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Teacher Talk – January 2023

We hope you enjoy these latest teaching tips from our Teacher Talk bloggers.  Members of Teacher Talk are a part of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative.  

If you are interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies, and/or our blog linky party, go to https://thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.net/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs-marketing-cooperative-one-year-membership/.  Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and see how you can take your TpT store to the next level. 

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Getting Kids to Write

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/2023/01/getting-kids-to-write.html

What I’ve learned from authors on where ideas for writing come from, and how to share those ideas with your students.

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A Visit from Annie

By Gini Musmannoof Reading Spotlight

https://www.readingspotlight.com/a-visit-from-annie/

Annie came to visit our classroom every year, often in January. The students recognized her immediately, but they were always surprised by her odd attire. Perhaps your class, too, would like a dramatic visit from Annie Adjective to liven up the drab, January routine. Check out this post for ideas and a free lesson.

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Valentine’s Day Letters Are Special

By Charlene Tess of Simple Steps to Sentence Sense

https://simplestepstosentencesense.blogspot.com/2023/01/valentines-day-letters-are-special.html

Valentine’s Day letters are a great way for students to say thank you to people in their lives and to practice their writing skills. 

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5 Easy Ways to Support Struggling Writers

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

https://www.itsateacherthing.com/2023/01/5-easy-ways-to-support-struggling-writers/

Learn 5 easy ways to support struggling writers that will benefit all students and not overwhelm the teacher.

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How to Use Google Classroom to Streamline Your Teaching

By Dr. Crystal Brown of Teaching to Change the World

http://drcrystalbrown.com/2023/01/15/how-to-use-google-classroom-to-streamline-your-teaching/ 

Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage their classes, assign and collect work, grade assignments, and communicate with students all in one place. Read how you can use Google Classroom as a teacher.

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Calm Down Center Ideas and Purpose

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching

https://www.teachingideasforthosewholoveteaching.com/2023/01/calm-down-center-ideas-and-purpose.html

Why you need a calm-down center in your classroom and how to create one.

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5 Writing Activities for Reluctant Writers!

By Marianna Monheim of Creatively Comprehensive

https://creativelycomprehensive.com/writing-activities-for-reluctant-writers/

Writing was my favorite subject in school, but as a teacher I quickly learned that many of my students did not feel the same way! It took a lot of trial and error, but over the years I did find some tried and true methods to help my friends love (and if not love, then at least tolerate) writing.


Congratulations to the Winners of the THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates!

Congratulations to Kate for winning the FIRST $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

Congratulations to Hernan Giannini for winning the SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate!

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I always have my THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates before the TpT Sitewide Sales and TpT Conferences.  

I also have other contests like our $100 PayPal CA$H Giveaway and $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway.
If you would like to receive notices about future giveaways and promotions, go to https://thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.net/sign-up-for-future-notices-of-my-three-100-giveaways-of-tpt-gift-certificates-and-other-promotions/ and complete the questionnaire.  I promise that I will not sell your email address…

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Wishing you the best,

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Wednesday Weekly 5 under $5 – 12/28/2022

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!

In addition, if you’re a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) who would like to get more information about joining TBOTEMC, contact me via email at ReneeHeiss@gmail.com or by simply leaving a comment on this blog post.

Geometry Lines and Angles – $2.00

by My Creative Maths

4th – 7th Grades

The following are included and will really help your students when they are doing

Geometry: Anchor charts describing different Lines and Angles. 

Informational Text Set – Climate Change – $2.00

by A Teacher’s Teacher

7th – 10th Grades

This six-passage text set is accompanied by an informational prompt regarding the topic of global warming. It’s a great assignment to engage students and help them work on the skill of finding and citing information from the text provided, rather than relying on their own prior knowledge or feelings about the given topic.

Winter Clipart – Colorful Polar Bears – $2.00

by Be Ready to Teach Bilinguals

PreK – 12th Grades

Ready to Teach Bilinguals is offering this set of clipart related to colorful sets (WINTER THEMED). You´ll find 1 set of clipart (POLAR BEARS) in 12 different colors with lineart added.

Counting to 100 and Number Recognition Math Practice PowerPoint – $2.00

by My Kinder Garden

PreK – 2nd Grades

This Counting to 100 and Number Recognition Math Practice PowerPoint is fun and engaging and helps students learn to count to 100. This NO PREP math activity helps preschool, kindergarten, and all students alike with mastery of number recognition to 100.

The Civil Rights Movement Webquest * No Prep! * – $2.00

by The Secondary Sage

6th – 12th Grades

Martin Luther King, Jr… Malcolm X… Rosa Parks… From Selma to Montgomery… The Montgomery Bus Boycott… and more!

As always, I encourage comments and any ideas or suggestions by emailing me at reneeheiss@gmail.com

Renee Heiss

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Teacher Talk – November 2022

We hope you enjoy these latest teaching tips from our Teacher Talk bloggers.  Members of Teacher Talk are a part of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative.  

If you are interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies, and/or our blog linky party, go to https://thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.net/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs-marketing-cooperative-one-year-membership/.  Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and see how you can take your TpT store to the next level. 

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Recipes For the Holiday Season

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/2022/11/recipes-for-holiday-season.html

Enjoy these recipes for teacher self care, recipes for the holiday season, and a recipe for a calm and successful classroom.  

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Believe It or Not

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

https://www.readingspotlight.com/believe/

Who knows what to believe anymore? When it comes to the internet, many folks, young and old, have difficulty figuring out what is true and what is not, especially with technology now being able to change the appearance of reality. It is important for Language Arts teachers to educate themselves and their students about internet and news literacy because critical thinking in the age of the internet is one of the most important educational goals we can pursue.

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What is a Left Angle?

By Vicky Rauch of Go Figure!

https://gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-left-angle-mystery-does-such-angle.html

Geometry is probably my favorite part of math to teach because it is so visual; plus, the subject lends itself to doing many hands-on activities, even with my college students.  When our unit on points, lines and angles is finished, it is time for the unit test. Almost every year I ask the following question:  “What is a left angle?”   Much to my chagrin, some of the responses I have received over the years are bizarre besides being mathematically untrue. For a good laugh, read some of them in my newest blog post.

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What Makes a Good Teacher?

By Hernan Giannini of Ready to Teach Bilinguals

https://readytoteaches.blogspot.com/search?q=what+makes+a+good+teacher

What makes a good teacher? This is an interesting question teachers should ask before teaching.

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The Value of Project-Based Learning for Only Children

By Renee Heiss of All-American Teacher Tools

https://all-american-teacher-tools.blogspot.com/2022/11/the-value-of-project-based-learning-for.html

What is the role of the only child in your group projects? You may be surprised to learn that those children have unique characteristics in a group situation.

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Tis the Season

By Charlene Tess of Books by Charlene Tess

https://simplestepstosentencesense.blogspot.com/2022/11/tis-season.html

Tis the Season to teach your students to vary their sentence patterns.

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6 Easy Classroom Management Strategies That Work

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

https://www.itsateacherthing.com/2022/11/6-easy-classroom-management-strategies-that-work/

Learn 6 easy classroom management strategies for creating a productive classroom setting and building relationships with students.

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The Holidays – For The Classroom

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

https://www.teachingideasforthosewholoveteaching.com/2022/11/the-holidays-for-the-classroom.html

Get your class ready for the holidays with these fun activities and crafts.

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Directions on how to win the FIRST $100 TpT Gift Certificate:Complete the Rafflecopter Contest Application at the bottom of this post to enter to win the FIRST $100 GIVEAWAY of a TpT Gift Certificate.  Click on the link, A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY, located under “BETTER ODDS THAN VEGAS!!! ” to earn the raffle ticket entries.  (You may have to wait a minute for it to appear on your computer.)  The FIRST $100 GIVEAWAY of a TpT Gift Certificate will end at 12:00 A.M. on December 27, 2022 Pacific Time.
Directions on how to win the SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate:
All new members and members who have renewed their membership in The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative from September 1, 2022 – December 27, 2022 at 12:00 A.M. Pacific Time will be entered to win the SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate.  

Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and take your TpT store to the next level.  Use the precious minutes you spend on marketing your TpT products in a strategic manner. 

♦ Bring more traffic to your personal blog by joining Teacher Talk. Each month, members of this marketing team write a blog post on any educational topic.  The links from all of the blog posts are then displayed on all of the team’s blogs and our five TBOTE blogs.  All of the blog post titles, graphics, “teaser” sentences, and links will be compiled into a free eBook at the end of each year. Thus, your blog posts will continually be seen for years to come and bring even more traffic to your personal blog and TpT store…

♦ Members advertise their TpT products in our holiday eBooks.  The eBooks are promoted on our blogs, Pinterest page, Facebook page, and Rafflecopter Giveaway Contests.  More importantly, all of the holiday and Teacher Talk eBooks are promoted again in each new eBook. Thus, the time you spent to create one product page for our eBook will bring more potential buyers to your TpT store again and again throughout the years…

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Directions on how to win the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate:   All members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative will automatically be entered to win the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate on December 27, 2022. 

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Wishing you the best,

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Teacher Talk – October 2022

Get ready for Halloween with these latest teaching ideas from our Teacher Talk bloggers.  Members of Teacher Talk are a part of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative.  

If you are interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies, and/or our blog linky party, go to https://thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.net/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs-marketing-cooperative-one-year-membership/.  Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and see how you can take your TpT store to the next level. 

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I’m So Glad I Live in a World Where There Are Octobers

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/2022/10/im-so-glad-i-live-in-world-where-there.html

A longish title for a blog post, and yet a perfect thought to begin each day in October.  October is a clear message from nature that things change, and change is a good thing. 

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A Scary Thot

By Gini Mismanno of Reading Spotlight

https://www.readingspotlight.com/a-scary-thot/

Teachers! I am so sorry to tell you about this scary thought I had, but I must, because it is October.

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“BOO” to Fractions? Recognizing Equivalent Fractions

By Vicky Rauch of Go Figure!

https://gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com/2017/10/boo-to-fractions.html

I have been attempting to come up with ways for my students to recognize fractional parts in lowest terms. I can find many “drill and kill” activities, but they tend to do just that, drill those who don’t need it and kill those who already know how to do it. So, to drill and “thrill,” I created fractional word puzzles for specific times of the year. Read about the one for Halloween in my newest blog post. 

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Writing Activities for Fall and Halloween

By Charlene Tess of Books By Charlene Tess

https://simplestepstosentencesense.blogspot.com/2022/10/writing-activities-for-fall-and.html

Halloween and things associated with the fall season present an opportunity for students to complete some enjoyable writing activities.

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5 Great Reading Response Ideas for the Classroom

by Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

https://www.itsateacherthing.com/2022/08/5-great-ideas-for-teaching-reading-response/

Learn 5 great tips for teaching reading response skills to your students.

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How to Be Healthy as a Teacher

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

https://www.teachingideasforthosewholoveteaching.com/2022/10/how-to-be-healthy-as-a-teacher-2.html

5 Tips for Teachers to get and stay healthy.


Teacher Talk – September 2022

We hope you enjoy these latest teaching tips from our Teacher Talk bloggers.  Members of Teacher Talk are a part of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative.  

If you are interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies, and/or our blog linky party, go to https://thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.net/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs-marketing-cooperative-one-year-membership/.  Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and see how you can take your TpT store to the next level. 

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Finding Life Mentors in Mentor Text

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/2022/09/finding-life-mentors-in-mentor-text.html

Teach students how to reflect on what mentoring characters in pieces of literature may do in similar situations in their lives. 

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Using Two-Sided Colored Beans to Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers

By Vicky Rauch of Go Figure!

https://gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com/2020/01/using-two-sided-colored-beans-to-add.html

When it comes to adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers, many students have great difficulty. In reality, it is a very confusing and abstract idea; so, it is important to give the students a concrete visual to assist them in seeing the solution.

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Morning Music

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

https://www.readingspotlight.com/morning-music/

This adventure with music as a prelude to learning began when I saw an interview with a Tuscan wine grower who played classical music to encourage his grapes to develop.

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Video Lessons Make Teaching Grammar Easy

By Charlene Tess of Books by Charlene Tess

https://simplestepstosentencesense.blogspot.com/2022/09/blog-post.html

Have you noticed how many students are all about videos? 

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Is Reading Aloud to Children Actually Supported by the Science of Reading?

by Alison Monk of The Literacy Garden

https://theliteracygarden.com/reading-aloud/

Is reading aloud to children supported by the Science of Reading? Does literature have an important place in structured literacy programs?

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Budgeting on a Teacher’s Salary

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

https://www.teachingideasforthosewholoveteaching.com/2022/09/budgeting-on-a-teachers-salary.html

How teachers can budget on their salary, while still saving money and enjoying their lives.

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Four Tried & True Review Games

By Kathie Yoshimura of Tried & True Teaching Tools

https://www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com/2022/09/four-tried-true-review-games.html

Your students will love to play Toss Across, Bananagrams, Buzzers, and Jenga as they review concepts already taught.  


Teacher Talk – August 2022

Start the new school year right with tips from our Teacher Talk bloggers.  Members of Teacher Talk are a part of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative.  

If you are interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies, and/or our blog linky party, go to https://thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.net/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs-marketing-cooperative-one-year-membership/.  Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and see how you can take your TpT store to the next level. 

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Start Your Teacher Year Right

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/2022/08/start-your-teacher-year-right.html

This blog post has been featured on the TpT Blog!  Find out how to make a smooth transition from the summer break and start the new year right.

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The Quiet One

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

https://www.readingspotlight.com/the-quiet-one/

The quiet phone threat was clear and shocking. This memory describes the events that followed.

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Warm Up Your Students’ Writing Skills

By Charlene Tess of Books By Charlene Tess

https://simplestepstosentencesense.blogspot.com/2022/08/warm-up-your-students-writing-skills.html

Sentence combining exercises will warm up your students’ writing skills.

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Time Organization Tips For Teachers

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

https://www.teachingideasforthosewholoveteaching.com/2022/08/teacher-time-organization-tips-those-who-love-teaching.html

5 Tips for teachers to organize their time.

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The Best Reasons to Use Color By Number Worksheets

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

https://www.itsateacherthing.com/2022/08/the-best-reasons-to-use-color-by-number-worksheets-in-your-classroom/

Seven reasons why you should use Color By Number worksheets in your class.

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Creating Classroom Culture

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried & True Teaching Tools

https://www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com/2022/08/creating-classroom-culture.html

You’ve heard the saying that you can’t teach subjects until students know you care. This year, especially after the last two years of uncertainty and inconsistency in schools, it is even more crucial to build connections, community and develop a caring class culture.

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The Chrysalids- Introduction and Historical Context Presentation and Quiz

Description

The Chrysalids Introduction and Historical Context Interactive Presentation is the perfect addition to any novel unit!

According to research, using games when teaching increases student participation and comprehension and fosters emotional and social learning.

Today’s 21st-century student needs to be fully engaged in learning to gain knowledge and then apply it in meaningful ways. Many teachers find that traditional comprehension questions are not engaging and often do not reinforce understanding. Both teacher and student often find answering the traditional chapter questions tedious and uninteresting.   

Help your students become fully engaged with John Wyndham’s “The Chrysalids” by incorporating these short, fun games into your unit.  

This game is also available as a bundle to save you time and money. Check out the bundle and where games for every chapter in the novel are included. Click here.

The Introduction and Historical Context Interactive Presentation includes:

❒ Sci-fi theme presentation

❒ 12 pages of information where students can click on links for extra information

❒ An interactive quiz is included to reinforce learning (10 questions)

❒ A brief description of the author

❒ Significant historical context

❒ The setting of the novel

❒ Essential terms and vocabulary

❒ The information about the genre

❒ Important vocabulary and terms

The games created are interactive, engaging, and varied to maintain student interest. Each game includes a different theme with different challenges. Some games have game-show quiz-style questions, while others are like mini breakout rooms. Even better, the games require no preparation for the teacher. Other than an internet connection, nothing else is required! Merely share the game link with students, and they’re off to work on their own. The games also inform students of the correct answer to all questions, so they will learn the necessary information before moving on to subsequent material.

Students can play these games as a group or individually. Create a class challenge to see who can complete the games in less time. The possibilities are endless! These games are also a great way to engage students in learning online.

The activities will take 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the game and the student’s abilities.

The games can be played on any PC, laptop or tablet, Smartphone, Mac, or Chromebook. Anything that can access the internet can be used to access the games.  

Check out this free sample from Chapter 1

You may also be interested in the following products:

❒ Analyze This!

❒ Short Story Bundle

❒ I Have, Who Has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language & Poetry

❒ ELA Literature Study Unit

❒ Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
1 Interactive Presentation and 1 Interactive Quiz
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes


The Chrysalids Game Bundle

Description

The Chrysalids Game Bundle – A perfect addition to any novel unit!

According to research, using games when teaching increases student participation, comprehension, as well as fostering emotional and social learning.

Today’s 21st- century student needs to be fully engaged in learning to gain knowledge and then apply it in meaningful ways. Many teachers find that traditional comprehension questions are not engaging and often do not reinforce understanding. Both teacher and student often find answering the traditional chapter questions tedious and uninteresting.   

Help your students become fully engaged with John Wyndham’s “The Chrysalids” by incorporating these short, fun games into your unit.  

Each game includes quality questions that check the student’s understanding and are varied to include:  

  • Important vocabulary and terms
  • Symbolism
  • Irony
  • Foreshadow
  • Literary elements
  • Plot 
  • Characters
  • Quotes
  • Everything you would ask in traditional comprehension questions

The breakout rooms include clues and answer keys for the teacher. The teacher can give students hints if they struggle in their quests.

The games created are interactive, engaging, and varied to maintain student interest. Each game includes a different theme with different challenges. Some games have game-show quiz-style questions, while others are like mini breakout rooms. Even better, the games require no preparation for the teacher. Other than an internet connection, nothing else is required! Merely share the game link with students, and they’re off to work independently. The games also inform students of the correct answer to all questions, so they will learn the necessary information before moving on to subsequent material.

Students can play these games as a group or individually. Create a class challenge to see who can complete the games in less time. The possibilities are endless! These games are also a great way to engage students in learning online.

The activities will take 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the game and the student’s abilities.  

I love doing this activity at the beginning of my lessons to review the previous chapter, facilitating discussions and class activities.

The bundle includes 320 questions in total!

The games can be played on any PC, laptop or tablet, Smartphone, Mac, or Chromebook. Anything that can access the internet can be used to access the games.  

Check out this free sample from Chapter 1

You may also be interested in the following products:

❒ Check out my other Interactive Games

❒ Analyze This!

❒ Short Story Bundle

❒ I Have, Who Has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language & Poetry

❒ ELA Literature Study Unit

❒ Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
18 games and 1 presentation
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
N/A


Teacher Talk’s Featured Author – Alison Monk

The Literacy Garden

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Literacy-Garden

Tell us about yourself.

I’m an elementary teacher who is passionate about supporting teachers like you with time-saving lessons that engage your students and are easy to implement. I love to share teaching tips to boost your confidence and grow learners. When I’m not creating resources I enjoy crafts, traveling, horseback riding, and training our Golden Retriever pup Shadow.

What is the name of your Teachers Pay Teachers store?

The Literacy Garden    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Literacy-Garden

What types of products do you sell at Teachers Pay Teachers?

I create ELA resources, book companions, morning work, and Common Core labels.

What is your favorite free product from your TpT store?

My favorite free resource has students apply close reading with nonfiction magazine-styled passages. You can grab a sample of it here:  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Close-Reading-for-Elementary-Students-FREE-SAMPLE-2652544

What is your best-selling product from your TpT store?

One of my best-selling resources is Citing Text Evidence for Elementary Students. I combine high-interest short passages with underlining the evidence with crayons to make this task more engaging.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Citing-Text-Evidence-for-Elementary-Students-Set-1-2688033

What is your favorite product from your TpT store?

One of my favorite products was developed out of a need I saw with my own elementary students. When we did research projects, they copied word for word from the text. They had no idea how to say it in their own words. So I created Paraphrasing Task Cards to teach them simple ways to say it in their own words. It’s available here:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/PARAPHRASING-Task-Cards-Say-It-In-Your-Own-Words-1727294

What do you like best about The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and/or Teacher Talk?

Collaborating with other teachers who are also growing their online teacher business is the most valuable part of this group. It isn’t a competition ~ it’s a supportive network.

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Paragraph Writing Activity in conjunction with Frankenstein

Description

Paragraph Writing Activity in conjunction with Frankenstein

Very often, students have difficulty with the analysis process involved in literature. Where they not only have to analyse but now have to apply their newfound skills to a well-developed paragraph, some students become overwhelmed with the process.

This particular activity will focus on both the analysis and writing a paragraph using the PEEL method.

Paragraph writing and analysis are two essential components in essay writing. To facilitate this process, I have created a lesson where students can become more comfortable with the revision process by modelling the proper steps from beginning to end. The lesson includes a modelling of the writing process from understanding the topic to the final draft. See preview for details

This lesson can only be used after students have read chapter 19 from the novel Frankenstein.

5 pages total

You may also be interested in the following products:

ELA Literature Study Unit

Frankenstein Activity

Frankenstein Bundle

Frankenstein Debate

Frankenstein No Prep Unit

Frankenstein Workbook

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
N/A
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FREE MATH LESSON – “Halloween Color By Number Addition Freebie”

by Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Finding time during the school day for your students to practice their basic facts can be challenging. You will love how easy it is to print and pass out this Halloween Color By Number Addition Worksheet Freebie for your class. My students LOVED Math Color By Number Resources and your students will too!

The kitty cat in this Halloween Color By Number Addition Worksheet Freebie is so adorable your boys and girls will love it! This addition color by number includes one page for introducing or reviewing addition. This FREE ADORABLE Halloween Themed Color By Number Addition Resource is perfect for bulletin boards and refrigerator museum art!

  • Addition is an essential skill to master in first and second grade. Students need to know how to fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies as well as know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

Your students will adore this Halloween Color By Number Addition Worksheet Freebie while learning and reviewing important addition skills at the same time! With the Answer Key also included, this helps you quickly and efficiently check your students work in a very short amount of time.

This freebie is part of this resource, click on the title to grab this resource for your students. Halloween Color By Number Addition and Subtraction Bundle.


This high interest black and white printable is great for seat work, homework, small group work, substitute teacher folders, sub tubs, the possibilities are endless!

This Halloween Color By Number Addition Printable Resource FREEBIE includes:

* One Page of Student Work Which Focuses on Different Mixed Addition Skills

* One Answer Key Too!

*** Terrific Teaching Tip ***

Terrific for an Emergency Sub Tub or Homework!

This high interest Halloween Color By Number Addition Worksheet Freebie is perfect for…

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  • Lindsay said, “Always looking for resources for my SPED kids to keep them interested in learning. This was a cute way to engage them.
  • Aiden and Caiden’s Mommy (TpT Seller) said, “Thank You and I will be using your products for years to come. I am a mom of 7 year twin boys. I love that teachers provide products and that they are teacher made. I was cyber schooling my boys for kindergarten but they have transitioned back to the local school. These are very useful and resourceful not only for teachers, future teachers and home school but for parents to work with their children after school and at home for extra practice. Learning does not stop when school ends and it is the parents responsibility to help their child to keep learning. So once again thank you so much!

*** CLASSROOM IDEA ***

Terrific for your Emergency Substitute Folder for morning work, let the substitute teacher have a few minutes to read your plans while the children work on their addition and color!

MORE Halloween Resources for Your Students! Click on the titles to grab these resource for your students.

Common Core State Standards

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.5

Fluently add and subtract within 5.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.5

Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.6

Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on, making ten, decomposing a number leading to a ten, using the relationship between addition and subtraction, and creating equivalent but easier or known sums.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.B.2

Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

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Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Description

The Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Appropriate for grades 7 to 9, students learn how to recognize and write a supported opinion using Louis Sachar’s novel “Holes.”

The bundle includes:

❒ An activity sheet on “What is a Supported Opinion?” (with answer key)

❒ Instructions on how to write an effective opinion letter

❒ The evaluation which contains the instruction sheet and list of topics (that were selected for students of different needs. Students who are high achieving might select one of the more complex topics, while a student who struggles can choose a more obvious one.)

❒ An evaluation grid is included along with evaluation expectations

❒ All writing process directions and sheets are included (Pre-Writing or Brainstorming sheet and a Paragraph Organizer)

❒ Also included is an example of the writing process from beginning to end to help students fully understand what the task entails. (Pre-Writing sheet, Paragraph Organizer and the final draft, which includes format expectations.)

Print it and go!

Ten pages in PDF format are included.

You may also be interested in the following products:

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

How to Write a Paragraph

Opinion Piece Bundle

Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
4 days


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Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and take your TpT store to the next level.  Use the precious minutes you spend on marketing your TpT products in a strategic manner. 

♦ Members advertise their TpT products in our holiday eBooks.  The eBooks are promoted on our blogs, Pinterest page, Facebook page, and Rafflecopter Giveaway Contests.  More importantly, all of the holiday and Teacher Talk eBooks are promoted again in each new eBook. Thus, the time you spend to create one product page for our eBook will bring more potential buyers to your TpT store again and again throughout the years…

♦ Our TpT Sitewide Sale & Holiday Social Media Team…Weekly Social Media Team…TBOTEMC Tailwind Tribe…Facebook Promotional Team…and Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 Marketing Team will help get your TpT products flying all over the Internet.  Vicky will repin your TpT product pins to her 85,000+ Pinterest followers in addition to all of the members of the marketing teams working together to promote your lessons on their Pinterest boards.

♦ Bring more traffic to your personal blog by joining Teacher Talk. Each month, members of this marketing team write a blog post on any educational topic.  The links from all of the blog posts are then displayed on all of the team’s blogs and our five TBOTE blogs.  All of the blog post titles, graphics, “teaser” sentences, and links will be compiled into a free eBook at the end of each year. Thus, your blog posts will continually be seen for years to come and bring even more traffic to your personal blog and TpT store…
♦ Get more followers to your TpT store, personal blog, Pinterest boards, Facebook page, or personal email list by joining our THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates Rafflecopter Contest which is held during the TpT Sitewide Sales and TpT Conferences.  TBOTEMC supplies the $300 and members agree to cooperate and advertise the promotion in their personal blog, Pinterest board, or Facebook page.

♦ Get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products by advertising your free products, priced products, sales, and promotions on our blogs (The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs, TBOTE II, or TBOTE III.)  Since the LINKS OF ALL OF THE POSTS FROM THE VARIOUS TBOTE BLOGS WILL BE ADVERTISED AGAIN IN ALL OF THE TBOTE BLOGS, your TpT products will be seen by thousands of potential buyers…

The TBOTEMC annual membership may be purchased at https://thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.net/category/join-the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs-marketing-cooperative/.
Directions on how to win the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate:   
All members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative will automatically be entered to win the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate on March 8, 2021. 

The three winners will be announced at our blog, The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs – http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneurs.net.Wishing you the best,Vicky

P.S.
I always have my THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates during the TpT Sitewide Sales and the TpT Conferences.  If you would like to receive notices about future giveaways, go to http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2016/12/sign-up-for-future-notices-of-my-three.html.  I promise I will not sell your email address.

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September Teacher Talk 2020

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s September Teacher Talk Time…..Hopefully everyone is off to a great school year with the best classes ever, in these strange times. We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say

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Homeopathy, What Is It?

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

In addition to teaching, for a good part of my life, I have also been interested in alternative medical practices that include: homeopathy and holistic medicine, as well as exercise, yoga, qigong, meditation, aroma therapy, reflexology, massage, acupuncture, acupressure, and more. Through personal experience, I have seen that these practices can have a beneficial impact on the health and well being of those who use them. I am convinced of their effects

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Lead Like a Girl Part Two

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Thoughts on the legacy Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have left for our students.
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What’s Saving My Life Right Now

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Hey, friends! Okay, I know this title: “What’s Saving my Life Right Now” sounds a bit dramatic, but. . . I feel like I’ve been living in a hole for the last 5 weeks and only keeping my head above water because of what I’m about to share!
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How I Got the Textbooks I Needed

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

This is my story about how I used ingenuity and moxie to get the textbooks that I needed.
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Be-Leaf Me! Fall is Great! Using Leaves in Science Investigations

By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

When my husband’s Aunt Sue moved to Florida, she would send home some strange requests. One year, she wanted us to send her a box of fall leaves. Since Florida lacks deciduous trees, her students were unaware of the gorgeous colors produced by the trees up north. The only problem with her request was that the leaves we sent would be dry and crumbling by the time she received them. What to do? Find out in my newest blog post

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Tips for Creating Powerful Distance Learning Instruction

By Marcy How of It’s a Teacher Thing

Create even more powerful distance learning instruction with these great tips!
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Misplaced Modifiers Often Create Strange Mental Pictures.

By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Misplaced modifiers create strange mental pictures.

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Top 5: My Favorite Diverse Reads

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

My top five picks for diverse picture book reads

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You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and take your TpT store to the next level.  Use the precious minutes you spend on marketing your TpT products in a strategic manner. 

♦ Members advertise their TpT products in our holiday eBooks.  The eBooks are promoted on our blogs, Pinterest page, Facebook page, and Rafflecopter Giveaway Contests.  More importantly, all of the holiday and Teacher Talk eBooks are promoted again in each new eBook. Thus, the time you spend to create one product page for our eBook will bring more potential buyers to your TpT store again and again throughout the years…

♦ Get more followers to your TpT store, personal blog, Pinterest boards, Facebook page, or personal email list by joining our THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates Rafflecopter Contest which is held during the TpT Sitewide Sales and TpT Conferences.  TBOTEMC supplies the $300 and members agree to cooperate and advertise the promotion in their personal blog, Pinterest board, or Facebook page.

♦ Our TpT Sitewide Sale & Holiday Social Media Team…Weekly Social Media Team…TBOTEMC Tailwind Tribe…Facebook Promotional Team…and Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 Marketing Team will help get your TpT products flying all over the Internet.  Vicky will repin your TpT product pins to her 85,000+ Pinterest followers in addition to all of the members of the marketing teams working together to promote your lessons on their Pinterest boards.

♦ Bring more traffic to your personal blog by joining Teacher Talk. Each month, members of this marketing team write a blog post on any educational topic.  The links from all of the blog posts are then displayed on all of the team’s blogs and our five TBOTE blogs.  All of the blog post titles, graphics, “teaser” sentences, and links will be compiled into a free eBook at the end of each year. Thus, your blog posts will continually be seen for years to come and bring even more traffic to your personal blog and TpT store…

♦ Get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products by advertising your free products, priced products, sales, and promotions on our blogs (The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs, TBOTE II, or TBOTE III.)  Since the LINKS OF ALL OF THE POSTS FROM THE VARIOUS TBOTE BLOGS WILL BE ADVERTISED AGAIN IN ALL OF THE TBOTE BLOGS, your TpT products will be seen by thousands of potential buyers…

The TBOTEMC annual membership may be purchased at http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html.

Directions on how to win the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate:   


All members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative will automatically be entered to win the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate on March 2, 2020. 

The three winners will be announced at our blog, The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs – http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneurs.net.

Wishing you the best,

Vicky

P.S.
I always have my THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates during the TpT Sitewide Sales and the TpT Conferences.  If you would like to receive notices about future giveaways, go to http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2016/12/sign-up-for-future-notices-of-my-three.html.  I promise I will not sell your email address.

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Congratulations to Anemone for winning the $100 Amazon Gift Card!

I always have THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates before the TpT Sitewide Sales and TpT Conferences.

I also have $100 CA$H Giveaways and other promotions.    If you would like to receive notices about future giveaways and promotions, go to http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2016/12/sign-up-for-future-notices-of-my-three.html and complete the questionnaire.  I promise that I will not sell your email address…

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at vleon999@yahoo.com.

Wishing you the best,

Victoria Leon

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Little Love Letters (Adjectives & Valentines)

Little Love Letters

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Encourage friendship and community in your classes while improving vocabulary at the same time—so much better than those common, perfunctory, pre-printed Valentines! The set includes a Matching Exercise (with KEY) for improving knowledge of adjectives that explore character traits. They are then used as prompts for the blank, individual Valentines that are included. Ideas to make this process easy for busy teachers are also included.


Thesis Writing Poster

Product Description

As any English teacher can tell you, the thesis statement is the most important part of the essay. It defines the arguments and orients the reader. Unfortunately, many students have difficulty with the thesis statement. This is why I have created the “7 Steps to Writing an Effective Thesis Statement” poster.

The poster is a step by step guide on how to write the thesis starting with selecting a topic the student understands and walks them through the process until the end.

I am making the poster available in different formats for facility of use in the classroom:

– The first format measures 70 cm (27.6 inches) (easy printing) PDF

– The second format measure 97 cm (38.2) – information can be more easily read from further away (easy printing) PDF

– One smaller poster PDF

– An image format JPEG

You may also be interested in the following resources:

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

Teaching The Essay Package

Total Pages
4 different formats of posters
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


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Setting up Book Clubs in the Elementary Classroom

Book Club is an ELA activity that combines reading and discussion of “at level” books in an organized manner. Reading groups are determined by the student’s current reading levels and no more than six students are placed in each reading group to allow full participation by each member of the group. Modifications and adaptations can be made to make Book Club work in any classroom setting. Book Club was created to be used in grades 3rd-5th classrooms and was developedcwith the help of a Reading Specialist.

This 23 slide set includes all you need to set up a Book Club in your Elementary classroom. The set includes:

  • An explanation of what Book Club is
  • Job Assignment explanations
  • Worksheets for each Job Assignment
  • Job Assignment Labels
  • All documents in both an orange pattern print and in black/ white easy to print versions

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Elementary Book Club Starter Set

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Short Story Bundle Unit Plan

Product Description

The Short Story Bundle is 4 short story mini-units for the price of one. See the preview for more details.

Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit is a great way to start any literature unit. Suitable from grade seven to ten, this unit reviews literary elements and allows students to practice identifying all important elements.

The unit includes:

-A Copy of the short story

-An anticipation reading guide

-a two-page literary element cheat sheet

-plot graph

-word wall

-Character trait explanation sheet

-Characterization activity

-Writing evaluation (or activity) with evaluation sheet

-Comprehensive answer key for all activities.

18 pages total

“The Elevator” Short Story Mini-Unit is a one-stop-shop for teaching the short story. Other than photocopies, all of the work has been done for you.

This mini-unit is suitable for grades 7 through 10 and includes:

-a copy of the short story

-questions for comprehension

-a plot chart organizer

-activity to help students discover the author’s purpose for writing

-an instructional sheet on how to develop themes (with a practical example)

-an instructional sheet on how to develop a theme in paragraph form

-a graphic organizer to help students organize their paragraphs

-an example of a completed graphic organizer to plan the paragraph

-an example of a paragraph for “The Elevator.”

-a comprehensive answer key for all handouts

-a three-day lesson plan to accompany the story

This short story mini-unit features Shirley Jackson’s short story “Charles.” Appropriate for grades 7 to 10, the lessons focus on the development of theme and paragraphs.

Included in the mini-unit is:

• A copy of the short story

• A prediction chart

• An anticipation guide

• Activity sheet (select important passages in the text for theme and paragraph support)

• Author’s purpose activity sheet

• How to develop a theme sheet with an example

• A graphic organizer to help students plan their paragraph

• An answer key for all activities

• 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

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

Individual Short Story Mini-Units:

The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit

Seventh Grade Mini Unit

Charles Short Story Mini Unit

You may also be interested in the following products:

Intermediate Poetry Unit

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

FREE Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Spelling Flip Book

Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
74 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks


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