Help students to develop essential media literacy skills. Students will learn to identify the purpose of various media forms, create media texts and think critically about the media messages they encounter on a daily basis. Activities are ready-to-go and reproducible. Teacher tips and checklists are included.
Using Classic Literature to Teach 40 Literary TermsThis resource book draws on classic literature to illustrate the use of 40 basic literary terms. Divided into sections on figurative language, poetic language, and literary techniques, the book covers hyperbole, metaphor, irony, imagery, dialect, plot, alliteration, onomatopoeia, allusion, conflict, and lots more! The first page of each lesson includes a definition of the term and one or more samples from grade-appropriate classic literature. The next two pages challenge students to identify and understand the term and to use it on their own.
30 Easy, Learning-Rich Activities That Tap Into Students' Multiple Intelligences to Teach Plot, Setting, Character, and Theme
Setting Pop-ups, Paper-Chain Characters, Plot Mini-Books, and more to help students "learn by doing." Includes reproducible student direction sheets and rubrics.
Product ID: SCH0439163552
Grades: Grades 4 - 8
Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 997.09 KB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9780545180368
ISBN (Physical Book): 9780439163552
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Put history right into students' hands with these engaging paper manipulatives! This helpful resource contains ten instant timelines that feature dozens and dozens of key dates in American history. Kids make the timelines, lift the flaps to read fun facts, then complete a companion activity page. Includes timelines for Westward Expansion, Immigration, the Civil Rights Movement, U.S. Presidents, and more.
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!
This book—leveled for second grade—embraces nine of the ten CCSS College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading: key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, and range of reading and level of text complexity!
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!
High-interest reproducible informational passages provide text-marking practice that help students read closely, build comprehension skills, and meet higher standards.
Ready-to-go reproducible pages that target key fifth 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 addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, measurement, geometry, graphs, and more!
Master the essentials of SMART Notebook software with tutorials (updated for SMART Notebook 11), instructional videos, and hands-on practice files!