Thursday, October 19, 2017

Character Traits Task Cards and Literacy Centers

38 Task cards and two character literacy centers are included with this fun resource.  Character traits, character change over time, and more topics are covered.  Use this to differentiate instruction. It works great as a literacy center station and for test prep.

Plus, printable boxes are included to make storage convenient.

This is a fun and helpful way to review character traits.

A Little Humor...And, Newly Designed Resources

Teaching should be fun right?  Lately, I have been updating some of my early products with new illustrations.  I just added printable boxes. Tada.......

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Daily Reading Practice (Grade 3 Spiral Review)

Have you ever wanted quick, spiral review for reading comprehension?  There are so many resources like this for math to help students retain what they have learned.  My resource provides quick, daily review for reading comprehension.  It features:

  • The passages are quick and can be completed as bell ringers in just a few minutes.
  • There is a different passage for each day of the week.
  • Each week is thematic so students learn about plants, animals, fables, and more in a thorough way with many example passages before they move on to a new weekly topic.
  • Main idea, inference, summarizing, close reading, and more skills repeat across the days and weeks. This helps students remember what they have learned in reading.
  • Weekly progress charts are included.
  • Answer keys are included.
  • Nonfiction, history, fiction, poetry, folktales, fables, realistic fiction, and more topics are covered.
This resource is great as a quick daily review, as a way to help students retain what they have learned, and as test prep.  

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

(FREE) Place Value Sandwiches Place Value Game

--{FREE}--Fun things come in many shapes and sizes.  Sometimes, they come in the shape of sandwiches.  Use this fun game to review place value. 38,700+ downloads!  Access this fun game today.
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Main Idea Task Cards (Organized By Guided Reading Levels)

Differentiate instruction, monitor student progress, and save planning time using these task cards.  These are the first ever task cards that are organized by guided reading levels to make it so much easier to teach reading.

What Makes These Task Cards Unique?
  • They are organized by guided reading levels to make it easier to provide specific data and build reading skills.
  • They come with printable boxes to make task card storage so much easier.
  • Progress charts are included so students can monitor their own progress as they advance to higher guided reading levels.
  • You will be able to cover the same skills with students at many guided reading levels and save hours of planning time.
  • Use to address IEP goals.

Included Are:
  • Task cards
  • Printable boxes 
  • Answer recording forms
  • Progress monitoring charts
  • Answer keys


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Follow the Link to Access Many Guided Reading Levels and Many Comprehension Topics.

Reading Comprehension (Text Structure)

Four passages are included to review text structure.  Use this during reading instruction or for test prep.  An answer key is also included.

Reading Comprehension (Main Idea)

Finding the main idea is so much deeper than finding out what a text is mostly about.  It is also about determining how details enable an author to convey a central message.  Finding the main idea is also about determining the central idea of a passage even when it is not directly stated.

I recommend an order for teaching main idea so that students will learn about this topic in depth.

First:  Identify the main idea that is directly stated.
Second:  Identify the main idea that is not directly stated (in simple passages).
Third:  Identify text details that best support the main idea.
Fourth: Identify the main idea in passages that are obscure and focus on many details.
Fifth:  Compare author's craft as related to conveying main ideas. (For example: Explain what techniques one author uses with the techniques of another author).