This excellent resource includes 50 Making Words lessons a reproducible sheet of instructions, and more! It also supports the Four-Blocks Literacy Model and is a great addition to any classroom.
Teach writing skills using this innovative new approach that has been proven to work in classrooms just like yours. The Four Square method can be used with all forms of writing and will fit any reading or language arts program. This step-by-step approach is built around a simple graphic organizer that first shows students how to collect ideas and then helps them use those ideas to create clear and polished prose. Open-ended reproducibles make the technique accessible to writers of all ability ranges. Also great for content area writing.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Standards-based lessons that guide students through the writing process, teach conventions, explore genres, and help second graders write effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.
What better way to learn about history than to relive it? Students assume the roles of colonists, patriots, and loyalists as they participate in a weeklong simulation that takes them through the events that led to and ended the American Revolution. Includes easy step-by-step directions, plus reproducible student worksheets, tables, maps, and rubrics - everything you need to run a successful simulation!
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.
Showcase students' learning with these 25 fun and easy-to-make presentation formats for any social studies topic! This collection of motivating projects, features the Timeline Tube, Biography Hanger, Fact Fan, and many more hands-on ways for students to share what they've studied in class or researched on their own. Includes step-by-step directions, photographs of sample projects, and 150+ topic ideas.