Give young writers plenty of practice with Daily Journal Writing Prompts. These valuable resources include ready-to-use journal starters, along with special holiday topics for each month. Word banks are provided to help introduce seasonal vocabulary, and topical prompts give students plenty of writing practice throughout the month.
Mastering Basic Skills First Grade includes comprehensive content on skills first graders need most. Topics include reading comprehension, phonics , language arts, grammar, writing, time and money, and math. The Mastering Basic Skills series includes grade-specific math and language arts activities as well as reading lists, skills checklists, awards, and mini books. The comprehensive content and extra features increase the value of this series making it an appealing choice to parents looking for extra at-home practice for their child.
Help students succeed on state writing assessments with this collection of weekly homework sheets that give them practice with on demand writing. Students learn how to respond to a prompt, write an attention-grabbing introduction, spice up their essay with lively verbs, descriptive adjectives, and figurative language, and more. Homework sheets include a note to parents that explains the skill being studied, lists related standards, provides samples of student work, and offers instructions on how to help their child complete the assignment. A great way to strengthen the home-school connection!
Product ID: SCH0545064074
Grades: 3 - 5
Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 2.56 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Physical Book): 9780545064071
Humorous takes on favorite tales that boost reading skills, build fluency and keep your class chuckling with lots of read-aloud fun.
From New Year's Day to Jackie Robinson's birthday - you'll find everything you need to keep them learning in January! Sure to become your favorite go-to resource, this January Monthly Idea Book will supplement any curriculum. Brimming with adorable patterns, creative ideas, motivational awards, bookmarks, crafts, bulletin-board suggestions, and so much more! A great way to celebrate every special day in January!This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
From the author of 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide comes this collection of essential forms for assessing students, planning instruction, communicating with parents, and teaching forms of writing. From handy rubrics to weekly planning sheets to letters for encouraging writing at home, all the tools you need to make the most of the model are here, with clear guidelines for using them.
Kids climb to new heights in reading and writing with these engaging, reproducible word building games! Kids read clues on each rung, then change and rearrange letters to create words until they reach the top. All the while, they're boosting decoding and spelling skills, broadening vocabulary, and becoming better, more fluent readers.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, extract or rotate pages, and edit the contents of the file.
Bring new power and purpose to the study of literature with innovative tools and strategies that deepen students understanding of literary elements and help them apply that understanding to their reading as well as their writing. Rich, original passages illuminate the intricacies of character, setting, point of view, and theme, and deeply engaging activities framed by inquiry enable students to transfer what they learn to new reading situations as well as to the way they think through problems and live their lives. This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, extract or rotate pages, and edit the contents of the file.
These mad lib worksheets are instant math motivators! Each hilarious fill-in story gives kids a fun way to practice solving word problems and build time and measurement skills. Skill topics correlate to the NCTM standards and include standard and metric length, perimeter, area, weight, liquid measures, and time to the hour, half-hour, and quarter-hour (including elapsed time) Perfect for partner and small-group learning, day starters, or homework.
Fifty, 2-page activities to help students build skills in place value, computation and fluency, logic and critical thinking, solving word problems, interpreting data, and more. Students will quickly learn how to follow the routine and jumpstart their learning at the beginning of the day - or anytime! A great way to prepare students for standardized tests and meet the Common Core State Standards!
Fifty, 2-page activities to help students build skills in vocabulary, grammar, spelling, writing, reading comprehension and fluency, handwriting, and more. Students will quickly learn how to follow the routine and jumpstart their learning at the beginning of the dayor anytime! A great way to prepare students for standardized tests and meet the Common Core State Standards!
How can changing laws change people's attitudes? What makes an answer exact? How do writers make characters heroic? This time-saving resource is packed with hundreds of big questions that dig deep into the key topics taught in grades 4 to 8 - from animal habitats to literary genres to the Constitution. Organized by curriculum area and topic, these essential questions help teachers and students begin rich inquiry studies, focusing on the core ideas and understandings that anchor each discipline. Covers 40 topics in math, language arts, science, and social studies!
This unique collection of 36 passages gives every student the opportunity to read and grasp the same information at his or her skill level. Each set of 12 passages includes three nonfiction pieces on the same topic, written for these reading levels: 2.54.0, 4.15.5, and 5.67.0. A companion page of test-formatted questions targets key comprehension skills - finding the main idea, identifying cause and effect, sequencing events, using context clues, understanding figurative language, and more! Exciting nonfiction topics - from Pluto's demotion to the history of Halloween - motivate intermediate-grade readers!
Kids will get a kick out of solving math problems to create these colorful and amazing kaleidoscope designs. Each activity in this motivating collection starts with a math worksheet that lets kids practice skills in multiplication, division, fractions, or decimals. Then, on an accompanying page, kids use their answers to "color by numbers", creating intricate and dazzling works of art!
180 short exercises for the SMART Board that actively engage students in proofreading practice to sharpen their writing skills and prepare for standardized tests! This Optimized eBook comes with a ZIP file containing 16 Notebook files to use on your Interactive Whiteboard.
How many skyscrapers are there in York City? How many muscles do you use to frown? How fast can a turkey run? Together with clever clues, these intriguing questions get kids excited about solving word problems. Kids will love sharing the amazing facts they learn. You'll welcome this super-fun and instant way to reinforce key math skills every day of the school year.
Research shows that some of the most effective words students can learn are academic vocabulary. Knowing these words boosts students' ability to understand and complete classroom work, homework assignments, standardized tests, and more. Each of these 18 ready-to-reproduce, 4-page lessons gives students multiple encounters with the new words to help kids really remember them. Also includes writing prompts and engaging activities.
Reproducible Debate Sheets Complete With Background and Pro/Con Points That Get Kids Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Thinking About the Topics That Spark Their InterestGet them reading, writing, and thinking with 50 thought-provoking topics that let students see both sides of an issue, then debate the pros and cons.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, extract or rotate pages, and edit the contents of the file.
Getting students to revise their writing can be a challenge. This resource provides targeted, grade-specific mini-lessons and practice to ensure that students become successful writers. Lessons with think-alouds provide the scaffolding students need to learn to revise their writing independently.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, extract or rotate pages, and edit the contents of the file.
In this comprehensive resource, veteran reading specialists Joan Lazar and Christine Vogel share eight key comprehension strategies together with ready-to-use lessons that they have fine-tuned over years of working with hundreds of struggling readers of all ages - from youngsters to adults. The result is an invaluable collection of research-based lessons that enable teachers to match specific strategies with students' needs in reading comprehension, fluency, and word study. The lessons increase in challenge so teachers can carefully match the right level of challenge to student need. Also includes fun, reproducible student activities, planning sheets, and record-keeping forms.
This must-have collection of fluency-building strategies from a reading specialist target and remedy common problems of struggling readers. Each lesson guides teachers step-by-step through introducing and modeling the strategy and providing engaging independent practice. Lessons teach key fluency objectives that build comprehension: reading smoothly with automatic decoding and an appropriate rate, reading with accurate word recognition.
In this resource, the authors show how reading-and re-reading-to children in small groups helps students build vocabulary, deepen their comprehension, and develop their social skills. It also helps to build students' self-confidence and promote language development - cornerstones of emergent literacy. The strategies are easy-to-implement strategies and supported by classroom vignettes.
Children climb to new heights in reading and writing with these fun, engaging, reproducible word-building games! First, kids read clues on each ladder rung, then they change and rearrange letters to create words until they reach the top. All the while, they're analyzing sound-symbol relationships, developing phonemic awareness, broadening their vocabulary, and building spelling skills to become better readers!
Liven up writing lessons with this teaching resource and companion Notebook files that take full advantage of the SMART Board's interactive features. Includes five units that teach students different kinds of expository writing, research and note-taking techniques, parts of an essay, traits of good writing, and more. Students can easily move, highlight, underline, and change text right on the board. Each step-by-step mini-lesson has a corresponding Notebook file. A surefire way to motivate and engage every student!
Invite students to visit each of the original 13 Colonies with easy paper models that offer a look at life long ago! Teach about goods and services with the New England Seaport diorama and Lift & Look Georgia Plantation. Compare and contrast Colonial towns and homes with the 3-D Jamestown Map, Dutch Step House, and more. Each reproducible model comes complete with background information, easy how-to's, step-by-step lessons, and extension activities.
Plays are the perfect way to show the story in history. Here, five original plays cover key topics in colonial American history including Jamestown, the first Thanksgiving, triangular trade, the Salem witch trials, and daily life in the French, Spanish, and English colonies. Each play is paired with creative cross-curricular activities, literature and Web links, and background information.
Build word power with 24 ready-to-reproduce, 3-page lessons! Each lesson teaches ten words, and includes research-based activities that tap students' prior knowledge for greater understanding and give them multiple encounters with new words so they really remember them. Topics include synonyms, antonyms, compound words, homophones, root words, prefixes and suffixes, and much more. Watch reading skills soar!
Grade 3Be sure your students test their best on standardized tests in reading and math by familiarizing them with the skills, formats, and language they need to succeed. These practice tests are designed to look and read like state and national tests, such as the TerraNova, ITBS, CTBS, MAT, and more. The 8 ready-to-reproduce practice tests are a great way to boost student confidence and make test prep easy for you.
Students become math sleuths as they work their way up these engaging pyramid puzzles by solving math problems! When students reach the top of the pyramid, they use the final answers to crack the code and reveal the answer to a riddle. Topics include all the essentials - multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, time, money, measurement, algebra, word problems, and more. The self-checking format makes these activities perfect for homework, independent work, or any time!
Each tic-tac-toe grid comes with nine activities that reinforce key math concepts, such as multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, algebra, probability, and more. Students can play classic tic-tac-toe, solving problems to get three X's or O's in a row. Teachers can assign the sheets for homework, center choice, or independent work. A fun way to meet NCTM standards!
These 15 standards-based activities with mystery-picture drawings really motivate students to practice key math skills. After students complete each skill sheet, they use their answers to follow step-by-step directions that guide them to draw a hidden picture. Since only correct answers will create the right picture, these activities are self-checking and make great independent work or homework. Topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, geometry, measurement, and more.
Division practice becomes super fun when students are motivated to solve problems just to find the answers to rib-tickling riddles. Students master division facts, divide 2-, 3-, and 4-digit numbers with or without remainders, and tackle word problems!
Rev up math time with 40 super-fun practice pages! Kids race against the clock as they solve multiplication or division problems in a spiral racetrack. Once they finish the race, kids can check their answers and color in the score chart to show their progress. Motivates kids to master their multiplication and division facts-and help them develop the speed and accuracy they need for standardized tests.