This educator's guide is a comprehensive tool for your classroom or learning community to help get the most out of your Destiny Quest experience. This guide includes: a simple step-by-step guide to understand the components of Destiny Quest, sample lesson plans that follow the U.S. Common Core State Standards, a complementary website complete with extension activities, printable worksheets, assessments and how-to videos.
Centered around Common Core State Standards, Common Core: Elements of Literature is designed to help students understand such complex elements of literature as irony and symbolism. Practice pages, student charts, graphic organizers, research challenges, discussion starters, writing prompts, games, group activities, and recommended reading lists enable students to practice: Pinpointing character, setting, plot, and theme; uncovering common symbols in fiction; detecting similes, metaphors, and other figures of speech; spotting verbal, situational, and dramatic irony; and recognizing allegory, parody, and satire. Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.
Shiloh is the first in a trilogy. Set in West Virginia, lead character Marty's compassion for an abused dog pushes him to take a hard look at ideas about the rights and responsibilities of animal owners - ideas long accepted in his family and community. Winner of the 1992 Newbery Award. A one-of-a-kind guide to running literature circles that work! Includes questions and writing prompts that motivate students to think and respond thoughtfully. As students dive into lively discussions, they learn to identify themes, analyze vocabulary, recognize the author's craft, and respond meaningfully to the text - all of which meet state and national Language Arts standards!
Product ID: SCH0439355397
Grades: Grades 4 - 8
Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 1.09 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9780545158459
ISBN (Physical Book): 9780439355391
Instant, systematic, and engaging! These ready-to-use activity mats give young children the focused practice they need to really learn important high-frequency words. Each mat targets a specific sight word and provides practice in word recognition, visual discrimination, spelling, writing, reading comprehension, and following directions. Great for independent work, centers, and homework!
Clue in students to key reading skills with this collection of 15 action-packed mysteries. As students read each case, they'll get the scoop on how to analyze character, read for details, understand cause and effect, make inferences, summarize, and so much more. Each reproducible story comes with a teacher page that includes before- and after-reading suggestions, writing and discussion prompts, and a vocabulary list. A great way to boost comprehension and build critical-thinking skills!
These high-interest lessons help students build essential skills for reading the real-life texts they encounter every day - from sports schedules to toy advertisements. Includes reproducible real-life texts, read-aloud scenarios that show how students can read to solve everyday problems, guided activities, and independent practice. Helps students meet reading standards and learn to make smart decisions independently - by locating and using exactly the information they need.
The perfect way to support students who need extra practice with numbers and counting, place value, addition, subtraction, time, measurement, shapes, graphs, and more
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!
Boost reading, writing, and comprehension skills with this dynamic chart that teaches 14 essential literary elements including plot, character, setting, theme, tone, point of view, conflict, dialogue, flashback, foreshadowing, figurative language, and more. Includes interactive texts, guiding questions, and quick activities to make learning the elements easy and entertaining. Content is correlated to the new Core Standards!
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!
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!
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.
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 phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and oral reading.
Help kids get more out of any nonfiction book they read with 30 fresh book report ideas. These fun takes on the research report build kids' reading comprehension as they create their own artifacts, travel brochures, documentaries, peek-through posters, and much more! You'll also find teaching strategies, reproducible templates, and a bibliography of children's nonfiction. Great for inspiring kids of all learning styles **read to learn**!
Humorous takes on favorite tales that boost reading skills, build fluency and keep your class chuckling with lots of read-aloud fun.
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!
While phonics instruction is important for all readers, it is essential for older students whose underdeveloped reading skills impede content-area learning. This resource offers dozens of practice pages that give struggling readers multiple opportunities to recognize, review, and reinforce must-know phonics elements, such as consonants, long and short vowels, blends, digraphs, and more. With this practice, students dramatically improve their ability to recognize sound-spelling relationships and use these skills to accurately and efficiently decode words, which in turn boosts fluency and comprehension.
Help struggling readers step up to the standards with these classroom-tested interventions. Reading experts Diana Sisson and Betsy Sisson have broken down each standard into its essential skills. Then the Sissons designed and tested interactive lessons that scaffold students as they learn to apply these skills, building their capacity to read and comprehend complex informational texts and literature. Created with the goal of meeting students where they are and guiding them to where they need to be, this is the go-to resource for any teacher with students who need extra support.
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.
Eight ready-to-go activity packets sharpen students word-study skills and boost their vocabularies. In each packet, students learn five common Greek and Latin roots and 15 new words formed from these roots. Crossword puzzles, word searches, and other fun activities provide repeated practice to make new vocabulary stick. Perfect for independent work or for homework.
When successful readers encounter unfamiliar words, they utilize strategies - for example, identifying word parts such as syllables and suffixes - to help them figure out pronunciation and meaning. This resource offers dozens of practice pages that give older struggling readers multiple opportunities to review and apply these word-study skills, recognize common spelling patterns, boost their word recognition and vocabulary development, and gain confidence as they read and encounter new words. As a result, students become more fluent readers.
Often called sight words because readers need to know them at a glance, high-frequency words can prove challenging for students. This resource offers dozens of practice pages that give older struggling readers multiple opportunities to review and really learn common tricky words (such as which, listen, enough, and answer) that aren't easily decodable and don't follow the usual sound-spelling relationships. When students can identify high-frequency words quickly and accurately, their reading fluency increases, and their reading comprehension improves. With repeated practice, students develop automatic recognition of dozens and dozens of words and become more fluent readers.
These whiteboard-ready lessons provide a dynamic tool for helping students master key writing forms. Each lesson presents a must-know format, such as a personal narrative or a summary, and shows step by step how to introduce and teach the model - and how to use the interactive whiteboard to engage students in learning. The models include sentence starters and other annotations that help students understand the writing's structure. Filling in the missing information in the companion frames helps students to instantly organize their ideas. This resource also includes checklists that help students independently apply what they've learned!
Flexible and easy to use for independent work, as day starters or as homework. Dozens of ready-to-reproduce activities give students fun-filled practice in grammar basics. Topics include types of sentences, subjects and predicates, sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, parts of speech, verb tenses, capitalization, and punctuation. Motivating formats includes puzzles, riddles, graphic organizers, flip book. Flexible and easy to use for independent work, as day starters, or as homework.
Students climb to new heights in reading and writing with these fun, engaging, reproducible word-building games! Students read clues on each rung, then change and rearrange letters to create words until they reach the top. All the while, they're analyzing sound-symbol relationships, broadening their vocabulary, and building spelling skills to become better readers.
Match each reader in your class to the perfect poem with this big collection of poetry correlated with guided-reading levels E-N. The 40 poems in this book are engaging and reproducible, so they’re just right for group learning or independent reading. And here’s more good news: Each poem includes a quick mini-lesson to help you teach key reading skills as well as the must-know features of poetry. Content meets the Common Core State Standards. A truly innovative resource!
Math skills made fun! Kids will love solving math problems to create dazzling line designs and constructions like Integer Explosion, Rising Start Fractions, and Tree-Topper Percents. These reproducible activities give kids practice in fractions, decimals, percents, integers, prime and composite numbers, solving equations, and more. Leveled for different abilities.
Invite students to visit each of the original 13 Colonies with easy paper models that offer a look at life long ago! Teach about goods and services with the New England Seaport diorama and Lift & Look Georgia Plantation. Compare and contrast Colonial towns and homes with the 3-D Jamestown Map, Dutch Step House, and more. Each reproducible model comes complete with background information, easy how-to's, step-by-step lessons, and extension activities.
30 Easy, Learning-Rich Activities That Tap Into Students' Multiple Intelligences to Teach Plot, Setting, Character, and ThemeSetting Pop-ups, Paper-Chain Characters, Plot Mini-Books, and more to help students "learn by doing." Includes reproducible student direction sheets and rubrics.
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.
Ready-to-go reproducible pages that target key third grade grammar topics—parts of speech, verb tenses, capitalization, punctuation, types of sentences, and more!
The perfect way to support students who need extra practice with numbers and counting, place value, addition, subtraction, time, measurement, shapes, graphs, and more!
High-interest reproducible informational passages provide text-marking practice that help students read closely, build comprehension skills, and meet higher standards!