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The Science Behind Slime
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The Science Behind Slime

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Slime is all of the rage right now, right? My kids love making it. It doesn’t matter the color, glitter or no glitter, glow in the dark or regular…they all want to make slime! I love slime because it is easy and inexpensive to make. I have always wanted to bring it to the classroom though in the form of a science experiment. However, I always felt that was a bit of a stretch. It turns out, it isn’t. Slime is Chemistry in its most basic form, which is great for elementary kids. I mean they are not really ready for Chemistry in its most advanced form, right? I decided to create a few resources to go with the hands-on experiment. If you know me at all, you know I always try my hardest to integrate reading and writing into social studies and science. Does this mean social studies and science take a backseat? No way. These subjects are just as important as reading, writing, and math. However, if I can integrate a few things into one lesson…ding ding, that is a winner lesson for me! Check out the preview to see what is included in this engaging lesson! The students will do an experiment, read a passage, answer comprehension questions and make observations! Make it a goal to reach your students where they are. Slime is all the rage right now. My kids at home want to make it all of the time and classroom students do too. You will win some major brownie points by doing this hands-on activity with your students.
Choice Boards
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Choice Boards

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These are great for using with fast-finishers!! Give students a choice of an activity! We use ours like a BINGO board…when they finish a task, they color a square! 5 in a row, they get a prize! My kids LOVE these! Get 6 Choice Boards! Poetry, Spelling, Math, Reading, Fiction Response and Non-Fiction Response!
Procedural Text Mystery
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Procedural Text Mystery

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I am obsessed with this activity! It is really 3 practice procedural text activities rolled into one lesson! In groups, students will start with by solving a letter mystery to spell out the word PROCEDURE. Once that is done, they will flip those cards over to solve another procedural text mystery by pulling instruction cards out of a bag and putting them in order. Finally, they will fill out a higher level questioning task sheet about the instruction cards! The students will have to justify their answers and solve the final mystery of “what they are making or creating.” All of these three components are connected to make less work on the teacher and create more engagement for the students! Here are the teacher instructions that are provided in the product! Please check out the preview also! Teacher Instructions: Each table will receive a set of PROCEDURE letter cards (these cards should be folded on the dotted line with the words folded BACK behind the letter and mixed up.) Each table will also receive a PROCEDURAL TEXT MYSTERY Card and a set of card instructions (6) for procedure they have to put in order and the task sheet that goes with it. Putting these all in baggies will help! I also run each group off on different color paper! Each table will FIRST complete the PROCEDURAL TEXT MYSTERY CARD with the PROCEDURE letters. The students will follow the instructions on the card to put the letters in order. (The students will not know what word these letters spell until the follow the instructions on the card. Next, they will flip each letter card over and follow the instructions on the back of that card. While they are following those instructions, they will be ordering the 6 procedure cards and filling in their task sheet. You or the students can check the answer keys provided to see if they did the procedure correctly! In the end, the students have completed three procedural text activities rolled into one! There are enough for 5 groups to each have a different procedural text instruction set! Procedural Instructions Include: -Grilled Cheese -Play-Doh -Lemonade -Tic-Tac-Toe -Drawing a Snowman If this seems confusing, I will be doing a FACEBOOK Live video tonight and you can see what this activity is all about! You will be able to find it here after it is completed! Facebook Live Video I hope you will check this out! My students love this activity and it is great for an observation or just to review procedural text! Answer Keys are Included!
Wake Up Your Brain: January
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Wake Up Your Brain: January

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While working on Wake Up Your Brain, your students will be enhancing their problem solving, common sense, and inquisitive thinking skills. Teachers: -Do Wake Up Your Brain first thing in the mornings! -The Wake Up Your Brain Grid Page (slide 1) is clickable. Simply click a photo you want the students to do, then it will go to that photo. -Project the photo on the board or wall. -The students will write their answers with dry erase markers on their desks (or dry erase boards) so this will be completely paperless. -The class will discuss their answers after most are finished! There are five key components to Wake Up Your Brain. Solve Problems Ask Questions Build Inferences Make Connections Construct a Plan Solve Problems: Students will look for any problem that MIGHT could occur in the picture. Then students will solve that “problem.” Ask Questions: After studying the picture, students will ask questions about things they want to know. Then students will determine a way they could hypothetically learn the answers to these questions. Build Inferences: Students will study the picture and write three inferences about the picture. Then students will write something they DO NOT know about the picture. Make Connections: The students will connect the picture to their life in some way. Construct a Plan: Students can change ONE thing in the picture. What will they change and how will they change it? If students have trouble, just tell them to do the best they can! We are practicing our thinking and there is no “right” answer!
The Science Behind Dry Ice
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The Science Behind Dry Ice

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Dry Ice is fun for kids of all ages! It is great for parties, holidays, or just fun to use in experiments! I have tried for years to think of a fun way to incorporate dry ice into reading and science. As it turns out, dry ice is great for learning about states of matter! I decided to create a few resources to go with the hands-on experiment. If you know me at all, you know I always try my hardest to integrate reading and writing into social studies and science. Does this mean social studies and science take a backseat? No way. These subjects are just as important as reading, writing, and math. However, if I can integrate a few things into one lesson…ding ding, that is a winner lesson for me! Check out the preview to see what is included in this engaging lesson! The students will do an experiment, read a passage, answer comprehension questions and make observations! Make it a goal to reach your students where they are. Dry ice is fun for kids (with the right protection.) My kids at home love to experiment with it and classroom students do too. You will win some major brownie points by doing this hands-on activity with your students. Tip: Most local grocery stores sell dry ice for very cheap. Just ask! :)
Patricia Polacco-An Orange for Frankie Christmas Unit
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Patricia Polacco-An Orange for Frankie Christmas Unit

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Literacy Unit on Patricia Polacco’s “An Orange for Frankie” Includes: Complete Lesson Plan Comprehension Questions Critical Thinking Questions Vocabulary Cards Vocabulary Assessment Sequence Game Instructions Sequence Game and Cards Game Board Connection Graphic Organizer Character Chart Author’s Purpose Graphic Organizer Summary Page 4 Writing Prompt Pages ANSWER KEYS NOW INCLUDED!
Bio Poem Lesson
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Bio Poem Lesson

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A fun bio poem activity with a sample bio poem, instructions, template, and even a cover for a class book! The students will also be able to decorate a character to look like themselves to add to their bio poem.
Daily Editing Pracitce
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Daily Editing Pracitce

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Each and everyday students need to be working on Daily Editing so they can build their writing skills. This part of your day will only take about 5 minutes (10 minutes if you go over it each day or have peers check it, which I recommend) Modeling with the students also shows them exactly what is expected. In this product, you will find 30 Weeks of Daily Editing Practice for 2nd and 3rd Grades. 2 sentences per day (Monday-Thursday) and Assessment for Friday! 91 pages total! All you have to do is print and you are ready to go! Help your students become better writers and editors through this short but effective practice each day! Answer Key Now Included!
Inference Lesson
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Inference Lesson

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Inference Tools to help with teaching inferencing! Includes: Inference Anchor Chart (for student journals) Inference Scenario Cards (with task card for recording) Inference Fiction Task Cards (with assessment task card) Inference Non-Fiction Task Cards (with assessment task card) Inference Independent Practice for Assessing (with an answer key!) This is a must-have when teaching inferencing to your students! :)
Guided Reading Lesson Plans: 2nd Grade
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Guided Reading Lesson Plans: 2nd Grade

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Over 720 Pages of Lesson Plans, Leveled Passages (from my Leveled Text Bundle), Anecdotal Records Sheets, Vocabulary Pages and Graphic Organizers! Fully Editable Lesson Plans and Schedule are Included! A Pacing Guide for Low, Middle and High Groups and a Sample Schedule has been added! This product includes 34 weeks of Guided Reading Lesson Plans for the teacher and activities for the students! 2nd Grade Leveled Texts are now included with each lesson! Levels J, K, L and M. These are from my Leveled Text Bundle but are divided up to match skills. However, if you have very low students or very high students, you may want to purchase my Leveled Text Growing Bundle! You can use your own books though also! Also, note some of the texts will repeat on another skill later in the year. What is included in this bundle? 17 CCSS Aligned and 19 TEKS Aligned Skills are broken down into 9 day segments of lessons equaling 34 weeks! WITHIN EACH LESSON: • A CCSS Skills (or TEKS Skills) Binder Divider Page • Leveled Texts • A brief vocabulary table activity to begin your small group lesson. You choose the words from the book you are using for your lesson. • A “Before Reading” mini-lesson and book talk. • “During Reading” questions stems. • “After Reading” assessment or wrap up activity. • Vocabulary Dice Task Sheet • Anecdotal Record Form to fill out on students. THESE ARE GREAT PRINT AND GO LESSONS AND RESOURCES TO PUT IN A BINDER!
Fall Word Play
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Fall Word Play

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If you are looking for engaging word work for your students, you will love these fall-themed activities! These are great for centers, homework, extra practice, sub work, or just a fun fall day activity set! Enjoy!
Guided Reading Lesson Plans: 4th Grade
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Guided Reading Lesson Plans: 4th Grade

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Over 720 Pages of Lesson Plans, Leveled Passages (from my Leveled Text Bundle), Anecdotal Records Sheets, Vocabulary Pages and Graphic Organizers! Fully Editable Lesson Plans and Schedule are Included! A Pacing Guide for Low, Middle and High Groups and a Sample Schedule has been added! This product includes 34 weeks of Guided Reading Lesson Plans for the teacher and activities for the students! 4th Grade Leveled Texts are now included with each lesson! Levels Q, R and S. These are from my Leveled Text Bundle but are divided up to match skills. However, if you have very low students or very high students, you may want to purchase my Leveled Text Growing Bundle! You can use your own books though also! Also, note some of the texts will repeat on another skill later in the year. What is included in this bundle? 17 CCSS Aligned and 19 TEKS Aligned Skills are broken down into 9 day segments of lessons equaling 34 weeks! WITHIN EACH LESSON: • A CCSS Skills (or TEKS Skills) Binder Divider Page • Leveled Texts • A brief vocabulary table activity to begin your small group lesson. You choose the words from the book you are using for your lesson. • A “Before Reading” mini-lesson and book talk. • “During Reading” questions stems. • “After Reading” assessment or wrap up activity. • Vocabulary Dice Task Sheet • Anecdotal Record Form to fill out on students. THESE ARE GREAT PRINT AND GO LESSONS AND RESOURCES TO PUT IN A BINDER!
Six Traits of Writing Resource Series
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Six Traits of Writing Resource Series

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30 WEEKS of Detailed Lesson Plans and Student Engaging Activities and Anchor Charts 300+ Pages (a $50 Value for $30!) The Six Traits of Writing Include: Ideas Organization Word Choice Sentence Fluency Voice Conventions-Built into Each Friday of Every Trait Pattern of Lessons: Monday: Anchor Chart/Direct Teach Tuesday: Guided Practice Wednesday: Group Work Thursday: Independent Activity or Writing Practice Friday: Convention Practice Each Trait Includes: CCSS and TEKS Alignment for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades Complete Lesson Plan for Monday-Friday (6 Weeks Worth) Complete Instructions for the Teacher for Monday-Friday (6 Weeks Worth) Activities/Graphic Organizers/Anchor Charts for Each Day Friday Convention Practice These are COMPLETE LESSONS, and will span 30 weeks of your year. I would suggest starting after 6 weeks of school! If you are still not sure, check out the preview. It shows ONE FULL WEEK. A lesson plan, instructions for the teacher, anchor chart, graphic organizers, and convention practice. Most Importantly, it includes my “Guide to Use” page which answers all the FAQ’s you may have! Also, feel free to e-mail me at Hillary3986@gmail.com if you have any questions! I hope you enjoy these! I know they will make your life easier and your students fantastic writers!
Leveled Text: 1st-6th Grade
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Leveled Text: 1st-6th Grade

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Passages are leveled according to Fountas and Pinnell. Find my Reading Correlation Chart to match these levels to your students. The Leveled Passages include the reading passage, comprehension questions, an answer key, two inference exercises, and a writing prompt, and a digital version of the product to use in Google Slides. (Preview does not show all passages) 1st Grade: 17 Passages Included 2nd Grade: 16 Passages Included 3rd Grade: 14 Passages Included 4th Grade: 14 Passages Included 5th and 6th Grade: 28 Passages This can also be used whole group. In that case, just make a master copy and then another to edit in front of the entire class. Answer Keys Included
Leveled Text: 4th Grade
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Leveled Text: 4th Grade

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Leveled Passages 4th Grade: Levels Q-S Passages are leveled according to Fountas and Pinnell. Find my Reading Correlation Chart to match these levels to your students. 14 passages are currently included, a mixture of fiction and informational. The Leveled Passages include the reading passage, comprehension questions, an answer key, two inference exercises, and a writing prompt, and a digital version of the product to use in Google Slides. (Preview does not show all passages) These can be used for Guided Reading, Whole Group, Centers, and more! Answer Keys Included
Anchor Chart Components (Writing)
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Anchor Chart Components (Writing)

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I am obsessed with having anchor charts hanging in my classroom! I love the way they look and I also love how much they help the students throughout the year! One problem though…I am not an artist. I never have been! So my anchor charts could never look fancy because I couldn’t draw the components I needed. I guess you could say they were not Pinterest worthy! :) I decided to start making my own using clip-art and cute fonts that I already have! I wanted to make these available to you also! The process is simple! Bundle Includes: -Student Journal Charts that match all Anchor Charts -Understanding Writing Prompts -Hook Your Reader -How to Write a Letter -Small Moments -Personal Narrative -Stretch a Sentence -Writers Write -Procedural Writing -Transition Words for Writing -Expository Writing -Persuasive/Opinion Writing -The Writing Process -Writing Paragraphs -Swap Out Said -Narrative Writing
Anchor Chart Components (Grammar)
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Anchor Chart Components (Grammar)

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I am obsessed with having anchor charts hanging in my classroom! I love the way they look and I also love how much they help the students throughout the year! One problem though…I am not an artist. I never have been! So my anchor charts could never look fancy because I couldn’t draw the components I needed. I guess you could say they were not Pinterest worthy! :) I decided to start making my own using clip-art and cute fonts that I already have! I wanted to make these available to you also! The process is simple! Grammar Bundle Includes: -Student Journal Charts that match all Anchor Charts -Eight Parts of Speech -Types of Sentences -Comma Rules -Capitalization -Subject and Predicate -Plural Nouns -Using Quotation Marks -Synonyms and Antonyms -What are Homonyms? -Compound Sentences -Contractions -Possessive Nouns -Revise Vs. Edit -Prefix and Suffix -Ending a Sentence
Halloween Guide Word Game
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Halloween Guide Word Game

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Great Literacy Center for working with Guide Words! Product Includes: Instructions Game Board 25 Guide Word Task Cards Task Card Tracking Sheet Students can be work in groups to play this fun game, or use the task cards at their tables! So many options with this fun activity! Hope you enjoy! Happy Teaching!
Emergency Sub Plans (Literacy Grades 3-5)
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Emergency Sub Plans (Literacy Grades 3-5)

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Emergency Sub Plans! (Literacy Grades 3-5) Have you ever been in a pickle and had to call in sick at the last minute? I have known teachers that will have to go to the school sick just to write sub plans and go back home! Do not do this to yourself! These are DONE! 10 days of Literacy Sub Plans, ready to print, stack, and leave! Here is how they work! Each day of sub plans includes the following items…and there are 10 days of these sub plans! —Morning Work —A Fiction or Non-Fiction Passages (Questions and Answer Keys are included with the passages!) —A Reading Responses —Word Work Pages —Writing Prompts —Fast Finisher Task Cards And…MOST IMPORTANTLY… A lesson plan- this lesson plan is generic enough to fit any day but specific enough to help the sub know exactly what to do with these activities; just place it on top of the student activities and you are ready. The only thing missing is the “times” because I know everyone’s schedule is different. Just have a schedule for him or her nearby, and then these lesson plan will tell the sub exactly what he or she needs to do, approximate time to spend on the activity, and what activity to move onto next. DISCLAIMER: Since these are just LITERACY plans, I have made the lesson plans for departmentalized teachers. Meaning, these lessons will be done with a morning group and an afternoon group. IF YOU ARE NOT DEPARTMENTALIZED…these are still for you! You would have to add math activities of your own, but half of your day would be COMPLETE! EVERYTHING is done for you! I encourage you to buy these, run the copies, and place them in a “sub tub” or “sub drawer.” Then your fellow teachers can go right to it when you are sick, pull them out, and you are done! What a lifesaver!
Anchor Charts Components (Reading)
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Anchor Charts Components (Reading)

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I am obsessed with having anchor charts hanging in my classroom! I love the way they look and I also love how much they help the students throughout the year! One problem though…I am not an artist. I never have been! So my anchor charts could never look fancy because I couldn’t draw the components I needed. I guess you could say they were not Pinterest worthy! :) I decided to start making my own using clip-art and cute fonts that I already have! I wanted to make these available to you also! The process is simple! Complete Bundle Includes: -Student Journal Charts that match all Anchor Charts -Making Inferences -Summary -Character Traits -Cause and Effect -Main Idea and Details -Sequence -Story Elements -Making Connections -Theme -Context Clues -Point of View -Procedural Text -Text Features -Author’s Purpose (PIE and ADE versions–or mix and match!) -Forms and Elements of Poetry -Text Structure -Visualization -Fact and Opinion