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The Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb Student Workbook
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The Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb Student Workbook

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Common Core aligned worksheets and activities for The Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb retold by Shirley Climo as published in Scholastic Literacy Place. Included are: two vocabulary activities which focus on using a combination of dictionary skills and context clues, ten comprehension questions with a focus on higher order thinking and creative activities, a story map, a cause and effect activity, a sequencing activity, a summarizing activity, an Ant Fact Sheet, Amazing Ants reading extension with questions and a vocabulary puzzle. (14 pages of activities) Created Aug 2015
How to Write an Adventure Story
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How to Write an Adventure Story

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A step by step, scaffolded approach to teaching your students how to write an adventure story with the elements; motivation, a journey with three challenges, a final challenge and the hero's or heroine's transformation. A lesson guide is included to suggest a method for leading students through a process of deconstructing and understanding a model story as part of creating their own adventure story. By using the workbook, special attention is drawn to a six-step writing process by the headings on the papers. The writing process detailed is: brainstorm, draft, share, edit, revise and publish. There is a checklist to aid students in monitoring their progress through a writing process. The preview gives a good overview of the content of the writing workbook. The workbook is printed on a loose leaf notebook style background. This is useful if you live overseas and have trouble finding the traditional loose leaf paper sold in North America. The final nine pages of the workbook are a larger size version of the model story found at the beginning of the workbook. These give students a good model to follow for proper paragraphing and use of dialogue. __________ How to Write and Adventure Story by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
How to Write a Biography
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How to Write a Biography

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A step by step, scaffolded approach to teaching your students how to write a five-paragraph biographical essay. There is a writing model from which students complete a graphic organiser to guide them in deconstructing the model essay. This process helps students to intuit the structure of a biography. There are graphic organizers for research, introduction and conclusion. There is an editing symbol guide and a "works cited" guide. It draws special attention to a six-step writing process; research, draft, share, edit, revise and publish. There are check boxes for monitoring students' progress through the writing process. The workbook is printed on loose leaf notebook style paper. This is useful if you live overseas and have trouble locating the loose leaf style notebook paper found in North America. Revised and updated on Mar 2015. NOTE:This workbook contains two copies of some pages to account for the two spellings of organiser/organizer. __________ How to Write a Biography by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Geometry 2D Shapes Worksheet
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Geometry 2D Shapes Worksheet

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Geometry 2D Shapes worksheets has two activities. One focuses on polygons. The other focuses on triangles. An answer key is provided. It was created for English language learners but works nicely in any learning environment. I would appreciate it if you follow my shop here on TES. (^_^) Visit me at Thinking, Learning, Creating _______________________ Geometry Shapes Our Lives by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
KWL Chart Graphic Organiser Set
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KWL Chart Graphic Organiser Set

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Uniquely designed KWL Chart graphic organisers in landscape and portrait. Purpose: A KWL charts is a useful instructional and research tool. As a comprehension strategy it is an effective student entered way to activate background knowledge prior to reading or learning. Useful in addressing the following Common Core Standards; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL;3.1, 4.1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1, 4.1 (Broadly useful in meeting many of the common core standards at different levels) Overview: Before engaging in reading or learning the students list their prior knowledge (K) of the topic. Next they list the things they need or want to know (W) to complete the learning task. The third is completed actively as the student reads or is engaged in learning (L). Source: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/printouts/chart-a-30226.html __________ These uniquely designed graphic organisers are licensed for use in your classrooms, home schools, sewing circles and revolutionary enclaves etc., (^_^) They are not for commercial use or redistribution but feel free to send me message to michael@thinkinglearningcreating.com should you have a request. KWL Chart Set by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
Super Scary Halloween Puzzle
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Super Scary Halloween Puzzle

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Have you lost your mind? Don't download these puzzles because they're super scary. (^_^) Trust me!! You are no match for the hideously horrible creatures that populate this crossword and word search. But...on the outside chance you survive you definitely don't won't to try you luck with the Super Scary Halloween Writing Sheets. __________ The complete Super Scary Halloween Writing Sheets are uniquely designed and useful all year long. Of course they are especially great for Halloween. But they are not for the faint of heart. Like I said, they are super scary. There are four Halloween themed cover sheets for students to illustrate and a fifth blank cover sheet for students' creativity. The design of the writing sheets is not quite right but don't take my word for it. Download it and see for yourself. You have been warned!! Notable features are: 1. Portrait and landscape designs. 2. Four styles of cover pages. 3. Additional blank cover page for student created designs. 4. Two versions of most writing sheets with regular and penmanship lines for younger writers. 5. A page number box for multiple page writing. 6. Four styles of comic strip templates for those students who love to draw comics. 7. Full color and low ink versions are provided. 8. Minimal use of clipart leading to more student creativity and usefulness year round. 9. A complete absence of chevrons, polka dots and bubble headed clipart. (Because those are way too scary even for me!!) The number of unique pages is 31. Including the low ink versions there are 62 sheets total. __________ Super Scary Halloween Puzzle by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
Hatchet Crossword Puzzle Pack
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Hatchet Crossword Puzzle Pack

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Detail and vocabulary based crossword puzzles for the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This is a fantastic addition to your novel study. Works great as an activity to encourage students to read closely. Also great as an open book pop quiz. There are five puzzles one each for; Chapters 1 to 4 Chapters 5 to 8 Chapters 9 to 12 Chapters 13 to 16 Chapters 17 to Epilogue. Answer keys are included. The preview provides a complete overview of the product so please download. Created May 2016
Finding the Titanic Comprehension Foldable
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Finding the Titanic Comprehension Foldable

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A double-sided worksheet for Finding the Titanic, as published in Houghton and Mifflin Reading 4, that tri-folds into a pamphlet. It includes an illustration section, a vocabulary practice (10 words), a making inferences activity or an opinion writing activity about the Titanic (according to teacher preference), comprehension questions (3), a write a synopsis section and a 5 star review/recommendation section. A graphic organizer with sentence starters for prewriting the opinion piece is provided also. An instruction page and answer key are included.
Dragon in the Rocks Student Workbook
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Dragon in the Rocks Student Workbook

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Common Core aligned worksheets and activities for Dragon in the Rocks by Marie Day as published in Scholastic Literacy Place. Included are: two vocabulary activities which focus on using a combination of dictionary skills and context clues, ten comprehension questions with a focus on higher order thinking and creative activities, a story map, a sequencing activity, a summarizing activity, a nouns and adjective activity, a creating similes activity, two vocabulary puzzles and a Fossil reading extension with questions. (12 pages of activities) Created Aug 2015
Roald Dahl Novel Study Worksheet Bundle 5 Pack
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Roald Dahl Novel Study Worksheet Bundle 5 Pack

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The Twits, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Enormous Crocodile, The Magic Finger and The BFG are all included in this bundle of comic-style worksheets. The total number of pages for all workbooks is 110+. 1.) The Twits has a cover page with a prediction activity, vocabulary (4 pages), questions (5 pages), alliteration (1 page), diamante poem (1 page), puzzles (2 pages), describe the characters (1 page) and make a comic (1 page). The vocabulary pages practice synonyms, antonyms, classifying adjectives and adverbs. A blank vocabulary template and answer the questions template is included so you can write in your own content. It includes the answers to the two puzzle pages. No other answer keys are provided. There are twenty pages. 2.) Fantastic Mr. Fox has a cover page with a background knowledge activity, vocabulary activities (5 pages), comprehension activities (5 pages) and creative activities (2 pages). There are twenty pages. Creative activities are; Creating a Newspaper Designing an Underground Home 3.) The Enormous Crocodile has a cover page with a prediction activity, comparative & superlative adjectives introduction, vocabulary with comparative & superlative adjectives practice, vocabulary with a focus on verbs, ten questions, a secret plan and clever trick comic creating activity and two puzzle pages. An answer key is included. There are seventeen pages. 4.) The Magic Finger has a cover page with a background knowledge activity, details activities for character and setting, vocabulary (2 pages), idioms (1 page), comprehension questions (3 pages), a comic creating activity and a crossword puzzle (with answer key). There are fourteen pages. 5.) The BFG has a cover page with a background knowledge activity, vocabulary (14 pages), questions (6 pages), similes (1 page), creative activities (5 pages), puzzles (2 pages), and word problems (1 page). It also includes the answers to the two puzzle pages. No other answer keys are provided. There are thirty-two pages. The vocabulary pages include nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjective, synonyms and antonyms. Each question page has five questions. Creative activities are; Cooking with Snozzcumbers Frobscottle Advertising Poster Letter to Human Beans Make a Dream Jar Giant Menu Clipart is intentionally absent from these workbooks. They are designed so students can add their own artwork. Blank question pages and blank vocabulary pages are included with all workbooks so you can write in your own content. __________ Roald Dahl Novel Study Workbook Bundles by Michael Allen Kelly are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
How to Write a Comparison and Contrast
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How to Write a Comparison and Contrast

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A step by step, scaffolded approach for teaching your students how to write a four-paragraph comparison and contrast essay. There is a writing model from which students complete a graphic organiser to guide them in deconstructing the model essay. This process helps students to intuit the structure of a comparison & contrast essay. There are graphic organisers for compare & contrast words and phrases, research,Venn Diagram, introduction and conclusion. There is also an editing symbol guide and a "works cited" guide. It draws special attention to a six-step writing process; research, draft, share, edit, revise and publish. There are check boxes for monitoring students' progress through the writing process. The workbook is printed on loose leaf notebook style paper. This is useful if you live overseas and have trouble locating the loose leaf style notebook paper found in North America. Two versions of certain pages are provided to account for alternative US/UK spelling __________ How to Write a Comparison & Contrast by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl Comic Style Workbook
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The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl Comic Style Workbook

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The Magic Finger Workbook has "comic style" worksheets and novel study activities for the story by Roald Dahl. It includes; a cover page with a background knowledge activity, details activities for character and setting, vocabulary (2 pages), idioms (1 page), comprehension questions (3 pages), a comic creating activity and a crossword puzzle (with answer key). Also included is a blank questions and a blank vocabulary page so you can add you own content. Clipart is intentionally absent from this workbook. It is designed so students can add their own artwork. __________ The Magic Finger Comic Style Workbook by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
The Ballad of Mulan Vocabulary Show
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The Ballad of Mulan Vocabulary Show

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A vocabulary presentation that introduces and reinforces the meaning and usage of twenty vocabulary words from the story The Ballad of Mulan retold by Song Nan Zhang as published in Houghton and Mifflin Reading 3.1. The twenty (20) vocabulary words covered include; armor, bridle, draft, farewell, frail, invaders, scroll, sigh, sorrowful, troops, bestow, comrade, dusk, endure, harsh, ravage, summoned, swift, triumphant and victorious. This is a useful supplement to "The Ballad of Mulan Student Workbook". Apple Keynote, Microsoft Powerpoint and PDF versions of the vocabulary show are included. Revised Aug 2015
The Ballad of Mulan Student Workbook
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The Ballad of Mulan Student Workbook

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Common Core aligned worksheets to supplement The Ballad of Mulan as published in Houghton Mifflin Reading 3.1. Included are: two vocabulary activities which focus on using a combination of dictionary skills and context clues, ten comprehension questions with a focus on higher order thinking skills, a sequencing activity, three making inferences activities, two vocabulary puzzles and an informational reading extension about China. (12 pages of activities) An answer key is included.
Types of Writing Posters
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Types of Writing Posters

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Persuasive, Expository, Comparison and Contrast, Descriptive and Narrative writing are covered by this brightly coloured set of A4 landscape posters. Nine posters detailing the types of writing. Mentor texts are included with the posters making them great teaching tools. Poster headings include; Five Types of Writing What is an Essay? Persuasive Expository Comparison and Contrast Descriptive Narrative Fictional Narrative Non-fiction Narrative These look great when printed on photo quality paper. __________ Types of Writing Poster Pack by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Thunder Cake Sequence and Summarize
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Thunder Cake Sequence and Summarize

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Sentence strips, worksheets and a poster for sequencing and summarizing Thunder Cake as published in Houghton Mifflin Reading 2. Includes a colorful sequencing poster, double sided sentences strips for laminating, matching worksheets and suggestions for how use these in your classroom. The summarizing sheets have two versions both with and without penmanship lines. This pack is offered separately but is included in Thunder Cake Student Workbook.
Grandfather's Journey Comprehension Foldable
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Grandfather's Journey Comprehension Foldable

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A double-sided worksheet for Grandfather's Journey as published in Houghton and Mifflin Reading 4 that tri-folds into a pamphlet. It includes an illustration section, a vocabulary practice (10 words), a sequence and summarize activity or a sequence and create a comic activity (according to teacher preference), comprehension questions (5), a 5 star review/recommendation section. An instruction page and answer key are included. Revised April 2016
Tanya's Reunion Comprehension Foldable
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Tanya's Reunion Comprehension Foldable

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A double-sided worksheet for Tanya's Reunion, as published in Houghton and Mifflin Reading 4, that tri-folds into a pamphlet. It includes an illustration section, a vocabulary practice (10 words), a make an inference or prediction activity or a how's the weather story analysis activity (according to teacher preference), comprehension questions (3), a understanding in context activity, and 5 star review/recommendation section. An instruction page and answer key are included. Revised April 2016
American Stories Comprehension Pamphlets (Houghton Mifflin 4 Theme 2)
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American Stories Comprehension Pamphlets (Houghton Mifflin 4 Theme 2)

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Foldable worksheets and activities for; 1. Tomas and the Library Lady, 2. Tanya's Reunion, 3. Boss of the Plains, and 4. A Very Important Day. These are the main selections for Theme 2, American Stories, from Houghton Mifflin Reading 4. There is one double-sided worksheet for each story which can be tri-folded into a pamphlet. Each pamphlet has a section for students to draw a cover illustration, a vocabulary section and a 5-Star Review/Recommendation section. Other activities vary according to the story. They include; Tomas and the Library Lady: Sequence and Summarize OR Sequence and Create a Comic Summary, Questions, Character Changes.. Tanya's Reunion: Predict and Infer OR How's the Weather Story Analysis, Questions, Understanding Language in Context. Boss of the Plains: Making Generalizations OR Create the Hat of the Future, Questions, Idioms. A Very Important Day: A World Map Activity, Write a Post Card, Questions. (A world map reference sheet is provided) Answer keys and instruction sheets are included. Revised April 2016
Cendrillon Comprehension Foldable
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Cendrillon Comprehension Foldable

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A double-sided worksheet for Cendrillon, as published in Houghton and Mifflin Reading 4, that tri-folds into a pamphlet. It includes an illustration section, a vocabulary practice (10 words), a Diary Writing activity OR a Sequence and Summarize activity (according to teacher choice), questions (3), a compare and contrast activity and a 5 Star review/recommendation section. An instruction page and answer key are included. Revised April 2016