Short Vowel Sounds Autumn Game

Short Vowel Sounds Autumn Game

Practice recognizing short vowel sounds by playing a game! This product has one game board and 45 different game cards with images of words with short vowel sounds. The game board and cards are available in three versions. * Full-color game board and cards with colored borders and images. * Less-color intensive game board and cards with colored images only (the borders are b/w). * Black/white outline game board and black/white game cards. I’ve included images for the following short vowel words. Short a: jam, clap, map, snap, pad, bag, flag, bat, crab Short e: bed, sled, shed, hen, pen, net, vet, jet, ten Short i: pig, wig, fin, chip, pit, pin, zip, ship, chin Short o: top, mop, pop (balloon), log, cot, pot, lot, dog, soda pop Short u: bug, bun, sun, water gun, nun, nut, hut, mug, jug
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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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Goldilocks Language Arts Lesson Plan

Goldilocks Language Arts Lesson Plan

This picture book literature lesson plan provides ideas for using some of the many re-tellings of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in a classroom to help children understand setting, context, story, possible outcomes, and so forth, as well as providing language arts worksheets for extension. I include an annotated book list with numerous picture books to use with a class or homeschool setting, along with possible extension activities for each book. I also have created worksheets to correlate to kindergarten or first grade language arts as children practice opposites and synonyms, critical thinking about literature, and much more. This is so much fun! Included: Annotated book list and lesson plan ideas (7 pages) Teacher-directed discussion questions for three key books: Jan Brett’s, Byron Barton’s, and James Marshall’s versions (3 pages) ELA worksheets and charts (8, each in color and black line) A rhyming practice self-correcting puzzle game (color only)
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Goldilocks BUNDLE Lesson Plan & ELA, Math, Create-a-Story

Goldilocks BUNDLE Lesson Plan & ELA, Math, Create-a-Story

This is a BUNDLE of my Goldilocks and the Three Bears products. It includes a picture book literature lesson plan; language arts worksheets, charts and activities; kindergarten mathematics extensions using the Goldilocks characters (counting, patterns, sizes, greater than and less than); and create-a-story templates to let the kids illustrate their own story. Most worksheets are in both color and black line. Included are more than 90 pages! * Annotated book list and lesson plan ideas (7 pages) * Teacher-directed discussion questions for three key books: Jan Brett's, Byron Barton's, and James Marshall's versions (3 pages) * ELA worksheets and charts (8, each in color and black line) * A rhyming practice self-correcting puzzle game (color only) * More than 60 pages of math worksheets and activities (each in color and b&w) * Create-a-story templates (two versions, 6 pages each) This product is a bundle of the following three products: * Picture Book Lessons: Goldilocks and the Three Bears * Goldilocks and Friends (Kindergarten Mathematics Extension) * Create-a-Story: Goldilocks and the Three Bears templates
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears Create-a-Story Template

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Create-a-Story Template

Let your students practice writing their own Goldilocks and the Three Bears story by illustrating this simple one! Included are two templates for the Goldilocks story, one with the words of the story written for them and the other with blank primary-grade lines for the student to write their own words as well as draw the pictures. Your students will learn what it takes to create a story, including learning about authors and illustrators and their roles in a text, sequencing a story, telling a story through illustrations and/or words improving a story for clarity, and (if you share with one another) getting feedback on how to make their illustrations more clear.
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1000 Books Tracking Sheet

1000 Books Tracking Sheet

Literacy experts suggest that reading aloud to your young children makes a profound impact on their later learning. The 1000 Books project challenges parents and children to read 1000 Books together before the child is Kindergarten age. Included is a colorful cover, an information page (for adults), and 47 lined pages providing a numbered list from 1 to 1000 for tracking book titles and dates read. The headers provide colorful and cheerful animals, children and books, and there are inspiring quotes about reading throughout. At the end, there is a certificate of completion to fill out for each of your children who finishes the challenge! When you and your child read a book together, write it down to remember. Once you get to 1000 books, celebrate! I hope you have a great time reading together. Nothing could be better than reading with your child! *Please note: Purchasing this product grants you a license for one parent, one teacher, or one classroom’s use only! Contact me with questions about other uses.*
Rebecca-Reid
Idea Organizers

Idea Organizers

A good writer's workshop provides plenty of room for brainstorming before the writing begins. The 15 brainstorming and idea graphic organizers provide blank templates for brainstorming, freewriting, writing, and revision. They are perfect for stocking a writing center in a classroom working in writing workshops. Download the preview to see a thumbnail of each page included in this product. See also Writer's Workshop Editing Helps and Writer's Workshop Writing Papers. They are also available BUNDLED.
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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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Writer's Workshop Writing Papers

Writer's Workshop Writing Papers

The following alphabet pages and blank writing pages provide a resource perfect for stocking a writing center in a classroom. Included are the following: Two alphabet pages (one in print, one in D'Nelian Cursive with arrows). Two pages with 2 lines (1 inch tall, primary grade) and picture spot. Four pages with 0.75 inch tall, primary grade lines (two with two lines and picture spot, one with five lines and picture spot, and one with no picture spot). Two pages with 0.5 inches tall, primary grade lines (one with 8 lines and picture spot, one with no picture spot). Two pages with 0.5 inches tall blank lines (one with picture spot, one with out a picture spot. Have a happy writing center! See also Editing Reference Helps Writer's Workshop Idea Organizers Writer's Workshop BUNDLE
Rebecca-Reid
A to Z Box Alphabet Labels and Images

A to Z Box Alphabet Labels and Images

Make an A to Z box to learn the alphabet letters and sounds!  As kids hold each item (for each letter or sound), they have a physical and sensory (in come cases!) experience to help solidify the letter sounds and names. First (pages 4-5) are 2-inch square letters for using as labels. Then follows (pages 6-10) 4-inch square letter labels. Use the size that is appropriate for your needs. If you desire, you can use these labels for boxes/canisters. Or, use them as mats for students to alphabetize the items from the boxes. Following the alphabet labels are images for each letter of the alphabet, which includes up to 4 images (u-z have 2-3) for each letter. These include sample images for the most common sounds. For example, there is a giraffe and a goat, an octopus and an ornament. (Please note that no physical items are included in this all digital product!)
Rebecca-Reid
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.
Rebecca-Reid
Pancakes Literature Lesson Plan and Language Arts Printables

Pancakes Literature Lesson Plan and Language Arts Printables

An annotated reading list and list of extension activities are included. Worksheets (14 pages total) include cut-up sentences to reorder, sequence stories to reorder (4 in text and 2 in pictures), a fill-in-the-blank related to the three main books, opposites, a writing prompt, and missing first sounds. For fun, I also added self-correcting puzzles cards to match the stack of pancakes with the number of pancakes in the stack! Three main books discussed include Eric Carle's Pancakes, Pancakes!, Tomie DePaola's Pancakes for Breakfast, and If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff. The books are not included in this digital download. Who doesn't love pancakes?!
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Thank You Cards SEASON Theme with primary-grade lines

Thank You Cards SEASON Theme with primary-grade lines

These thank you cards for kids have primary-grade lines and a quarter-fold design.  Let the young student write thank you cards using these quarter-page fold thank you note cards for every season with primary-grade lines inside. Included are ten styles of cards (two for each season and two birthday thank you cards) in both color and black-line. Black line allows the thank you note writer to color the card him or herself!
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Early Native American Homes

Early Native American Homes

Learn about Native American Indian homes with an informational book on how Native Americans used local resources to create homes right for their diverse environments. Introduced are the following American Indian homes: wigwam, longhouse, wattle-and-daub, chickee, birch bark homes, tipis, adobe homes, plank houses, igloos. It mentions the following groups: Iroquois, Cherokee, Creek and Seminole, Cheyenne and Sioux, Pueblo, Inuit. This 16-page full color book is provided in two forms (ebook and booklet). The ebook format has the pages in order, ideal for reading on an ereader or electronic device. The booklet format lets you print the pages double sided to create your own 5x7 inch booklet. I've also included worksheets to extend the learning beyond reading the booklet. The 6 extension worksheets including the following: •Comprehension multiple choice quiz (3 questions) •Compare/contrast Venn diagram •Chart to gather information •Research project: KWL chart and books list •Glue the home on the map This ebook/booklet is ideal for the second grade, although it of course could be extended into first or third grades depending on the students! For the youngest readers, see My Book of Native American Homes. This product is a zip file containing three pdf files. Native American Clip Art is from Neto's Clip Art. Remember, this product is for one teacher or parent’s use only. If you want to share, please purchase additional licenses.
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My Book of Native American Homes

My Book of Native American Homes

Learn from a simple informational booklet about Native American Indian homes (wigwam, longhouse, tipi, adobe homes, and igloos). It includes primary-grade lines, words to trace, and graphics to paste. The 8-page book is included with color clip art and also blank pages for students to draw their own homes. Pages are also offered in booklet form (so you can print, cut, fold, and staple the booklets together) as well as in single-page form so you can use it as a set of worksheets. Use which ever version works best for you! Three more extension worksheets also included. It is ideal for the youngest readers (kindergarten or first graders). See also my companion booklet on Early Native American Homes for older students. This product is a zip file containing five pdf files. Native American Clip Art is from Neto's Clip Art. Remember, this product is for one teacher or parent’s use only. If you want to share, please purchase additional licenses.
Rebecca-Reid
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.
Rebecca-Reid
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.
Rebecca-Reid
Metaphor, Rhyme, Rhythm Poetry Lessons BUNDLE (based on Picture Books)

Metaphor, Rhyme, Rhythm Poetry Lessons BUNDLE (based on Picture Books)

In the Picture Book Poetry BUNDLE, students learn about basic poetic elements such as rhythm, rhyme, and metaphors/similes with these lessons plans and worksheets based on familiar picture books. Included are my products about rhythm, rhyme, and metaphors/similes. rhythm and rhyme are most appropriate for Kindergarten, while the metaphors and similes is more appropriate for a little older children as a few worksheets require a little writing. All include lesson plans, conceptual practice, idea templates for writing poetry, and some sample public domain poetry to assist in teaching.
Rebecca-Reid
Rhyme Poetry Lesson based on picture books

Rhyme Poetry Lesson based on picture books

Picture Book Poetry: Introduction to Rhyme gives young students a familiar introduction to poetry and rhyme 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 for students to find rhymes (as well as a similar full-color center option), two templates for writing their own poems, 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 Rhyming Dust Bunnies, Giraffes Can't Dance, and more!) * A list of activities for extending rhyming picture books into a lesson about rhyme. * 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: * Rhyme matching pages in which students draw a line from one pictured item to the item with which it rhymes. * Color, cut, and paste pages in which students match pictures in to the correct "houses" (also in color for center use if preferred). * Templates for two rhyming poems if desired. * A few samples of (public domain) poetry for possible teacher use This would work in a classroom or a homeschool setting. Although intended for kindergartners, it may be adapted to meet the needs of first graders or older children.
Rebecca-Reid
Ducks Bundle of Cross-curricular Activities

Ducks Bundle of Cross-curricular Activities

Ducks Cross-curricular picture book lessons includes the following goodies for learning about ducks for the youngest kids. An Annotated list of picture books, with ideas for incorporating them into social studies, language arts, science, and mathematics Discussion question starters for two of the books Reading response pages relating to three of the books Tracing practice pages (7) ABC ducks (uppercase/lowercase) Duck craftivity Duck counting cards/numeral recognition self-correcting puzzles Duck addition puzzle cards Duck and Swan life-cycle spinners Sink or float experiment Duck pond habitat clip-it/task cards Five Little Ducks/Six Little Ducks nursery rhyme pages Many of the activities have Spanish translated pages.
Rebecca-Reid
Pancake Craftivities

Pancake Craftivities

Included are templates for two simple pancake craftivities celebrating making and enjoying pancakes! For the first, students color cooking utensils, write about how they cook pancakes, and cut and glue the utensils and pocket to an apron.For the second, students decorate pancakes with their favorite topping, decorate a plate, fork, and napkin, and write about what they like to eat on their pancakes. Template 1 has three different writing page options -- one with primary-grade lines and a sentence frame, one with only primary-grade lines, and one with lines. Template 2 has two different writing page options, one with primary-grade lines and one with lines. Both of template 2 have a sentence frame ("On my pancakes, I like ....") Happy pancake learning!
Rebecca-Reid