The Big Book of Dolch Sight Word Activities is the complete reading resource for building sight word mastery. With over 300 activities to introduce, reinforce, remediate, and practice Dolch sight words, it is a must-have for any young or special learning classroom. It also includes assessment suggestions and fun take-home activities!
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.
Fifty must-have books with lessons and activities that build skills in vocabulary, comprehension, and more.
Product ID: SCH0439404185
Grades: Grade 1
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary
File Size: 1.28 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9780545185134
ISBN (Physical Book): 9780439404181
Fifteen lessons that use favorite picture books to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.
Aliveness. Clarity. Strength. These are characteristics of good writing, characteristics too often lacking in student work. Jane Sullivan and Midge Madden have developed a successful approach that helps students to see and appreciate these qualities in literary models-and then to revise their own writing with the ideas in mind. Includes 15 classroom-tested lessons in a format that lets teachers hear the authors' thinking, describing what they do and discussing why they do it.
Make reading aloud a powerful teaching time with this fantastic resource. Master teacher Susan Lunsford has hand-picked 50 books perfect for second grade, and she shares how to use these read-aloud favorites to build vocabulary, model reading strategies, teach story elements, reinforce math skills, jumpstart writing, and so much more. A must-have for any professional bookshelf!
Motivate kids to learn about the features of fiction and nonfiction with the series they're mad about - the Magic Tree House Books! This idea-packed book includes tips on planning a series study, journal-writing activities that help kids distinguish real from fantasy, lessons that explore character, plot, and setting, and extensions in social studies, science, and art. Plus, vocabulary-builders, literature response reproducibles, book links, and ideas for using the companion nonfiction Research Guides!
Boost students' reading skills and get them ready for the standardized tests with this selection of mind-boggling mysteries kids will love. Each reproducible story comes with a set of 10 comprehension questions, designed to reinforce specific reading skills such as identifying the main idea, analyzing plot, distinguishing fact from opinion, and more.
Invite students to explore urban, suburban, and rural communities with this collection of fun and ready-to-go mapping activity pages. Kids will plan their own city, read a shopping mall floor map, create a grid map for a dinosaur excavation site, and much more. Reproducibles reinforce key map concepts, such as distance and scale, cardinal directions, picture and abstract symbols, coordinates, and more. A fun way to connect kids to the world!
25 reproducible maps, featuring temperature, transportation routes, endangered species populations, and more, are paired with crossword puzzles to make map-skills review fun! As students read and analyze the map to answer the crossword clues, they build important geography skills and reinforce social studies vocabulary.
Help young children learn the important skill of following directions with age-perfect activities that invite them to tell about themselves, their preferences, and experiences in pictures. Each page features a consistent, structured format to scaffold young learners: four simple directions with illustrated prompts on topics kids care about: family and friends, favorite foods and activities, school, holidays and special days, their dreams, and more. Perfect for seatwork, centers, or homework!
Need to meet Common Core State Standards? This unique resource from Scholastic contains dozens of activities that will help students build strong reading skills in many areas, including vocabulary, grammar, spelling, comprehension, and more. Jumpstarting their learning each morning (or any other part of the day!) will encourage kids to follow a routine in preparation for standardized tests.
Step-by-step lessons to help you model the three types of writing students must master to meet the Common Core Standards!
A collection of 25 leveled passages—just for sixth grade—with text-dependent comprehension questions that help students tackle increasingly complex texts and provide the academic rigor called for by the Common Core State Standards.
180 Daily Exercises That Help Kids Learn to Follow Written Directions...Independently!Could your students' flare for following directions be improved? You bet! 180 quick, daily directions, written by teachers who know how to build this skill slowly, give children the independent practice they need. Perfect for the start of the day or any time. Just present one new direction regularly, and see improved performance on homework tasks, quizzes, and various in-class learning activities. Best of all, kids really enjoy these classroom-tested directions.
Help every child score 100% on the next spelling test with this big collection of easy, reproducible games that work with any spelling list: Spelling Bingo, Word Rollercoaster, Letter Tic-Tac-Toe, Spelling Soccer, Go Fish, and so many more. Each game is a snap to learn and super fun to play!
Students build critical thinking and put problem-solving strategies to work with these fun, ready-to-go, learning-packed activities! Motivating puzzles, riddles, games, stories, and interactive reproducibles reinforce important grade-specific math skills and concepts and build computational fluency. Includes ideas for group and class discussions, suggestions for connecting writing and math, easy assessment ideas, and student self-assessment forms, teacher checklists, and scoring rubrics.
A former classroom teacher, principal, and superintendent, David Adamson offers his most effective and easy-to-use strategies for organizing and managing classrooms that support students' learning and achievement. Written with both new and experienced teachers in mind, this classroom-tested approach helps teachers prevent behavior problems and effectively intervene when they do occur. Adamson shows teachers how to focus and maintain their students' attention, maximize instructional time, increase student participation, set clear expectations for classroom rules and procedures, encourage a respectful learning environment, and more.
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.
Kids will be eager to complete these math practice pages to solve the silly riddles that are guaranteed to make them giggle! Each activity sheet includes a series of math problems that offer kids plenty of practice in multiplication and division facts. Flexible and easy to use as independent work, at centers, as day starters or homework.
Liven up math lessons with this book and companion folder full of ready-to-go SMART Notebook lessons that take full advantage of the SMART Board's interactive features. The included ZIP file contains eight units on key problem-solving strategies, such as guess and check, draw a picture, look for a pattern, use logical reasoning, and more. Students can easily draw, move, highlight, and underline text right on the board. Step-by-step mini-lessons in the book correspond to the Notebook files in the folder. A surefire way to motivate and engage every student!This Optimized eBook includes a PDF file, along with included Notebook files specifically designed to be used on a SMART Board.
Learning the letters and their sounds is as easy as ABC with this big collection of alphabet activities! Easy-to-make mini-books - one for each letter, hands-on activities, and 156 colorful picture cards give kids lots of opportunities to practice letter recognition, letter-sound relationships, and letter formation skills. Lessons include easy games, crafts, snacks, literature connections, multi-sensory experiences, and more. Perfect for use with kids of all learning styles!
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 automaticity in multiplication and division facts. Skill topics correlate to the NCTM standards and include multi-step problems with multiplication and division. Perfect for partner and small-group learning, day starters, or homework.
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 automaticity in addition and subtraction. Skill topics correlate to the NCTM standards and include single-digit addition and subtraction, double-digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping, multi-step problems, and addition and subtraction with large numbers. Perfect for partner and small-group learning, day starters, or homework.
Help every primary learner build basic writing skills with graphic organizers designed at three levels of challenge. Each of the 15 model lessons in this book is paired with three ready-to-use organizers that support and engage a range of learners and boost their writing skills. Topics include types of sentences, descriptive writing, elaborating, how-to paragraphs, writing in response to literature, and more!
Classroom teacher, Leograndis uses full-color photographs with clear descriptions to show you how you can transform your classroom into a well-organized workshop that supports writing growth. You'll find unique and highly practical ideas for setting up and maintaining record systems and organizing supplies, to teaching workshop routines, building community, and establishing a productive learning environment. This rich resource includes dozens of classroom-tested management and instructional charts and strategic lessons that build day-by-day and week-to-week, as well as lists of mentor texts and read alouds for launching a writing workshop. Great ideas for homework, too.
Identify potential reading problems quickly and accurately with these powerful assessment techniques. Developed by leading experts in reading education, these leveled passages with scoring sheets help you screen students for strengths and weaknesses in word recognition, fluency rate and expression, and comprehension. Rubrics and grade-level benchmarks make interpreting the results simple and easy. With four passages per grade and ready-to-use record-keeping forms, you can document and monitor student performance all year long. Makes individual assessment manageable and efficient, so that you can focus on what's important - teaching. Meets Reading First guidelines.
These instant activities will ensure smooth and successful transitions every day - all year long! Help children learn to focus, listen, and follow directions with literacy-rich activities that build skills in phonemic awareness, oral language, vocabulary, counting, sequencing, classifying, problem solving, and more. Filled with piggyback songs, poems, finger plays, rhyme and riddle games, and seasonal tie-ins to keep transition time fresh!
Help students build fluency and gain confidence as readers with the timeless tales of King Midas, Daedalus and Icarus, Echo and Narcissus, and more. This collection of short scripts features parts that are written to accommodate readers at different proficiency levels-so everyone can participate. Includes tips for putting on the plays and related activities.
The leveled speaking parts in these fun-to-read plays encourage students with a range of reading abilities to participate in class - and comprehend it all. As students read, review, and repeat their lines, they practice fluent oral reading. At the same time, they learn the history and importance of five key holidays: Independence Day, Labor Day, Presidents' Day, Earth Day, and Memorial Day.
Students are sure to get caught up in the drama that comes with **sailing on the high seas.** In this weeklong simulation, students discover what it's like to embark on a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean as an explorer during the time of Christopher Columbus. Along the way, they learn about problem solving, seafaring, and navigation. Includes step-by-step directions, plus reproducible student worksheets, charts, maps, and rubrics.
Designed to help you teach writing effectively to students of different ability levels, this resource offers lessons, leveled organizers, and writing models to make planning and gathering materials a cinch. Seventeen units cover topics from structuring paragraphs to using elaboration to develop ideas, to persuasive essay writing. Helps ALL students master the writing skills and concepts they need to succeed on standardized tests and beyond.
Give students the repeated practice they need to master the reading skill of making inferences, and succeed on tests! Each of the 35 reproducible pages features a high-interest fiction and nonfiction reading passage with bubble-test practice questions that target this essential reading comprehension skill. Flexible and easy to use - in school or at home - the book also includes model lessons, pre- and post-assessments, and an answer key.
Repeated practice builds mastery, and this book provides exactly the practice students need to master the reading skills of using context clues and understanding figurative language. The 35 reproducible pages in this book feature high-interest nonfiction reading passage with short-answer practice questions that target one of these essential reading comprehension skills. Flexible and easy to use - in school or at home - the book also includes model lessons, assessments, and an answer key.
Reproducible practice pages plus easy-to-score quizzes that give kids review in kinds of sentences, subject-verb agreement, active and passive voice, and more.
More than 200 model narratives help you find the words for what you need to say on report cards. There are comments for every situation: struggling students, advanced students, kids who aren't living up to their potential, and for everyone in between. This big collection contains comments for student achievement in every content area as well as language for addressing behavioral and social issues. Complete with sentence stems, word lists, and report card writing tips.
Standards-based lessons that guide students through the writing process, teach conventions, explore genres, and help third graders write effective paragraphs and essays.