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The Water Cycle Reading Activity Pack

The Water Cycle Reading Activity Pack

Water Cycle Reading Activity Pack is a ten page science themed reading activity focusing on the water cycle; transpiration, evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection. The first three pages deal with the water cycle as a broad concept without much complexity. They are designed so students can intuit the concepts by matching clues in the diagrams with key words and phrases from the vocabulary and reading sections. The next five pages deal with each of the stages in the water cycle in a bit more detail and complexity. The ninth page is a crossword reviewing the concepts and vocabulary found in the reading pages. The tenth page is a multiple choice and labelling quiz. A complete answer key is provided. BONUS: Foldable book templates pre-labeled for the Water Cycle. These were created for English language learners but work nicely in any learning environment. __________ Water Cycle Activity Pack by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Microorganisms Reading Activity Pack

Microorganisms Reading Activity Pack

Microorganisms Reading Activity Pack is a science themed reading activity focused on the topics; Microorganisms and You Five Kinds of Microorganisms (Bacteria, Viruses, Algae, Fungi, Protozoans) There are seven pages of reading activities, one diagram of each of the microorganisms, one crossword puzzle, one microorganisms quiz. A complete answer key is provided. These are science themed reading activities with a focus on using context clues to build vocabulary and to increase comprehension. They would make excellent center activities. These were created with English language learners in mind. __________
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Animals in Our Lives Reading Activity Pack

Animals in Our Lives Reading Activity Pack

Animals in Our Lives is a science themed reading activity focused on the topics; Domestic Vs. Wild Animals Domesticating Animals and Plants Animals Helping Us (Service Animals) There are six pages of reading activities, one crossword puzzle and one quiz. A complete answer key is provided. There are thirteen pages. These are science themed reading activities with a focus on using context clues to build vocabulary and to increase comprehension. They make excellent center activities. These were created with English language learners in mind. __________
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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl Comic Style Workbook

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl Comic Style Workbook

Fantastic Mr. Fox Workbook has "comic style" worksheets and novel study activities for the story by Roald Dahl. There is 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 including answer key. The creative activities are; Creating a Newspaper Designing an Underground Home A blank questions page and blank vocabulary page are included so you can write in your own content. An answer key is provided for most pages. Clipart is intentionally absent from this workbook. It is designed so students can add their own artwork. __________ Fantastic Mr. Fox Comic Style Workbook by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Math Around the World Word Problem Task Cards

Math Around the World Word Problem Task Cards

Math Around the World has twenty geography themed multi-step word problems with a focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Four of the task cards deal with measurements so two versions are provided; imperial and metric. Each task card references a city and or country which the student locates on the included answer sheet after solving the problem. An A4 size world map is included in the packet. An answer sheet without the world map is also included should you prefer to simplify the expectation. These are perfect for your math center. These double-sided task cards can be easily printed with the task card on one side and a backing card on the other. They can be easily folded, cut and laminated.
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Character Traits Activity Pack

Character Traits Activity Pack

Introduces students to a selection of easy, intermediate, and advanced character traits. Twenty-six adjectives in each category with a focus on personality traits. This great for an enrichment activity, as a vocabulary building lesson, or even emergency substitute plans. Includes an mini-anchor chart, three leveled list of adjectives, a categorizing activity for each list, a creative activity with a short writing activity, a crossword puzzle, and a word search. Answer keys are provided for the puzzles. ___________________ Character Traits Activity Pack by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Quizzes and Test

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Quizzes and Test

Detail based multiple choice quizzes and a test for the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Each quiz has ten multiple choice questions and a four question short summary section. The final quiz (test) has 20 multiple choice questions, a sequencing section, and a long answer question. The quizzes are not single answer multiple choice questions. Some of them have more than one answer so they are bit more difficult than usual multiple choice quizzes. The quizzes are for chapters 1 to 4, 5 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 16, and 17 to Epilogue. Answer keys are included. ___________________ Hatchet Quiz Time by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl Comic Style Workbook

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl Comic Style Workbook

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.
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The BFG by Roald Dahl Comic Style Workbook

The BFG by Roald Dahl Comic Style Workbook

The BFG Workbook has "comic style" worksheets and novel study activities for the story by Roald Dahl. It includes; 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 this workbook. It is designed so students can add their own artwork. __________ The BFG Comic Style Workbook by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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How to Write an Opinion Paragraph

How to Write an Opinion Paragraph

A step by step, scaffolded approach to teaching your students how to write an opinion paragraph with a topic sentence, two supporting sentences with two examples each and a closing sentence. There are two writing models; "Exercise and Eating Healthy" and "Think of Others". Each model has a graphic organizer to aid students in deconstructing the paragraph. This process helps students to intuit the structure of an opinion paragraph. It draws special attention to a six-step writing process; brainstorm, draft, share, edit, revise and publish. There is a checklist to aid students in monitoring their progress through a writing process. The workbook is printed on loose leaf notebook style paper. Two versions of some pages are provided to account for US/UK spelling variations. __________
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Hatchet Quiz, Test, and Crossword Puzzle Pack

Hatchet Quiz, Test, and Crossword Puzzle Pack

Detail based multiple choice quizzes, a test and crossword puzzles for the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This is a bundle to two resources available separately; Hatchet Quiz and Test Pack Hatchet Crossword Puzzle Pack HATCHET QUIZ AND TEST PACK Detail based multiple choice quizzes and a test for the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Each quiz has ten multiple choice questions and a four question short summary section. The final quiz (test) has 20 multiple choice questions, a sequencing section, and a long answer question. The quizzes are not single answer multiple choice questions. Some of them have more than one answer so they are bit more difficult than usual multiple choice quizzes. The quizzes are for chapters 1 to 4, 5 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 16, and 17 to Epilogue. Answer keys are included. __________ HATCHET CROSSWORD PUZZLE PACK 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. The answers to the puzzles are single or multiple word answers. Answer keys are included. Combined in May 2016
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The Ballad of Mulan Student Workbook

The Ballad of Mulan Student Workbook

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.
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Grandfather's Journey Comprehension Foldable

Grandfather's Journey Comprehension Foldable

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
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The Twits by Roald Dahl Comic Style Workbook

The Twits by Roald Dahl Comic Style Workbook

The Twits Workbook has comic style worksheets and novel study activities for the story by Roald Dahl. There are 20 pages. It includes; 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). 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. The vocabulary pages practice synonyms, antonyms, classifying adjectives and adverbs. Clipart is intentionally absent from this workbook. It is designed so students can add their own artwork. __________ The Twits Comic Style Workbook by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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The Lemonade War Vocabulary Workbook

The Lemonade War Vocabulary Workbook

The Lemonade War Vocabulary Workbook is a vocabulary based novel study supplement to the book by Jacqueline Davies. It focuses on five vocabulary words per chapter for a total of seventy words for the entire novel. A master vocabulary list is included. There are fourteen uniquely designed vocabulary worksheets. To complete the vocabulary activities students find the quote in the story that uses the word and note the page number, then they practice their dictionary skills to find the meaning. They have to use context to determine the part of speech of the vocabulary words. Finally they either write an appropriate definition or a sentence using the word. A blank vocabulary activity sheet (editable pdf) is also included so the teacher can add other words they choose. The workbook has four challenging puzzle activities to help students review the vocabulary words. These are great pair work activities.The puzzles include; Chapters 1 to 4 Crossword Chapters 5 to 8 Word Search Chapters 9 to 12 Word Scramble Double Puzzle Chapters 3 and 14 Sentence Scramble Four quizzes are also included; Chapters 1 to 4 Chapters 5 to 8 Chapters 9 to 12 Chapters 13 and 14 The total number of pages of activities are 24. A complete answer key is also included.
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Hatchet Crossword Puzzle Pack

Hatchet Crossword Puzzle Pack

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
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Doctor De Soto Student Workbook

Doctor De Soto Student Workbook

Common Core aligned worksheets and activities for Doctor De Soto by William Steig 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, two making inferences activities, three cause and effect activities, a character chart, a vocabulary crossword puzzle, and a compare and contrast activity about foxes and wolves. (16 pages of activities) An answer key for the puzzle is included. Revised Feb 2016
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Finding the Titanic Comprehension Foldable

Finding the Titanic Comprehension Foldable

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.
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Tomas and the Library Lady Comprehension Foldable

Tomas and the Library Lady Comprehension Foldable

A double-sided worksheet for Tomás and the Library Lady, as published in Houghton 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 comic summary activity (according to teacher preference), comprehension questions (3), a character changes activity, and 5 star review/recommendation section. An instruction page and answer key are included. Revised April 2016
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Parts of Speech Posters (Yellow)

Parts of Speech Posters (Yellow)

A set of nine parts of speech posters in landscape with yellow background with fun clipart to demonstrate concepts. Includes: ▢ a cover page ▢ noun ▢ verb ▢ adjective (2 versions) ▢ adverb ▢ preposition ▢ conjunction ▢ interjection ▢ article A4 Landscape with yellow background
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Types of Writing Posters

Types of Writing Posters

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.
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