Ways to Make 10 FREE Recording Sheets with Hearts
Jan
31
2012

I made these recording sheets to go with a simple, yet engaging game that I use in the classroom.

Please visit my blog for game pictures, instructions, and a similar set of winter-themed sheets:

The game on my blog that goes with these sheets addresses the following Common Core Math Standards for Kindergarten and first grade:

K.CC.4. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.

K.CC.5. Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.

K.OA.1. Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.

K.OA.2. Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.

K.OA.4. For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.

1.OA.4.Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. For example, subtract 10 – 8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8. Add and subtract within 20.

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Text-to-Self Connections Chart
Jan
31
2012

This handy graphic organizer can be used when teaching the text-to-self connections reading strategy.  Teachers can use enlarged copy during mini-lessons, while students use smaller copies during independent reading time.

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Making Predictions Chart
Jan
31
2012

This handy graphic organizer can be used when teaching the making predictions reading strategy.  Teachers can use enlarged copy for mini-lessons, while students use smaller copies during independent reading time.

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Reading Guide for Horrible Harry and the Locked Closet
Jan
31
2012

This reading guide is great to use with a literature circle or guided reading group.  Students will answer comprehension questions, complete thinking maps (webs), and have discussion starters.

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Book Rating Form
Jan
31
2012

Students can use this form during Independent Reading Time to rate the books they read.  They can even use the ratings to recommend books to other students.

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Homonyms: Homophones Activities
Jan
31
2012

This set includes 8 quality worksheets and a concentration game to help students master the homonyms known as homophones (words that are spelled differently but sound the same). Also included is a list of different homophones!

Hup, Two, Three, Four...Skill Drill
Jan
31
2012

This unit was created to help fill those down times spent in the hallway waiting for the little ones to potty! These skill drills can also be used as a password when leaving and entering the classroom. These "skill drill" cards will keep your lil' darlin's engaged and covering content! Get ready to [Hup, Two, Three, Four] to a higher level of proficiency in reading and math! "Skill Drill" Cards [flash cards] include:
...dolch words [pre-primer to third grade]
...First 100 Fry Phrases
...Number Cards [used for number id, even/odd and place value]
...Telling Time Clocks [hour, half hour and quarter hour]
...Counting Coin Combinations

FREEBIE Valentine Patterns
Jan
31
2012

This product has 2 pages with 4 valentine-themed patterns each for students to color according to specified patterns.  I hope your students enjoy this activity for Valentine's Day!

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WORD WALL OF COLORS for Back to School
Jan
31
2012

## Color Matching Activity: Attach double sided tape to the back of each color card and let your students label items around the room by sticking each card to an object of a matching color! If some students cannot read as yet, it’s OK; he/she can still do this activity because they are labeling things by color. Instructions: Just print on card stock paper and cut out the color cards. OR To make them more durable, after printing (on regular white paper), laminate each page, then cut out the cards. Remember, only print on white paper so that the true colors seen here will show.

Stargirl Novel Unit Common Core Standards Aligned
Jan
31
2012

This is a custom written literature unit to be used with Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.

This unit is designed to be used with some student/instructor interaction. It can also be revised to be used as an independent study for the student. It is written for the 5-8th grade reading level.

This unit works great in a one-on-one setting for homeschool or for a teacher to use as a resource in the classroom for a small group or entire class. The unit is designed so that you can start teaching immediately with little to no preparation on your part. Great time saver!

This unit contains:

• Teacher Packet containing detailed daily lesson plans, answer keys, and suggested curriculum connection activities
• Student Packet containing vocabulary activities and comprehension questions.
• An Assessment Packet containing a vocabulary quiz, a comprehension quiz in both a short answer and multiple choice format, and a writing assessment.
• Common Core Standards Alignment for Grades 5-8.
• An After the Book Activity Packet that can be used with any book.