Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Free IAR, STARR, NYSED, CAASP, FLFAST Testing Practice (Many Grade Levels)


In just a few weeks, many schools will begin state testing.  If you are looking for released state test samples, try this freebie.  Try a free week of daily reading practice.  The full year version is available for many grade levels as well as the half year version.  Try out these free samples. Whether you are preparing for the IAR, STAAR, NYSED, CAASP, FLFAST or other state tests, this resource is great practice.  

Free Grade 3 Reading Daily Practice

Free Grade 4 Reading Daily Practice

Free Grade 5 Reading Daily Practice

Monday, August 21, 2023

Free Reading, Math, and Science Videos For Kids

 Check out my YouTube channel for classroom-friendly videos about reading, math, and science topics.  Remember to click the follow button on my YouTube channel to get notified about new videos too. Click Here

More videos are added regularly.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

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Sunday, July 30, 2023

What is Onomatopoeia? How Do Authors Use Onomatopoeia?


Literacy and Math Ideas created this helpful video to explain what onomatopoeia is and how it is used in passages.  This video shows how this types of figurative language is used to enhance reading texts.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

(Free) A Full Year Of Monthly Crafts For Kids-Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples/Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day & More


Access a full year of monthly crafts for kids (templates are included).  Save time looking for seasonal resources.  There is a color illustration for every craft, activities for each school month are included, and templates are included to make planning even easier.

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Free Printable Math Storybook That Teaches About Vertices, Faces, Edges, and Geometric Solids (Plus A Worksheet)


I am back with a freebie! Have you ever wished that you had copies of printable math stories so that your students could see how math applies to real-world situations or so that students could conceptualize math topics?

I absolutely love writing stories, and I love trying to find ways to make it easier for students to learn concepts.  I recently created a math printable storybook series that contains printable storybooks that teach a variety of math topics such as perimeter, area, categorizing 2D shapes, money, and fractions.  Try this sample book for free!  Click Here For The Freebie

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Printable Books & Worksheets That Teach Figurative Language

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 Access seven printable books that teach figurative language.  Each book teaches a specific figurative language topic and contains a story/passage with multiple instances of each type of figurative language so that students can practice each skill.


  • Save time.  There is no need to hunt for books that teach each figurative language skill.  This resource contains (7) seven books that students can print or view online.
  • Easily assess student progress.  A comprehension worksheet is included for each book. Students evaluate similes, metaphors, hyperboles, idioms, personification, and more multiple times in the context of stories/passages.
  • This provides quick review.  Each carefully written story can be read in one class session to provide quick student information about student progress. Use these stories independently or with novels.