Checkbook Math

Checkbook Math

These activities will build practical math life skills! After learning how to write a check, students are challenged with real-life finance word problems. First they must solve a math question. Next they are required to write a check for the correct amount, record the transactions, and keep track of the balances. Everyday math is put to the test with each of the 26 lessons in this learning unit. Also includes extra blank checks and account balance forms. Interest Level 6-12 Contents Include: - Writing Checks - Keeping a Balance - Making Deposits - Recording Transactions - Glossary - Blank Checks - Blank Check Registers - Answer Key Example Activity: Carl took his car to Hal’s Service Station and had his car’s engine tuned-up for $29.95, bought a new battery for $39.95, and had the oil changed for $9.95. For what amount did he need to make a check out to Hal’s? This 30-page unit includes an answer key.
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Survival Signs & Symbols: Essential Vocabulary

Survival Signs & Symbols: Essential Vocabulary

The future looks brighter for students who use these activities to develop valuable life and survival skills! 160 essential survival signs and symbols vocabulary words are introduced in context and then reinforced in motivating exercises that emphasize word pronunciations and definitions. Interesting stories and real life activities improve problem solving and writing skills. As students work their way through the exercises, they will gain knowledge that will allow them to become more confident and independent in the real world. Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 4-12 Contents Include: - Safety Words - Mobility Words - Restriction Words - Information Words - Review - Answer Key
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Step-by-Step Word Problems for Grades 2 to 3

Step-by-Step Word Problems for Grades 2 to 3

Do your students struggle with solving math word problems? This unique step-by-step solution gives students the tools to understand word problems and actually enjoy working them! With the help of just 6 easy-to-follow steps, students are able to break apart word problems and figure out the solutions. There are four levels of practice for the word problems in this unit. As the levels progress, they challenge students to apply the skills they learned in previous levels while learning new ones. This process will help students master problem solving. Word Problems Include: - addition - subtraction - multiplication - division - money - time - distance - measurement
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Tables & Graphs

Tables & Graphs

Teach your students how to create and interpret charts, graphs, and tables. This unit includes more than 40 hands-on activities that require interpreting and creating visual presentations of facts and information. As students work the lessons found here, they will become acquainted with a wide variety of tables and charts. They will practice creating graphs and transferring written information to a graph. Finally, students are given situations calling for the gathering of information, the organizing of it, and the creation of tables and graphs using it. Learning comes full circle. Blank tables and graphs are also provided so that you and your students can tally your own unique data. Includes: - tables - pictographs - bar graphs - double bar graphs - histograms - bar graphs - grids - pie charts - line graphs - time lines
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Study Skills

Study Skills

This lesson unit is packed with 46 exercises designed to expand students’ awareness of a wide variety of learning techniques. Scheduling, outlining, note-taking, memorizing, test-taking (essay and objective), and reference tool use are all covered. Whether learning to skim, using acronyms to remember, or organizing information into idea-grams, students will hone a number of learning styles sure to improve they study habits.
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Percents: Practical Application

Percents: Practical Application

From calculating discounts to calculating parts of a whole to calculating sales tax, percents are a part of everyday life. This unit focuses entirely on the use of percents in real-life situations. As students work through the activities, they will take their knowledge of percents to a new, practical level. Students use advertisements, menus, and coupons to figure out word problems that involve purchasing items on sale and figuring sales tax. Tax tables help students learn to figure income tax and net pay. Circle graphs help students visualize percents as coming from a whole. Drill pages give students extra practice with percents. Working these practice problems will help students develop the skills necessary for a solid understanding of percents as percents relate to daily life. Skill Covered: - Changing Percents to Decimals - How to Figure Percents – Discounts & Sales Tax - Figuring Percents & Prices - Figuring Prices & Sales Tax - Taxes & the Government - Coupons & Percents - Percents & Circle Graphs - Percent Word Problems
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Making Inferences: Specific Skills Series

Making Inferences: Specific Skills Series

Packed with informative short stories, comprehension questions, and various research activities, this 23-lesson book provides valuable practice in the specific reading skill that emphasizes inference comprehension.The stories lack some facts that the reader must infer from the text in order to detect certain details. Questions following each story test student’s ability to recognize information that is implied but not directly given. 28-page book includes an answer key. Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 4-12
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Improving Reading Fluency & Comprehension (Grades 2-3)

Improving Reading Fluency & Comprehension (Grades 2-3)

These 50 nonfiction stories and activities are a sure-fire way to improve fluency and comprehension skills! Simple sentences and short, easy-to-read paragraphs are paired with compelling illustrations for a strong picture-text correspondence. Age-appropriate topics and a controlled vocabulary motivate students and help ensure success. Follow-up activities focus on specific reading skills such as finding the main idea, making inferences, reading for details, locating information, using context clues, and more. The activities featured in this book utilize the direct-approach fluency formula: read and re-read decodable words in connected text. Research shows that repeated readings turn slow, choppy readers into faster, smoother, more fluent readers. By doing the five follow-up activities that accompany each short paragraph, students will read the same paragraph a minimum of four times: 1. Read the paragraph when first presented with it. 2. Look back at the paragraph to respond to the follow-up exercises. 3. Complete the cloze reading activity involving the paragraph. 4. Follow the direction to “Re-read your completed paragraph to make sure it makes sense.” Reading Level 2-3
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Thanksgiving Unit 1

Thanksgiving Unit 1

Improve a multitude of skills while learning that Thanksgiving is about more than eating turkey with stuffing! From playing a Native American “bowl” game to learning about the pilgrim’s ship the Mayflower, students will expand their historical knowledge as they practice basic skills. The 40 activities in this unit focus on reading, comprehension, finding the main idea, inferences, cause and effect, fact vs. opinion, comparing, sequencing, rhyming, vocabulary, decision making, and more. Contents Include: - Pre/Post Test - Vocabulary List & Activities - Reading Comprehension Activities - Language Activities - Math Word Problem Activities - Writing Prompts - Arts & Crafts - Game - Bulletin Board - Much More!
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Thanksgiving Unit 2

Thanksgiving Unit 2

Improve a multitude of skills while learning that Thanksgiving is about more than eating turkey with stuffing! From answering “Pilgrim Problems” to sequencing historical facts, students will expand their knowledge of this unique American holiday as they practice basic skills. The 39 activities in this unit focus on reading, comprehension, finding the main idea, inferences, cause and effect, fact vs. opinion, comparing, sequencing, rhyming, vocabulary, decision making, and more. Contents Include: - Pre/Post Test - Vocabulary List & Activities - Reading Comprehension Activities - Language Activities - Math Word Problem Activities - Writing Prompts - Arts & Crafts - Mapping Skills - Game - Bulletin Board - Much More!
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Improving Reading Fluency & Comprehension (Grades 3-4)

Improving Reading Fluency & Comprehension (Grades 3-4)

These 50 nonfiction stories and activities are a sure-fire way to improve fluency and comprehension skills! Simple sentences and short, easy-to-read paragraphs are paired with compelling illustrations for a strong picture-text correspondence. Age-appropriate topics and a controlled vocabulary motivate students and help ensure success. Follow-up activities focus on specific reading skills such as finding the main idea, making inferences, reading for details, locating information, using context clues, and more. The activities featured in this book utilize the direct-approach fluency formula: read and re-read decodable words in connected text. Research shows that repeated readings turn slow, choppy readers into faster, smoother, more fluent readers. By doing the five follow-up activities that accompany each short paragraph, students will read the same paragraph a minimum of four times: 1. Read the paragraph when first presented with it. 2. Look back at the paragraph to respond to the follow-up exercises. 3. Complete the cloze reading activity involving the paragraph. 4. Follow the direction to “Re-read your completed paragraph to make sure it makes sense.” Reading Level 3-4
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Menu Math Game & Word Problems

Menu Math Game & Word Problems

A delicious way to improve functional math skills! Students will travel the board visiting up to six different restaurants, placing orders, sticking to a budget, using money, making change, and much more! Contents Include: - Gameboard (Black & white and measures 8.5x11" for easy printing!) - 6 Menus - Instructions - Spinner & Pawns - Money (Black & white for easy printing if you don't already have play money.) - 18-Page Extended Activities Activities: The included activities are great to use for review of the concepts in the game! Students answer comprehension questions and solve word problems based on the six menus used in the game. Also includes step-by-step instructions for adding and subtracting money. Plus a receipt template and answer key are included. 6 Menus: - Italian Food - Breakfast Diner - Chinese Food - Mexican Food - Seafood - Country Diner
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Allowance: Beginning Money Skills Game

Allowance: Beginning Money Skills Game

Reinforce Consumer Math Skills with this Beginning Money Skills Game It’s never too early for students to develop an interest in earning, saving, and spending money! With this game, players get realistic practice handling money. As student play the game, they add and subtract money as they take turns earning and spending money with tasks like giving the dog a bath or buying a movie ticket. This game is open-ended and may conclude when one player has more than $20 or when one player has moved his or her pawn completely around the board. Using games to teach and reinforce basic skills is a highly effective way to motivate students to learn! This game is ideal for 2-6 players, and is great for small groups and math centers. Contents Include: - Gameboard (Black & white and measures 8.5x11" for easy printing!) - Instructions - Spinner & Pawns - Money (Black & white for easy printing if you don't already have play money.) - 24 "Take A Chance!" Task Cards - Blank / Editable Task Cards (So you can create unique instructions that grab your students' attention.) Interest Level: 3-12
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Meaningful Handwriting

Meaningful Handwriting

Practicing penmanship! Each of the 44 lessons in this unit are designed so students can learn useful information while practicing good cursive handwriting and improving near-point copying skills. The workbook pages have been sequentially arranged by difficulty – beginning with one-sentence copying activities and ending with 50-word paragraph copying. Each exercise boasts a different topic, from “famous quotes” and “inventions” to “manners” and “nutrition.” Research suggests that writing information in addition to reading the information improves the chances that the information will be understood and remembered. 52 pages.
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Mystery Unit: High-Interest Mysteries for Reading Level 4

Mystery Unit: High-Interest Mysteries for Reading Level 4

These short, high-interest mysteries happening in fascinating locations will grab any struggling reader’s attention! Students follow clues, find facts, make inferences, and solve each caper. To increase fluency, pre-reading exercises introduce vocabulary and help students establish prior knowledge by providing background information. Each reading passage is full of clues to keep even the most reluctant of readers captivated. Following each mystery story, comprehension questions target specific reading skills including main idea, inference, drawing conclusions, sequence, reading for details, and much more! Meet the Detective Discover the magic of New York City as you visit famous places and solve intriguing mysteries with Detective Hanlon of the twenty-third precinct. Hanlon’s cases take him all over this amazing city. Contents Include: - 12 Mysteries - Before You Read Activities (Predicting, Thinking, & Glossary) - After You Read Skill-Specific, Comprehension Questions Reading Level 4 | Interest Level 3-12
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Beginning Money Skills: Drive-Thru Menu Math

Beginning Money Skills: Drive-Thru Menu Math

From burgers to burritos, nearly everything you might order from a fast food restaurant can be found on the colorful menus included in this practical math unit. Contents Include: - 43 Activities - 2 Full Color Menus - 2 Black-and-White Versions of the Menus for easy printing Give students an opportunity to practice using math in real-life situations. Students will learn such skills as reading a menu, figuring food costs, making change, finding how much more money is needed to purchase an item, and computing how much money is left over after making a purchase. As students work the activities, their confidence in reading a menu and figuring the costs associated with it will increase. Math objectives are clearly stated on each page making it easy to focus on the skills your students need most. Activities include basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication computations, as well as practical application word problems. For students who need a refresher on adding, subtracting, or multiplying money, step-by-step instruction pages are located throughout the unit. Reading Level 1-2 | Interest Level 3-12
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Adding & Subtracting Money: Drive-Thru Menu Math

Adding & Subtracting Money: Drive-Thru Menu Math

From burgers to burritos, nearly everything you might order from a fast food restaurant can be found on the colorful menus included in this practical math unit. Contents Include: - 58 Activities - 4 Full Color, Fast-Food Menus - 4 Black-and-White Versions of the Menus for easy printing Give students an opportunity to practice using math in real-life situations. Students learn such skills as reading a menu, figuring food costs, making change, finding how much more money is needed to purchase an item, computing how much money is left over after making a purchase, and totaling receipts. Figuring sales tax is introduced in this unit with the help of a 7% sales tax table. As students work the activities, their confidence in reading a menu and figuring the costs associated with it will increase. Math objectives are clearly stated on each page making it easy to focus on the skills your students need most. Activities include addition and subtraction computation problems, as well as practical application word problems. For students who need a refresher on adding and subtracting money, step-by-step instruction pages are located throughout the unit. Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 3-12
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Skill-By-Skill Comprehension Practice (Reading Level 1-3)

Skill-By-Skill Comprehension Practice (Reading Level 1-3)

Do your students need practice making inferences and drawing conclusions? Are they having trouble reading for details and then determining the main idea? This innovative series highlights 10 essential reading skills/concepts...one skill at a time. Extremely short passages (30 to 100 words) are followed by comprehension questions designed to target and improve specific reading skills. High-interest topics keep students interested, while the short passages keep students from feeling overwhelmed and "giving up." Ideal for students who get intimidated by longer paragraphs, those with short attention spans, and struggling readers of all ages. A controlled vocabulary and simple sentence structure help ensure success. Reading Level 1.0-3.9 | Interest Level 2+ Skills Covered Include: - Details - Cause & Effect - Sequence - Conclusions - Vocabulary - Locating the Answer - Comparison - Inference - Fact or Opinion
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Physical Science: 15 Hands-On Science Experiments

Physical Science: 15 Hands-On Science Experiments

Make science class a blast with these fun, easy-to-do experiments using everyday materials found around the home or classroom! These inquiry-based science activities help students discover interesting facts about gravity, magnetism, and electricity. Contents Include: - 15 Experiments Plus Extension Activities - Glossary - Letter to Parents - Science Awards Experiments Include: - Floating Paper Clip - Magnetizing a Nail - Balancing Forks - The Impaled Potato - and Much More!
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Life Science - Human Body: 15 Hands-On Science Experiments

Life Science - Human Body: 15 Hands-On Science Experiments

Make science class a blast with these fun, easy-to-do experiments using everyday materials found around the home or classroom! These inquiry-based science activities help students discover interesting facts about the heart, lungs, bones, muscles, senses, and the brain. Contents Include: - 15 Experiments Plus Extension Activities - Glossary - Letter to Parents - Science Awards Experiments Include: - Left or Right Sided? - Food Tasting - Exercise & Pulse Rate - Dancing Hairpin - and Much More!
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Mystery Unit: High-Interest Mysteries for Reading Level 3

Mystery Unit: High-Interest Mysteries for Reading Level 3

These short, high-interest mysteries happening in fascinating locations will grab any struggling reader’s attention! Students follow clues, find facts, make inferences, and solve each caper. To increase fluency, pre-reading exercises introduce vocabulary and help students establish prior knowledge by providing background information. Each reading passage is full of clues to keep even the most reluctant of readers captivated. Following each mystery story, comprehension questions target specific reading skills including main idea, inference, drawing conclusions, sequence, reading for details, and much more! Meet the Detective Become an international globe-trotter while trying to keep up with the world-renowned Inspector Tippington! The Inspector helps his friends discover the truth about “whodunit” in exciting places all over the world! Contents Include: - 12 Mysteries - Before You Read Activities (Predicting, Thinking, & Glossary) - After You Read Skill-Specific, Comprehension Questions Reading Level 3 | Interest Level 3-12
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Mystery Unit: High-Interest Mysteries for Reading Level 2

Mystery Unit: High-Interest Mysteries for Reading Level 2

These short, high-interest mysteries happening in fascinating locations will grab any struggling reader’s attention! Students follow clues, find facts, make inferences, and solve each caper. To increase fluency, pre-reading exercises introduce vocabulary and help students establish prior knowledge by providing background information. Each reading passage is full of clues to keep even the most reluctant of readers captivated. Following each mystery story, comprehension questions target specific reading skills including main idea, inference, drawing conclusions, sequence, reading for details, and much more! Meet the Detectives Join teenager Jenna White as she helps her dad, a National Park Ranger, solve perplexing mysteries. Follow them as they travel to different national parks across the U.S. and Canada. Contents Include: - 12 Mysteries - Before You Read Activities (Predicting, Thinking, & Glossary) - After You Read Skill-Specific, Comprehension Questions Reading Level 2 | Interest Level 3-12
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