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Monday, September 22, 2014

Reading Response Journal

Use this reading response journal with any fiction text. This common core reading response journal challenges your students to be out of the box thinkers as they read and respond. Designed ideally for grades 3-6 but could be used in 2nd.

 This includes:

A Teacher Page
A Journal Cover Page
Personal ReactionPage
Text to Self Connection page
Text to World Connection Page
Text to Text Connection page
Personal Reaction Page
2 Summarizing Pages
Discussion Questions Page
Clarifying Questions Page
Letter To A Character Page
Writing a Prologue or Epilogue Page
Journal Entry Page
Poetry Page
Two Write a Play Pages
A Quote It Page
Book Award Page
4 Reading Response Pages

5 Page Book Report to reinforce the skills at home

Task card sets to teach multiple meaning vocabulary!

Task card sets to teach multiple meaning vocabulary -CCSS language Arts for K to 3: … s-A-682218 … s-A-850594 … s-A-856559 … -B-1044212 … -B-1271235 … ies-863118

Phonics & Math Grade 1

Great resource to have!

Phonics book KG leading to Grade 1- covers all CCSS objectives for foundational skills (all skills listed in the Tpt description)

Math book KG leading to Grade 1- covers ALL math objectives for KG and some of grade 1 (Specific objectives are listed in the TPT description)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kindergarten Math & ELA Activities

Kindergarten Math K.CC.2: … CC2-961677

Kindergarten Math K.CC.A.3: … un-1068254

Kindergarten Math K.OA.A.1: … on-1439709

Kindergarten ELA RF.K.2b: … les-904336

Kindergarten ELA RF.K.2c: … un-1200736

Kindergarten ELA RF.K.1d: … LE-1237328

Kindergarten Writing W.K.3: … es-1429188

4th-6th Grade Math Activities -- 6th grade 6.EE activities bundle -- 6th grade morning work with FULL YEAR of engaging activities -- 4th grade 4.NF activities bundle.

8.NS.2 Middle School Math Focus

This interactive notebook/foldable activity is aligned with 8.NS. 1 and 8.NS.2: … ty-1411589

This Pythagorean Theorem product covers the entire 8.G.7 Standard: … ry-1381253

Monday, September 15, 2014

RL.4 Fourth Grade Literature Units

The great common core units for 4th grade Literature were developed by a dedicated teacher who dedicated much of her summer to working on these! A must see and use indeed!

RL.4.1 - … ans-552473
RL.4.2 - … ans-487297
RL.4.3 - … ans-692423
RL.4.4 - … ns-1223608
RL.4.5 - … ns-1294314
RL.4.6 - … ans-538342
RL.4.9 - … ns-1308470
Assessment - … -4-1274776

CCRA Standards Aligned Lessons!

Here is a great lesson from one of my TPT colleagues!

CCRA.A.1: Focusing In: Close Reading & Annotating -Reading Skills Lesson Pack: The objective of this teaching pack is to foster students' beginning or basic understanding of how to close read and annotate a text.

L.6.4a, L.7.4a, L.8.4a, CCRA.L.4 Common Core exit slips for the skill of context cluesCCRA.L.4, L.9-10.4a Common Core Test Prep Exit Slips - CONTEXT CLUES - Grades 9-10 They use rigorous grade-level appropriate texts, many of which are on the text exemplar list, and are aligned to the PARCC test.  Even if states aren't using PARCC, they are aligned to a new generation of tests, because students have to choose the inferred meaning and then select a piece of evidence to support it.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Strengthen Speaking & Listening Skills With Debate

 Topic: Higher Education in Prisons (Student Worksheet Available) Appropriate for grades 6-12

The first step in starting a good program is to find a topic that students are passionate about. One of our first topics in Stars-Edu was Higher Education in Prisons. Students argued over rather or not prisoners should be allowed a free education where they could receive a college degree while in prison. To many students this seemed unfair because here they have to go to school everyday, work hard and get good grades to compete for scholarships or pay out of pocket, while criminals and murderers get a free ride on their dime. The other side of the argument felt that allowing prisoners to get their degree while in prison helped to make them more likely to be able to re-join society without further offenses once they are released. Many prisoners are released from prison only to commit another crime and sometimes an even worse crime then are sent right back to prison, costing tax payers even more money to continue to provide free food and medical benefits, etc. Indeed both sides had great arguments. Students really enjoyed this topic and had the opportunity to work with a real prisoner who was seeking assistance from the government to finance his education while in prison. Having access to a real prisoner (or at least someone whom they thought was a real prisoner) made the debate even more real for students and ignited a deep passion not normally seen in students of this age on topics such as this. See the opening statement from one of our 7th grade debate students here on YouTube .

Need the worksheet that we used to get students started with their research and evidence collection. Access it here on Teachers Pay Teachers.