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Phobias Vocabulary Activity - FREE

Phobias Vocabulary Activity - FREE

This little freebie is great vocabulary fun any time you need a break from the regular routine. What’s Included: This activity includes 24 cards (12 pairs) and a matching worksheet. The phobia name is written in all caps and the definition is written in lower case to help you keep track, but you may decide to pencil in numbers of the back of the cards as well. Sometimes, I even sneak these terms in as bonus questions on quizzes. If you like this FREE product, please try my Phobias Vocabulary Activity with 40 pairs of colorful cards and 4 worksheets: Check it out! How to Play: 1. Copy the card pages onto card stock and/or laminate copies. 2. Distribute one card face down to each student. Up to 24 students can play at once, but you may have to play, too, if you have an odd number of students! 3. Once every student has a card, you say, “Go!” and students turn their card over, get up, and try to find their partner. For example, the student with the “ACROPHOBIA” card will try to find the student with the “Fear of Heights” card. 4. Once students think they have found the correct partner, they stand together at the front of the room (or wherever you tell them). I usually have my students form a circle around the room. 5. When everyone is finished, go around the room and have students read their cards. 6. Collect the cards, mix them up, and do it again! Not in the mood to have students running all over the room? Make a few copies of the cards and let them play a concentration memory game in groups. Or let the groups race to see who can match their cards up fastest. Have fun! Happy Teaching! Carla Brooks Science Island

By Scienceisland

Labels for Summer Reading Packet

Labels for Summer Reading Packet

You can use this label template for many things. If you send home a reading packet of activities for the summer break, you can add this label to the front of the packet.

By runnergirl2

Frayer Model Vocabulary Organizer Printables FREEBIE

Frayer Model Vocabulary Organizer Printables FREEBIE

This freebie includes 10 Frayer model vocabulary organizers. Each organizer includes space for a definition, facts/characteristics, examples, and non-examples. A blank space in the middle allows you to customize the terms studied to your unit or content area. I print 6 per page (2x3), double-sided for a quick reference sheet. You may wish to print full-page and staple together as a unit vocabulary journal, or develop a creative way to use the organizers in collaborative groups or interactive notebooks!

By NurturedNature

FREE Reading Through the Hard Parts visual

FREE Reading Through the Hard Parts visual

You can either blow these up to make these poster size (not more than 18X24 or the pixels start to look grainy) or give students individual copies to keep with their reading bags/ materials. Enjoy! :)

By kkgaines

Island of The Blue Dolphins - (Reed Novel Studies)

Island of The Blue Dolphins - (Reed Novel Studies)

The Island of the Blue Dolphins is a 74 page comprehensive and integrated novel study guide. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); and Extension Activities. This curriculum unit includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing opportunities, character studies, discussion/brainstorming opportunities, literary devices, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, parts of speech, investigations of plot and setting, crossword and word search puzzles. Numerous links to the Common Core Standards. Check out Nat Reed's many other novel study units posted on TES - most priced at $8. Nat has had more than 60 curriculum units published.

By reednovelstudies

Vocabulary Worksheet

Vocabulary Worksheet

This vocabulary template allows for students to either draw a pictures about their vocabulary words or write a sentence. It is great to utilize when differentiating.

By LoveYourJob

The English teacher channel

The English teacher channel

This channel explains and demonstrates how students can achieve perfect marks in all aspects of their English language and literature courses. These insightful videos are perfect as starters or revision tools for your classes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEp3SR3KaDzg8jSe12tGnCg With over half a million students helped already, you would be a fool to not at least take a look.

By michael_davidguard

Social Media Blog Writing Template

Social Media Blog Writing Template

This writing resource is perfect for use in literacy/writing lessons across the curriculum. Bright, colourful, and realistic, this resource enriches students' writing experiences whilst enabling them to showcase the skills and knowledge that they have picked up throughout their learning. This lesson is also available as a part of a larger multi-media writing template bundle from TandLGuru that includes: Facebook page template, email template, messenger template, tabloid template, broadsheet template, and a postcard template. Most are easily editable and visually stimulating for students.

By TandLGuru

The Trouble with Goldilocks (Musical Play for ages 4-9 with 5 songs)

The Trouble with Goldilocks (Musical Play for ages 4-9 with 5 songs)

Brilliant musical play for KS1 and lower KS2. Other age groups-including youth groups and adults- have used it to perform to young audiences. Five Instant easy repetitive songs supplied as mp3's (vocal tracks and backing tracks). No musical ability needed- the children can just sing along. (A basic score is provided too) This is a very nice version of the classic fairytale, featuring all the usual characters and some other animals in the forest. Perfect for an end-of-term show, class work on traditional tales, or an extended assembly lasting 25 min THE TROUBLE WITH GOLDILOCKS CAST: Goldilocks Her Mother Her Father Bingo the Dog Sheep 1 Sheep 2 Flower 1 Flower 2 Butterfly 1 Butterfly 2 Frog 1 Frog 2 Frog 3 Frog 4 Frog 5 Squirrel 1 Squirrel 2 Leprechaun 1 Leprechaun 2 Papa Bear Mama Bear Baby Bear Optional: More leprechauns, animals and flowers! SONGS INCLUDED: (Each song has a vocal track, backing track and sheet music) 01 BINGO THE DOG 02 DOGGY IN THE WINDOW 03 FIVE SPECKLED FROGS 04 FOUR FAT SAUSAGES 05 GOLDILOCKS’ SONG PROPS: stick, hoop, frying pan with 4 sausages, table and 3 bowls of porridge with spoons, 3 chairs (one flimsy chair probably made of cardboard), 3 sleeping bags for beds

By Freddie Green

Popular Animals Word Search Pack

Popular Animals Word Search Pack

Popular Animals Word Search Pack - 12 Pigs Red Squirrel Badgers Cats Cecil the Lion Dogs Elephants Grizzly Bears Hedgehogs Otters Rabbits Wolves

By sfy773

Popular Animals Word Search Pack

Popular Animals Word Search Pack

Popular Animals Word Search Pack - 12 Pigs Red Squirrel Badgers Cats Cecil the Lion Dogs Elephants Grizzly Bears Hedgehogs Otters Rabbits Wolves

By sfy773