Hero image

LightbulbTeaching's Shop

Hello, all. Welcome to the Lightbulb Teaching Shop! We specialize in educational resources which promote higher-order and critical thinking skills. As fellow educators, we know that time is a precious asset to every teacher. As a result, we offer time-saving activities along with effective instructional strategies that you can use to enhance student achievement and lesson formulation time. So, please, feel free to browse our store and come again at any time. Happy Teaching!!

Hello, all. Welcome to the Lightbulb Teaching Shop! We specialize in educational resources which promote higher-order and critical thinking skills. As fellow educators, we know that time is a precious asset to every teacher. As a result, we offer time-saving activities along with effective instructional strategies that you can use to enhance student achievement and lesson formulation time. So, please, feel free to browse our store and come again at any time. Happy Teaching!!
Eat Creepy Crawlies! Critical Thinking Reading and Science Activity (Entire Unit)
LightbulbTeaching

Eat Creepy Crawlies! Critical Thinking Reading and Science Activity (Entire Unit)

(0)
This is a fun activity that involves an informational text article that shows how eating insects can help save the world. The activity encourages the student to answer a critical thinking question: How can eating insects save the world? The questions has the students take what they have read and go further and infer how that information can impact the world in a positive way. To help the students so this, we have included a graphic organizer that allows the pupils to make note of the key concepts that answer the question. Then, the student is asked to synthesize the textual information with their prior knowledge to identify how eating insects can help save the world within a Brief Constructed Response (B.C.R). The learning process is further enhanced by the student engaging in a self-assessment involving the steps necessary to effectively complete the activity. As a convenience to the teacher, full keys are included as a tool for differentiating and driving further instruction. Inset Picture Bug Hamburger Source: https://bit.ly/2m6PLeO 12 Creepy Crawlies You Can Actually Eat – Youtube video: https://bit.ly/2J6Vmuv Thank you for downloading our product. Lightbulb Teaching strives to help enhance the educational experience for both teachers and students.
Angela's Ashes Close Read (Excerpt: Chapter1)
LightbulbTeaching

Angela's Ashes Close Read (Excerpt: Chapter1)

(0)
This activity is a Close Read within a graphic organizer. The left column has text and the paragraphs are numbered. The right column asks the close read questions and allows space for students to type or write in the responses. The following activities are included in the Close Read: Direct questions Stop and Jot (S & J) Turn and Talk (T & T) Constructed Response (CR) Annotation Vocabulary Context Clues Enjoy!! Image Source:
Literature Circles for Middle and High School Levels ---Bonus Videos!!
LightbulbTeaching

Literature Circles for Middle and High School Levels ---Bonus Videos!!

(0)
What are Literature Circles? In literature circles involve small groups of students who gather together to discuss a piece of literature in depth. The discussion is guided by pupils’ response to what they have read. You may hear talk about events and characters in the book, the author’s craft, or personal experiences related to the story. Source: www.litcircles.org/Overview/overview.html This form of grouping helps the students to dive into complex literature in several different ways. For example, within this study packet the students will take the following roles: 1. Discussion Director 2. Vocabulary Enricher 3. Literary Luminary/Observer 4. Contemplative Connector ** ** Role Graphic Organizers Each role has a thorough and easy to use graphic organizer. I have also included a videos that demonstrates the intricacies of **secondary literature circles. **** Bonus Videos I have included some excellent videos that outline the intricacies of** Upper Level Literature Circles.** ** Developing Collaborative Conversations Through Literature Circles The San Bernardino Unified School District with Instructor Yosan Hailemariam at Curtis Middle School (7th Grade) ** Lit Circles by Tiffany LoSasso** EDUCATOR TIP: This product is in PDF form. Nevertheless, you could upload it onto a PDF writing document program such as DocHub so that your students can easily use their computers to complete the graphic organizers.
Of Mice and Men Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart
LightbulbTeaching

Of Mice and Men Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart

(0)
This product includes two graphic organizers to accompany the novel Of Mice and Men. The Anticipation Guide allows the students to answer statement prompts that are based on coming on loyalty, friendship, isolation, prejudice,justice, and innocence. The students will respond before and after they read the text. The K.W.H.L Chart can be used before,during and after the reading of the novel. K stands for what the student KNOW about loyalty. W stands for what the students WANT to know about loyalty. H stands for HOW the students will answer their questions about the topic in question. These can include strategies and resources that the students will utilize to perform this task. This packet also includes helpful tips on how to construct and implement Anticipation Guides and K.W.H.L charts on your own for use with future studies within the classroom. Enjoy! Video Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQtiStdDaYw Book Cover Source:
Holes Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (BONUS Video Included !!)
LightbulbTeaching

Holes Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (BONUS Video Included !!)

(0)
This product includes two graphic organizers to accompany the novel Holes and the study of justice. The Anticipation Guide allows the students to answer statement prompts that are based on the major themes such as justice, prejudice, and destiny. The students will respond before and after they read the text. The KWHL Chart can be used before, during and after the reading of the novel. K stands for what the student KNOW about justice. W stands for what the students WANT to know about personal justice. H stands for HOW the students will answer their questions about the topic in question. These can include strategies and resources that the students will utilize to perform this task. This packet also includes helpful tips on how to construct and implement Anticipation Guides and KWHL charts on your own for use with future studies within the classroom. Enjoy! Video Source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEvLRtDKT0c Image Source:
Night John Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (Two Bonus Videos)
LightbulbTeaching

Night John Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (Two Bonus Videos)

(0)
This product includes two graphic organizers to accompany the Night John novel. The Anticipation Guide allows the students to answer statement prompts that are based on the major themes of the novel. The students will respond before and after they read the text. The KWHL Chart can be used before, during and after the reading of the novel. K stands for what the student KNOW about the education of slaves during slavery. W stands for what the students WANT to know about the education of slaves. H stands for HOW the students will answer their questions about the topic in question. These can include strategies and resources that the students will utilize to perform this task. This packet also includes helpful tips on how to construct and implement Anticipation Guides and KWHL charts on your own for use with future studies within the classroom. Enjoy! Bonus Videos: Movie Trailer Source: https://goo.gl/pPCtv8 Book Trailer Source: https://goo.gl/ Image Source: https://goo.gl/E6XFiz Thanks for your purchase. We appreciate your business!!
Second Grade Sight Word Flash Cards
LightbulbTeaching

Second Grade Sight Word Flash Cards

(0)
This is a set of Second Grade Sight Word flash cards. They can be reproduced, laminated, and cut into convenient cards that your student and/or child can use each day. They can also be placed in centers for a literacy activity. This package also includes important tips for implementing flash cards in your classroom and/or home. Enjoy! Image Link: https://goo.gl/D84v2L Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your business!
The Haunted House Cause and Effect Activity
LightbulbTeaching

The Haunted House Cause and Effect Activity

(0)
This product is a fun activity that allows the students to practice their cause and effect skills within the literary text. The student read the text, then denoted cause and effect examples within a graphic organizer. Next, the students synthesize the textual evidence into a brief constructed response. Lastly, the students analyze their solution process by completing a student self-assessment. This activity provides extensive graphic organizer and brief constructed response keys. Haunted House Image Source: https://goo.gl/ndtiot Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support.
Drones in Your Backyard: A Reading and Science Mini Unit on Drones (Two Bonus Drone Inventions'
LightbulbTeaching

Drones in Your Backyard: A Reading and Science Mini Unit on Drones (Two Bonus Drone Inventions'

(0)
Do you ever wish that you had a resource that involved all of the core informational text reading strategies within areas of science and/or socials studies? Look no further! The Drones in Your Backyard: A Reading and Science Mini Unit on Drones is for you! As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This study provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. In addition, it provides the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology! The study involves a 2-Week Study of Delivery Drones The unit study is as follows: Week 1 Days 1 & 2: Read, highlight and review vocabulary terms. Students write sentences for each term. Day 3: Read and highlight the article with your class. Preview and highlight the questions and activities. Day 4: Answer questions # 1-6 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 5: Answer questions # 7-11 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Week 2 Day 1: Complete the Advantages and Disadvantages graphic organizer. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Days 2 &3: Complete the Persuasive Brief Constructed Response Activity (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 4 : Grade BCRs and provide feedback to students. And/Or Have students provide peer feedback using the key as an exemplar. Day 5: Unit Debriefing and Review The study packet includes: Informational Text Articles. Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions. Real World Internet Investigation Activities. Graphic Organizers Extensive Brief Constructed Responses based on Graphic Organizer notations. Study Implementation Suggestions The packet includes suggestions on how to implement the study. Answer Keys All activities in the study have a thorough answer key. Student Packet We know that student packets make life much easier for both the teacher and the students. That is why we have a student packet with cover sheet included with the unit so that you can copy and make a study packet for each student. Bonus Videos 10 Amazing Future Drone Uses by Be Amazed: https://goo.gl/f9mmct 8 New Drone Inventions That Will Blow Your Mind:
January Kindergarten Morning Work Packet for Literacy and Math
LightbulbTeaching

January Kindergarten Morning Work Packet for Literacy and Math

(0)
This daily morning work packet is created for the month of January. It includes four weeks of common core aligned activities in both literacy and math. Each week in includes five days of activities. Each day includes: Literacy • A review of a common core aligned sight word. • A sentence using the sight word in context (picture illustration included). • Trace words that give students practice writing the word. • Writing space that gives students the opportunity to write the sight word themselves. • Cut out letter cards that allow the students to mix them up and place/spell them in the proper order (hands on activity). • Letter boxes where the letter cards are placed within a sentence using the words in its proper context (hands on activity). The 20 Sight Words within this packet are: a, and, about, my, three, in, look, please, one, under, white, they, ate, two, who, jump, too, four, came, new. Math The numeracy skills involved in this work packet are common core aligned and include: • counting objects. • identifying shapes. • creating shapes. • addition facts. • subtraction facts. • creating number sentences from picture models • measurement description of objects (i.e. a denoting whether feather is heavy or light etc.). Image Source: https://goo.gl/HCnkdV Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support!
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (Bonus Videos Included!!)
LightbulbTeaching

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (Bonus Videos Included!!)

(0)
The Anticipation Guide allows the students to answer statement prompts that are based on the major themes of the novel. The students will respond before and after they read the text. The KWHL Chart can be used before, during and after the reading of the novel. K stands for what the student KNOW about the Jim Crow South and The Great Depression. W stands for what the students WANT to know about Jim Crow South and The Great Depression. H stands for HOW the students will answer their questions about the topic in question. These can include strategies and resources that the students will utilize to perform this task. This packet also includes helpful tips on how to construct and implement Anticipation Guides and KWHL charts on your own for use with future studies within the classroom. Enjoy! Bonus Videos: Movie Trailer Source: https://goo.gl/hZ7F3W Book Trailer Source https://goo.gl/pUkguZ Image Source: https://goo.gl/SoAAJb Thank you for your purchase! We appreciate your business!
The Largest Dinosaur: A Reading and Science Unit on the Titanosaur (Full Keys and Videos Included)
LightbulbTeaching

The Largest Dinosaur: A Reading and Science Unit on the Titanosaur (Full Keys and Videos Included)

(0)
Do you ever wish that you had a resource that involved all of the core informational text reading strategies within areas of science and/or socials studies? Look no further! The Largest Dinosaur: The ELA and Science Study Unit has done just that! As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This study provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. In addition, it provides the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology! The study involves a 2-Week Study of the largest known dinosaur, the Titanosaur. The unit study is as follows: Week 1 Days 1 & 2: Read, highlight and review vocabulary terms. Day 3: Read and highlight the article with your class. Preview and highlight the questions and activities. Day 4: Answer questions # 1-6 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 5: Answer questions # 7-11 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Week 2 Day 1: Complete the Venn Diagram graphic organizer. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Days 2 &3: Complete the Brief Constructed Response Activity (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 4 : Grade BCRs and provide feedback to students. And/Or Have students provide peer feedback using the key as an exemplar. Day 5: Unit Debriefing and Review The study packet includes: Informational Text Articles. Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions. Real World Internet Investigation Activities. Graphic Organizers Extensive Brief Constructed Responses based on Graphic Organizer notations. Study Implementation Suggestions The packet includes suggestions on how to implement the study. Answer Keys All activities in the study have a thorough answer key. Student Packet We know that student packets make life much easier for both the teacher and the students. That is why we have a student packet with cover sheet included with the unit so that you can copy and make a study packet for each student. Bonus Videos: Meet the Titanosaur by The Museum of Natural History Video Source: https://goo.gl/DkGyZM 70-Ton Titanosaur Becomes World’s Largest Dinosaur:
Galapagos Turtle Informational Text and Science Unit (Full Key and Videos Included)
LightbulbTeaching

Galapagos Turtle Informational Text and Science Unit (Full Key and Videos Included)

(0)
This unit incorporates informational text reading strategies with scientific concepts! The study involves the Galapagos Tortoise. As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This study provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. In addition, it provides the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology! **The study involves a 1-Week study of Galapagos Tortoise: ** Day 1: Read and highlight the article with your class. Preview and highlight the questions and activities. Day 2: Answer questions # 1-6 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 3: Answer questions # 7-11 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 4: Complete the Galapagos Tortoise Cause and Effect graphic organizer. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 5: Complete the Cause and Effect Brief Constructed Response. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Review and Debriefing) The study packet includes: Informational Text Article. Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions. Real World Internet Investigation Activity. Graphic Organizer Extensive Brief Constructed Response based on Graphic Organizer notations. Image Source: GIANT GALAPAGOS TORTOISE Video:
Out of This World Classifying Triangles by Sides Mini Unit
LightbulbTeaching

Out of This World Classifying Triangles by Sides Mini Unit

(0)
Many students tend to do well with the computational components of mathematics. Unfortunately, the same pupils tend to have difficulty with thoroughly explaining how they solved the problems in written form. As educators, we know that students being able to explain their solution processes are a crucial component to long-term retention of the mathematical concepts they need to succeed in numeracy mastery. This mini unit deals with classifying triangles by side measurement. This study provides a week-long lesson that incorporates multiple opportunities for your students to solve real world problems computationally. Then, it requires that they explain their solution process in in both an oral (Accountable Talk), and a written (Brief Constructed Response) format. Within these responses, the students are encouraged to use logical thinking to PROVE or JUSTIFY (Higher Level Bloom’s Taxonomy Components) their solution processes. This action enables the student to think about the steps they took get to the answer-a process that has been proven to enhance student retention of pertinent skills in mathematics. Lastly, the students are required to complete a Student Self-Assessment. This part of the unit is also crucial to student interpretation and retention of the solution process because it requires them to think about their form of thinking and be accountable to what is involved in effectively solving a word problem. The mini unit includes: • Table of Contents • Mini Unit Implementation Directions • Theme-oriented real world word problems. • Brief Constructed Response Prompts • Student Self-Assessments for Each BCR Prompt • Full Brief Constructed Response Keys with exemplar responses. • Student Mini Unit Packet for Reproducing • Certificate of Completion We would like to thank you for downloading this product. We hope that you and your students enjoy the unit. Have fun!! Image Source: https://goo.gl/QiGpfk Thank you for your support. We appreciate your business.
Go West!: The African American Westward Expansion Study Unit (FULL KEY INCLUDED!!)
LightbulbTeaching

Go West!: The African American Westward Expansion Study Unit (FULL KEY INCLUDED!!)

(0)
This study unit studies the African American Expansion to the West in the 1800s. I shows how Blacks pioneers became a part of the West. I incorporates both Social Studies and ELA components. Main Idea and Supporting details and Speaking/Listening Skills are the common core standards covered component covered throughout the unit. The unit includes the following: Unit Implementation Suggestions -Table of Contents Anticipation Guide (Before and After Reading) Map References Vocabulary Denotation Objective Denotation Essential Question based upon the Common Core Standard Informational text articles Common Core Speaking and Listening Skills Exercises Common Core Main Idea and Detail Exercises Performance Based Culminating Activities Extension Culminating Activity Suggestions Full Unit Key Student Study Packet (Ready for Reproducing) Image Source: We would like to thank you for purchasing this product. We hope that you and your students enjoy it. Have fun!!
First Grade Sight Words Flash Cards
LightbulbTeaching

First Grade Sight Words Flash Cards

(0)
This is a set of 180 First Grade Sight Word flash cards. They can be reproduced, laminated, and cut into convenient cards that your student and/or child can use each day. They can also be placed in centers for a literacy activity. This package also includes important tips for implementing flash cards in your classroom and/or home. Enjoy! Image Source: https://goo.gl/hfZ5NP Thank you for your support. We appreciate your business!