Persuasive Writing Unit

Persuasive Writing Unit

Here is everything you need to teach persuasive writing in a fun student driven differentiated way! There is very little direct teaching involved yet students are able to produce remarkable results. The teacher acts as the facilitator and guides students’ thinking appropriately. The unit is interactive and tied to the real world. Students’ final product is a 5 paragraph essay. All files are editable! When you purchase this you will get: 1- Detailed teaching method from start to end 2- Persuasion technique practice cards 3- A sample teacher written persuasive essay 4- Persuasive techniques in the real world worksheet 5- Persuasive technique poster 6- Detailed sentence frame to help students with their writing
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Inference Task Cards

Inference Task Cards

These are 12 inference task cards with varying levels of complexity. Suggested answers are included as well to help you! Here is a breakdown of the activities: 1- 6 photographs with prompts 2- 3 very brief two - three line stories with prompts 3- Slightly more advanced text excerpts with prompts For each exercise, students must be able to point to and discuss the evidence they used.
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Transition Words Poster and Student Reference Sheet

Transition Words Poster and Student Reference Sheet

This resource includes two transition words room visuals. The first is a poster explaining what transition words are. The second includes different examples of transition words separated into categories. These can be hung on the wall or printed for students to keep in their notebooks as reference.
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1-2 Day Opinion Paragraph Writing Lesson (Great for ESL!)

1-2 Day Opinion Paragraph Writing Lesson (Great for ESL!)

This lesson was originally done with a group of high beginner-low intermediate ESL students to reinforce the opinion writing they were doing in their regular English classes. This activity can take 1-2 days depending on how much time you have with the students and if you would like to add an extension at the end where the students edit their work. The lesson (following PowerPoint) 1- Review opinion writing/hand out tips sheet 2- Show the sample opinion piece/discuss 3- Try it together (have a news article ready) 4- Students go to one of two websites (or provide news articles), choose an article, and write their piece 5- Gallery walk, peer critique, and share An extension would be to have students edit based on critique they received. Included: 1- PowerPoint 2- Opinion tips handout sheet 3- My sample opinion piece PLEASE NOTE: Having access to computers would be best!
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Array City Project (allot at least 2 days)

Array City Project (allot at least 2 days)

Most of the resources that I create for the teachers I coach and for my own students are literacy based. This is what I love to teach, but here's a little math goody that students will love, especially if you have been studying arrays. My students LOVED the creativity involved and forgot they were doing math! This lesson takes at least 2 days bare minimum, maybe more if you give in class time for the project itself, which is encouraged. It starts with a read aloud, moves on to partner work, followed by the project. Teacher directions are included! PLEASE NOTE: The documents are offered in both PDF (to keep the fun fonts and formatting since I work from a Chromebook) and also Word docs. If purchased, you can download all or only the format you want.
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PBL: Create a Brochure for Your School (Group Project)

PBL: Create a Brochure for Your School (Group Project)

I designed this project when I saw a need for our school to have a brochure for parents to look at during open houses. This project was done with a fifth grade class, but it is suitable through 8th grade. This project asks students to create a brochure for their school and to pitch the brochure to administration. Please try to have administration buy in before starting! Students study what makes a great marketing tool and then implement what they learn to create their own brochures using an online brochure template. Google Drive has many- I found Drive useful for this project due to its collaborative features. Students are encouraged to interview school community members and to take photographs for the brochure. Students then learn what makes a great sales pitch, and will create PowerPoints and sales pitch scripts to pitch their brochures. Judges from the school pick the winning group. All handouts are included as PDFs. I can send Word Docs.
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CCSS Grade 3 Writing "I Can" Cards and Teacher Standards Checklist

CCSS Grade 3 Writing "I Can" Cards and Teacher Standards Checklist

Keeping track of the standards can be so difficult! I made this teacher checklist and student cards for the teachers that I coach. The teacher checklist will help you to keep track of the grade 3 writing standards that you have covered. Included also are student "I can" cards so students can keep track of their mastery towards the writing standards. The cards can be cut out and given to students as they master standards individually and can be kept on binder rings or you can hang the signs in the classroom as is, or the cards can be cut and placed in a pocket chart as the class masters the standards! Find my CCSS Grade 3 Reading "I Can" Cards and Teacher Standards Checklist, CCSS Grade 3 Listening and Speaking "I Can" cards and Teacher Standards Checklists as well. These can also be purchased as a bundle for a discount!
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Inference Stations

Inference Stations

Make learning inferences fun with these interactive stations! These can be used as an introduction or they can be used if students need additional help grasping how to make inferences. There are teacher directions, but these stations are very student directed. Included in this pack are three stations with a student packet: 1- Poetry inference station 2- TV commercial inference station 3- Picture inference station Please note that you will need access to one laptop or other device for the commercials station.
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The Keeping Quilt Project- Create a Classroom Quilt

The Keeping Quilt Project- Create a Classroom Quilt

Here is a set of lesson plans to create your own classroom quilt based on The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco. The lessons guide you page by page through the read aloud all the way through to the quilt square creation. This is PERFECT for building community at the beginning of the year. It is my go-to project. It is hands on for the kids and they learn so much about one another. Please know that you will need the book The Keeping Quilt in addition to fabric quilt squares and fabric markers for this. You will also need a way to sew the squares together. I usually have the fifth graders do this, but an adult volunteer can also do this. Your first year, you will need to find a picture online of a student made keeping quilt, but subsequent years, you can use your class made example!
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Subject Pronoun Lesson Plan and Lesson Resources

Subject Pronoun Lesson Plan and Lesson Resources

This 45-50 minute lesson was originally made for beginning level ESL students, but can be used as a grammar review in any classroom. Included: 1- Lesson Plan 2- A poster 3- Whole class practice sentences 4- A student handout with the poster and definition for their referral 5- Three different leveled worksheets for students to practice. If you just want the worksheets, they are available to purchase separately! I hope this resource helps your students!
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CCSS Grade 3 Speaking and Listening "I Can" Cards and Teacher Standards Checklist

CCSS Grade 3 Speaking and Listening "I Can" Cards and Teacher Standards Checklist

Keeping track of the standards can be so difficult! I made this teacher checklist and student cards for the teachers that I coach. The teacher checklist will help you to keep track of the grade 3 speaking and listening standards that you have covered. Included also are student "I can" cards so students can keep track of their mastery towards the speaking and listening standards. The cards can be cut out and given to students as they master standards individually and can be kept on binder rings or you can hang the signs in the classroom as is, or the cards can be cut and placed in a pocket chart as the class masters the standards! Find my CCSS Grade 3 Reading "I Can" Cards and Teacher Standards Checklist, CCSS Grade 3 Writing "I Can" cards and Teacher Standards Checklists as well. These can also be purchased as a bundle for a discount!
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9 Week Realistic Fiction Unit (PowerPoints, Self-Assessment, Posters, Worksheets)

9 Week Realistic Fiction Unit (PowerPoints, Self-Assessment, Posters, Worksheets)

This is a 9 week Realistic Fiction (editable) unit based on the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project curriculum. It includes a reading self-assessment to give at the beginning and end of the unit. Additionally, as part of the unit, you meet with each child to create reading goals. There is a teacher chart included for this. Some of the PowerPoints do reference particular popular short stories. You can swap these out for stories already in your possession. The stories should be short though as they are part of the mini-lesson in order to teach a skill/concept. Scholastic's Read Aloud Anthology is great! Please let me know if you have ANY questions about how to implement the unit!
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Literature Circle Role Sheets and Expectations Poster

Literature Circle Role Sheets and Expectations Poster

Included here is a poster with expectations for literature circles written in fun font, with pictures, and kid friendly language. Additionally, included are literature circle role sheets with expectations for each role and examples. When I use these sheets, I typically have one spiral notebook for each role in the group. So if I have 5 groups that means 5 different "connector" notebooks. When students change roles each week, they use the notebook for that job. This way they can see what their peers wrote previously and build the conversation from there. Roles include: 1- connector 2- illustrator 3- setting setter 4- question asker (HOT=higher order thinking) If purchased, I can provide editable Word docs.
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Words Their Way Starter Pack

Words Their Way Starter Pack

This product will help you get off and running with Words Their Way. After doing tons of research, I created the following documents for use at my school. I hope you find them useful as well! If you purchase the pack and want the Word files, just email me! Included: 1- WTW binder cover 2- Spelling inventory student answer key (with record keeping boxes). This can be used with the PSI or ESI. The USI has 31 words. 3- WTW post spelling inventory group organization table (4 included for Entering, fall, winter, and spring) 4- 5 group weekly lesson plan sheet. Just circle the level, write in student names, and the sort number 5- Two different weekly WTW homework tic-tac-toe boards 6- WTW student and/or teacher spelling test grade and skill tracker 7- WTW sample schedule with another sheet that explains the sorts- NOW UPDATED with sample upper and lower grade schedules! 8- Table of Contents
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