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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.
Christmas Around the World Webquest
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Christmas Around the World Webquest

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This Christmas webquest is the perfect activity to keep kids engaged in learning during those crazy days before the holiday break! They will explore ten other cultures and their holiday traditions. For each country they visit, students will complete a travel brochure. Inside the brochure, they will record information about the country and its Christmas traditions. Before beginning, give each student a copy of the “Pack Your Bags” page. This sheet gives them a list of websites to visit in order to find the information they’ll need. You can have students complete just one country or all ten. Another idea is to put students into groups and assign a country to each group. When finished, they can share their travel brochure with the rest of the class. Includes: ✪ Pack Your Bags student instructions ✪ Brochure template ✪ "Stamps" for 10 different countries
Fractions On A Number Line
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Fractions On A Number Line

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Teaching fractions on a number line can be tricky. This resource walks students step-by-step through the concept. Includes: • Fractions on a number line posters (3 versions) - Shows students how to model and identify fractions on a number line using concrete representations of apples and candy bars. (Preview shows these as half-page posters but they are actually larger.) • 8 task cards with recording sheet • Fractions on a number line cut & paste - Students will cut out the fractions and choose the correct placement on the number line. • Fractions on a number line assessment/worksheet - Students will evaluate each number line and identify how many equal parts, the fractional name of each part, and label the fraction on the line. • Answer Keys
Multiplication Mystery Pictures Colour By Number
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Multiplication Mystery Pictures Colour By Number

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Your students will love practicing their multiplication facts with these mystery colour-by-number picture worksheets! Each page includes a hundred chart and a colouring key. Students must solve the multiplication problems on the key to find out where to place colours on the hundred chart. When solved correctly, the mystery picture will be revealed. The problems involve facts up to 12x12. For larger prime numbers, students will need to have an understanding of the identity property and multiply those numbers by 1. I have also included just a few that require multiplying a larger number by 2 with no regrouping (for example: 2x23). Includes 9 multiplication mystery pictures and answer keys.
Text Features Posters and Activity
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Text Features Posters and Activity

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This is a set of 12 posters plus a corresponding activity to help students understand and use text features. With Common Core putting a heavy emphasis on non-fiction, being able to use text features is essential to reading success. Each poster includes a picture and definition. They can be left whole or cut apart for a center activity (i.e. match the text features to the corresponding pictures). The student activity is a reading response worksheet that gives students practice identifying and using text features in a book. The text features included are: • diagrams • table of contents • headings • boldface type (also provided as "Bold Print") • maps • timelines • glossary • index • captions • graphs • bullet points • sidebar
Multiplication Facts Game
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Multiplication Facts Game

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This game gives students fun practice with multiplication facts. To play, you need 3 or more players. After placing all of the cards into a bag or container, students take turns pulling a card and solving the multiplication problem. If it's solved correctly, they keep the card. If not, it goes back in the bag. If a player pulls a KAPOW! card, he must pass all of his cards to the next player. Students keep playing until all cards have been pulled. When the bag is empty, the player with the most cards is the winner. This is the multiplication edition of this game and includes all multiplication facts from 2x1 through 9x12.
December Holidays Bingo Game for Powerpoint CHRISTMAS HANUKKAH KWANZAA
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December Holidays Bingo Game for Powerpoint CHRISTMAS HANUKKAH KWANZAA

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This holiday-themed Bingo game is perfect for the month of December! It includes Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The Powerpoint presentation plays automatically with each slide showing a picture that students should mark on their cards. After clicking "Let's Play", the slides advance themselves so you can work on other things while your class has fun! The file includes: ✪ Instructions ✪ 20 different Bingo cards ✪ Powerpoint presentation for calling out the game ✪ 3-slide introductory Powerpoint showing the symbols for each holiday This is a easy-to-use activity! For extra fun, use candy (such as gumdrops) as your game markers.
Winter Animals Interactive Comprehension Bundle
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Winter Animals Interactive Comprehension Bundle

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This bundle includes three of my interactive comprehension activity booklets: Penguins, Polar Bears, and Reindeer. Students will enjoy students learning about winter animals while practicing essential reading skills like main idea, context clues, vocabulary, and text features. Students will: • Read about the animal on each page, using context clues to fill in the missing information. • Determine main idea and choose the correct title for each chapter (cut and paste). • Complete the table of contents by adding titles in the correct spot (cut and paste). • Use the glossary to understand new vocabulary. • Complete a skills application activity. Includes links to supplemental websites and videos about each animal.
Pourquoi Tales Reading and Writing Worksheets - Origin Stories
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Pourquoi Tales Reading and Writing Worksheets - Origin Stories

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This is a set of supplemental activities to go with your pourquoi tales unit. It includes: • How The Giraffe Got A Long Neck reading passage and comprehension questions • Pourquoi story outline - This sheet can be used with any pourquoi tale. Students identify the setting, characters, problem, character feelings, and solution to problem. This page also works as a guide to help students write their own simple pourquoi tale. • Pourqois planning page - Spaces for students to plan the main elements of their own story. • Answer key for the reading comprehension passage
Suffixes TION SION CIAN Word Sorts For Big Kids
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Suffixes TION SION CIAN Word Sorts For Big Kids

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This resource will help students learn suffixes that make the "shun" sound. They will sort the words according to which suffix each should end with. Definition cards are included to help build vocabulary and reinforce the meaning of each suffix. Includes: • TION, SION, and CIAN heading cards • 23 Word Cards for sorting and adding the correct suffix • 23 Definition Cards • Recording Sheets • Cut & Paste Worksheet - Students add the correct suffix to each word and glue in the corresponding definition. • Answer Keys These can be used for just learning the spelling patterns or for reinforcing word meaning as well.
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.
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.
Reading Strategies Posters
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Reading Strategies Posters

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READING STRATEGIES: These reading comprehension posters will help your students zero in on reading strategies that help build understanding of text. Each poster explains a specific comprehension strategy. Includes: • Main Idea • Author’s Purpose • Compare and Contrast • Make Inferences • Connect With The Text • Cause and Effect • Predict • Sequence • Fact and Opinion • Use Background Knowledge
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.
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.
10 More 10 Less Bingo Game for Powerpoint
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10 More 10 Less Bingo Game for Powerpoint

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This is a whole-group Bingo game to practice finding 10 more and 10 less of a given two-digit number. The game includes 22 different Bingo cards and a Powerpoint presentation for calling out the game. Each slide of the presentation shows a number pattern with the middle number missing. Students must find 10 more or 10 less to determine the missing number. Then they mark the corresponding number on their Bingo card. The slides will advance automatically so you can start the game and then get something else done while your students play. This is a great activity to build number sense and math fluency in a fun way! It’s easy enough to use that it can be left for a sub.