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I am a primary school teacher with a knack for teaching to the multiple intelligences, particularly the visual learner. My resources are inspired by my experience of teaching different students with unique ways of learning. I love the magic of helping them to make connections in learning. The grades 3-5 are mostly what I cater to, however, I also have some great resources for grades 1 and 2.

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I am a primary school teacher with a knack for teaching to the multiple intelligences, particularly the visual learner. My resources are inspired by my experience of teaching different students with unique ways of learning. I love the magic of helping them to make connections in learning. The grades 3-5 are mostly what I cater to, however, I also have some great resources for grades 1 and 2.
Prefix, Suffix, Greek and Latin Root Word Wall Bundle
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Prefix, Suffix, Greek and Latin Root Word Wall Bundle

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Prefix Suffix and Greek and Latin Roots Word Wall Bundle. In this zipped bundle you get the 4 in 1 word wall bundle of Prefixes, Suffixes, Greek Roots, and Latin Roots. There are 36 prefix word wall cards, 36 suffix word wall cards, 27 Greek Root word wall cards, and 33 Latin root word wall cards in this set. The definitions and illustrations are on each word card which makes this a great tool for memorizing the meaning of these roots and affixes. The illustrations are for visual learners to connect the roots and affixes to real life and to make sense of new and unfamiliar words. Just print, cut out and laminate the cards and use them as headers for doing ‘root of the day’ focus walls or use them as stand alone word walls. The prefixes are: mis, de, a, ab, abs, fore, tri, pre, re, dis, in, dif, semi, micro, ex, un, *im, sub, inter, pro, *im, tele, bi, super, under, uni/mono, bi/duo, tri, tetra/quad, quint/penta, sex/hexa, hepta/sept, oct, nona, deca, hecto, and kilo. * Note that the prefix ‘im-‘ has two meanings; one is ‘into’ and the other is ‘not’, so I have created two separate cards for the prefix ‘im-‘. The suffixes are: ous, ory, ly, ling, el, fy, ant, able, ible, ness, ess, ment, er, less, ence, ive, eer, ier, et, or, ism, ship, hood, ful, dom, ist, en, sion, ish, *al, acy, *al, ate, tion, ical, and esque. * Note that there are two different cards for the suffix ‘al’ because it has two different meanings. The Greek roots are: auto, bio, chron, dyna, gram, graph, hetero, homo, hydr, hypo, logy, meter/metr, micro, mis/miso, mono, morph, nym, phil, phobia, phon, photo/phos, pseudo, psycho, scope, techno, tele, and therm. The Latin roots are: ambi, aqua, aud, bene, cent, circum, contra, counter, dict, duc/duct, fac, form, fort, fract, ject, jud, mal, mater, mit, mort, multi, pater, port, rupt, scrib/scribe, sec/sect, sent, spec, struct, vid/vis, voc, fin/finit, and mob/mov/mot. TeacherNyla Nyla's Crafty Teaching
Latin Root Cards - Illustrated Definitions and Examples
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Latin Root Cards - Illustrated Definitions and Examples

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Use this pack of Illustrated Latin Roots with definitions to keep your students engaged in fun activities that reinforce the definition of each Latin root with examples of words that take on the meaning of the roots that they contain. Instructions are included for two games your students can play with these cards; 'Say It, Keep It' and 'Root Buzz'. There are 31 Latin roots in this set. Each card has a root and two word examples that feature the latin root. The roots are: ambi, aqua, aud, bene, cent, circum, contra, counter, dict, duc/duct, fac, form, fort, fract, ject, jud, mal, mater, mit, mort, multi, pater, port, rupt, scrib/scribe, sec/sect, sent, spec, struct, vid/vis, and voc. These cards are created in two different sizes. The original set has 8 cards per page and the larger set has 2 cards per page. The small set will save you ink and paper but many teachers have indicated to me that they preferred to have a larger set to make a bulletin board display. So, that's why I added the larger version. A storage box template is also included for these cards. Aligned to Common Core Standards (CCSS): L.4.4b and L.5.4b. 25 pages. For grades 4 & 5.
Food Web Building Kit
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Food Web Building Kit

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This Food Web Building Kit first teaches the basics of making a food chain, then food webs. It's a tutorial and group activity. Food webs and food chains can be easily created using the six steps that are detailed in this package. It also has everything you need to make your own food chains and food webs. Here's a list of what's inside: A 10 page illustrated step by step tutorial Food chain-making worksheets with answer keys. Build-a-food-web bulletin board or activity sets for making a... *savannah food web*, *forest food web*, *garden food web*, *wetland food web*, *ocean food web*, and *Arctic food web* with suggested answer keys. Arrows and poster labels for each food web habitat. 56 Pages.
Prefix Suffix and Root Word Bundle
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Prefix Suffix and Root Word Bundle

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This bundle has three sets of activity cards. Prefix cards, Suffix Cards, and Word Building Cards for Root Words and their matching prefixes and suffixes. You can use the prefix cards (the 1st card set) to keep your students engaged in fun activities that reinforce the definition of each prefix and examples of words that take on the meaning of the prefix when it is added to them. The prefixes used are: mis, de, a, ab, abs, fore, tri, pre, re, dis, in, dif, semi, micro, ex, un, *im, sub, inter, pro, *im, tele, bi, super, under. Likewise for the suffix cards (the 2nd card set) ... The suffixes used are: ous, ory, ling, el, fy, ant, able, ible, ness, ence, ive, eer, ier, ess, ment, er, less, et, or, ism, ship, hood, ful and ly. For the Prefixes and Suffixes Matching Activity (the 3rd card set): Use these Prefix + Root word + Suffix cards in many ways. It contains thirty sets of Big Words which are really root words with their matching prefixes and suffixes. These are words like: disagreement, unacceptable, indefinitely, maladjusted, unemployment, disrespectful, etc. The prefixes used are: un, dis, mal, pre, in, re and inter. The suffixes used are: ful, able, ed, ment, ly, and ible. Each card set has three activities of their own. So this bundle has a total of nine activities.
Fraction Dominoes Game
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Fraction Dominoes Game

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Fractions are fun with these colourful fraction dominoes! This game is perfect for enriching fraction lessons and is great as an activity on its own. It has 54 fraction domino cards with 3 doubles and three blanks included. Print out on card stock paper and cut out cards OR print on regular paper, laminate each sheet then cut out cards using a guillotine. To play, match the numeral fraction to its corresponding shape fraction. For higher grades, equivalent fractions can be matched. Instructions for playing and a game modification for higher students are included.
Levers - Sorting Activities for the Three Classes of Levers
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Levers - Sorting Activities for the Three Classes of Levers

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Simple Machines: Levers - Sorting Activities for the Three Classes of Levers. Everything you need to know about levers is presented in this activity booklet. When teaching about Simple Machines, levers are usually taught first because students can clearly use them to identify the effort, load and fulcrum. This booklet explores the the first class lever, second class lever and third class lever, and illustrates them in posters, diagrams, a sorting table and a labeling activity. Real world examples of tools which are levers are also included as labelled pictures, e.g. a pair of scissors is a first class lever, a wheel barrow is a second class lever, and a pair of tweezers is a third class lever. An answer key is included for the activities.
Irregular Verbs Memory Game
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Irregular Verbs Memory Game

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Use this set of verb cards which feature present tense and past tense of irregular verbs as a memory game, verb flash cards, or as a flip book. The verb pairs here are: blow, blew, build, built, choose, chose, dig, dug, drink, drank, grow, grew, make, made, sit, sat, eat, ate, break, broke, catch, caught, cut, cut, do, did, draw, drew, find, found, give, gave, buy, bought, bring, brought, drive, drove, fall, fell, feed, fed, get, got, hold, held, hide, hid. For the memory game, cut out each card, then shuffle them for a random order. For the flip book, print each page, then bind them together along the tops. After this, cut each vertically along the center to divide the flip book in half so that your students can flip the pages on the left and right to match the pages on the right.
Prefixes and Suffixes Matching Activity
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Prefixes and Suffixes Matching Activity

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Use these Prefix + Root word + Suffix cards in many ways. It contains thirty sets of Big Words which are really root words with their matching prefixes and suffixes. These are words like: disagreement, unacceptable, indefinitely, maladjusted, unemployment, disrespectful, etc. The prefixes used are: un, dis, mal, pre, in, re and inter. The suffixes used are: ful, able, ed, ment, ly, and ible. Ways to use them: Use the cards as they are (already matched up) in your word walls. Sorting Game: Cut out each prefix, root word and suffix and group them into three groups - prefixes only, root words only, and suffixes only. Then students can take turns to pull out a root word from the root word pile and match it correctly to a prefix from the prefix pile and to a suffix from the suffix pile. Say It, Keep It: Use the cards with the prefix + root word + suffix intact for this game. A caller will keep all of the cards in the deck, pick the first card and read the root word out loud (without showing it to the other players). He can ask the others to name either a prefix or suffix that would match the root word. The first player to name it gets to keep the card. Then the caller picks another card and this process is repeated until all of the cards are used up. The player with the most cards wins the game! These cards are created in two different sizes. The original set has 6 words per page and the larger set has 4 words per page. The small set will save you ink and paper but many teachers have indicated to me that they preferred to have a larger set to make a bulletin board display. So, that's why I added the larger version.
Fraction Strips for Fractions Decimals and Percents
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Fraction Strips for Fractions Decimals and Percents

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Fraction Strips - these will help you teach about equivalency among fractions, decimals, and percents. Each card is colour-coded allowing students to make connections when they see relational card values for proper fractions, percents, and decimals. For example, ¼, 25%, and 0.25 are always yellow. Fraction word name cards are also included to help students learn how to pronounce the numbers correctly. The cards included can be used to focus on just one skill (e.g. decimals) or use the cards together to learn equivalencies. Extra copies can be made to allow students to cut out the fraction tiles and use them to create word problems. All Fraction Strips are available in whole, halves, thirds, quarters, fifths, sixths, eighths, tenths and twelfths. The same goes for their decimal, percent and word-name counterparts. Everything here is also included in black and white form for ease of making photocopies.
Phonics PH Word Wheel and Foldable Worksheet
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Phonics PH Word Wheel and Foldable Worksheet

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PH Sound Word Wheel and foldable worksheet: This phonics foldable and word wheel provides engaging ways for students to practice reading and writing words beginning with the PH blend. Everything is made in printable black and white form for your students to colour them and a colourful version of the word wheel is also included for optional use. Your students can use the foldables to: Name the item in each picture. Open the flaps and trace the words beneath each flap. Sound out the PH blends. Read the words they traced.
3D Shape Dominoes Game
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3D Shape Dominoes Game

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This is a colourful 3D Shape Dominoes Game for reinforcing the 3D shapes (spheres, cones, cubes, cuboids, cylinders, pyramids and prisms) by their names, nets, description and pictorial representation. There are 22 cards in this set. It's a fun way to learn. Just laminate and cut up. Instructions for players are included.
Valentine's Day Bookmarks - Free
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Valentine's Day Bookmarks - Free

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For the Valentine's Day, here are a eight free hilarious Bookmarks. Each one has a riddle on the front and the answer on the back. These Free Valentine's Day Bookmarks can be used as rewards or just to share some love and laughter.
Measurement Task Cards for mm and cm
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Measurement Task Cards for mm and cm

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Measurement task Cards! Use these measurement task cards to introduce the cm and mm. The set includes a free tutorial about measuring with a ruler. There are a total of 24 task cards with pictures of everyday objects and a brief statement about the length or height of the object to be expressed in cm. Your students can measure each object directly from the card because they are drawn to scale, and fill in the blanks to complete each statement. Also included is a printing guide and printable rulers. The game 'Scoot' can be played with these as well. I used British spellings for the terms 'centimetre' and 'millimetre'. 14 Pages. For grades 3-5.
Synonym Matching Cards
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Synonym Matching Cards

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Synonyms - Matching Cards for Diverse Learners: Use these Synonym Matching Cards to keep your students engaged in a fun activity that encourages reading and matching. This game is ideal for re-teaching and reinforcement of synonyms. These cards have sixty-two pairs of matching synonyms, which range from second grade words to fourth grade words so you can choose from the set, the cards that you want your students to use. Your advanced students can use the cards with larger and unfamiliar words if they have already mastered the matching of the easier words and are ready to move on to a more challenging match-up. Some of synonym pairs in this set are: Level 1 Cards: assist/help, object/thing, begin/start, below/under, close/shut, easy/simple, equal/same, law/rule, silent/quiet, raise/lift, etc. Level 2 Cards: observe/watch, bother/annoy, buy/purchase, combine/mix, connect/join intelligent/smart, lucky/fortunate, calm/peaceful, rescue/save, unusual/strange, etc. Level 3 Cards: artificial/man made, accomplish/achieve, inspect/examine, necessary/required, amiable/friendly, gallant/brave, annul/cancel, abandon/forsake, melancholy/sad, previous/former, etc. The illustrations are there to help visual learners to make connections between the words and their shared meanings. Encourage students to read each card aloud as they match them (to help the auditory learners). 38 pages. Meets the L.4.5c Common Core Standards. Grades 2 - 6.
Adjective Fans - Positive, Comparative and Superlative
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Adjective Fans - Positive, Comparative and Superlative

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Make learning fun by using these fans and puzzles to teach the rules of comparison for adjectives and adverbs. The six types of rules are categorized on separate sheets for easy reference. This set also includes a worksheet and answer key. Use this set in three ways: Comparison Race - A game for two or more players. 1 2 3 Puzzle Activity - A learning center for matching up positive, comparative and superlative adjective puzzle pieces. A bulletin board display. Fulfills the CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1g Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified. 18 pages. Grades 1-4.
Parts of a Flower Activities, Worksheets, Flash Cards, Craft, Quiz, and  Word Wall
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Parts of a Flower Activities, Worksheets, Flash Cards, Craft, Quiz, and Word Wall

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Here are exciting ways to teach your students about the parts of a flower and the function of each part. It includes: -A D.I.Y. craft activity for assembling the flower parts together to make a complete flower. This can be printed on paper or card stock or traced onto coloured sheets of felt or foam sheets. Available in colour and in black and white. Pages 3 -8 -Parts of a flower diagram labeling activities with answer key. Pages 9 - 11 -A set of 15 colourful illustrated definition cards. Pages 12 - 15 -A 'Roll and Answer' worksheet with questions about the functions of each part of the flower. Includes an answer key. Pages 16 - 20 -18 large illustrated word wall cards of parts of the flower key terms. Pages 21 - 26 26 pages. Grades 3-5
Idiom Posters with Pictures, Definitions and Examples
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Idiom Posters with Pictures, Definitions and Examples

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This is a set of 25 Idiom Posters which display common idioms, their definitions (both literal and figuratively), with pictures and examples with the idioms being used in a sentence related to the picture shown. Your students will have a lot of fun learning about idioms! This file is a wonderful tool for teaching idioms because it has idioms that are current and presented in an attractive format. It incorporates simple definitions and examples of common idioms. Idioms are very difficult for English Language Learners but the illustrations are a huge help for preventing students from taking the literal meaning of each idiom. You can also use it to make a bulletin board of idioms. You can also print them out on a smaller scale so that they can be used as revision flash cards. I included as many pictures (clip art) as I could because I like to have students make connections between the new vocabulary and the everyday situations that they are already familiar with. Fulfills: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5.A Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context. Fulfills as it related to idioms CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.B and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5.B Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms...
Homophone Dominoes
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Homophone Dominoes

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Use these Illustrated Homophone Dominoes Cards to keep your students engaged in a fun activity that encourages reading and matching. This game is ideal for re-teaching and reinforcement of homophones. These cards have fifty pairs (including a few triplets) of homophones, some of them are: aloud/allowed, eight/ate, flower/flour, mussel/muscle, cellar/seller, doe/dough, night/knight, rose/rows, rite/right/write, no/know, raise/rays, see/sea, you/ewe, pour/pore, bored/board, scene/seen, peace/piece, etc. The illustrations are there to help visual learners to remember the words by their images. Encourage students to read the homophone pairs when they match them out loud especially the auditory learners. For grades 3-5. Fifty homophone pairs. 12 pages. (c) Nyla's Crafty Teaching 2012
New Year's Day Activities and Goals
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New Year's Day Activities and Goals

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This is a free set of activities for New Year’s Day. This is a PDF file. 9 Pages. It is kid friendly and an enhancement to teaching character traits in ELA. It’s also a great way for students to be aware of their qualities and how they can work to achieve their goals. You can turn it into a bulletin board when your students are done. Sample pictures are included. A new updated version will be uploaded here for next year. - Nyla.
Free Groundhog Day Face Masks
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Free Groundhog Day Face Masks

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I made these free printable eye masks for students to wear in celebration of Groundhog Day! Your students can assemble the parts and stick them together as a craft activity. Students who wear tested lenses can wear them on their hair I made these free printable eye masks for students to wear in celebration of Groundhog Day! Your students can assemble the parts and stick them together as a craft activity. Students who wear tested lenses can wear them on their hair (like a Bando). This pack includes four different styles in full color: One face mask with a happy groundhog. One face mask with a frightened groundhog. One face mask with a ground hog predicting six more weeks of winter. One face mask with a ground hog announcing the arrival of spring. Just print and laminate the pages then cut out your props. These pages are to be printed on legal sized paper (long) because of the long width of the glasses. Instructions for folding the spectacles are included. For grades 1-3. Four pages. (c) Nyla's Crafty Teaching 2012