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Giraffes Can't Dance Lesson Plans & Activities Package, Second Grade (CCSS)

Giraffes Can't Dance Lesson Plans & Activities Package, Second Grade (CCSS)

This set of lesson plans, resources, and activities is for use with “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae. It can be used for whole group, small group, and independent instruction – which makes these resources a smart choice for literacy centers or Reader’s Workshop. Here’s What You’ll Get and Why: My goal was to make it easy to teach readers how to think about “Giraffes Can’t Dance” using a variety of comprehension strategies. That’s why I’ve included page by page lesson plans, guided practice worksheets, and text specific reader’s notebook prompts for the following strategies: Making Predictions Determining Importance Asking Questions Understanding Text Structure Synthesizing I also created an Extension Activity for early finishers. Next, I find that vocabulary instruction works best when it’s done within the context of books that students are already reading. That’s why I’ve included the following vocabulary resources: Vocabulary Word List Flash Cards (match words to pictures and match words to definitions) Interactive Vocabulary Notebook Cards Vocabulary Word Games Printable Personal Vocabulary Word Bookmark I’ve also included a word study lesson plan and set of activities, because, much like vocabulary, I find that word study works best within context. As a result, I have identified word patterns within trade books and have developed lesson plans and resources based on the word study that can be done with specific books. The lesson plan and set of resources for “Giraffes Can’t Dance” focuses on Contractions and includes the following: Lesson Plan Interactive Activity Practice Page Independent Word Work This set of resources also includes the following: Running Record Assessment Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment Answer Keys Common Core State Standard Alignment Spanish translation of the comprehension strategy practice pages, reader’s notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core “I Can” statements), and extension activities for use with Giraffes Can’t Dance BONUS: Surprise Sample Resource I hope that you will enjoy using my resources along with your copy or copies of “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae.
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West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961)

West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961)

This West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961) challenges students to connect with the life and times of the Jets and the Sharks. Explore how the director replaces common elements of a film with song, dance and rhyme. Encourage students to take a deeper look at the concepts presented in this classic musical like juvenile delinquency, gangs, and the idea that each generation faces different challenges. This resource consists of 16 high-level, short answer and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information. This product .zip file includes: A student movie guide, PDF print version (5 pages) A student movie guide, PDF digital fillable form version (5 pages) *An answer key is included with this movie guide, however many answers will vary as students are encouraged to construct their own meaning from the characters’ dialogue and behavior. See the preview for samples. Is this movie guide worth it? Download two of my movie guides for free below: The Lightning Thief Kung Fu Panda 3 For more product images, sample questions and teacher reviews and ratings, please visit my TPT site at TeacherTravis : ) Your support, feedback, and follows are appreciated: Follow me on Pinterest | teachertrav Like my Facebook page | K12MovieGuides Visit my website | K12MovieGuides Follow me on Instagram | TeacherTravis Follow me on Twitter | K12MovieGuides
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I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen Bundle Lesson Plan, Activities, and Readers Theater

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen Bundle Lesson Plan, Activities, and Readers Theater

✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✏ This bundle is PACKED! It has a lesson plan for a 4-5 day Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lesson for the book I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. The plans include a teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students. It also includes prompts for student responses in writing or thoughtful logs. The lesson lends itself for dual language / dual immersion instruction as the book is also available under the title of Yo quiero mi gorro. The printable prompts and activities designed to be glued into a notebook or as stand-alone activity papers are in English and Spanish. The lesson is focused on a theme of patterns and character traits but can easily be modified for other uses. 2 scripts are included and are in English and Spanish. This resource includes: ☞ 4-5 day plan. ✔ ☛ Teacher script ✔ ☞ Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading ✔ ☛ Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development ✔ ☞ Great for bilingual classrooms ✔ ☛ Printable pages for written responses in English and Spanish ✔ ☞ 1 English Script. ✔ ☛ 1 Spanish Script ✔ If you enjoy this resource, please review it! This will help me make more resources. If you have any questions, I will reply within 24 hours. ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ Connect with me: Josh Rageth Facebook Josh Rageth Email ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ Copyright © Josh Rageth. All rights reserved by author. This file is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be displayed or distributed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use only. ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭
rageth
Anagrams Vol 1 - Functional Skills -Presentation and Worksheets

Anagrams Vol 1 - Functional Skills -Presentation and Worksheets

These resources has been designed and proven to challenge learners at FS E1-E3/ SEN/LLDD & Key Stage 1-3. Anagrams are a proven method of assisting learners to use such skills as; • Problem-solving • Memory • Vocabulary • Recapping knowledge – As a starter activity related to the previous lesson. • Using to embed Equal Opportunities & Diversity. • Creating new knowledge The possibilities are endless!!! This first Anagram volume focuses on 3 subjects: Gardening Animals Transport Levels of difficulty range from Easy to Medium and to Hard. The pack includes a Animated Power Point Presentation and a WORD Document both in PDF to suit a range of learner styles and levels. Both can be amended to best compliment your own teaching and learner style by requesting the original formats for free. Have Fun
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I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen Readers Theater Bilingual English/Spanish

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen Readers Theater Bilingual English/Spanish

✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✏ This is a readers theater / readers theatre script for the book I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. This lends itself to bilingual dual language / dual immersion instruction as the book is also available under the title of Yo quiero mi gorro. 2 scripts are included and are in English and Spanish. This resource includes: ☞ 1 English Script. ✔ ☛ 1 Spanish Script ✔ ☞ Great for bilingual classrooms ✔ If you enjoy this resource, please review it! This will help me make more resources. If you have any questions, I will reply within 24 hours. ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ Connect with me: Josh Rageth Facebook Josh Rageth Email ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ Copyright © Josh Rageth. All rights reserved by author. This file is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be displayed or distributed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use only. ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭ ✰ ✭
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Football World Cup Phonics Booklet

Football World Cup Phonics Booklet

A 20 page Football World Cup themed phonics booklet, containing a wide range of activities to help children revise phases 3 - 5. Perfect for children to work on independently during phonics lessons, as a start of day activity, or as a filler for the busy end-of-term period. Alternatively, send home for parents to work on with children as a homework task. Activities range from filling in initial sounds, to sorting real and fake words, to filling in missing words. Each page indicates which phase is included so you will know what your children are covering. Answers are included at the end where applicable. Just print and staple! PDF file format.
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Vowel Digraphs 210 worksheets 21 digraphs

Vowel Digraphs 210 worksheets 21 digraphs

The following teaching resource covers 21 vowel digraphs and consists of 210 pages. Here’s a list of the included digraphs: ai, ay, ee, ea (as in peach), ea (as in head), ie (as in pie), ie (as in thief), ei (as in eight), ei (as in receive), oo (as in moon), oo (as in book), ou, ow (as in cow), ow (as in crow), oe, ue, ey, oy, oi, au, aw Visit Mr. Mattie at http://mrmattie.com
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All About Me Worksheets Writing and Drawing American English

All About Me Worksheets Writing and Drawing American English

This new teaching resource contains 60 worksheets full of writing and drawing exercises. All the worksheets are designed for young learners to explore facts about themselves, their family and friends. The worksheets are also a great way to build your students’ self-esteem and confidence. You can choose an American version of this new resource or a British one with British spelling and vocabulary. Both versions include the same worksheets. Visit Mr. Mattie for more cool resources http://mrmattie.com
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All About Me Worksheets Writing and Drawing British English

All About Me Worksheets Writing and Drawing British English

This new teaching resource contains 60 worksheets full of writing and drawing exercises. All the worksheets are designed for young learners to explore facts about themselves, their family and friends. The worksheets are also a great way to build your students’ self-esteem and confidence. You can choose an American version of this new resource or a British one with British spelling and vocabulary. Both versions include the same worksheets. Visit Mr. Mattie for more cool resources http://mrmattie.com
MrMattie
Bee Phonics Fun Phonics Game

Bee Phonics Fun Phonics Game

Bee Phonics is a great tool to help students master reading. It contains eight variants of a phonics board. Four of the variants contain writing lines. First, students say each sound of a word very slowly and then they read the whole word quickly. Once they’ve done it, they get a nectar point. They need to collect at least 9 nectar points to win. I’ve created a couple of versions of the nectar points and the boards where students place their points. The file also includes phonics tiles with blends, digraphs, trigraphs and other letter combinations. This means that you can create lots of different words using them. Visit http://mrmattie.com for more fun teaching resources
MrMattie
Wider Reading Bundle (Context and Critics)

Wider Reading Bundle (Context and Critics)

Includes: Wider reading for AQA English Literature exams: 19th and 20th century context Genre (e.g. gothic) Victorians Feminist critics First/Second World War Class systems Videos for AQA English Literature and Language all papers exam. Videos for writing techniques. Detailed lists for: Charles Dickens Jane Austen Shakespeare Bronte sisters
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DAVID WALLIAMS - Collection of Study Booklets, SPaG Booklet and Grammar Booklet

DAVID WALLIAMS - Collection of Study Booklets, SPaG Booklet and Grammar Booklet

This huge collection has been designed to use with seven of David Walliams popular books; Awful Auntie, Demon Dentist, Gangster Granny, Grandpa’s Great Escape, Ratburger, The Boy in the Dress and The Midnight Gang. The resources have been designed to be completed along-side the reading of the books. They can be used to develop a range of literacy skills through books that pupils find engaging. These resources help to improve and promote reading.
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21 Initial Consonant Blends r blends, l blends, s blends, tw

21 Initial Consonant Blends r blends, l blends, s blends, tw

The following teaching resource covers 21 initial consonant blends and consists of 210 practice pages. Here’s a list of the blends: br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl, sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, tw Visit Mr. Mattie at http://mrmattie.com
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Secret CVC Words 120 cards 27 word families

Secret CVC Words 120 cards 27 word families

Teaching CVC words is very important. These new cards can be used to teach CVC words from 27 word families: -at, -an, -am, -ap, -ad, -ag, -et, -ed/-eg, -en, -in/-im, -ip, -it, -ig/-og, -ib/-op, -ob, -ot, -un/-ab, -ug, -ub/-um, -ut/-ud. More fun and cheap resources from Mr. Mattie at http://mrmattie.com
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DAVID WALLIAMS - Collection of Puzzles, Board Games and Quizzes.

DAVID WALLIAMS - Collection of Puzzles, Board Games and Quizzes.

This fantastic collection of puzzles, board games and quizzes were designed for children who love David Walliams’ books. These resources are based around six books; Awful Auntie, Demon Dentist, Grandpa’s Great Escape, Mr Stink, The Midnight Gang, and The World’s Worst Children [1]. This resource has many uses in the classroom and as homework. All the activities are designed to engage the reader and promote a deep love of reading.
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Secret Sight Words 220 Doloch Sight Words

Secret Sight Words 220 Doloch Sight Words

220 cards to teach sight words. You can laminate them and have students use dry erase markers. You can also use bottle caps with letters written on them or alphabet magnets. Students choose a card and look at the beginning sounds of the pictures to figure out the secret sight words. It’s a lot of fun! This new teaching resource is divided into five sections: PRE-KINDERGARTEN a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you KINDERGARTEN all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please, pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, soon, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yes FIRST GRADE after, again, an, any, as, ask, by, could, every, fly, from, give, going, had, has, her, him, his, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put, round, some, stop, take, thank, them, then, think, walk, were, when SECOND GRADE always, around, because, been, before, best, both, buy, call, cold, does, don’t, fast, first, five, found, gave, goes, green, its, made, many, off, or, pull, read, right, sing, sit, sleep, tell, their, these, those, upon, us, use, very, wash, which, why, wish, work, would, write, your THIRD GRADE about, better, bring, carry, clean, cut, done, draw, drink, eight, fall, far, full, got, grow, hold, hot, hurt, if, keep, kind, laugh, light, long, much, myself, never, only, own, pick, seven, shall, show, six, small, start, ten, today, together, try, warm More fun and cheap resources from Mr. Mattie at http://mrmattie.com
MrMattie
200 Cursive Handwriting Practice Pages

200 Cursive Handwriting Practice Pages

This teaching resource consists of 200 worksheets to practise cursive handwriting. There are six worksheets for each letter of the alphabet. These worksheets are followed by lots of extra activities such as matching exercises, writing exercises and tracing exercises. http://mrmattie.com
MrMattie
CVC Words Practice Pages 25 word families

CVC Words Practice Pages 25 word families

These new worksheets focus on CVC words. They cover 25 most common CVC word families: -at, -an, -am, -ap, -ad, -ag, -et, -ed/-eg, -en, -in/-im, -ip, -it, -ig/-og, -op, -ot, -un/-ab, -ug, -ub/-um, -ut/-ud. Visit Mr. Mattie at http://mrmattie.com
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Consonant Digraphs 200 worksheets 20 digraphs

Consonant Digraphs 200 worksheets 20 digraphs

The following teaching resource covers 20 consonant digraphs and consists of 200 pages. Here’s a list of the included digraphs: ch, ff, gh, gn, kn, ck, ll, ph, qu, sh, ss, th, wh, wr, zz, mb, ng, nk, dge, tch (the last two items are trigraphs). Visit Mr. Mattie at http://mrmattie.com
MrMattie
All AQA Power and Conflict poems grouped on A3 sheet

All AQA Power and Conflict poems grouped on A3 sheet

All the AQA Power and Conflict poems grouped together on 1 sheet. Poems are grouped into 4 colour-coded sections to make it easier for the students to make comparative links. Seeing the poems laid out this way has proved to be extremely effective for students. Perfect for Y9, Y10, Y11 JPEGS and PDF versions included.
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Riddles and Wordplay (Witches, Macbeth)

Riddles and Wordplay (Witches, Macbeth)

A lesson that focuses on the witches’ use of word play and how this influenced Macbeth’s course of action. This includes a lesson plan, lesson presentation and differentiated activity. This lesson allows for a more detailed consideration of the role of the witches, and the use of the deliberately misleading in order to influence, but it is more than this, as it aims to foster a love of words and wordplay with the children. (There are some nice PSHE elements in terms of things people might say nowadays that are not actual lies, but not actually the truth, too.) There’s a great link to a clip from Shrek II where Pinocchio is attempting not to give away Shrek’s position but cannot lie. He uses double negatives and babble to mislead without lying! Children will really enjoy attempting to solve the riddles, which have been pitched so that at least 1 or 2 per bundle should be solved, possibly more. I’ve tried to source new ones, but there are a couple of oldies, too. The riddles should be distributed in tables or groups of 4-6. They are read and discussed in the groups. Once the solutions are given, pupils consider how the language was misleading/what it was about the riddle that was deceptive. This can be a piece of written work, or remain a spoken activity. I have used this resource in Year 5, with a re-written story version of Macbeth, once the story had been completed, so they could appreciate the significance of the second prophecies. We had puns and riddles galore for weeks afterwards! I hope you enjoy using this resource. I would be grateful if you could leave a review, once you have used it in class.
Nataliebu
The Ultimate Alphabet Practice Pages 260 ABC Worksheets

The Ultimate Alphabet Practice Pages 260 ABC Worksheets

The following resource consists of 10 practice pages for each letter of the alphabet. 260 pages in total! Letter recognition activities, activities to set handwriting foundations, handwriting activities, beginning sounds and identifying sounds. Check out the preview. Thank you for all your feedback and support. You can visit Mr. Mattie at http://mrmattie.com
MrMattie
Christmas Bingo Cards and Flashcards

Christmas Bingo Cards and Flashcards

Christmas Bingo is a great game to play with your family and friends. This resource also contains 30 different Bingo cards, 36 flashcards with words and 36 flashcards without the words which makes it perfect for EF/ESL students. You can use small candy or object to cover the squares. Have fun playing this holiday game! Each feedback I receive makes me believe that my resources are appreciated! Thank you for all your comments and support. You can visit Mr. Mattie at http://mrmattie.com
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Alphabet Worksheets with Fun Cut and Paste Exercises

Alphabet Worksheets with Fun Cut and Paste Exercises

The worksheets include a rich variety of exercises. Your students will need to identify the letter sounds, trace and write the letters, identify the sound at the beginning of each word, distinguish between lowercase and uppercase letters in different fonts, color and draw. Each feedback I receive makes me believe that my resources are appreciated. Thank you for your support! You can visit Mr. Mattie at http://mrmattie.com
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Singing in the Rain Story Study

Singing in the Rain Story Study

“I’m singing in the rain… just singing in the rain!” The iconic song from the musical is now available in storybook form! Your students will be learning all about the song and their feelings with this literature unit. This unit includes the following items to help use this Story Study in your classroom. suggested lesson plans full coloured vocabulary cards labels for Comparison T-Chart My Predictions Worksheet full coloured and black and white Vocabulary trading cards (differentiated) complete with co-ordinating background Sentence Builders worksheets Contrasts worksheet – please check upper right hand corner for Canadian or American content Biography of Gene Kelly Comprehension Sheet on the Biography of Gene Kelly – please check upper right hand corner for Canadian and American content Design Your Own Rain Gear Activity It’s Opposite Day Activity Story Clouds Activity The Sun’s in My Heart Activity I’m Singing in the Rain Activity Should you have any questions or comments about this product, feel free to email me at missmonica@iheartgrade3.com Have a great day!
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Phoneme Flowers

Phoneme Flowers

Display or flashcard resource showing the phoneme families for each sound. I have had these on the wall in my classroom from Primary 2 all the way up to Primary 7 and refer to them when helping the children select the correct grapheme for their writing by saying , “It’s an ‘ea’ ee word.”
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