Be among the first to have the updated Barack Obama - America's 44th President! (Second Edition) book. This book has interesting information about the: White House and its history; 13 posts that compromise the president's cabinet and what each oversees; Secret Service protection for the president, vice president and their families; Role of the commander-in-chief; And much more, including quizzes, puzzles, facts, trivia and a glossary of key words.
Kids will learn what it takes to be part of an elite group of soldiers in Marine Force Recon in Action! Firsthand narratives reveal the heroic efforts of this special unit of the United States Marine Corps. Readers will be inspired as they follow recruits from the grueling training program to their dangerous search-and-rescue missions behind enemy lines. Large action photos, grade-appropriate text, and a narrative format will keep kids turning the pages as they learn about our nation's military heroes. Marine Force Recon in Action is part of Bearport's Special Ops series.
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.
Easy Mini-lessons, Strategies, and Creative Formats to Make Research Manageable and FunEverything you need to teach the research process in a way that's fun and engaging. Mini-lessons are designed to take students from selecting manageable, meaningful topics, to navigating references, effective note-taking, learning to paraphrase, organizing materials, and writing research reports that really show what they've learned. Includes a chapter on 10 creative projects.
5 Short Plays for the Classroom with Background Information, Writing Prompts, and Creative ActivitiesThe five original, fully reproducible plays in this one-of-a-kind resource will make the exciting stories of our country's pioneers come alive for your students. They'll learn about the Oregon Trail, Mountain Men, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Native Americans, and the Louisiana Purchase. Includes background information, creative cross-curricular activities, and literature links.
Explore the lives of 10 famous American women-Anne Hutchinson, Elizabeth Backwell, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and others-with these original, fact-based plays. Includes background information, cross-curricular activities, and literature links.
15 Month-by-Month Activities That Motivate Kids to Collect, Display, and Use Data and Have Fun Learning Math!Kids will love creating glyphs pictures that convey information about themselves while building important NCTM math skills!
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.
First I let off steam. Then I blow my top! Spewing red hot lava, I just can't by stopped. What am I? (volcano) Your students will love to read and reread these adorable interactive mini-books on key science topics. The rhyming riddles are chock-full of science fact clues; kids solve the riddles and then life the flaps to see if they're right! They'll have fun solving Dinosaur Who's Who, Planet Name Game, Sneaky Animal Shapes, Human Body Trivia, and many more! Fully reproducible and easy to make.
This collection of reproducible plays will give your students the opportunity to make connections between our country's history and their own lives. They'll read about Irish immigrants escaping starvation in the 1850's, Chinese immigrants arriving through Angel Island, Lebanese immigrants in the Midwest in the early 1900s, Russian Jews escaping pogroms, and Cuban immigrants. Includes background information, discussion questions, and writing prompts.
Invite your students to explore ancient Egypt and help this captivating culture come alive with these five humorous, reproducible read-aloud plays based on folk tales, myths, and history. Includes key concepts such as pyramids, pharaohs, gods, the Nile, and more. Plus background information, fun and creative extension activities, and thought-provoking discussion questions and writing prompts. A great way to jump start or wrap up your ancient Egypt unit!
Motivating Prompts and Easy Activities That Develop the Essentials of Strong WritingBoost creative and expository skills with this teacher-written resource! Lessons are designed to make students want to write well: organize their ideas, write focused paragraphs, make transitions, use strong adjectives and verbs, write dialogue, revise, and more! Includes reproducibles.
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!
Short classroom plays, background information, and activities about these influential presidents: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton.
Frisky Squirrel, Perky Turkey, Valentine Keeper, Flutter By Butterfly... Kids will adore these easy and irresistible holiday and seasonal art projects. Created and classroom tested by an artist in schools, each project includes templates, complete how-to's and simple techniques for turning paper into beautiful works of art!
Fantastic, Easy-to-Make Projects that Help Kids Learn and Love History!Students actively follow the history of exploration as they create their own notebooks filled with accordion timelines, mini-books, step books, and fold down pages that make learning about American History fun. This must have resource includes reproducibles templates, step-by-step directions, samples, rubrics, and more!
Math is mega-fun with these hilarious math story problems - one for each day of the school year! Students will jump at the chance to solve these math problems that give practice in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, estimation, time, money, geometry, and so much more! A witty way to meet the NCTM standards!
Discover fresh ways to assess students' problem-solving skills with these classroom-tested strategies. Tips include creating a comfortable assessment environment, developing interesting problems that will capture students' attention, and scoring students' work. Includes original math problems designed for grades K-2. Filled with creative ideas for scoring and reporting.
This selection of 20 free verse poems - written by 3rd and 4th graders - will inspire your 3rd and 4th graders to write their own poems! Provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write about things they know and care about: eating french fries, secret places, and family trips. The author describes the way she invites children to study the model poem, beginning by asking kids, What do you notice? She shows how she demonstrates the poetry-writing process to children: thinking aloud and drafting poems about her own life, and then inviting children to write on their own. Includes 20 reproducible poems written and illustrated by 3rd and 4th graders!
This selection of 20 free verse poems - written by 2nd graders - will inspire your 2nd graders to write their own poems! Provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write about things they know and care about: the trauma of eating peas, the pleasure of reading, the thrill of playing hockey. The author describes the way she invites children to study the model poem, beginning by asking kids, What do you notice? She shows how she demonstrates the poetry-writing process to children: thinking aloud and drafting poems about her own life, and then inviting children to write on their own. Includes 20 reproducible poems written and illustrated by 2nd graders!
Slam-Dunk Learning With Super-Fun Reproducible Activities That Build Essential Math SkillsLooking for ways to help your students make math connections? This jam-packed resource includes 30 reproducible activities involving sports that teach essential math skills. Includes gymnastics, baseball, basketball, and figure skating. Fractions, percents, decimals, problem solving, multiplication, and division are just some of the math skills covered. Even your most reluctant math learners will love these activities!
Here they are! Dozens of fresh, practical, and appealing bulletin board ideas with a purpose - to teach language arts! What's inside? Publishing centers, seasonal story walls, sequencing stations, story stacks, and more - all student-made and designed to grow and change over time. Includes detailed photos of each bulletin board, step-by-step how-to's, teaching ideas, and management tips!
Mini-Lessons, Strategies, ActivitiesEverything you need to teach your students how to tell a story-whether it's fiction or nonfiction-is here: literary models, pre-writing activities, mini-lessons on plot development and story resolution, editing and revising tips, plus rubrics, reproducibles and evaluation ideas.
Everything you need to know to teach first grade but had no one to ask! A mentor teacher opens the door of her inspiring classroom and offers winning strategies, activities, lesson plans, and management tips to help you make this essential year a joyful success. Packed with practical ideas for teaching reading, writing, math, social studies, and science PLUS photos, student samples, reproducible forms, and so much more. A must-have for every first grade teacher!
Mini-Lessons-Strategies-ActivitiesEngaging reproducible mini-lessons, strategies, and activities for teaching how to identify persuasive words, analyze ads and commercials, direct writing to a specific audience, and write persuasive editorials, letters, and job applications. Plus great ideas for writing and giving speeches!
Mini-Lessons, Strategies, ActivitiesDevelop descriptive writing skills using great activities, models, and reproducibles. Students will learn the steps to presenting their ideas in an orderly way, supporting their ideas with essential facts, and directing their writing to a specific audience.
5 SHORT PLAYS FOR THE CLASSROOM WITH BACKGROUND INFORMATION, WRITING PROMPTS, AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIESThe five exciting, fact-based plays in this great classroom resource will cause a revolution in the way your students learn American History! They'll gain new insights into the people and events in our history as they read plays about the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, Tories and Loyalists, the Battle of Yorktown, and Crossing the Delaware. Also includes great writing prompts, discussion questions, and creative activity ideas.
Ring in fall with this delicious exploration of apples, pumpkins, and harvest! Inside you'll find the freshest bulletin board ideas, learning centers, poetry, easy science projects, no-cook recipes, hands-on math activities, reproducibles, and so much more. Also includes a bright, interactive mini-poster. Learning has never been so much fun!
A Childhood Expert and Teachers Share Their Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children Who Disrupt, Withdraw, and Otherwise Struggle to be a Harmonious Part of the ClassroomFind the strategies that work with students whose behavior prevents them from being successful learners and positive members of the classroom community.
Strategies for Arrival Time, Class Meetings, Work Centers, Small Groups, Outside Play and Includes Dozens of Other Routines That Set the Stage for Children's Literacy & Help Them Feel At Home in the ClassroomHelp children learn classroom routines! Filled with ideas for introducing and managing essential early childhood routines and activities that foster independence and build community.
Time-Saving Reproducible Forms and Great Strategies for Meaningful AssessmentMeaningful, classroom tested-rubrics and self-assessment checklists are now at teachers' fingertips! Reproducible forms for reading and listening comprehension, story character analysis, content-area research reports, personal experience essays, letters, and more. Easy directions, scoring tips, planning forms, and follow-up strategies will help your students achieve their best, and meet the current state and school standards in reading and writing.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.
Time-Saving Reproducible Forms and Great Strategies for Meaningful AssessmentMeaningful, classroom tested-rubrics and self-assessment checklists are now at teachers' fingertips! Reproducible forms for reading and listening comprehension, story character analysis, content-area research reports, personal experience essays, letters, and more. Easy directions, scoring tips, planning forms, and follow-up strategies will help your students achieve their best, and meet the current state and school standards in reading and writing.
Fraction fireworks... decimal flowers... division twirling tops... Kids will dive into math problems to create dazzling and colorful line designs and 3-D constructions. Fun-filled reproducible worksheets let kids add, subtract, multiply, and divide 1-. 2-. and 3-digit numbers, fractions, and decimals. Leveled for different abilities.