtraction facts are aligned to the strategy sequence found in Math Running Records in Action (Routledge 2016) by Dr. Nicki Newton. They may accompany Dr. Nicki Newton’s Math Running Records protocol. Flash cards for the following strategies are provided:
•Subtract a Number from Itself
•Subtract within and from 5
•Subtract within 10
•Subtract from 10
•Subtract Difference of 1
•Subtract 10 from a Teen
•Subtract 1’s from a Teen
•Subtract Half Facts
•Subtract Bridge 10
•Subtract from 20
Kindergarten teachers can use the facts through 5, first grade teachers through 10, and second grade teachers through 20.
This Bonfire Night freebie is the perfect starting point for writing activities based on Guy Fawkes Night, the 5th November.
Included are 16 task cards, four per page. Simply print, laminate for durability and cut out and they will be ready to inspire your students! Writing tasks include poetry, instructions, persuasion, recount and much more!
A book describing all the steps to how a pumpkin grows. The book should be printed, photocopied, cut, and bound together. I also have included a teachers book to read to the class. This is a quick activity that will help kids in learning first, next, then, after, and finally.
This Dots Fun for Everyone 10 page resource that encompasses activities for sorting dominoes, four digit place value, and using division facts. Overall, it contains three different activities and one game that involve finding sums that equal 12. The activities and games vary in difficulty; so differentiated instruction is easy. This resource is also excellent for math center activities.
For these activities, commercial sets of dominoes may be used or you can copy the blackline which is provided in the resource. You should have at least one set of 28 dominoes for every two children.
These activities are appropriate for the visual and/or kinesthetic learner and are appropriate for grades 3-6. They work well for a math center, for differentiated instruction, as well as for introducing or reviewing a math concept.
If you like this freebie, you may want to purchase the entire resource.
Weekly Word problems allow students to practice their word problem skills each day. In this activity, students solve 3 word problems a day, and on Fridays they write their own word problem for a specific operation. There are 4 weeks worth of word problems in this product.
The November version contains a mixture of addition, subtraction, and multiplication word problems. In this activity, students have to solve 3 word problems a day, and on Fridays they draw their own word problems. I’ve also included a skill sheet that is a combination of the week’s word problems.
This middle school static lab is a lot of fun, and memorable for students. It includes an explanation, with diagrams, of static electricity, and then five stations of activities for students to explore static electricity. It also has summary questions for them to answer to process and assess their knowledge.
Packing peanuts in a plastic bag
Small pieces of wool cloth
Puffed wheat cereal
Black plastic strips (you could also use a comb, small ruler, or another plastic strip)
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This product includes 16 comprehension, literary instruction, reflection, critical thinking, discussion, and composition prompts on cards for studying the novel The One and Only Bob, written by Katherine Applegate. This book is a delightful fictional story that is enjoyable and engaging. This novel opens the door to many important discussion opportunities for students within the classroom and beyond.
This book is an especially useful vehicle for addressing a wide range of TEKS and Common Core standards and the questions provided allow differentiation and adaptation of how the book is used to address these standards in discussion, presentation, and composition.
This resource is great for classroom discussion, literature circles, book clubs, novel study activities, task cards, book challenges, reflection journals, and/or student writing prompts.
The questions are in order and cover Part One of the novel.
The questions in this resource are purposefully designed for discussion and reflection. The questions prompt students to think critically about the story, share observations, express their understanding, and make connections and applications while exploring literary elements.
This resource is appropriate for use by:
Reading teachers and reading specialists
Individuals who work with students to encourage a love for reading!
Be sure to download the complete novel study for full novel resources. It is available below: