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Adventure Story Map
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Adventure Story Map

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Adventure story map focuses students attention on the unique characteristics of an adventure narrative. The concepts are hero/heroine, a difficult journey, challenges a final challenge and character transformation are addressed in this graphic organizer. Please take the time to review and to follow my store on TES. (^_^) I also have a blog where you can get other freebies from time to time. ThinkingLearningCreating.com ____________________ Adventure Story Map 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
Writing Prompt Pictures (Funny)
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Writing Prompt Pictures (Funny)

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Picture writing prompts are a great way to spark students' creativity. This set includes twenty humorous pictures (four per A4 sheet) that can be printed, cut and laminated for use in your writing workshop or in a center. There are two versions of each picture; one with "starter questions" on the back of the prompt to get students going. The other with a "starter sentence" written on the front of the prompt. Chose (or allow students to choose) which is best for them. A matching set of twenty loose leaf notebook paper style publishing papers with a black and white version of each visual writing prompt is also included. __________ Visual Writing Prompts (Funny) by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
How to Write a Descriptive Paragraph
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How to Write a Descriptive Paragraph

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A step by step, scaffolded approach to teaching your students a descriptive paragraph about an animal with a topic sentence, supporting sentences and closing sentences. There are two writing models; Snow Monkeys and Puffins. Each model has a graphic organiser to aid students in deconstructing the paragraph. This process helps students to intuit the structure of a descriptive 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.
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.
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.
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.
Doctor De Soto Student Workbook
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Doctor De Soto Student Workbook

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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
The Water Cycle Reading Activity Pack
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The Water Cycle Reading Activity Pack

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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.
The Lost and Found Student Workbook
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The Lost and Found Student Workbook

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Common Core aligned worksheets to supplement The Lost and Found 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 and creativity, a sequencing review, a sequencing activity ,a summarizing activity, an adventure story map, a getting the details crossword puzzle, and an informational reading extension about Giant Squid. (12 pages of activities) An answer key is included.
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
Math Around the World Word Problem Task Cards
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Math Around the World Word Problem Task Cards

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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.
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
How to Write a Descriptive Essay
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How to Write a Descriptive Essay

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A step by step, scaffolded approach to teaching your students how to write a five-paragraph descriptive essay about an animal. 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 an essay. There are graphic organisers 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 workbook is included in the How to Write Essay Bundle (Biography, Comparison & Contrast, Descriptive Essay) at a discounted price.
How to Write an Opinion Paragraph
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How to Write an Opinion Paragraph

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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 pages of some pages are provided to account for US/UK spelling variations. __________
Microorganisms Reading Activity Pack
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Microorganisms Reading Activity Pack

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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. __________ Microorganisms Activity Pack 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.
Solar System Fact Cards and Posters
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Solar System Fact Cards and Posters

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Solar system flash fact cards and matching A4 size posters for the planets and other bodies in our solar system. Included are; the Milky Way galaxy, our solar system, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Earth's moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto (dwarf planet), comets and asteroids. Each card has a short paragraph with facts and details. The paragraphs are written with simple, predictable sentence patterns so these are excellent for ELL environments. Easy to make. It takes only 30 minutes. An instruction sheet is included. The posters are identical to the flash fact cards except for the size. They can be printed double sided using the included backing images. ____________________ Solar System Fact Cards by Michael Allen Kelly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Images from: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov