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Figurative Language: Metaphors and Similes
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Figurative Language: Metaphors and Similes

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This is a set of task cards and worksheets for teaching metaphors and similes. Students will identify each type of figurative language, find examples within text, and use them in writing. • Task Cards - Includes 12 cards, recording sheets, and answer key. Students will identify similes and metaphors within text and interpret their meanings. • Simile/Metaphor Sort - Cut and paste activity in which students identify which type of figurative language is being used in a sentence. • Similes and Metaphors In Context - Students will read a short passage, finding examples of figurative language, and interpreting their meanings. • Using Similes To Compare - Students will complete similes by choosing the best descriptive phrase. • Describe Yourself With Similes - Students will write an acrostic poem using similes to describe themselves. • Figurative Language In Poetry - Students will read two short poems and identify examples of similes and metaphors. Answer keys are included.
Prefixes, Suffixes, Greek and Latin Roots
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Prefixes, Suffixes, Greek and Latin Roots

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Understanding prefixes, suffixes, and the Greek and Latin roots that make up our language is essential for building vocabulary. This resource will help students learn to recognize those word parts and their meanings. This 140-page pack includes a complete word wall, a word-of-the-day activity, and word building cards. Students will learn 74 prefixes, 86 roots, and 46 suffixes. The three word wall sets include: • Posters/headings with definitions • Prefix/Suffix/Root cards with definitions of each • Example words for every prefix, suffix, and root The word building cards are smaller versions of the word wall cards but without the definitions. These can be used for instruction and word work activities. The word-of-the-day activity includes a full color graphic organizer and coordinating student worksheet. Student can be given a word to break apart and analyze to discover its meaning. A list of suggested words is also included.
Classroom Helpers Job Chart
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Classroom Helpers Job Chart

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This is a classroom jobs set with a colorful polka dot background! Includes 20 job cards, job chart title card, and blank (editable) name tags. The jobs included are: line leader door holder caboose light monitor mail carrier lunch helper clean team plant care zoo keeper paper passer teacher's helper chair stacker library manager substitute trash taker lunch helper weather reporter calendar helper pencil patrol sub There are also blank job cards are in Powerpoint format in case you need to make more.
STEM Activities Pack: The Great Desert Island STEM Challenge
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STEM Activities Pack: The Great Desert Island STEM Challenge

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The Great Desert Island STEM Challenge is a set of 5 different activities centered around the story of a shipwrecked traveler stranded on a deserted island. After hearing the story of the shipwreck, students will read 5 of his diary entries. Each one will challenge them to design something to help him survive and get back to civilization. STEM Challenges: • Island Architect: Construct A Hut • Crocodile Crossing: Build A Bridge • Message In A Bottle: Waterproof Container • Pirate Defense: Coconut Catapult • Float Your Boat: Raft Design These STEM challenges use common materials that you probably already have in your classroom. They incorporate concepts of linear measurement, weight measurement, area, force and motion, properties of shapes, simple machines, and scientific process. Each STEM challenge in this pack includes: • teacher instructions • student challenge sheet • planning and design pages • scoring rubric There is also a set of team member role cards, design process cards, a master score sheet to find out which group is the most successful at helping the explorers, and associated NGSS standards.
Forms of Government: Dictatorship vs. Democracy
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Forms of Government: Dictatorship vs. Democracy

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This forms of government resource helps students learn to distinguish between a dictatorship and a democracy. Includes: • Democracy Vs. Dictatorship Sort – Includes 22 characteristic cards. Students determine whether they describe a democracy or a dictatorship and sort them under the correct heading. • Graphic Organizers – Includes a Venn Diagram and Double Bubble Map for comparing and contrasting the two forms of government. • Dictatorship or Democracy Task Cards – Includes 6 different scenarios describing a child’s daily life. Students decide whether the scenario would take place in a democracy or under a dictatorship. Includes recording sheet and answer key. This works well as a short formative activity.
Fractions Games for 2 Players
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Fractions Games for 2 Players

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This is a set of 5 different fractions games for partners. • Fraction Action - Identify fractions of a whole. Students match fractions to circle fraction models. • Triple Threat - Identify fractions of a set or group. • Fill ‘Em Up - Identify fractions of a whole and build whole units using fractional parts. • Model Match Up - Compare and match models of like fractions (Match the circle model to the number line model of the same fraction.) • All Star Fractions - Compare fractions on a number line and determine which is greater. Can be differentiated by having higher level students find equivalent fractions with different denominators.
Human BODY SYSTEMS Worksheets, Reading Comprehension, Posters
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Human BODY SYSTEMS Worksheets, Reading Comprehension, Posters

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This is a set of activities for teaching about human body systems. Includes the following systems: ✓ circulatory ✓ digestive ✓ endocrine ✓ excretory ✓ lymphatic ✓ muscular ✓ nervous ✓ reproductive ✓ respiratory ✓ skeletal POSTERS This pack includes 11 full-color posters with a description and diagram of each system. There are two posters for the reproductive system - one for male and one for female. VOCABULARY MATCH Includes a picture card for each system and a description card. These can be used as an independent activity in a center or during whole group instruction. READING COMPREHENSION There are 10 reading passages with comprehension questions. Each worksheet also includes a diagram of the system that students will label. Includes answer keys. WORKSHEETS Two worksheets that require students to identify the function of each system and name three major parts of each system. These are provided in two versions to allow for differentiation: fill-in-the-blank and cut-and-paste. Includes answer keys.
Identifying the Main Idea and Supporting Details
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Identifying the Main Idea and Supporting Details

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Your students will get plenty of practice identifying main idea and supporting details with this set of no-prep activities! There are 3 different types of worksheets included: SET A: Each page features a short informational passage. Students will read the text and then answer two text-based questions (one true/false and one short response). At the bottom of the page are four sentences to cut out. Students will glue these onto the graphic organizer to show which is the main idea and which are the supporting details. In some of the passages, the main idea is implied rather than explicitly stated. There are plenty of details in the text to help readers determine the main point.The answers to the other questions are found directly in the text. I like to have my students highlight where they found the answers (as pictured on the cover). This shows me that they referred back to the text to find the information. SET B The second set of worksheets feature three different main idea statements. Students cut out the details at the bottom and glue them under the correct main idea. The three main ideas deal with the similar topics, so students will have to read each detail carefully to determine which main idea it supports. SET C These worksheets help students discern between supporting details and non-pertinent information. They will read a short passage and underline or highlight the sentence that does not support the main idea. Each page contains three passages. Includes 13 student worksheets (5 for set A, 4 for set B, 4 for set C) plus answer keys. These work well as homework, in literacy centers, or even for assessment.
Loch Ness Monster Close Reading Pack
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Loch Ness Monster Close Reading Pack

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This close reading resource includes an original informative text about the Loch Ness Monster along with close reading task cards, student response sheets, an adjective/adverb sort using words from the passage, and answer keys. Skills: main idea and details, cause and effect, text features, prefixes, word meaning, context clues, and making inferences.
All About Me Lapbook
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All About Me Lapbook

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Your students will love creating this All About Me lapbook with a super kid theme! All you need is a file folder for each student. Includes foldables and components (in both US and British spelling) for: • Self-portrait • Favorite color/Favourite colour • Favorite/Favourite food • Friends • Family • More Favorite/Favourite Things (book, tv show, song) • Birthday • When I Grow Up • I'm Super Because... • Super Girl and Super Boy toppers • Cover title The "My Family" house is a pocket that holds sentence strips for students to write what they love about each family member.
Standards for Mathematical Practice "I Can" Statements - Common Core
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Standards for Mathematical Practice "I Can" Statements - Common Core

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This is a set of kid-friendly "I Can" statement posters that support the 8 Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. These posters are provided in four formats: color half-page, color full-page, black and white half-page, and black and white full-page. The actual standard number is also listed on each for easy reference.
Area and Perimeter of Regular and Composite Shapes
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Area and Perimeter of Regular and Composite Shapes

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This is a set of posters, task cards, and worksheets for finding area and perimeter. These activities deal with both regular and composite rectilinear shapes. The posters provide definitions and examples of how to find area and perimeter. Hanging them as anchor charts while working on your measurement unit will help students be successful with the activities. The task cards include 12 cards with different shapes. The shapes all show the square units. Students will determine the area and perimeter of each shape Two differentiated recording sheets are provided. There are also three different worksheets. One guides students through finding area and perimeter of regular shapes by counting units and sides. One requires them to find area by multiplying columns x rows and perimeter by adding the lengths of the sides. The last worksheet deals with irregular shapes. This resource also includes exit tickets for both types of shapes. Answer keys are included.
Text Features Posters and Activity
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Text Features Posters and Activity

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With ELA standards putting a heavy emphasis on non-fiction, being able to use text features is essential to reading success. This is a set of 14 posters plus two corresponding activities to help students identify, understand, and use text features. Each poster includes an illustrated example and definition. I created these as a visual support for my class. They hang in my room all year where students refer to them often. The activity pages include: • Reading response worksheet that gives students practice identifying and using text features found in a book • Cut-and-paste worksheet which requires students to glue the correct definition next to the corresponding text feature • Student reference sheet that also doubles as an answer key for the cut-and-paste worksheet Text features included in this set: • diagram • table of contents • heading • boldface type (also provided as “Bold Print”) • map • timeline • glossary • index • caption • graph • bullet points • sidebar • illustration/photo • italics
Math Talk Prompts
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Math Talk Prompts

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Engage your students in authentic math talk with these prompts and thinking stems. Includes: • Math Talk Display/Posters: Think Like A Mathematician Title and 6 Math Talk Prompts • Math Talk Reference Sheet– Includes the same prompts as the posters along with clarifying questions. Can be used as a teacher guide or for students to refer to. • Explain Your Thinking Sentence Stems – reference sheet for student folders
The Water Cycle
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The Water Cycle

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This water cycle resource will be a great supplement to your unit. Includes: Vocabulary Cards - Separate word and definition cards can be used for a matching activity, to introduce vocabulary during instruction, or for display in a pocket chart. Task Cards (12) - Students will answer multiple-choice questions about the water cycle. These can be used for centers, Scoot, whole group review, or assessment. Includes recording sheet and answer key. Water Cycle Diagram - Students will cut out the vocabulary words and glue them into the correct spot on the diagram to show the stages of the water cycle. Water Cycle Foldable - Vocabulary foldable for interactive notebooks. Includes steps in the water cycle and definitions.
100 Sight Words Worksheets
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100 Sight Words Worksheets

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100 sight words are included in this pack of no-prep printables. Students will color the sight words, trace, write, find, and stamp. Then they will build each word with a cut-and-glue activity. These worksheets make perfect practice for homework, centers, or morning work. Just print and go!
Aesop's Fables Reading Comprehension BUNDLE
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Aesop's Fables Reading Comprehension BUNDLE

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This bundle of interactive booklets will give your students valuable reading comprehension practice while learning about fables. Each book features one of Aesop’s tales along with text-based questions for students to answer. Many skills are packed into each book including: • character traits • inferencing • prediction • cause/effect • compare/contrast • using context clues to determine word meaning • moral • story sequence On each page, students read part of the story and answer questions by finding text evidence. The fables you will get in this bundle are: • The Fox and the Stork • The Boy Who Cried Wolf • The Dog and His Shadow • The Lion and the Mouse • The Miller, His Son, and Their Donkey • The Tortoise and the Hare These books are great for guided reading or as an independent activity during centers.
Citing Text Evidence Posters
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Citing Text Evidence Posters

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Get your students citing text evidence with this set of posters, bookmarks, and reference sheet. Posters - 5 text evidence sentence stems with examples to help students respond to their reading (provided in both color and black and white) Bookmarks - Black and white bookmarks with useful text evidence stems Reference Sheet - includes stems and examples from the posters in a condensed one-page sheet for student folders
Verb Tenses: Past, Present, Future
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Verb Tenses: Past, Present, Future

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This resource includes a variety of activities for learning verb tenses. Includes: • Posters/Anchor Charts (past, present, future) • Verb Tense Sentence Sort • Verb Tense Word Sort • Ninja News Writing Activity (Students will demonstrate knowledge of tenses by writing short news articles about an event that happened yesterday, an event today, and an upcoming event. • Task Cards (identify the tense being used) • Worksheet/Assessment & Answer Key
Learning to Multiply with Arrays
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Learning to Multiply with Arrays

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This resource will introduce your students to multiplication using arrays and repeated addition. Includes: • Arrays Poster • Repeated Addition Poster • Multiplication Poster • 12 Real-Life Arrays Photo Cards • 32 Sorting and Matching Cards (math center) • Arrays Worksheet/Assessment For the sorting and matching activity, students will match arrays with the corresponding repeated addition, multiplication, and product cards.