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Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling mom to three with a degree in English. She has teaching experience as a writing tutor and also as an elementary-level teacher at local homeschool co-ops, where she has taught language arts, Spanish, history, and STEM. Line upon Line Learning caters to homeschoolers, parents, and teachers by providing hands-on and engaging learning activities, ideas, games, and worksheets, with an emphasis on great books.

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Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling mom to three with a degree in English. She has teaching experience as a writing tutor and also as an elementary-level teacher at local homeschool co-ops, where she has taught language arts, Spanish, history, and STEM. Line upon Line Learning caters to homeschoolers, parents, and teachers by providing hands-on and engaging learning activities, ideas, games, and worksheets, with an emphasis on great books.
Word Family Picture Sort -- Flowers

Word Family Picture Sort -- Flowers

Sort the pictures on each flower into the correct word family flower pot. The flower pots include 5 different word families for the short a, short e, and short i pictures, and four word family flower pots for the short o and short u word families. There are 9-15 flowers (pictures to sort) for each of the short vowel sounds. Here are the words that are included in this flower-themed short vowel word family sort: Short A (5 pots and 15 image flowers) -at family pot: bat, bat, hat, mat, cat -ag family pot: bag, flag, tag -an family pot: can, fan, pan -ap family pot: map, cap -am family pot: ham, jam Short E (5 pots, 10 image flowers) -ed family pot: bed, sled -et family pot: vet, wet, net -en family pot: hen, ten, pen -em family pot: gem -eb family pot: web Short I (5 pots, 9 image flowers) -ig family pot: wig, pig -ix family pot: six, mix -ip family pot: lip -in family pot: pin, fin, win -id family pot: lid Short O (4 pots, 10 image flowers) -ot family pot: hot, pot -op family pot: cop, mop, top -og family pot: frog, dog, log -ox family pot: fox, box Short U (4 pots, 10 image flowers) -ub family pot: sub, tub, cub -un family pot: sun, bun -ut family pot: hut, nut -ug family pot: mug, bug, jug Perfect for spring, this product can be used as a file folder center or a hands-on activity. To make it 3D and hands-on, attach the flowers to popsicle sticks or clothes pins and use mini-flower pots for each of the word flowers.
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Writer's Workshop Resources BUNDLE

Writer's Workshop Resources BUNDLE

Provide idea organizers for brainstorming, writing paper with primary grade lines, and editing marks pages (as well as wall posters) to help your students edit their own work. This bundle has all you'll need to stock a creative writing center!
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Editing Marks Reference

Editing Marks Reference

Stock your writer's workshop with a quick reference page of the editing marks, half-page sized posters for reviewing each of the editing marks, and a blank self-editing checklist for each student to customize with their own editing needs for the moment. These pages will be great editing helps for the student writer.
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Book Study: George the Drummer Boy (An American Revolution Story) I Can Read

Book Study: George the Drummer Boy (An American Revolution Story) I Can Read

Comprehension and idea organizers for quality historical fiction: George the Drummer Boy (I Can Read level 3) by Nathaniel Benchley, with pictures by Don Bolognese (HarperCollins, 1977). The book is about a British drummer boy for the British army in Boston who is present at the battles of Lexington/Concord (the "Shot Heard Round the World") during the American Revolution. A copy of the book is NOT provided. The following are included. Comprehension. The 14 comprehension questions appear four times, once with primary-grade lines and sentence frames for students to answer using their own words and once with multiple choice answers. They are also available without sentence frames and without primary-grade lines. (3 pages each ) Vocabulary (3 different pages) Extension pages and idea organizers (7 different pages)
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Book Study: Sam the Minuteman (An American Revolution story) I Can Read Level 3

Book Study: Sam the Minuteman (An American Revolution story) I Can Read Level 3

Comprehension and idea organizers for quality historical fiction: Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley, with pictures by Arnold Lobel (HarperCollins, 1969). The book is about a boy at the battle of Lexington (the "Shot Heard Round the World") during the American Revolution. A copy of the book is NOT provided. The following are included. Comprehension. The 14 comprehension questions appear four times, once with primary-grade lines and sentence frames for students to answer using their own words and once with multiple choice answers. They are also available without sentence frames and without primary-grade lines. (3 pages each ) Vocabulary (3 different pages) Extension pages and idea organizers (7 different pages)
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Book Study: Sam and George Compare/Contrast Guided Writing

Book Study: Sam and George Compare/Contrast Guided Writing

Help students to draw conclusions based on the two early readers, Sam the Minuteman and George the Drummer Boy by Nathaniel Benchley. These two books provide the perspective of American boy and a member of British army, respectively, during the skirmish at Lexington and Concord. Read together, these two books may help provide students with a more rounded look at what happened in April 1775. The two books are NOT included. *A Venn Diagram and then a page with sentences frames encourages the students to compare and contrast the two main characters. The page is also repeated without sentence frames and without primary-grade lines. *A KWL chart and a book list will allow students to have a format for gathering information for a personal research project on Lexington and Concord.
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Book Study BUNDLE Sam the Minuteman and George the Drummer Boy

Book Study BUNDLE Sam the Minuteman and George the Drummer Boy

Sam the Minuteman and George the Drummer Boy Book Study bundle for reviewing, comparing, and contrasting a significant event of the American Revolution! Comprehension and idea organizers for quality historical fiction! This product contains two book study packets correlating to the following early readers: *Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley, with pictures by Arnold Lobel (HarperCollins, 1969). The book is about a boy at the battle of Lexington (the "Shot Heard Round the World") during the American Revolution. * George the Drummer Boy by Nathaniel Benchley, with pictures by Don Bolognese (HarperCollins, 1977). The book is about a British drummer boy for the British army in Boston who is present at the battles of Lexington/Concord (the "Shot Heard Round the World") during the American Revolution. Copies of the two books are NOT provided. This BUNDLE contains the following three products from my store *Book Study: Sam the Minuteman *Book Study: George the Drummer Boy *Compare Contrast Guided Writing prompts for both books.
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Book Study: Helen Keller by Wilkie (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Book Study: Helen Keller by Wilkie (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Seven pages of comprehension questions (2-3 per chapter) and 12 vocabulary words for a favorite series of historical fiction biography! This book study packet correlates to the chapter book Helen Keller by Katharine E. Wilkie. The book tells some stories from the childhood of Helen Keller, a child who became deaf and blind yet accomplished much in her lifetime. A copy of the book is NOT provided. Comprehension. 2-3 questions for each chapter. Some of them are short answer; others are multiple choice. (5 1/2 pages total) Your Turn. A writing prompt for students to think about Helen Keller's abilities and Miss Sullivan's success in teaching her. (1/2 page) Vocabulary (1 page) ANSWER SHEET included! (7 pages)
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Book Study: John Glenn by Burgan (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Book Study: John Glenn by Burgan (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Pages of comprehension questions (2 per chapter) and 11 vocabulary words for a favorite series of historical fiction biography! This book study packet correlates to the chapter book John Glenn by Michael Burgan. The book tells some stories from the childhood and life of John Glenn, a boy who grew up to become the first American to orbit the earth. A copy of the book is NOT provided. Comprehension. 2 questions for each chapter. Some of them are short answer; others are multiple choice. (5 pages total) Your Turn. A writing prompt for students to think about what John Glenn did as a child to find success as an adult. (1 page) Vocabulary (1 page) ANSWER SHEET included! (7 pages)
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Book Study: Louisa May Alcott by Gormley (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Book Study: Louisa May Alcott by Gormley (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Seven pages of comprehension questions (2 per chapter) and 13 vocabulary words for a favorite series of historical fiction biography! This book study packet correlates to the chapter book Louisa May Alcott by Beatrice Gormley. The book tells some stories from the childhood and life of Louisa May Alcott, a girl who grew to be a famous writer. A copy of the book is NOT provided. Comprehension. 2 questions for each chapter. Some of them are short answer; others are multiple choice. (5 pages total) Your Turn. A writing prompt for students to think about what Louisa May Alcott did as a child to find success as an adult. (1 page) Vocabulary (1 page) ANSWER SHEET included! (7 pages)
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Book Study: Pocahontas by Leslie Gourse (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Book Study: Pocahontas by Leslie Gourse (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Seven pages of comprehension questions (2-3 per chapter) and 13 vocabulary words for a favorite series of historical fiction biography! This book study packet correlates to the chapter book Pocahontas by Leslie Gourse. The book tells some stories from the childhood and life of Pocahontas, Native American princess who contributed to the peace between Indians and settlers in early America. A copy of the book is NOT provided. Comprehension. 2-3 questions for each chapter. Some of them are short answer; others are multiple choice. (5 pages total) Your Turn. A writing prompt for students to think about what Pocahontas gave up and the personality qualities she developed as a child. (1 page) Vocabulary (1 page) ANSWER SHEET included! (7 pages)
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Book Study: Benjamin Franklin by Stevenson (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Book Study: Benjamin Franklin by Stevenson (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Seven pages of comprehension questions (2-3 per chapter) and 12 vocabulary words for a favorite series of historical fiction biography! This book study packet correlates to the chapter book Benjamin Franklin by Augusta Stevenson. The book tells some stories from the childhood of Benjamin Franklin, revolutionary diplomat and inventor. A copy of the book is NOT provided. Comprehension. 2-3 questions for each chapter. Some of them are short answer; others are multiple choice. (5 pages total) Your Turn. A writing prompt for students to think about Benjamin Franklin, his childhood, and his ultimate mission in life. (1 page) Vocabulary (1 page) ANSWER SHEET included! (7 pages)
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Book Study: Clara Barton by Stevenson (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Book Study: Clara Barton by Stevenson (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Pages of comprehension questions (2-3 per chapter) and 11 vocabulary words for a favorite series of historical fiction biography! This book study packet correlates to the chapter book Clara Barton by Augusta Stevenson. The book tells some stories from the childhood of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. A copy of the book is NOT provided. Comprehension. 2-3 questions for each chapter. Some of them are short answer; others are multiple choice. (5 1/2 pages total) Your Turn. A writing prompt for students to think about Clara Barton, her childhood, and her ultimate mission in life. (1/2 page) Vocabulary (1 page) ANSWER SHEET included! (7 pages)
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Book Study BUNDLE! Childhood of Famous Americans (6 Book Studies!)

Book Study BUNDLE! Childhood of Famous Americans (6 Book Studies!)

Travel through United States history with these six book studies, which cover the childhood of six famous Americans, from Pocahontas to John Glenn. Included in The Childhood of Famous Americans Book Study BUNDLE are six book studies. Each book study has about seven pages of comprehension questions (2 or 3 per chapter) and 11 vocabulary words for a favorite series of historical fiction biography! This book study packet correlates to the following chapter books. (Each links to the individual book study if you just want one.) Pocahontas by Leslie Gourse Benjamin Franklin by Augusta Stevenson Clara Barton by Augusta Stevenson Louisa May Alcott by Beatrice Gormley Helen Keller by Katharine E. Wilkie John Glenn by Michael Burgan Save about 20% by buying this BUNDLE of book studies. Copies of the six books are NOT provided. Each book study follows a similar format: Comprehension. 2-3 questions for each chapter. Some of them are short answer; others are multiple choice. (5 or 5 1/2 pages total) Your Turn. A writing prompt for students to think about the person from history. (1/2 or 1 page) Vocabulary (1 page) ANSWER SHEET included! (7 pages)
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Book Study: Buttons for General Washington by Roop (Differentiated)

Book Study: Buttons for General Washington by Roop (Differentiated)

Fifteen pages of comprehension and idea organizers for quality historical fiction! This differentiated book study packet correlates to the early reader Buttons for General Washington by Peter and Connie Roop. The book is based on the true story of the child John Darragh, who was a spy during the American Revolution by taking soldiers secret message in his buttons. A copy of the book is NOT provided. Comprehension. The 14 comprehension questions for Buttons for General Washington appear four times, once with primary-grade lines and sentence frames for students to answer using their own words, once with primary-grade lines and no sentence frames, once with regular lines, and once with multiple choice answers. (4 pages total) Writing response. (one with a sentence frame and primary-grade lines, one without sentence frame; once with regular lines.) 2 pages Vocabulary (4 pages) Extension pages and idea organizers (6 pages)
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A TALE OF TWO BEASTS (Compare/Contrast Writing Prompt)

A TALE OF TWO BEASTS (Compare/Contrast Writing Prompt)

Use this writing prompt with A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton. It helps students gather information to compare and contrast the two characters in the story. The two characters tell the story from two different perspectives. Students begin with a Venn diagram to brainstorm, and then move to an outline page. Then, the last page encourages the students to write their compare/contrast ideas in a short composition. Included are a list of things to include in their story. This product has 4 worksheet pages. For more information, see the blog post on Line upon Line Learning . com: Learn to Compare and Contrast using A Tale of Two Beasts.
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Syllables and Rhythm Poetry Lessons (based on picture books)

Syllables and Rhythm Poetry Lessons (based on picture books)

Picture Book Poetry: Introduction to Rhythm is a lesson plan and worksheet set for helping young kindergarten or first grade students understand, appreciate, and create poetry by applying concepts from picture books to their own encounters with words. INTRODUCTION TO RHYTHM focuses on the natural rhythm in words: syllables. The lesson plan includes: An annotated picture book list of rhythmic books. (Key books include Tanka Tanka Skunk, Chicken Chicken Duck, and more!) A list of activities for extending rhythmic picture books into a lesson syllables in all words. A list of some nursery rhymes, limericks, and other poems An explanation of the worksheet sets attached. The worksheets include: First step worksheets, where students draw a line or circle the number of syllables in an illustration (three categories: animals, school supplies, and food) Second step worksheets, where students cut out clip art and paste it on to a chart under the correct number of syllables (same three categories as above) Templates with “drum beats” for the students or a class to create their own silly “rhythm” poems with similar patterns to those of the picture books read A few samples of (public domain) poetry — nursery rhymes and limericks — for possible teacher use A template for creating “Our names have ______ syllables” charts for the classroom or homeschool setting. This would work in a classroom or a homeschool setting, providing at least of week of class or individual activities and worksheets to reinforce rhythm and syllables! Correlates to Common Core State Standards k.rf.1 (in general) and k.rf.2b (“count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables”). Although intended for kindergartners, it may be adapted to meet the needs of first graders or older children.
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Metaphors and Similes Poetry Lesson based on picture books

Metaphors and Similes Poetry Lesson based on picture books

Picture Book Poetry: Introduction to Metaphor gives young students a familiar introduction to metaphor and similes through picture books they already know and love. This product includes lesson plan ideas using picture books, discussion prompts for the teacher for three books, individual practice pages and centers for students to understand and identify metaphors and similes, a few templates for writing their own metaphors and similes, and a few public domain poems that a teacher may want to use with young children. The lesson plan includes: * An annotated picture book list of books introducing the concept of rhyming. (Key books include One Special Day, Love is a Handful of Honey, My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil, and more!) * A list of activities for extending metaphor/simile picture books into a lesson about metaphors/similes. * A list of some nursery rhymes and other poems. * An explanation of the worksheet sets attached. * Discussion prompts for the teacher for three of the suggested books. The worksheets include: * 12 task cards with Audio QR codes for students to practice determining simile or metaphor. * 3 matching pages in which students draw a line from one pictured item to the item with which it is similar. * 2 Color, cut, and paste pages in which students match pictures in to "similar" categories. * A few templates for creating similes and a metaphor if desired. * A few samples of (public domain) poetry for possible teacher use This would work in a classroom or a homeschool setting. It is intended for lower elementary aged children.
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Author's Purpose Task Cards: Persuade, Inform, or Entertain

Author's Purpose Task Cards: Persuade, Inform, or Entertain

Author's Purpose Task Cards is a brief introduction to the concepts of author’s purpose. Included is a page with labels of “Persuade”, “Inform”, and “Entertain.” Then, there are 16 task cards with simple writing phrases, sentences, or paragraphs. These can be categorized into the P, I, or E categories. Review these passages with students. Discuss why students categorized each item as they did. Doing so will help them understand the nuances of author’s purpose. Can they rewrite a passage to be a different category?
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Compound Words Game and Interactive Worksheets (Holiday theme)

Compound Words Game and Interactive Worksheets (Holiday theme)

Compound Words Game and interactive worksheets set includes 24 full-color crackers to match in a center; 12 interactive crackers to cut out, color, match, and paste; and four additional worksheets to match picture to word and to select compound word versus not compound word. Holiday Crackers (bon-bons, poppers) are so much fun to pop open and find the goodies inside! Now you can bring holiday fun in to your classroom as well as you review compound words.
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A Christmas Carol Reader's Theater, Discussion Questions and Test (3rd grade RL)

A Christmas Carol Reader's Theater, Discussion Questions and Test (3rd grade RL)

A Christmas Carol Reader’s Theater is based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted for middle school ESL students. It is written at a third grade reading level, so it would also be ideal for upper elementary school students. The questions and test can be used to assess student understanding of the basic themes, characters, and vocabulary in A Christmas Carol, either during class discussion or as personal assessment of understanding.
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