This resource includes 50 Making Words lessons and a reproducible sheet of instructions. Supports the Four-Blocks Literacy Model.
Over 100 Sight Words FeaturedHelp beginning readers master over 100 sight words using the unique, hands-on approach in this resource. Step-by-step directions tell how to use the sight words on each reproducible to teach an entire lesson reinforcing sight word recognition, sentence structure, vocabulary development, and higher level comprehension skills.
Introduce children to the work of this popular author-illustrator with language-building activities like Snowy Day Word Play, Louie's Puppet Show, and Jenny's Hat Story Mat. Includes a profile of the author, before- and after-reading discussion ideas, plus hands-on activities and reproducibles that build skills across the curriculum.
Product ID: SCH0439609720
Grades: Grades K - 2
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary
File Size: 1.74 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9780545192576
ISBN (Physical Book): 9780439609722
Two master teachers share 15 ready-to-use lessons for using engaging picture books to teach literary elements such as point of view, voice, irony, theme, metaphor, simile, and more. For each literary element, you'll find a clear definition; a detailed picture book-based lesson that incorporates before-, during-, and after-reading strategies; and writing and extension activities. The carefully chosen picture books and thoughtful lessons give you an invigorating and illuminating way to teach literary elements-and promote student reading and writing.
Introduce children to the work of this popular author with learning-rich activities like Possum's Postcards, Koala Lou's Playground Olympics, and Magic Hat Math. Includes a profile of the author, before- and after-reading discussion ideas, plus hands-on activities and reproducibles that build skills across the curriculum.
Teachers can let students read their way to the 100th day! This learning-packed collection of activities uses popular picture books to teach key math skills and concepts that support the NCTM standards. Includes book summaries, discussion ideas, activities that boost vocabulary and build reading and writing skills, ideas for exploring text features and story elements, ready-to-use morning message prompts, and more. Plus, easy-to-make manipulatives, interactive reproducibles, and poetry.
Tap into children's natural interest in coin collecting with cross-curricular projects and games such as State Symbols, Coin a Phrase, and State 1/4s - designed especially for the popular state quarters program. You'll also find reproducible templates for kids to design their own state quarters, fun facts for each state, a schedule of quarters' release dates, and more.
Curl up with the book, then follow up with some incredible literature-based math activities! Written by an elementary math specialist, each featured title in this collection of motivating math activities is a springboard into learning standards-based math concepts and skills. After reading the Grapes of Math, for example, kids take part in a Counting Quickly Contest that helps them compare different counting strategies, while building automaticity. Includes math vocabulary, step-by-step lessons, extensions, reproducibles, and more.
Take kids on a dazzling trip around the world with fabulous fictional books about Australia, China, Mexico, and more! For each book, you'll find background information, reading comprehension questions, reproducible maps, skill-building activities, and writing prompts to help kids learn about the culture, customs, and geography of 20 different countries. Here's your passport to fun-filled learning - and to meeting the language arts and social studies standards!
A great way to connect your reading and science lessons! Here are lots of easy activities for using picture book favorites to teach key science topics. Features The Tiny Seed (seeds and plants), In the Small, Small Pond (habitats), A Rainbow of My Own (light and color), Where Do Puddles Go? (water cycle) and many more. Each lesson includes easy-to-understand science information, science vocabulary, management tips, book connections, web sites, assessment ideas, and connections to the National Science Standards.
12 Reproducible Read-Aloud Tales With Instant Activities That Get Kids Discussing, Writing About and Acting On the Important Lessons in These Wise and Classic Stories Invite kids to read, write, learn about story structure and discuss ethical behavior by exploring 12 delightful classic fables.
A Ready-to-Go Teaching Guide for Using This Popular Historical Fiction Series to Build Important Social Studies and Language Arts Skills and Help Kids Read Their Way Into HistoryPique interest in history with engaging activities for Dear America books.
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.
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!
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!
Easy-to-make, fun-to-color paper dioramas feature familiar habitats and the animals that live in them. One double-sided diorama shows the top and bottom of an ocean, while another displays a forest in spring and fall. Other dioramas compare the adaptations of big and little desert animals, reveal the animals that live above and below ground, and more. Includes background information, step-by-step instructions, and reproducible worksheets.
This collection of 40 quotes motivates students to practice cursive and sparks rich discussions that build character. Each practice page includes a memorable quote printed in DeNealian script and a lined guide for copying the quote. The bottom of the page is designed so that students can cut out and collect the favorite quotes they've copied to create a cursive quote mini-book. Includes famous words from historic figures like Ben Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Help students become active participants in the reading process with engaging, fill-in-the-blank, fiction and nonfiction passages. Students tap prior knowledge, use context clues, and sharpen critical thinking skills to fill in the missing words from a companion list. Includes Flesch-Kincaid readability levels to help teachers choose passages that best meet students' needs. Flexible and easy to use for independent practice, small groups, or homework. Great for assessment and test prep!
Instant, systematic, and engaging! These ready-to-use activity mats give young children the focused practice they need to really learn their numbers. Each mat targets a number from 1 to 30, an increment of 10 up to 100, or a key number concept. Skills include number recognition, number formation, counting, number words, comparing quantities to numbers, comparing sets, sequencing, as well as following directions. Great for independent work, centers, and homework!
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!
In adherence with Common Core State Standards, this series tackles the critical reading skills needed to cite textual evidence to support conclusions explicitly determined from the text. Supplied within this eBook are 40 nonfiction passages with companion comprehension questions, designed to allow students to make logical references from them. Recurring practice will allow students to build a foundation of competency in several key reading skills that they will carry as lifelong strengths.
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, content area vocabulary related to key science and social studies topics, and much more. Watch reading skills soar!
A research-based approach for improving comprehension, Question Answer Relationships (QAR) has been helping students achieve in reading for more than 20 years. This unique book of lessons for teaching QAR in grades 6-8 introduces students to the QAR language and shows them how to answer questions in key comprehension areas - from summarizing to making inferences. Each lesson includes a step-by-step teaching guide, an engaging nonfiction article, poem, or story to model the target QAR strategy, and an assessment activity. Also includes strategy posters, assessment tools, and whiteboard-ready passages for every lesson!
Scholastic is here to help you meet Common Core State Standards! This exceptional resource containing dozens of activities will help students develop sturdy mathematics skills in many areas, including place value, computation, logic, critical thinking, word problems, and more. Jumpstarting their education each morning (or any other part of the day!) will enable students 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!
Step-by-step lessons to help you model the three types of writing students must master to meet the Common Core Standards: Persuasive, Informative/Expository, and Narrative!
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.
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.
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!
Help kids succeed in class and on tests with these fun, super-quick daily exercises that provide essential practice in test taking - and help meet the standards. All it takes is 5 minutes a day! Perfect for starting the day, engaging fast finishers, or reviewing skills.
A concise, ready-to use collection of assessments to use at the beginning of the school year. With these tests, you can determine each child's level of proficiency in reading, identify instructional needs for individuals and for the group as a whole, and have a baseline from which to measure a child's growth in reading. Covers comprehension, vocabulary, and oral reading.
12 ready-to-teach lessons motivate kids to use key math skills with real-life math projects they'll love to complete. Students compute their way to the right balance in the Checkbook Challenge, take surveys and create graphs of class favorites, follow the Stock Market to build their own portfolios, and get engaged in nine other real-world challenges. Includes step-by-step lessons, reproducible pages, leveling tips, and more!
Humorous takes on favorite tales that boost reading skills, build fluency and keep your class chuckling with lots of read-aloud fun.
Easy-to-use lessons that focus on grammar, spelling, punctuation, editing and use of conventions: Day 1: Model - A model lesson offers ready-to-use teaching language that can serve as a think-aloud for the many lesson topics in the book (using an editing checklist, combining sentences, punctuation dialogue, and more). Day 2: Guided Practice - Use this lesson to guide students through the editing and proofreading of a student writing sample Day 3: Independent Practice - When ready, students begin the process of looking back at their own work with a careful eye toward conventions and mechanics. Students edit with their peers. PLUS - assessment tools and a full-color yearlong calendar!
Help all students write successful reports with these age-perfect nonfiction fill-in frames! Kids simply research their topics, read the prompts, and then complete the reproducible frames for structured reports that are ready to share. Topics include animals, biography, autobiography, how-to, current events, and more. A truly innovative resource!
Fifteen lessons developed by master writing teachers guide students to write thoughtful, well-structured essays - from informative to persuasive. These step-by-step lessons use a simple, but effective graphic organizer to show how the parts of an essay work together to create a cohesive whole. Each lesson provides differentiation tips for striving and advanced writers. Also included are sample essays that can be used to model and discuss structure and technique!
Here are 25 sure-fire ways to erase writer's block - and meet writing standards - such as: Found-Art Superheroes, The Room of My Dreams, Canned Art, and Shakespeare at the Movies! Designed to help students craft a coherent story, develop and support a main idea, build a persuasive argument, describe a scene using precise words, and more. The art projects give students a concrete visual which inspires their writing. Includes mini-lessons, step-by-step directions, cross-curricular strategies, rubrics, and photographs of student samples!
This collection of 40 short quotes - including favorites about friendship, respect, and generosity - helps young writers build beginning cursive skills while encouraging positive behavior and good citizenship in the classroom. Each practice page includes a memorable quote, printed in DeNealian script, plus tips for letter formation and spacing skills. When students have copied the quote, they can cut along the dotted line and add the new page to a cursive quote mini-book!
Instant, systematic, and engaging! These ready-to-use activity mats give young children the focused practice they need to really learn their letters. Each mat targets the upper- or lowercase form of a letter. Skills include letter recognition, letter formation, phonemic awareness, identifying letter sounds, following directions, and more. Great for independent work, centers, and homework!