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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! :)
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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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!
Name Writing Practice (Editable)
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Name Writing Practice (Editable)

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Pre-K and Kindergarten children need to practice writing their names daily but using boring handwriting lines each and every day can cause a child to dislike practicing their name. These Name Writing Practice pages are engaging, fun and keep the children interested! Included in this Product: –I Can Write My Name –I Can Write My Name (with months so you can see the progress.) –Trace It, Check It (a weekly page that is editable) –Rainbow Writing –A Customizable (Editable) I Can Write My Name Page –Alphabet Cracker Name (I used Scrabble Cheese Its with this!) Students build their name, then practice writing it! (and enjoy their snack!) :) –Alphabet Sticker Name (Students build their name, then practice writing it!) These are no prep, just print and go pages. You can send them home as practice or do them during class! These work great for morning work and the students are sure to love them! Check out the preview to see my Kindergarten son using these! He loved them!!
Guided Reading and Literacy Centers: 3rd Grade
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Guided Reading and Literacy Centers: 3rd Grade

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In this bundle you have an entire year of Guided Reading Lesson Plans and Literacy Centers for 3rd Grade. Over 1200 pages of engaging materials to run your guided reading and literacy centers! Guided Reading Plans: Here is the link to this product: 3rd Grade Year Long Guided Reading Lesson Plans A YEAR OF GUIDED READING LESSON PLANS for 3RD GRADE! 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! 3rd Grade Leveled Texts are now included with each lesson! Levels N, O and P. 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! Not Convinced?? Go grab my 3rd Grade Guided Reading Lesson Plan (Free) here: FREE SAMPLE GUIDED READING YEAR LONG SET! To see what a 9-day segment looks like! 3 lesson plans, 3 graphic organizers, 3 vocabulary sheets, 3 anecdotal record forms, and a blank lesson plan template! BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY—it includes a GUIDE TO USE page where you can read all about this item and it will answer any questions you may have! Also, check out the preview to see an up-close look at all of the items and how they are used! THIS ITEM IS A MUST HAVE! I have taught reading for 8 years and have my Master’s as a Reading Specialist. These are skill based lesson plans, with instructions for the teacher and fun, interactive yet challenging activities for the student! Join over 6,000 teachers and 294 school districts that use this curriculum! If you still have questions, message me or e-mail me at Hillary3986@gmail.com! Literacy Centers: Here is the link for these centers: LITERACY CENTERS for 3RD GRADE! Description: This product is an entire year of Literacy Centers for 3rd grade students. 36 Weeks (Approximately 700 pages) of Literacy Center Activities! Centers Included: Instruction Pages (and an editable version too!) Reading Response Comprehension Vocabulary (Also includes an editable version so you can add your own words, just add a text box in the blanks for your own words.) Writing Centers include hands-on activities, partner activities, and gives the students great exposure to reading comprehension. Centers are all aligned to Common Core Standards AND TEKS (Texas Standards) Each week contains one activity for you to leave in the center for the entire week. Students are meant to rotate to that activity throughout the week as well as other centers. A rotation schedule is given as well as a guide to use on how to use this product appropriately. Each center activity includes a student instruction page for you to print off and leave in the center all week. Each center activity is meant to be an independent or partner activity so you can conduct small groups during this time. Students should be challenged but able to complete the activity with minimal help from the teacher. (The student instruction page really helps in this area.) These are print and go centers, no prep required except providing a book on the response centers. NOTE Some of these activities are the same each six weeks, but the students will create different versions of them. This helps the students understand what activity they are doing and get into a routine with centers.
The Science Behind an Apple
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The Science Behind an Apple

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Apple are delicious and healthy! Kids usually love apples and they are safe for kids with allergies. There are some great experiments you can do with apples but most of them are just for fun. I wanted to actually teach the students something about the science of apples. As it turns out, apples have a chemical reaction with the air as soon as they are cut! Kids ask me all of the time, why do apples turn brown? Here you go! 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. Apples are healthy, delicious, and safe for the classroom! My kids at home love to experiment with food and classroom students do too. You will win some major brownie points by doing this hands-on activity with your students.
Guided Reading Lesson Plans: 3rd Grade
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Guided Reading Lesson Plans: 3rd 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! 3rd Grade Leveled Texts are now included with each lesson! Levels N, O and P. 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!
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! :)
Poetry Resources
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Teaching the different types of poetry can be hard! I have the hardest time finding resources to teach my kids about Lyrical, Narrative, Humorous, and Free Verse Poems. I cannot find the right poems, or poems with questions, etc. I have created a product to help with that issue! In this product, you will find and entire lesson (or even unit) on teaching about these 4 types of poetry! Included: All Four Types of Poems Include: –Anchor Chart/Student Journal Page (with original sample poem and criteria for each poem.) –Task Cards (with a checklist) and a sample poem. Includes answer keys. –Comprehension Checks (include another original poem, comprehension questions, and answer keys!) The students will love these new and original poems, the task cards, questions, and learning about all of these different types of poems!
Leveled Text Q: Making a Scarecrow
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Leveled Text Q: Making a Scarecrow

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Text Level: Q (leveled based on Fountas and Pinnell) If you are looking for an engaging reading passage about making a scarecrow, you have found it! This reading passage is an informational/procedural passage about making a scarecrow and includes a 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. The students will enjoy reading about making scarecrow and doing the activities. This is perfect for literacy centers, whole group, partner work, or independent work. The reading passage is appropriate for 3rd-5th graders. 3rd Grade: Will be able to read with some assistance. (Partner reading encouraged) 4th Grade: Will be able to read independently. 5th Grade: Will be able to read independently. To use the digital version, please follow the instructions in the product and find the link located in the product.
Leveled Text V: Pardoning of the Turkey
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Leveled Text V: Pardoning of the Turkey

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Text Level: V (leveled based on Fountas and Pinnell) If you are looking for an engaging reading passage about the Presidential Turkey Pardon, you have found it! This reading passage is an informational passage about the Presidential Turkey Pardon and includes a 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. The students will enjoy reading about the Presidential Turkey Pardon and doing the activities. This is perfect for literacy centers, whole group, partner work, or independent work. The reading passage is appropriate for 4th-6th graders. 4th Grade: Will be able to read with some assistance. (Partner reading encouraged) 5th Grade: Will be able to read independently. 6th Grade: Will be able to read independently. To use the digital version, please follow the instructions in the product and find the link located in the product.
QR Code Literacy Activities: 5th and 6th Grade Bundle
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QR Code Literacy Activities: 5th and 6th Grade Bundle

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Many classes now have access to iPads and other devices that will allow the students to use QR scanners during centers or even independent work time. NOTE: This is the BUNDLE. If you already own any of the following items, do not buy this bundle. By buying this bundle instead of all sets individually though, you will be saving money. Bundle Includes: 5th-6th Grade Inference Mysteries 5th-6th Grade Main Idea Mysteries 5th-6th Grade Context Clue Mysteries I have created a set of mysteries where the students can work on their context clues, main idea, and inferencing skills. These activities can be done with a QR scanner or without one. If you do not want to use the QR scanner, just pass the mystery cards out to the students or have them available in the center. The students can just read the cards and fill in the task sheet. To use the QR scanner, have the cards with QR codes available in the center or during the activity. The students will scan a card and the mystery will pop up on their screen! They can read the mystery then fill in the task sheet. (QR Reader) is the app I use as my scanner and I love it! :) After the students are completely finished, you can give them the final “answer” QR code and they can scan it to check their answers! I love when students can be independent but still be learning and having fun! These are a great way to integrate technology and get your students familiar with using these devices! 8 Fiction and 8 Informational Mysteries are included for EACH skill! (24 Fiction and 24 Informational Cards Total in this Bundle!) NOTE: These are not actual mysteries! :) These are just called mysteries because the students have to determine the word meanings of the bold/underlined words, inferences from the text, and the main idea of the text. You will love the low prep of this activity! Enjoy! Special Note: The QR codes in the preview do not actually work. They will send you to my shop. I did this to protect my product while still being able to show you the look of the product. PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING: The QR Codes on these cards are made with shortened QR links. PLEASE be certain your district allows shortened links or you can gain temporary access to shortened links if they are blocked. Discuss this with your technology person before purchasing! Thank you!
Shared Reading Lesson Plans
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Shared Reading Lesson Plans

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Share Reading Lesson Plans for the ENTIRE YEAR! These plans are written for ANY book, you simply choose the book you want to use with your students, then follow the lesson plans. The lesson plans are written using 5 comprehension strategies: Asking Questions Visualization Making Inferences Determining Text Importance Making Connections Each Skill Includes: 6 Lesson Plans 6 Vocabulary Charts 6 Graphic Organizers for During Reading 6 Open Ended Assessments for After Reading 150 Pages IN ALL! Product also includes a Guide to Use to help you with any questions you may have, and also a PACING GUIDE. BOOK SUGGESTIONS ARE NOW INCLUDED! 30 Weeks of Lesson Plans (every sixth week is used for review.) Check out the preview for a two week sample of lesson plans vocabulary charts, graphic organizers and assessments. Hope you enjoy!! :)
Anchor Chart Components (Classroom Management)
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Anchor Chart Components (Classroom Management)

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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! Product Includes: -Flexible Seating -Restroom Rules -Quality Work -Group Guidelines -Hallway Rules -Substitute -Grades and What They Mean -Reporting or Tattling? So with a simple click to purchase, you will have easily made anchor charts right at your fingertips! Check out the preview to see what my anchor charts look like for my classroom! :)
Halloween Creative Writing Activity
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Halloween Creative Writing Activity

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Looking for a fun Creative Writing activity for Halloween? This one is great! Students have the opportunity to write about some fun characters and a haunted house! The students also have an awesome picture to go along with their characters! The kids are sure to enjoy this! :) 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!
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!