Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending. Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. First Day Jitters is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has every anticipated a first day of school.
Have your students "rewrite" history! Present them with an error-laden history fact for every day of the year. Then ask them to edit the sentence for grammar, spelling, capitalization, and/or punctuation errors.
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This book explores the causes of and events leading to World War II. Easy-to-read, engaging text discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Through primary source quotes, readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front. Readers will learn what impact World War II had on US history and the country's development. Oversized photographs and informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a timeline, facts page, glossary bibliography, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Cicero Resource Packs include two lesson plans and two classroom ready Power Point presentations. Lesson plans provide objectives, key terms, lesson details with homework, assessments, and extension activities. All lesson materials, reproducibles, and primary sources are included as well as historical background information. Classroom ready Power Point presentations help students gain a better understanding about events of the time period and can be used for teaching large group instruction or student review and research. Organized, easy-to-use and classroom ready.
Standards-Based Connections Reading for grade 2 offers focused skill practice in reading comprehension. A skill assessment will point out students' learning gaps. This allows teachers to choose appropriate student pages for individualized remediation. The student pages emphasize five important reading comprehension skills: summarizing, inferring, story elements, comparing and contrasting, and cause and effect. The book includes high-interest fiction and nonfiction, with texts about moving day, volcanoes, Laura Ingalls Wilder, planets, poetry, and more. Each 96-page book in the Standards-Based Connections Reading series includes a skill assessment, an assessment analysis, targeted practice pages, and an answer key, making this series an ideal resource for differentiation and remediation. The skill assessments and assessment analyses help teachers determine individualized instructional needs. And, the focused, comprehensive practice pages and self-assessments guide students to reflection and exploration for deeper learning!
Labor Day is a national holiday that recognizes the important contributions of workers across North America. Celebrated every year on the first Monday of September, people who do all kinds of jobs, from factory work to health care, participate in parades, attend barbecues, and listen to speeches. This interesting book provides a look at the labor movement of the last century, the traditions and symbols of this special day, and how workers are recognized in other parts of the world.
Celebrate the Big Cool USA year-round with this engaging project book! Kids will have a blast learning about patriotism while creating these fun-to-do patriotic projects. Kids will create awesome projects to display in the classroom, library, or home. Projects are easy and inexpensive and use everyday materials. Great for scout meetings, birthday parties and more! Some of the creative projects include: - A Patriotic Windsock - A Presidential Poster - Patriotic Paperweights - A Fun Flag Cake - A Patriotic Pinwheel - Liberty Pops - A Standing Star - A Fireworks Painter's Cap - An American Door Hangar - An Uncle Sam Clothespin Man - A Fourth of July Noisemaker - And More!
Help students retain learned math skills and concepts with these quick, ready-made animated PowerPoint slideshow reviews—just for grade 6!
Explore the fun and quirky ways in which the crayons quit with this digital instructional guide for literature. Students will love analyzing the crayons' struggles and complaints by completing age-appropriate, rigorous yet fun activities and lessons provided in this e-book guide. Readers will enjoy figuring out how Duncan convinces his crayons to come back to work. Analyzing story elements in multiple ways, close reading and text-based vocabulary practice, and determining meaning through text-dependent questions are just a few of the many skills students will walk away with after interacting with the rigorous and appealing cross-curricular lessons and activities in this resource. Written to support this playful, well-known book, each activity and lesson work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend literature while using their imagination.
All students can learn about language usage using a classic adventure passage written at four reading levels. Symbols on the pages represent reading-level ranges to help differentiate instruction. Provided comprehension questions complement the text. Engage and motivate students with this high-interest, leveled text from The Jungle Book.